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  • Past, you don’t rule me

    Why do bad things happen to good people? This would have to be one the most difficult questions presented to pastors, parents, and a majority of the public alike. The Bible speaks truth as it proclaims, “Hell hath enlarged her mouth” and “men shall become more wicked.”


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    • This new church is Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.


    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Ashley N. Wainscott, 25, of Williamstown, for contempt of court, at 7:35 a.m. June 24 on Barnes Road. Wainscott was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Farmer's Market opens new Williamstown location

    The Grant County Farmers’ Market has a new location. The market has moved the Williamstown/Dry Ridge location from 1505 North Main Street in Williamstown to 210 Barnes Road, Williamstown.
    As of this 2015 Market selling season, the Grant County Farmers’ Market is no longer affiliated with any activities at the North Main Street location which is adjacent to the Eagle Creek Learning Center.

  • Motorcycle accident victims airlifted

    A man and a woman were airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center on June 15 after a motorcycle accident in Grant County.
    The motorcycle driver, 48-year-old Charles Anders of Covington, and his passenger, 32-year-old Stacey Murray of Burlington, were driving south on Dixie Highway when the accident occurred.
    The motorcycle, which allegedly had gone around at least three vehicles, veered right off the roadway into a ditch line, striking the edge of a driveway causing the motorcycle to go airborne, according to the police report.

  • New laws go into effect June 24

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect next week.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March 25, making June 24 the day for new laws to take effect.

  • Slam Dunk!


    The Elite Skills Basketball Camp, sponsored by Wildcats and More, featured Hood and fellow former Wildcats player, Jarrod Polson, teaching the fundamentals of basketball to the campers. At the end of the camp, the players signed autographs and posed for photos.
    Photos by Bryan Marshall

    See next week’s News for photos of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s visit to the Kentucky Shop.

  • Piddle Park to get facelift, upgrades

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells wants residents to visit and take pride in the city’s Piddle Park.
    However, he realizes a lot of cleaning, hard work and money are needed to revitalize the downtown park.
    “The first thing is to get it cleaned up and get the immediate things fixed,” Wells said. “With number one being the look of the park. If it looks nasty, it probably is nasty.”
    To help facilitate a revamped park, Wells has partnered with the county to hire a parks director.