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  • Severe wreck leaves five injured, one airlifted to hospital

     

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    Five people were injured after a collision on KY-22 around 3:45 p.m. May 29 outside Dry Ridge.

    Two children, ages 9 and 3, were transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a third child, a 4-year-old girl, was airlifted to the same hospital as her siblings. 

  • Williamstown Splash Park opens June 15

     

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    A new, free splash park opens June 15 at 612 Water Works Road in Williamstown. 

  • Wtown proposes trash, sewer rate increases

     

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    Williamstown garbage and wastewater sewage customers may see a hike in their utility bills soon.

  • Fiscal Court passes salary adjustments 3-1, Wood votes no

     

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    Contentious discussion preceded a 3-1 passing vote to implement payroll changes for Grant County employees during a June 4 Grant County Fiscal Court meeting. 

  • Man drowns in Bullock Pen Lake

     

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    A Newport man died from an accidental drowning at Bullock Pen Lake on June 3. 

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marraccini said the victim is 64-year-old Michael Huck. He said Huck was participating in a bass fishing tournament when he fell overboard and drowned. 

  • DR Council shares spending concerns, passes budget

    Several council members expressed concerns about an ongoing $30,000 project at Piddle Park during the June 4 Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

    During the parks and recreation report, Mayor Jim Wells detailed the construction project that would build a retaining wall near the skate park and add concrete and blacktop to the parking area.

  • Fueling the Mind kicks off June 4

     

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    Grant County Public Library and Grant County Schools Food Service set their annual Fueling the Mind for June 4 through July 27, bringing food for eating and food for thought to Grant County children. 

  • Corinth Water District is no longer under a boil water advisory

    The Grant County News was just notified Corinth Water District is no longer under a boil water advisory as of today, May 30. Bottled water is still available at the Corinth city building for pick-up.

  • Local Boy Scouts troop shatters Eagle rank statistics

     

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    Six members from local Boy Scouts Troop 712 have achieved or will achieve Eagle rank by the end of 2018, surpassing a national statistic while dedicating their time to their community and bettering themselves. 

  • Jump excited to win circuit clerk’s race

     

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    The Grant County circuit court clerk race was decided by Democratic voters May 22 during the primary election, electing veteran deputy clerk Wray Jean Jump.

    Former Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson lost the election to Jump 1,419 votes to 491 votes.