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Today's News

  • Hugs from heaven

    I think we all hold onto things: a tattered baby blanket or tiny baby shoes, a fragile piece of china, a broken pocket knife or a family Bible passed through the years and through the tears, from one generation to another.

    Often, these things have no great monetary value, yet they are priceless. How can that be? A baby blanket is not just a blanket, china is not just china and a broken pocket knife is not just a knife. To repeat a line from the PBS series “Lark Rise to Candleford,” it’s simple; there is “love in these things.”

  • Fire destroys Dry Ridge home

    A child playing with a cigarette lighter has left a family of eight homeless.

    Matthew Barker, 17, discovered the fire in the bedroom he shares with his 6-year-old brother when he went upstairs in the wooden, frame farmhouse to go to bed around 9:30 p.m. on March 8.

    He awakened his brothers and sisters and got them to safety.

    “The younger kids were in bed asleep and the older ones were getting ready to go to bed,” said Melissa Barker. “They ran out in their pj’s. They didn’t even have on shoes.”

  • Senior duo led GCHS cheerleaders

    When Danielle Hayek decided to return to Grant County after being away for three years, she knew she wanted to wear blue and gold as a Grant County High School cheerleader.

    She spent the last two years at Simon Kenton High School before trying out for the GCHS varsity squad. When Hayek made it, she joined Paige Mudman as the lone seniors.

    The early practices weren’t easy for Hayek, as the close-knit group treated her as an outsider, but with her work ethic, she won the girls over and now Mudman and Hayek call each other best friends.

  • Community Calendar 3-11-10

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. March 16, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., March 15, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m. March 11, Main Street, Williamstown.

  • Forcht Bank closes two branch offices March 31

    Forcht Bank will be closing the Corinth and North Main branches in Williamstown on March 31.

    Customers were notified in January of the bank’s decision to close two branches that were the slowest among the Forcht bank branches in Grant County.

    “As we expected the biggest concern was from people in Corinth,” said Dennis Rich, president of Forcht Bank in Grant County. “We realize that many of them travel south to work so it may be hardship for them to come to Williamstown to work.”

    Rich said the decision was a financial one.

  • Something fishy

    Lake Pollywog in Dry Ridge soon will be well stocked with fish ready to bite.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has partnered with the city of Dry Ridge for the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program.

    The FINs program began in 2006 with five lakes, but this year expanded to include 30 lakes statewide.

    The goal of the program is to provide high quality fishing opportunities near cities of all sizes throughout Kentucky.

  • Suspect 'shocked' by police

    When a Morehead man, who kept police at bay for over two hours, opened his car door to urinate, he was in for a shock.

    Police shot Carl E. Lewis, 47, with a taser and took him into custody.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Maines said he received a call of a motorist jumping into traffic just south of the Crittenden exit in the northbound lane.

    Maines arrived at 11 p.m. Feb. 26. He said a Kenton County police officer was talking to Lewis and asked Maines to assist him. He also warned Maines that Lewis had a rifle in the vehicle.

  • Crittenden man arrested for manufacturing meth

    Agents of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, assisted by deputies from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Grant County Sheriff’s Department, have charged a Crittenden man with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    On March 4, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force agents and Boone County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a pickup truck in Burlington. The truck was driven by David E. Houze, 46, of Crittenden. Agents searched the vehicle and found materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.

  • Police Beat 3-11-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at noon March 2 on N. Main Street. The drivers involved were Nacy M. Martin, 54, of Lebanon, Ohio, driving a 1999 Lexus and Stephen D. Garrison, 27, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1999 Ford.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • GCHS baseball team holds clinic

    The Grant County High School baseball team is hosting their annual youth baseball clinic.

    The clinic will be held on March 13 and 14 and is for ages 6 to 15. 

    Contact Coach Derrick Lee at 502-319-4645 or Tracy Goe at 859-322-6739 for more information.