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  • Paddle Williamstown floats into town Aug. 29

    Whether by canoe, kayak or now stand-up paddleboards, people will once again be able to Paddle Williamstown on Aug. 29.
    The fifth annual event, sponsored by the City of Williamstown, will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Williamstown Lake.
    Powerboat and jet ski traffic on Williamstown Lake will be restricted during the event as paddlers explore the nearly 350 acres of water.
    Registration deadline for Paddle Williamstown is Monday, Aug. 17.  
    No rental or race registrations can be made after this date.

  • Dry Ridge gardener enjoys sharing with others

    On a clear, late summer morning, Dawn Dillion set up at the Williamstown/Dry Ridge location of the Grant County Farmers’ Market.  

    She artfully arranged clean, fresh tomatoes, peppers, corn and green beans in a colorful, eye-catching array across the counter top of her booth.  

  • Garden keeps Miss Della’s memory growing

    Della Jones would be grinning from ear to ear to know that her memory is kept alive at a memorial garden tended by children at the Williamstown United Methodist Church “In The Beginning” Preschool.

    The garden began three years ago as a way to honor Miss Della, who died on July 14, 2009 at the age of 106. She was born in Grant County and attended Williamstown Elementary school for black children before moving in with an aunt in Cincinnati to attend high school.

  • Corinth woman, search dogs help in flood recovery efforts

    Melissa Newman’s job is anything but easy.
    In fact, her presence usually follows a tragedy.

    The Corinth resident has been a handler of certified cadaver and search drugs since 1999.
    “It’s an incredible passion,” Newman said. “I never use the word hobby because, to me, hobbies are things you do that are recreational. To use that word for something that’s about bringing home loved ones and finding lost people, that’s not a hobby. It’s got to be your passion.”

  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLOWOUT!
  • Thayer: Schools need later start date

    As students head back to class this week, a local legislator hopes to extend the summer in the future.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, have announced plans to file Senate Bill 129 for the 2016 legislative session.
    SB 129 is a measure that would prevent schools from starting earlier than the first Monday closest to Aug. 26, granting local control to school boards should they choose to start classes before Labor Day.

  • Preaching God’s chosen method

    For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  A lost man looks at preaching as if it is foolish. “Why would anyone subject themselves to a man standing behind a pulpit screaming at them as if he is angry?”  One person asked me.  When you believe the bible then you understand that it pleases God to save the lost by the foolishness of preaching.  

  • SHERMAN BAPTIST VBS
  • 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 cited Denise J. Avery, 54, of Williamstown, with expired registration plates, expired registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 3 on Broadway.

  • DRY RIDGE BLOCK PARTY