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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 K.J. Little charged Daniel R. Benz, 43, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under the value of $500, at 3 p.m. July 21 on Ferguson Boulevard. Benz was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • American Legion Hall gives social opportunity

    Veterans in Grant County have a place to go and socialize with other veterans.
    The white-sided building on U.S. 25 in Williamstown can’t be missed because it’s got a cannon sitting in the front yard.
    The American Legion Hall Post 137 has been part of the landscape in the county since 1929. It has been host to countless dances, fish fries, wedding receptions and parties, but earned a bad reputation following several raids in the late 70s and early 80s for illegal alcohol sales.

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  • Concert in the park
  • Asher gets 15-year sentence in accident

    Fighting through tears, Audra Taylor stood in Grant Circuit Court on July 22 and described how the past year as been “the most terrible time of my life.”

    The mother was involved in a head-on collision on Delia Hill in Dry Ridge on Jan. 15, 2014, when 26-year-old Michael Asher of Owen County slammed into her car while driving under the influence.

  • Horsin’ around

    Elementary students at Grant County Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2015-16 school year.
    The complimentary meals is part of the Community Eligibility Provision program, which started in 2010 as a pilot in Kentucky and other states.
    The program is available to schools that have at least 40 percent of students who are directly certified based on income and other guidelines to receive free meals.
    Williamstown Independent Schools began participating in the program last year and provided free meals to all students in the district.

  • Back to School Blowout set for Aug. 8

    As summer winds down, students can prepare to head back to class while having fun at the Back to School Blowout.
    The annual event, set for Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden, will feature free school supplies, food, a movie and children activities.
    It is a joint partnership between the Grant County Fiscal Court, Grant County Parks and Recreation, Grant County and Williamstown Family Resource Centers, Grant County Public Library and area businesses and churches.