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Today's News

  • And the winners are . . .

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet was held April 5 at the Josephina in Dry Ridge. Awards were given for Grant Countian and Volunteer of the Year, as well as for Excellence In Business and Education.
    See upcoming issues of the Grant County News for stories about the award winners.

  • High water, bridge repair causes issues

    Residents of Russell Flynn and Heathen Ridge Road in Crittenden were left high and dry after more than seven inches of rain fell April 3 through April 5.

    High water due to the heavy rain flooded the one end of the road, while bridge repairs closed the other end of the road.
    “What would happen if we needed an ambulance or the fire department?” asked Charlene Perkins, a resident of Russell Flynn Road.

    Perkins said on three different occasions the road was impassable until the swollen creek receded.

  • INMATE ESCAPES FROM JAIL

    A Grant County Detention Center inmate was back in custody April 3, less than 24 hours after he leapt off the roof of the facility.
    Steven W. Price, 25, of Harrison County, was last seen around 12:50 a.m. at  the jail.
    Price is a Class D state inmate who was serving a 10-year-sentence for burglary charges out of Harrison County.
    Class D inmates have minimum security in jail and clean and do other labor daily throughout the county.

  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY REGIONAL ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
  • WHS FFA puckers up
  • Lawmakers reflect on 2014 session

    What are your thoughts on the recent passage of the two-year state budget?

  • WHS Lady Demons get first win

    After a dismal first two games that saw them score just two runs in a pair of crushing defeats, the Williamstown Lady Demons’ softball team turned things around in a hurry with 27 runs in their next two games, which included the Lady Demons’ first win of the season.
    Williamstown bounced back from 16-1 and 15-1 losses with a 14-4 victory over visiting Pendleton County, followed by a 14-13 loss to defending District 32 champion Simon Kenton that most consider a moral victory for the young Lady Demons.

  • Jump for your heart
  • Community asked to get involved in Child Abuse Awareness

    In 2013, there were 596 reports of child abuse in Grant County.
    Karla Hurley, the family resource director at Mason-Corinth Elementary, wants to focus on solutions for the problem.

    “We hear about the numbers, but our focus has got to be on how to fix the problem instead of just being horrified by a problem,” she said.
    To bring awareness to the growing problem, a variety of activities have been scheduled for April, which is designated as Child Abuse Awareness Month.
    Those activities include:

  • Former bank employee embezzles thousands

    A long-time bookkeeper for Grant County Deposit Bank admitted in U.S. District Court on March 25 to embezzling more than $100,000 over a three-year period.
    Linda Penick, 58, of Dry Ridge, plead guilty to bank embezzlement after 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.
    Penick, who worked for Grant County Deposit Bank for 23 years, embezzled $118,775, which she said she used to pay bills and taxes.