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  • Compliance checks made for sex offenders

    A three-county sex offender compliance operation found two of 50 Grant County sex offenders checked were non-compliant.

    Operation Roundball was conducted April 13-14 in Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties by each county’s sheriff’s office, Probation and Parole and the U.S. Marshals Service.
    Law enforcement officers performed compliance checks on 91 registered sex offenders throughout the three counties, including 50 in Grant County.

  • POLICE REPORTS 4-28-16

    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for James J. Smith, 38, of Crittenden, at 11:22 p.m. April 20 on Blackburn Lane. Smith was also cited for no registration plates and no operators license.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Matthew S. Hicks, 24, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking, at 3 p.m. April 20 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • The prodigal daughter part two

    Last week, I wrote about the parable of Jesus about the prodigal son in Luke 15, rewritten in the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter,” by the late Janice Chaffee.
    To recap, it’s the story of Solana, a young woman who demands her inheritance from her father and moves to Dallas where she squanders it all until she ends up destitute and desperate.
    Broken, she returns to her father only to be surprised by his open-armed acceptance of her, even after all the pain she had caused him and caused herself.

  • Mow high for lawn health

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much; I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs.  As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”  I do understand, however, that this is not the point that most people are operating on.  

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  • Ark road fix part of final road plan

    It took a fight, but more than $10 million in funding for road improvements around the Ark Encounter in Williamstown were included in the final state road plan.

    The road plan, along with the state budget, was passed April 15 during the final day of the 2016 General Assembly.

    The road project to fix the exit and widen KY 36 surrounding the entrance of the Ark attraction was included in the governor’s budget, but was taken out of the House road plan by House Democrats, according to Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge.

  • Jonesville Fire Chief Duvall dies at 43

    Nearly every fire department has a ‘cat in the tree’ story, but for Jonesville Assistant Fire Chief Allen Cammack, that story is a reminder of the many ways Chief Chase Duvall showed his willingness to do whatever it took to help someone in need.

  • Recycling taken to landfill for years

    Recyclable materials collected at curbsides of Grant County homes since at least 2011 have been delivered by Republic Services to the landfill instead of a recycling center.
    Around 100 customers subscribe and pay for the curbside recycling pickup in Grant County.
    An investigation revealed the improper recycling processing after Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waster coordinator, received a tip with Republic Services.

  • Lady Demons beat Gallatin, fall to Walton in ‘All A’

    The weather is finally heating up, and so is the Williamstown softball team.
    The 80-degree weather didn’t effect junior pitcher Jade Pinkston as she led Williamstown to a 9-6 victory April 15 over the Gallatin County Wildcats in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic.
    Pinkston wasn’t the only one feeling the heat, as the Williamstown bats started quick with four runs in the bottom of the first.
    Pinkston started things off with a double up the middle, then Delaney Kemper soon batted her in.