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    The video continues with discussion of other county employees, including Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Grant County Road Department Supervisor Steve Tatum, Animal Control Director Marsha Chaney and 1st District Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley as well as Pat Conrad, administrative assistant in the judge’s office, and former officials Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link and Jailer Terry Peeples, who Hankins defeated in his bid for jailer.
    Wood said that Conrad, who also worked for Link, was loyal and even contributed to his campaign.


    Steve Wood doesn’t plan on going anywhere.
    “Absolutely not,” he said in response to being asked if he planned on resigning from Grant County’s highest elected office – judge executive, after a two-hour video tape of a meeting between him, Grant County Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich, Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins and Jail Lieutenant Jason Hankins was made public last week.
    Wood said he had heard there were some in the community that may be working to get him to resign but he had no plans to do so.

  • Wood has no plans to step down

    A two-hour video recording at the Grant County Detention Center in February is causing a stir among county employees and administrators and is at the center of a potential lawsuit from the county’s former finance director.

    But Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood who can be seen and heard telling sexually suggestive jokes said he doesn’t plan to step down after the video became public last week.
    “Absolutely not,” Wood said.


    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Joshua M. Scheher, 34, of Dry Ridge, at 12:16 a.m. Nov. 7 on Corinth Shore Drive. Scheher was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Chad Hurst, 33, of Berry, at 10:02 p.m. Nov. 7 on the Dry Ridge By-pass. Hurst was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Psalm of Thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Every year at this time I sit down to compose a psalm of thanksgiving, my thanks and gratitude to you for another year that has passed.

  • Wtown cable switches to digital

    Williamstown cable is going digital and every customer with an analog television will be impacted by the change.
    On Nov. 30, Williamstown’s cable system will move to all digital and any customer with an analog TV who has not picked up a Digital-to-Analog (DTA) convertor box from the city building will not have service.

  • Applicants needed for Williamstown board vacancy

    The Williamstown Independent School Board is still looking for a new member.
    A vacancy was created in June when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.
    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.
    She had served on the board for 16 and a half years.

  • WHS Band of Spirit places third at Class 2A Midstates Championships

    Name of competition:  2015 MSBA Class 2A Championships

    Location and date:  Northmont High School, Clayton, Ohio on Nov. 7

    Ranking and any awards:   The Williamstown “Band of Spirit” Marching Band placed third out of the 17 competing bands in the preliminary competition. In the finals competition, the BOS placed third out of the 10 competing bands. Carroll High School (OH) placed second and Taylor County (KY) placed first.  

  • Mercy Ridge Community offers Christ-centered, people-focused service

    Mercy Ridge Community Church is one of the most recent additions to the Dry Ridge community.
    Josh Hildebrand, former pastor of Sherman Church of Christ, is the lead pastor at Mercy Ridge Community located at 90 S. Main Street in Dry Ridge.


    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
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist