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  • Ark is on the move

    Local officials were not pleased with the state’s decision to pull tax incentives from the Ark Encounter project in Williamstown, but know the project will be built.
    The state gave preliminary approval to the tax incentives on July 29. This would have allowed the park to participate in a program that would let it keep 25 percent of the sales tax the Ark Encounter would collect over 25 years.

  • 2014 WHAT MADE THE NEWS?

    From the start of excavation at the Ark Encounter site in Williamstown to a World War II veteran’s remains being identified and buried, 2014 was an eventful one in Grant County. Many news stories graced the front page of the Grant County News that will have a lasting impact on the community.
    This is a sample of the stories from the year.

     

  • 2014 WHAT MADE THE NEWS?
  • Special Valentines wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life.
    It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.
    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

  • Wrapping up the holidays
  • 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.

  • ARK ISN’T SUNK - ‘IT IS HAPPENING!’

    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.