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  • Hope to share

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.
    Lately, hope has been my thing. I was talking with a tattoo artist for a story I’m working on and told him if I ever got a tattoo it would be the word hope in simple script, lower-case lettering, written very small, with a period at the end. (hope.)


    (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 K.J. Little cited Verlajoe M. Patton, 58, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates and no registration receipt, at 10:28 a.m. July 8 on Michigan Avenue.

  • Gibbons participates in early college program

    Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 75 high school personnel that will participate in the 2015-16 school year.
    More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program.

  • Busch earns second Sprint Cup win at Kentucky

    SPARTA — In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway, all the talk was about the new package deal that would increase the competitiveness for position that has been lacking at the one-and-a-half mile oval.

    NASCAR got its wish with that change, but there’s no change in who dominates the track.
    Kyle Busch led a race-high 163 laps and took the lead from Joey Logano for good with 18 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night.

  • Clark couple plead guilty to copper theft charges

    FRANKFORT – A Clark County man and woman have pleaded guilty to a combined 33 criminal charges involving theft of copper wire from lighting systems on Kentucky highways, including in Grant County.

  • Woman charged in Grant mail thefts

    A 31-year-old Florence woman allegedly took gift cards, cash and Netflix DVDs after stealing mail from Corinth and Williamstown post offices.
    Amanda Marie Vanarsdale was indicted July 8 by a Grant County grand jury for felony theft of mail matter.

  • Get Fit For Britt set for July 18

    Susie Butler knows what it’s like to lose a  child to the stranglehold of heroin addiction.
    The Williamstown mom hopes no other parent has to go through the pain.
    Her daughter, Brittany Butler, died of an overdose last year, shortly before her 22nd birthday.

  • Parks director to step down

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department soon will again be in search for a new director.
    It will be the county’s second new parks director this year.
    Ben Oldiges, who became parks director in March, will be leaving the department July 24 to seek an opportunity at a larger recreation program.
    Oldiges of Boone County, was hired by the Grant County Fiscal Court to replace Tabatha Clemons.

     The role became vacant after Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.

  • Fun on the Fourth