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  • Montgomery, Kennedy reach 1,000 point club at WHS

    Two Lady Demon basketball players reached a milestone Dec. 3 in the same game.
    Senior Rachel Montgomery and junior Michaela Kennedy surpassed scoring 1,000 points in their career playing for Williamstown.
    When the duo took the court against the Owen County Rebels, they knew they were close to joining the 1,000-point club. Montgomery needed 11 points, and Kennedy needed 16.
    Montgomery came out aggressive on both sides of the court picking up two early fouls that would force her to sit out most of the first half.


    Tensions were heightened as Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood began Monday night’s fiscal court meeting as the usually empty courtroom was filled with more than 50 people.
    When it came time for the judge’s report, Wood said he’d be talking about himself.
    “I want to talk to you about me and how sorry I am for what I’ve done,” he said, looking out at the crowd.

  • Citizens organize against wet vote

    A group called Citizens Against a Wet Grant County has organized to fight the possibility of county-wide alcohol sales.
    A wet vote will be held Dec. 22 that if approved, will allow for the county-wide sale of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants as well as at liquor, grocery and convenience stores.
    The special election comes after the group, End Grant County Prohibition, submitted a petition to the county.
    Fifty-five people attended the first meeting of Citizens Against a Wet Grant County on Nov. 17.

  • Agencies need helping hand during holidays

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

     The Salvation Army of Grant County is seeking help from the community in its efforts to make sure everyone in the community can celebrate this winter.
    There are several ways to get involved with the Grant County Unit of Salvation Army.

  • Wet proponents say ‘yes’ vote will bring growth

    Darren Spahr believes the community could reap economic benefits if the voters approve a measure allowing alcohol sales in Grant County on Dec. 22.

    Spahr, a Dry Ridge resident who led a petition drive to get the issue to a vote, said Grant County could enjoy an increase in jobs, which in turn could mean an increased tax base.

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  • Sex offender from Ohio nabbed in Grant Co.

    A 38-year-old registered sex offender wanted in connection with a rape, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and felonious assault in Ohio was arrested Nov. 29 in Grant County.

    The Clermont County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office had an active arrest warrant for David D. Ford in relation to a Oct. 13 incident in Bethel, Ohio.
    Authorities had been looking for Ford until his arrest by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office in a barn in Crittenden.  


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    (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 executed a warrant for Justin C. Hinson, 33, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking, at 5:44 p.m. Nov. 16 on Ferguson Boulevard. Hinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited Ira C. Gayheart, 71, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates and no registration receipt, at 6:54 p.m. Nov. 17 on Arbor Drive.