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  • Christmas wreaths honor veterans

    A wreath lays at the graveside of every veteran laid to rest at the Kentucky Veteran Cemetery North in Williamstown in honor of their service and sacrifice.

    The “Wreaths For Christmas” were laid on Dec. 13 by veterans, families of veterans, veteran riders, Blue Star Mothers, Girl Scouts and other members of the community as part the national Wreaths Across America program.


    Despite the state’s decision to pull tax incentives from the Ark project, Ken Ham says, “This is happening!”
    Standing in a cold, blustery wind on Tuesday, Ham, the president, CEO and founder of Answers In Genesis (AIG), peered into three large earthen pits that will serve as the base for 80-foot tall masonry towers that the full scale replica of Noah’s Ark will rest on when it is completed.

  • Suspects plead not guilty to murder

    Two men alleged to have killed 54-year-old Dry Ridge resident Randall Russ pleaded not guilty Dec. 5 in Fleming County Circuit Court.
    Charles Black, 50, of Hillsboro, and Kevin Howard, 38, of Owingsville, were indicted in November on charges of murder, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree robbery, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence.
    Howard also is charged with being a persistent felony offender.
    The indictments stem from a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.

  • Career center celebrates anniversary

    If you build it, they will come!
    That is the theory behind the Grant County Career Advancement Center on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. The center, which offers GED classes and test preparation, as well as employment related services, childcare and transportation, recently celebrated its one year anniversary.
    THE GCCAC is a project made possible through a partnership between Gateway Community and Technical College, Grant County Adult Education, Kentucky Career Center and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

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  • Shop with a Cop

    If you’re going to attempt shoplifting, don’t do it on the Saturday that Wal-Mart is filled with police officers.
    As police officers from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Williamstown Police finished up shopping with 22 children in the annual Shop With A Cop program, the children got to see them in action when a suspected shoplifter was caught by Wal-Mart loss prevention and later arrested by Deputy Kevin Burke.

  • County Christmas Party
  • 4-H receives State Farm grant

    The Grant County 4-H program benefitted from a $78,863 grant from State Farm Insurance to fund an aquabotics program.

    The program is aimed at getting students interested in technical type jobs involving robotics.
    “When you talk to people in the community why there’s not more employers it’s because the workers aren’t ready,” said Lamar Fowler, Grant County’s Extension Agent for  4-H.

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in I-75 wrecks

    Two separate accidents snarled traffic Nov. 30 on Interstate 75, leaving one dead and injuring two.
    Although the accidents were hours apart, both occurred in nearly the same location on northbound I-75 in Crittenden.
    Kenton County Police were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident at 4:53 p.m. near mile marker 166.5, just north of Crittenden.
    Investigators determined that a 2006 Buick, driven by William Peacher, 75, of Hamilton, Ohio, was traveling northbound on I-75 when he lost control.


    Ninety-year-old Arlene Eckler still picks up a book every day, sometimes reading until 2 a.m. in the morning.
    The Dry Ridge resident may be in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop the Grant County Public Library from coming to her.
    “It’s wonderful,” Eckler said. “Before that somebody would have drive me to the library and put my wheelchair in the car. I’d look over stuff and by the time I got through with the trip I was tired.”