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  • KSP searches for cold-case homicide ID

    New technological advances could help Kentucky State Police come closer to solving a cold-case homicide from 1989 in Grant County.

    The body of a partially decomposed unidentified white man, who was shot in the head, was found on April 9, 1989, in a tobacco barn off of Taft Highway (KY 22) — around seven miles west of Dry Ridge.
    The unidentified male was 6 feet five inches tall, weighed around 200 pounds and was found nude with both of his hands severed from the body.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    FRANKFORT– New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session go into effect on July 15.
     Among the over 90 new laws taking effect this week is legislation to allow Kentucky’s courts to permanently seal the criminal records of low-level felons.
    Legislation to create a permanent fund for Kentucky public employee pensions will also be in place. And child daycare centers will be able to receive their own prescriptions for EpiPen rescue injectors to treat life-threatening allergic reactions of children in their care.

  • Ark brings thousands from across nation, world

    Thousands of people descended on Grant County last week for the official Ark Encounter ribbon-cutting and media day and the July 7 grand opening to the public.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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 David Osborne executed a warrant for Blake Lewis, 26, of Williamstown, at 6:45 p.m. June 27 on Taft Highway. Lewis was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • From Jaws to Noah: Ark Encounter designer pairs curiosity with technical skills

    As art director for Universal Studios in Florida, Patrick Marsh was the creative mind behind the Jaws and King Kong attractions.
    He coordinated designers for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and was involved in the 1986 restoration of the Statue of Liberty.
    Before joining Answers in Genesis (AiG) to work on exhibits for the Creation Museum and the recently opened Ark Encounter, Marsh worked in Japan, where he designed theme parks for Dream Makers.

  • Harvard biologist provides research behind Ark

    Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, who has a doctorate in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University, was at Ark Encounter in Williamstown on July 5 to talk about his work with Answers in Genesis (AiG).
    “I do basic genetic research largely on the origin of species,” Jeanson said. “That’s really the big question for me, both of species in general, and some significant focus on humans in particular.”
    Jeanson spent six years with the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas, and is the newest addition to the AiG faculty.

  • Siedenberg is ‘Charlie Brown’ in new company’s musical

    Jacob Siedenberg, a 2011 graduate of Williamstown High School, will perform the lead role in Stage Right Musical Theatre Company’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

    The company’s first-ever production opens July 13 at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown.
    Jacob’s father, John Siedenberg, is president of the production company and his brother, John Siedenberg, II was the, general manager of Kincaid Regional Theater in Falmouth.

    In fact, over the years, all three have been involved in KRT productions.

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