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    It’s a dream Andrew Davis has had since seventh grade.
    The Williamstown High School sophomore is one of only 60 students selected as a member of the Class of 2016 of the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University.

    Davis, son of Todd and Amy Davis, will complete his junior and senior years of high school living in Schneider Hall and taking courses offered by WKU.
    At the end of his two-year course of study, he will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.

  • Primary registration deadline nears

    Time is running out for residents not yet registered to vote in the May 20 Primary Election.
    Eligible voters have until Monday, April 21 to register at the Grant County Clerk’s Office in downtown Williamstown in order to vote in the Primary.
    Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 21.
    To be eligible to vote, a person must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day
    • Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election


    When Elijah Workman was 6 years old, he went coon hunting for the first time.
    Workman, a 9-year-old, fourth grade Sherman Elementary student, has seen trophies and heard stories of his father’s many coon-hunting experiences his entire life, but when his dad, Daryl, borrowed a friend’s coon dog, Purdy and took Elijah hunting, Elijah was hooked.

  • High water, bridge repair causes issues

    Residents of Russell Flynn and Heathen Ridge Road in Crittenden were left high and dry after more than seven inches of rain fell April 3 through April 5.

    High water due to the heavy rain flooded the one end of the road, while bridge repairs closed the other end of the road.
    “What would happen if we needed an ambulance or the fire department?” asked Charlene Perkins, a resident of Russell Flynn Road.

    Perkins said on three different occasions the road was impassable until the swollen creek receded.

  • Lawmakers reflect on 2014 session

    What are your thoughts on the recent passage of the two-year state budget?

  • Horses found dead on Pendleton Co. property

    Animal control officials are investigating a farm in Pendleton County after horses were found dead on the property.
    Pendleton County Animal Control Officer Scott Pracht went to the property on Highway 177 West in the DeMossville area early Monday afternoon to follow up on an investigation, a Pendleton County dispatcher said.
    Larry Browning, 63, of Butler, has been cited for 49 counts of not disposing of an animal carcass (horses) within 48 hours.
    Trooper Corey Rich of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge is investigating. Additional charges are pending.

  • And the winners are . . .

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet was held April 5 at the Josephina in Dry Ridge. Awards were given for Grant Countian and Volunteer of the Year, as well as for Excellence In Business and Education.
    See upcoming issues of the Grant County News for stories about the award winners.


    A Grant County Detention Center inmate was back in custody April 3, less than 24 hours after he leapt off the roof of the facility.
    Steven W. Price, 25, of Harrison County, was last seen around 12:50 a.m. at  the jail.
    Price is a Class D state inmate who was serving a 10-year-sentence for burglary charges out of Harrison County.
    Class D inmates have minimum security in jail and clean and do other labor daily throughout the county.

  • Murder case sparks second plea deal

    A second man has plead guilty to lesser charges in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man whose body was dumped on the side of Interstate 64.
    James Simons, 37, of Grant County, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    Simons’ trial began March 17 but ended early on March 18 in a plea agreement.
    Simons was sentenced the same day to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve 17 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.

  • Chase Jewelers opens in DR

    Dry Ridge welcomed its newest business venture when Chase Jewelers officially opened on April 1 at 61 Broadway, next to Great Clips Hair Salon.
    Charles Nigg, owner, has spent 31 years honing the art of jewelry making and repair.

    The Oxford, Ohio native worked at Rogers Jewelers, as well as with the Tiffany and Company division of jewelry repair, before going into business for himself when he purchased a jewelry store in Cynthiana.
    He commuted from his Grant County home for eight years before deciding the time was right to open up a shop closer to home.