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  • Chunkin’ Pumpkin fun run coming Sept. 22

     

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    Country Pumpkins in Dry Ridge is adding a new event for their farm of fun.

    The first-ever Chunkin’ Pumpkin 5K Fun Run will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at the farm located on Sherman-Mt. Zion Road.

  • Library to host job fair Sept. 19

     

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    Anyone looking for a job may find a break during a job fair Grant County Public Library is hosting from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 19. 

  • Ending Well: Exploring, empowering, embracing a family conversation planned for Oct. 9

     

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    Ending Well, a free seminar exploring, empowering and embracing a plan for your end of life wishes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at the Grant County Extension office, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

  • Jail receives state, county inspection reports

    The Grant County Detention Center showed progress by reducing the number of overcrowded dorms from eight to two, according to a report the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Local Facilities released in August. 

    The DOC found eight dormitories in the jail were overcrowded during a January inspection, and the recent follow-up showed only two were overcrowded by two inmates each. 

  • First Farm to Table event highlights Ky. Proud

     

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    Weather couldn’t stop the Grant County community from coming together Sept. 7 to break bread, donate to the Spears Foundation and mingle during the first Farm to Table dinner. 

  • Grant man gets 14 years on child porn charges

     

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    A Grant County resident was sentenced Sept. 6 to 14 years in federal prison by United States District Judge David Bunning for distributing and possessing child pornography.

  • Expanding the library

    Construction continues at the Grant County Public Library with a projected end-date in mid-February, according to director Susan Nimersheim. 

    Weather delays pushed the expected completion date back a month, but Nimersheim is hopeful the public will remain patient as the worst of the construction interferences come to pass. 

  • Rockin’ the Ridge draws crowd, but city sees financial loss

     

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    The third annual Rockin’ the Ridge brought an estimated 15,000 people to Dry Ridge for vendors, fireworks and headliner Gretchen Wilson.

    However, the festival still did not generate nearly enough money to offset the expenses the music-filled day costs the city.

  • Suicides in Grant County already match 2017 level

     

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    With only three months left in the year, Grant County has reached last year’s total in suicides, according to data provided by Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel. 

  • GrandParentCamp held Sept. 15

     

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    With a growing number of grandparents raising grandchildren, Grant County is hosting its first GrandParentCamp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Sherman Elementary School.

    GrandParentCamp uses national organization ParentsCamp’s “Unconference Conference for Families and Communities” as a model, said coordinator Nancy Powell.