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  • Jail receives state, county inspection reports

    The Grant County Detention Center showed progress by reducing the number of overcrowded dorms from eight to two, according to a report the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Local Facilities released in August. 

    The DOC found eight dormitories in the jail were overcrowded during a January inspection, and the recent follow-up showed only two were overcrowded by two inmates each. 

  • First Farm to Table event highlights Ky. Proud

     

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    Weather couldn’t stop the Grant County community from coming together Sept. 7 to break bread, donate to the Spears Foundation and mingle during the first Farm to Table dinner. 

  • Grant man gets 14 years on child porn charges

     

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    A Grant County resident was sentenced Sept. 6 to 14 years in federal prison by United States District Judge David Bunning for distributing and possessing child pornography.

  • Expanding the library

    Construction continues at the Grant County Public Library with a projected end-date in mid-February, according to director Susan Nimersheim. 

    Weather delays pushed the expected completion date back a month, but Nimersheim is hopeful the public will remain patient as the worst of the construction interferences come to pass. 

  • Rockin’ the Ridge draws crowd, but city sees financial loss

     

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    The third annual Rockin’ the Ridge brought an estimated 15,000 people to Dry Ridge for vendors, fireworks and headliner Gretchen Wilson.

    However, the festival still did not generate nearly enough money to offset the expenses the music-filled day costs the city.

  • Suicides in Grant County already match 2017 level

     

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    With only three months left in the year, Grant County has reached last year’s total in suicides, according to data provided by Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel. 

  • GrandParentCamp held Sept. 15

     

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    With a growing number of grandparents raising grandchildren, Grant County is hosting its first GrandParentCamp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Sherman Elementary School.

    GrandParentCamp uses national organization ParentsCamp’s “Unconference Conference for Families and Communities” as a model, said coordinator Nancy Powell.

  • Local schools receive Dollar General Literacy grant

     

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    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation donated $4,500 to Grant County schools Aug. 28. 

  • School boards set tax rates

     

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    Grant County Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of keeping the real property, tangible property, motor vehicle and utility tax rates the same for the 2018-19 school year during an Aug. 30 meeting. 

  • Grant County Extension Homemakers kick off 2018-19 activities

     

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    About 50 people celebrated the start of the 2018-19 Grant County Extension Homemaker year with a dinner and challenge from homemaker leadership Aug. 30 at the extension office in Williamstown.