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  • Powell joins Grant County Public Library staff

     

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    The Grant County Public Library has recently added another librarian to the staff. Nancy Powell took over as outreach coordinator at the library as of July 1 after Sabrina Harris, the previous outreach coordinator, accepted another job. 

  • Blanchet Road bridge to be finished by October

     

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    The new railroad bridge on Blanchet Road is nearing its completion.

    After months of construction as part of the state’s 2018 road plan, the new bridge on the southern end the road should be opening soon for traffic. 

  • AG: Critt. sign-in requirement doesn’t violate Open Meetings Act

     

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    A Kentucky Attorney General’s opinion determined Crittenden City Council did not violate the Kentucky Open Meetings Act in a recent opinion. 

  • County stays cool despite heat wave

    As the heat index pushed 105 degrees, Grant Countians took measures July 18-20 to stay cool. 

    However, ice water, light clothing and shade couldn’t keep the heat off as hundreds came to town to participate in the St. Elizabeth Triathlon and many others worked through the heat wave. 

  • Complaint against Critt. Council member dismissed

     

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    A harassment complaint filed against a Crittenden City Council member was dismissed in May.

  • Fiscal court approves EMS resolution

     

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    Grant County Fiscal Court passed a resolution July 16 for the county to enter into an agreement with Dry Ridge to help pay for emergency medical services. A related ordinance had a first reading. A second reading will be held during the Aug. 6 meeting. 

  • Wtown tables garbage charge ordinance

     

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    Williamstown City Council tabled a measure adding a $2 per month per unit for emergency medical services to the garbage utility during a July 16 meeting. 

  • Triathletes bike, swim, run in second annual event

     

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    Despite sweltering heat, 202 triathletes crossed the finish line as part of the second annual St. Elizabeth Triathlon held July 20 in Grant County. 

  • Lowery leaving Critt. Council, cites ‘hostile workplace’

     

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    Crittenden City Council member Paula Lowery said she will resign from her elected office effective July 30, according to an email addressed to council and Mayor Camilla “Kay” Patton. 

  • Jonesville man killed in Florence bar fight

     

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    A Jonesville man was killed in a bar fight around 1:40 a.m. July 21 at Papa’s Pub in Florence.