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  • Fiscal court hires new building inspector

     

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    Grant County Fiscal Court only took a few minutes to hire a new building inspector compared to three intense meetings it took to set the salary for the position. 

  • Election filing deadline set for Aug. 14

     

     

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    Time is running out for those interested in filing to run as a nonpartisan candidate in the Nov. 6 general election.

    The deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 to run for mayor or to be a member of city council or commission in Williamstown, Dry Ridge, Crittenden and Corinth or on a school board.

  • Grant doctor sentenced to 151 months for drug trafficking

     

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    Dr. Sundiata El-Amin, 69, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced July 26 to 151 months in federal prison by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for 173 drug trafficking offenses. 

    El-Amin was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $17,300.

  • Missing Corinth man found dead in lake

    A missing Corinth man turned up dead in a lake on Keefer Lawrenceville Road on July 29, but authorities don’t believe he drowned. 

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Daniel Wade James, 32, may have died from an overdose involving alcohol and drugs based on evidence, but the death is still under investigation as they await a toxicology screening. 

  • Boone County deputies recognized for efforts in fiery crash

     

  • Sherman Tavern Open House set for Aug. 5

     

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    When you step up onto the porch of the historic Sherman Tavern, with the summer sounds of insects sizzling in the trees, you long to just sit down on the white wicker settee and enjoy the cool breeze that seems to always be present.

  • Dry Ridge Presbyterian to host annual organ concert Aug. 5

     

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    The community has the opportunity to attend a concert featuring former Grant County High School Band Director Dr. Tim Dailey and organist/vocalist Leah Giannattasio at the Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.  

  • Williamstown to create smoke-free policy, council hears electric rate analysis

     

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    Williamstown City Council approved creating a policy that would prohibit smoking in all public workplaces during a special meeting July 17. 

  • Kittens overpopulate Grant County Animal Shelter

     

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    The Grant County Animal Shelter is asking for help with their growing feline population. 

  • Family of seven uninjured in house fire

     

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    Efforts from five fire departments extinguished a house fire on Golds Valley Road outside Dry Ridge on July 18. 

    A family of seven’s home was destroyed in the afternoon blaze, but no one was injured.