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  • NKU Grant County hosting free grill-out

    Northern Kentucky University Grant County would like to invite the public to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a grill-out from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 9.
    The event will have free hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, drinks and birthday cake. Williamstown Kiwanis will be providing the grill services.
    For any questions, call (859) 824-3600 or e-mail grantcounty@nku.edu.

  • Fall forest fire hazard season underway

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for fall wildfire season.
    Wildfires in Kentucky threaten damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, they place lives at risk, including those of firefighters.
    The vast majority of Kentucky’s wildfires are preventable, the result of arson and careless open-burning (burning of trash, debris and brush).

  • Crittenden Council candidate withdraws

    The field narrows for the Crittenden City Council race from eight to seven candidates.
    Mark Charles Avery dropped out of the race Sept. 26, according to Grant County Clerk records. There are six open seats for the city council.
    The 2018 general election is Nov. 6. Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all city, county, state and federal races.

  • DR Gold Star temporarily closed for remodel

    Gold Star Chili’s in Dry Ridge will be doing a major remodel with the demolition of the interior of its restaurant.
    The restaurant located at 118 South Main Street will be closed for several weeks and is scheduled to re-open mid-October with a new look and menu.
    The new menu will continue to include cheese coneys, chili cheese fries along with new items including burgers with Gold Star Chili’s secret “Heavenly” sauce.

  • Williamstown Kiwanis earns non-profit status, forms foundation

    Williamstown Kiwanis Club recently received approval for a 501c3, or charitable non-profit, status, creating the Williamstown Kiwanis Foundation Inc. to work separately but together with the club.
    Newly-elected president-elect Ralph Korn said it took the club from May to July 2018 to earn the status after getting approval from Kiwanis International, the state and federal Internal Revenue Services (IRS).

  • Williamstown Council to start bid process for water rate study

    Williamstown City Council voted in favor of beginning a bid process for a water and wastewater rate study during an Oct. 1 meeting.
    The rate study will examine water production in its new plant over the course of six months.
    The council will soon start accepting bids and will select one in the coming weeks to begin the official rate study.
    The exact cost is unknown, but Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the city budgeted the money for what they believe the study will cost based on industry averages.

  • Mullikin sworn-in as interim sheriff

    A retired Kentucky State Police detective was sworn-in Sept. 26 as Grant County’s interim sheriff upon Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills’ retirement at the end of the month.
    Donald “Donnie” Paul Mullikin, a 24-year KSP veteran, will be sheriff until Jan. 8, 2019 when a newly-elected sheriff takes office.
    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood announced Mullikin’s appointment during an Aug. 27 fiscal court meeting.

  • Dry Ridge to send EMS bills to county, cities for second time

    For the second time this year, the City of Dry Ridge is sending letters to the Grant County Fiscal Court and the cities of Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth asking them to pay for EMS calls Dry Ridge handled.
    Mayor Jim Wells announced the number of runs and the amount each government body will be asked to pay during the Oct. 1 Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

  • Grant, Williamstown receive state test scores

    Neither Grant County Schools nor Williamstown Independent Schools were included on a list of the state’s lowest-performing schools recently identified by the state education department based on 2017-18 K-PREP test results.
    However, Grant County had three schools appear on the Target Support and Improvement (TSI) list because a subsection of students performed “as poorly as schools in the bottom five percent.”
    The lowest-performing schools were labeled Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI).

  • Suspect in hammer assault to face murder charge

    A 48-year-old Grant County woman who was fighting for her life after her brother-in-law allegedly hit her multiple time on the head with a ball-peen hammer died from her extensive injuries Sept. 28.
    Forty-two-year-old Joey Thomas Montgomery was initially charged with first-degree assault in the Sept. 18 incident against Kim Montgomery in her Jonesville Road home in Williamstown.