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  • Deputy judge’s absence stirs controversy

    Controversy has swirled around Grant County Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich being paid while out of the office to recover from a health scare.
    Kimmich returned to work full-time at the courthouse last week after receiving a letter from his doctor, according to Judge-Executive Steve Wood.
    However, some have complained that Kimmich should not have been paid while he was in the hospital and recovering from home.
    Williamstown resident Howard Chipman requested numerous open records, including pay sheets, and recently took them to the Grant County grand jury.

  • Community input sought on local theatre group

    John Siedenberg of Williamstown has been involved with theatre productions most of his life.
    His passion besides God and family is the theatre and he wants to turn that passion into a reality in Grant County.

    Siedenberg is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Main Street Gardens (next to Rulers and Tractor Supply) in Williamstown to explore interest in a dinner theatre project.

  • GET OUT, GET FIT

    With warmer weather on the horizon, members of Fitness For Life Around Grant County are getting busier.

    FFLAG members are working to organize the annual Derby Dash on May 7 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The 5K course runs through Williamstown and mail in pre-registration must be postmarked by April 30.

  • Grant, Williamstown compete in Grant County Middle Invitational
  • GCMS Archery targets to be the best

    Archery was adopted as a sport in Grant County in 2014 and was initiated by the Grant County Board of Education.

    Chad Leigh, an eighth grade math teacher at Grant County Middle School took the coaching position at the middle school level and began working with students at Grant County Middle School. He is currently in his second year as the Grant County Middle School Archery coach.
    Leigh is no stranger to archery as a sport.

  • Grant County Soil Conservation winners
  • Grant County Middle has March Madness fever
  • POLICE REPORTS 3-24-16

    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Mendell Sebastian, 29, of Dry Ridge, at 11:14 a.m. March 8 on Ferguson Boulevard. Sebastian was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Michelle L. Mullins, 37, of Dry Ridge, for non-payment of fines, at 5:13 p.m. March 8 on Meadowview Circle. Mullins was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • You matter

    Your appointment is at 9:45 a.m.. You arrive at 9:35 and the receptionist quickly takes your co-pay. You fill out all the paper work and take your seat in the waiting room.
    You are still waiting at 10:30. So you politely go back to the receptionist’s window and explain that you have other appointments today and that you will reschedule later.
    She returns your co-pay and you leave.

  • Clever alternatives to traditional dyed Easter eggs

    Easter is a time when Christian families gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Religious customs abound on Easter, but a number of secular traditions have emerged as well. Perhaps the most popular secular tradition associated with Easter is the coloring of Easter eggs.

    • Wooden eggs:  Visit a craft store and purchase wooden eggs that can be painted and decorated however you desire. The wooden eggs will be durable and can be stored away for use each and every year.