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Today's News

  • Former Judge Executive says Ark Encounter is beneficial for county

    As former Judge Executive of Grant County, I'm thrilled to hear that the Ark Encounter had an excellent first year and that businesses that cater to Ark tourists are booming. I hope to be seeing additional hotels and restaurants being built in Williamstown and then watching the kind of economic benefits that Dry Ridge, with its many tourism amenities, has been experiencing.
    I'm also happy to know that as a result of the Ark's financial success, the tax burden on Grant Countians will be lessened.

  • Curing potatoes, onion, garlic

    We harvested some fantastic looking “Red Candy Apple’ purple onions a few weeks ago and it is now time to start digging some ‘Yukon Gold’ potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well!   We need to wait another week or so to harvest the ‘Sterling’ and ‘Walla Walla’ onions because tops have yet to flop over…. this allows them to store better. 

  • The impact of evil, the reality of Christ

    The issue: Sin, the results? Search for escape from the reality of the sinful state of mankind.
    Our communities are being bombarded by Satan’s lies and deception, forever appealing to the desires of the “natural”, the fleshly desires to satisfy the soul-mind, emotion, and will. Satan, and the evil demonic spirits in this world continues as in the first murder when Cain murdered his brother Abel, in providing alternatives and escape of the truth of the necessity of Christ.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Antioch
    Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Deputy Gary Carey executed a warrant for Mahlik I. Hamilton, 21, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 3 p.m. July 3 on S. Main Street. Hamilton was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    He might not have played as well or as much as he wanted — and a minor injury contributed to that — during the FIBA Under 19 World Cup, but that won’t impact the way New Albany (Ind.) guard Romeo Langford will finish the summer or his final high school season.

  • Webster retires after serving 20 years under three sheriffs

    After serving for two decades under three sheriff’s administrations, Fay Webster is heading into retirement to spend more time with her family, and hopefully travel the country.

    “She’s going to be a great loss. She’s been a great asset to our office,” said Sheriff Chuck Dills, who has worked with Webster since her first day at the office on May 1, 1997. “There’s been no turnover for 20 years with the deputy clerks, so this is the first time we’re replacing the position.”

  • Corinth Post Office relocation in holding pattern

    The slow days of summer have settled into Corinth.
    With little ready funds and the post office relocation slowing; the city maintains at regular pace including, their routine commissioners’ meetings at the city building at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.  
    In June, items discussed included budgeting revenue and expenses of $75,000 for the city.  
    The first reading of Budget Ordinance, #2017-01 was conducted and approved.  A special meeting was called for June 19 for second reading.  

  • Volunteers needed in 71 Kentucky counties to review cases of children in foster care

     Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 71 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care.
    The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury met July 12 and returned indictments against 12 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Shaun O. Dickey, 36, assault in the third degree, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.
    • Ryan D. Kinmon, 38, theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance.
    • Malcolm W. Feltner, 29, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.