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  • POLICE REPORTS 3-24-16

    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Mendell Sebastian, 29, of Dry Ridge, at 11:14 a.m. March 8 on Ferguson Boulevard. Sebastian was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Michelle L. Mullins, 37, of Dry Ridge, for non-payment of fines, at 5:13 p.m. March 8 on Meadowview Circle. Mullins was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • You matter

    Your appointment is at 9:45 a.m.. You arrive at 9:35 and the receptionist quickly takes your co-pay. You fill out all the paper work and take your seat in the waiting room.
    You are still waiting at 10:30. So you politely go back to the receptionist’s window and explain that you have other appointments today and that you will reschedule later.
    She returns your co-pay and you leave.

  • Clever alternatives to traditional dyed Easter eggs

    Easter is a time when Christian families gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Religious customs abound on Easter, but a number of secular traditions have emerged as well. Perhaps the most popular secular tradition associated with Easter is the coloring of Easter eggs.

    • Wooden eggs:  Visit a craft store and purchase wooden eggs that can be painted and decorated however you desire. The wooden eggs will be durable and can be stored away for use each and every year.

  • Twenty apply for Williamstown superintendent

    Twenty people have applied to be the next superintendent of the Williamstown Independent School District.

    The district received 20 applications by the March 2 deadline for the position that will be vacant after the current school year.
    Superintendent Sally Skinner recently notified the board that she will be retiring at the end of the school year after more than 40 years in education.

  • Improvements attract visitors to Piddle Park

    Brandon Holder used to go to Piddle Park in Dry Ridge all the time with his younger brother.

    “We would go down there when nobody else cared about the field and rake it, pick weeds out of the infield and pickup trash,” Holder said. “In the winter when there was ice on the court, Andrew (Simpson) and I would scrape off the court just so we could shoot basketball.”

  • Corinth Post Office looking for new home

    There is a lot of frustration and confusion around the imminent closure and movement of the Corinth Post Office.

    The reasons for seem to be vague.  
    Some say “package liquor store.”  
    Some say “new bar.”

  • Needle exchange begins in Grant

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s first-ever needle exchange program will begin March 16 in Grant County.

    The program will initially operate from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Grant County Health Center at 234 Barnes Rd. in Williamstown.
    The goal of the program, which allows participants to exchange dirty, heroin-tainted syringes for clean needles, is to halt the dramatic rise of hepatitis C cases in northern Kentucky during the heroin epidemic.

  • A fish called Grace

    In 2007, Australian diver Eric Nerhus reported being swallowed by a great white shark.
    He said it was like being trapped in a cave.
    He told the London-based newspaper The Daily Telegraph that one minute he was “prying abalone off the rocks with a chisel; the next he found his head, torso and one arm enclosed by the killer shark’s razor-sharp teeth.”
    He escaped after stabbing the shark in the eye with his chisel.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Steven Brewer, 35, of Berry, at 10:47 a.m. Feb. 29 on US 27. Brewer was turned over to transportation officer.
    Kentucky State Police charged Anthony Hanlin, 18, of Crittenden, with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, at 12:23 a.m. March 1 on Case Lane. Hanlin was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Harden not upset UK assist record broken by Ullis

    He walks around the gym in his black University of Kentucky pullover, headphones in and high fives everyone he sees.
    Williamstown boys basketball Head Coach Roger Harden is just your average guy.

    As you walk in his office, it is not hard to recognize the odd mix of blue, black and orange.
    Not only will you see the Williamstown Demons logo plastered all around, but it is accented with the blue from the University of Kentucky logo.