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  • A fish called Grace

    In 2007, Australian diver Eric Nerhus reported being swallowed by a great white shark.
    He said it was like being trapped in a cave.
    He told the London-based newspaper The Daily Telegraph that one minute he was “prying abalone off the rocks with a chisel; the next he found his head, torso and one arm enclosed by the killer shark’s razor-sharp teeth.”
    He escaped after stabbing the shark in the eye with his chisel.


    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Steven Brewer, 35, of Berry, at 10:47 a.m. Feb. 29 on US 27. Brewer was turned over to transportation officer.
    Kentucky State Police charged Anthony Hanlin, 18, of Crittenden, with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, at 12:23 a.m. March 1 on Case Lane. Hanlin was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Harden not upset UK assist record broken by Ullis

    He walks around the gym in his black University of Kentucky pullover, headphones in and high fives everyone he sees.
    Williamstown boys basketball Head Coach Roger Harden is just your average guy.

    As you walk in his office, it is not hard to recognize the odd mix of blue, black and orange.
    Not only will you see the Williamstown Demons logo plastered all around, but it is accented with the blue from the University of Kentucky logo.

  • Do or done?

    Two small words but yet our definition there is a definitive difference between these two words. The root of the two words for the most part have the same meaning, however when we do something we are in the present state of doing an action.
    When we have come to a completion point of a task, the task is done or finished.
     Just prior to Christ’s last breath on the cross, he spoke his three last words prior to his death: So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (John 19:30).


    (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.)
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Ryan P. Wells, 20, of Dry Ridge, for violation of EPO and harassing communications, at 6:35 p.m. Feb. 22 on Barnes Road. Wells was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little cited Zachary M. Schwartz, 21, of Dry Ridge, with no tail lamps and no registration plates, at 8:16 p.m. Feb. 22 on Taft Highway.

  • Dr. Seuss is on the loose
  • Trump wins county’s first presidential caucus

    Donald Trump was the winner in Kentucky and Grant County in the first-ever Republican presidential caucus March 5.

    Statewide, Trump garnered 36 percent of the votes compared to 32 percent for Ted Cruz.
    Marco Rubio (16 percent) and John Kasich (14 percent) were in third and fourth place, respectively.

    Trump carried 78 counties, including Grant, while Cruz received the most votes in 42 counties.
    In Grant County, there were 1,282 Republicans who voted at Williamstown High School in the caucus.

  • Grant now home to Air Evac Lifeteam

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Air Evac Lifeteam have joined forces to increase air medical services coverage in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana with a new base in Grant County.

    An open house and blessing dedication took place March 4 at the hangar off of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    “This base will ensure even more residents in the region will have access to life-saving medical care,” said John Mitchell, assistant vice president of operations at St. Elizabeth Grant County. “The coverage area extends for a 70-mile radius from Williamstown.”

  • Emotions run high at Hiles sentencing

    Family members of victims Larry Whiteker and Nicole Hiles fought through tears March 3 as they gave an emotional plea during the sentencing of murderer Shaun Hiles.
    Hiles was convicted in January of the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, and her friend, Larry Whiteker, at Vallandingham and Mulligan roads in Dry Ridge.
    During the trial, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford painted Hiles as an enraged husband, upset over a pending divorce, who had been stalking his wife and Whiteker.