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    (Editor’s Note: This story does contain explicit language.)Former Grant County High School band director David Owens will serve 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a former student, under a plea agreement.
    For pleading guilty to two counts of sexual abuse and one count of tampering with a witness, the agreement recommends Owens also pay a $3,000 fine and have his teaching certificate revoked.

  • Wreck victim still in hospital

    Ty Taylor, a 3-year-old Williamstown boy, remains hospitalized after a head-on collision on Jan. 15 on Delia Hill.
    Taylor’s family declined to be interviewed for a story, but said they appreciated all the prayers and support from the community following the accident.
    Taylor was a passenger in a Toyota Camry driven by his mother, Audra Taylor, 32.
    Taylor was traveling east when another Toyota Camry driven by Michael Asher, 25, of Owen County, crossed the centerline and smashed into the front of Taylor’s car.

  • General Assembly off to slow start

    The 2014 session of the General Assembly has gotten off to a slow start, but discussions over issues and bills will no doubt heat up soon.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, discuss several specific bills under consideration by lawmakers.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently gave his State of the Commonwealth address. What was your reaction to what he had to say?

  • Flu activity widespread; first N Ky death reported

    The flu activity level in Kentucky has increased from regional to widespread and a Kenton County man became the first death from flu complications this year.

    However, Northern Kentucky Health Department officials said the flu is not on pace to match last year’s record-setting number of flu cases.
    Last year, a total of 3,492 cases of flu, including eight deaths, were reported, the highest ever in northern Kentucky.

  • Grant gets 5 inches as temperature falls

    Tuesday morning, Grant County was blanketed in winter white as a winter weather advisory was upgraded to a winter storm warning.

    Snow and ice covered roads made many secondary roads impassable. Frigid temperatures also made treating roads difficult for road crews.
    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link declared a Level Two Snow Emergency, meaning only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on roadways. The Level Two Snow Emergency was down graded to a Level One Snow Emergency at 3 p.m.



    Developers of the Ark Encounter, a biblical-based theme park planned for Williamstown, is moving, forward with actual dirt being moved on the 800-acre site off Ky. 36 this spring.

    The first phase of the project, which will feature a 510-foot, or 300 cubit, replica of Noah’s Ark, is estimated to cost $73 million. The Grant County Planning Commission approved the site plan for the project in November 2013.

  • Six file for judge-executive seat

    Judge-executive candidates up to six
    Eligible residents who would like to run for office during the May primary have until Jan. 28 to file for candidacy.

    The following local candidates have filed as of Jan. 14:
    County Judge-Executive
    • Pete Whaley- R
    • Anitra Jump- D
    • Shirley Wilson- D
    • Steve Wood- R
    • Keith Ellington - D
    • Richard Austin- D

    County Clerk
    • Tabatha Clemons- D
    • Vicki Vance- D
    • Crystal Fryman- D

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