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  • Williamstown wins award for smoke-free ordinance

     

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    Williamstown won the 2019 Smoke-Free Indoor Air Excellence award for last year’s ordinance making the city smoke-free.

    Mayor Rick Skinner made the announcement during a March 19 Williamstown City Council meeting. 

  • Library to host annual health, wellness fair

     

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    Grant County Public Library’s annual health and wellness fair is set for 1-4 p.m. April 6 this year. 

  • DR mayor breaks tie to approve city administrator

     

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    Dry Ridge Mayor Greg Brockman broke a 3-3 tie during a special meeting March 25 to approve an ordinance creating a non-elected city administrator position.

  • Library expansion behind, but closer to opening

     

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    The expansion and renovation of the Grant County Public Library is behind schedule but is getting closer to completion. 

  • Two suspicious fires destroy Williamstown home

     

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    Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a house fire March 18 just to find it fully engulfed again and destroyed three days later.

  • County payroll tax to remain at 1.5 percent

     

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    The Grant County Fiscal Court reviewed the occupational tax during its March 19 meeting and decided to keep the tax at its current 1.5-percent rate.

  • Philippo lives the American dream

     

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    Williamstown entrepreneur Hans Philippo said the Grant County Chamber of Commerce was a year too early to name him Grant Countian of the Year. 

  • Biggest Winner starts March 28

     

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    Fitness for Life Around Grant County is gearing up for its annual Biggest Winner Challenge 2.0 fitness competition. 

    The fifth annual event, which is a spin on “Biggest Loser,” aims to help Grant County get healthier and lose weight through exercise and nutrition. 

  • Williamstown ranks seventh safest city in state

     

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    Williamstown is the seventh safest city in Kentucky, according to a recent report.

    SafeWise, a website that focuses on security and safety, just released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. 

  • Derby Dash set for May 4

     

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    The 15th annual Derby Dash 5K is being planned for Saturday, May 4. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Williamstown City Building, 400 N. Main St., Williamstown and follows a 5K (3.1 mile) mostly flat scenic course through Williamstown in Grant County. A fun run for kids begins immediately following the race.