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  • Unidentified woman’s remains unsolved after 28 years

    On May 6, 1988, Kentucky State Police discovered the remains of a young woman – she lie naked in an open field on Highway 330, her face decomposed beyond recognition – the cause of death was determined as strangulation.

    The discovery received little press. A May 12, 1988 edition of the News-Herald reported that an unidentified white female was discovered approximately 18 miles south of Owenton, 27 feet off the roadway.

  • Red Cross distributes smoke alarms

    Two adults and three children were killed in a house fire in Maysville in October 2015, an incident that continues to haunt Brenda Hartman of Williamstown.
    With that in mind, after she and her mother, Thelma Tolle, saw the story on TV, she called and scheduled an appointment to get free smoke alarms. It is all part of the American Red Cross Grant County Home Fire Prevention Campaign.

  • GCHS, WHS graduation dates set

    Grant County High School will hold its graduation at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23 on the GCHS football field.
    Tickets will be issued only if it is necessary to move graduation to the gym because of inclement weather. There are 290 students in the class.
    Williamstown High School’s 58 seniors will graduate at 7 p.m. May 27 in the gymnasium.
    See the June 2 issue of the Grant County News for the graduation section celebrating graduates.

  • Thomas enjoys tutoring, flipping pancakes

    A retired school principal in the Fayette County Public School system, James Thomas moved back to his native Grant County in January of 2011.
    Not long after moving back, his sister Carolyn Thompson suggested that he join the Williamstown Kiwanis Club.

    Joining the club opened doors to volunteering in Grant County, especially when a fellow member signed him up to be a part of the reading program, One to One.

  • Obstacles didn’t stop mom’s dedication to son

    The Wenderoth home in Dry Ridge is full of laughter, good-natured teasing and most of all expressions of respect and gratitude.

    When Niki Wenderoth Matt was a young mother of 9-month old McKenzie Matt, she went into premature labor at just 24 weeks into her second pregnancy.

  • DR Police adds another officer

    The expansion of the Dry Ridge Police Department continues with a third hire in less than a year.
    Kyle Wallace, a 22-year-old Crittenden resident, was recently sworn in by Mayor Jim Wells during a city council meeting.

    Wallace graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 with a double major in criminal justice and police studies.

    He previously worked with Grant County Parks and Recreation and helped Dry Ridge as a part-time parks director last year.

  • Jailer reflects on dispute, progress

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?  

  • God’s got your back

    There is nothing in this world that means more to me than being in a prayer meeting with my fellow brethren and when I have seemingly prayed everything that could come to mind, just listening to my pastor pray.
    Your prayers tell a lot about your relationship with God. I’ve been in church just about all my life and I don’t believe I have heard anyone touch the throne of God faster or more effectively than the man of God.

  • Hemp, on the move

    On April 21, the eve of Earth Day, the first interstate delivery of industrial hemp from Kentucky stopped in Grant County before heading to Connecticut, where it will be spun into clothing.

    Firstly, marijuana and industrial hemp are as different as, to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, “lightning and the lightning bug.”

  • GC Library hosts Ready to Read Fair