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  • GCHS advances to finals, WHS falls in districts

    The volleyball district tournament began Oct. 19 with both Williamstown and Grant County in action.
    The Lady Demons took on Simon Kenton and lost in three sets (25-19, 25-10, 25-11).
    The Lady Braves won in four sets (21-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-19) against Walton-Verona to move on to the finals on Oct. 20.
    Grant County
    Grant County capped the night with an intense matchup against Walton-Verona. The first set showed that the Lady Bearcats were there to claim their third win against the Braves.

  • Grant sweeps game, series from WHS

    The cross-town rivalry between Grant County and Williamstown hit the volleyball court on Oct. 15.
    While Grant was celebrating their seniors on senior night, the Lady Demons wanted to gain momentum for the district tournament.  

    Even though both teams fought hard, in the end it was the Lady Braves who swept the first three sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-12) to take the victory.
    In the first set, Grant County started strong.

  • Loving my neighbor: invitation pending

    It’s been a while since I thought about skipping church because of the sermon topic, but last week I was tempted.
    At my church we’re currently going through a sermon series on “Love Thy Neighbor,” which in itself isn’t a skipping-church-worthy topic. I mean, who doesn’t agree that we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves?

  • 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 K.J. Little cited Angela M. Knipp, 37, of Dry Ridge, with failure to produce insurance card, at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 on Taft Highway.
    Officer K.J. Little executed a warrant for James R. Simon, 33, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 8:31 p.m. Oct. 15 on Old Warsaw Road. Simon was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Test scores show progress, more improvement needed

    School assessment results released Oct. 1 brought mixed reaction from Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts.
    The 2014-15 school year results released by the Kentucky Department of Education are from the Kentucky’s Unbridled

    Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System.
    Williamstown Independent, along with each of its three schools, was classified as a proficient district.

  • Williamstown man killed in crash

    A 34-year-old Williamstown man was killed and two passengers were injured Oct. 8 in an early morning single-vehicle accident in Boone County.
    Joshua Bedel was driving a 2014 Chevrolet northbound on Dixie Highway near Melinda Lane in Florence around 1:45 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
    Bedel was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Two passengers, 22-year-old Randall Wuest of Florence and 19-year-old Bradley Upton of Independence, were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  Wuest was transported by Air Care.  

  • The cost of abuse, misconduct in Ky. jails

    Abuse and misconduct in Kentucky’s county jails inflict immeasurable physical and emotional damage on victims. They also are costly to taxpayers.
    More than $52 million has been paid out during the past 15 years to settle legal claims involving Kentucky’s jails, according to an analysis of data from nearly all Kentucky counties.
    Such claims typically are covered by insurance. Still, the public ultimately pays the bill for such things as insurance premiums, and some legal fees and investigations.

  • Forgive, be forgiven

    “What do you believe about the Trinity?” That question was asked of me when I visited a house of man who we were seeing if he needed help with anything after the area was hit with a natural disaster.  

  • 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 K.J. Little executed a warrant for Samantha Robinson, 40, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 on S. Main Street. Robinson was also charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Local deputy visits Philly, sees Pope Francis

    A sea of people was visible for miles.

    Deputy Robert Morgan, along with a group from St. William Catholic Church in Williamstown, travelled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a conference called World Meeting of the Family on Sept. 22 through Sept. 27.
    While in Philadelphia, Morgan who works as the Grant County Middle School Resourse Officer, was able to actually see the Pope.