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Today's News

  • State approves Ark Encounter tax incentives

    The Ark Encounter received good news last week when the Kentucky Tourism Board gave approval to $18 million in tax incentives.
    The board unanimously voted on July 26 to approve sales tax incentives for the theme park, which is being constructed off Ky. 36 in Williamstown.
    The Ark Encounter is another development of Answers In Genesis, a conservative Christian non-profit that also operates the Creation Museum in Boone County.

  • Teacher fired for alleged inappropriate communications

    A Williamstown Junior High veteran teacher was fired at the end of the 2013-14 school year after allegations of inappropriate communications with a student.
    Angela Williams, who taught social studies at Williamstown for nine years, had her contract officially terminated June 3.
    Through a letter from Superintendent Sally Skinner, Williams was suspended with pay May 27 while the district investigated the alleged conduct.

  • Former bank VP gets year in jail

    A senior vice president for Grant County Deposit Bank was sentenced July 22 to a year and one day in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 over a three-year period.
    The sentencing in U.S. District Court in Covington came after the 57-year-old Dry Ridge resident pled guilty in March, admitting that, from 2010 until 2013, she defrauded her employer by transferring bank funds to her personal account and issuing cashier checks and money orders to herself.

  • Fairest of them all!
  • Dry Ridge man charged in 2 murders

    A Dry Ridge man turned a gun on himself after fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man.
    Shaun E. Hiles, 35, was in critical condition in intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center as of July 29, a day after he allegedly killed his wife, 33-year-old Nicole L. Hiles, and a man she was with, 32-year-old Larry G. Whiteker, both of Dry Ridge.
    Police received a call at 11:37 p.m. July 28 from a female reporting she thought she heard something hit her house, followed by gunshots.

  • Williamstown Archery places 17th in World Tournament

    The Williamstown Archery team wrapped up its second year by placing 17 out of 44 in the 2014 NASP World Tournament; an improvement from the 25th that they placed in last year’s tournament.

  • Grant County Fireballs learn more than just winning

    If you’re playing for the Grant County Fireballs, don’t ask head coach Bill Brown the score.
    You may not get a straight answer.
    As a coach for the Special Olympics softball team composed of players from Grant and Owen counties, the score isn’t the more important issue.
    If one of the players asks him if the team is winning, he responds by asking if they are having fun.

  • CHURCH NOTES

      Mt. Zion Baptist
    • Deacon of the week is Jim Tiller 428-3727
    • Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Aug. 3.
    • Sunday School 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.
    • Regular business meeting - August 6
    • The Ten Mile Association Annual meetings  - Aug. 14 and 15, Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. and Friday with a meal beginning at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.
    • Aug. 31 - Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing at 7 p.m.  with a meal before at 6 p.m.

    New Beginnings

  • Miller on ‘God-called adventure’ at Crittenden Baptist

    Doug Miller, a Louisville native, moved all over the south and throughout Kentucky as a child.

  • GCHS Baseball players receives awards for 2014

    During the 2014 baseball season, the Grant County High School baseball program had several players receive awards.  
    The shortstop, Austin Johnson, received 32nd District All-Tournament Team.  
    Conrad Jaconette, the catcher, received 8th Region All-Tournament Team.