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Today's News

  • Williamstown Band marches on after season ends

    The Williamstown “Band of Spirit” Band Program has been busy since the end of the 2013 competitive marching band season.
    The winter months brought about pep band for the Demons boys and girls basketball teams, Northern Kentucky Select Bands, KMEA District 6 Middle School Concert Band Assessment Event, Eastern Kentucky University Honors Band event, KMEA District 6 Solos and Ensembles Assessment Event and the KMEA District 6 High School Concert Band Assessment Event.

  • Man wanted locally, charged in Fla. murder

    A Kentucky man who is wanted for sending life-threatening messages to a Grant County woman is in a Florida jail for allegedly killing a man with a hatchet.
    Arthur DeCarvalho, 26, of Crescent Springs was arrested by the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office on June 7.
    He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old David Elsey.
    When the crime occurred, DeCarvalho was wanted in Grant County after allegedly violating a domestic violence injunction when sending the mother of his child violent text messages.

  • A final resting place

    Tina Gordon finally got the call on Jan. 3 that the Gordon family had been waiting on for more than 60 years.
    “I was so excited,” she said. “I couldn’t wait to go and tell Cliff.”
    Clifford Gordon, Tina’s father-in-law, had kept hope that his baby brother, Paul Marshall Gordon, a soldier in the Korean War, would finally be laid to rest at home in Grant County.

  • Vandals paint graffiti at Grant park

    A storage building toward the front of Grant County Park in Crittenden was vandalized last week with vulgar words painted on metal siding.
    The incident, which is being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, happened sometime overnight June 18 with the graffiti being noticed as preparations were being made for the final day of Little Dippers Camp at the park.

  • Tick, Tock

    Don Hubbs constantly hears the hum of “tick tock” all around him. He’s well aware of time passing as he’s spent the last 40 years making quartz clocks.
    Hubbs, of Dry Ridge, began his fascination with time when he started constructing clocks in Richmond in 1975.
    He stopped making clocks for a time, but after meeting and marrying his wife, Janie, a Florida native, the idea of mastering time appealed to both of them.

  • COACH CAL VISITS COUNTY

    True blue Wildcat fans got a chance to meet University of Kentucky basketball Coach John Calipari on June 20 when he made a stop in Dry Ridge.
    The national championship-winning coach visited Wildcats and More in Dry Ridge to sign copies of his new book, “Players First: Coaching From the Inside, Out.”
    About 100 fans took pictures and received autographs from Calipari at the store.
    Calipari said the book shares insights on his coaching philosophy, along with stories about his first few years at UK.

  • HOMECOMING

    Merle Simpson waited 60 years for his buddy, Paul Marshall Gordon, to make it back to Grant County.
    “It means everything to be here today because he’s coming home,” said Simpson, now a resident of Greensburg, Indiana.
    Paul’s family and friends waited patiently in the hot sun on Tuesday as his remains arrived from Atlanta with a full military escort.

  • Livingood named CMZ principal

    Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary will have a new leader when students return to school in August.
    Heather Clay, who has served as CMZ principal for the past six years, has taken the position of director of student instructional services at the Grant County Schools board office.
    In her new position, Clay will also serves as director of preschool and director of special education.
    Clay said she wanted to make the move to have the chance to make a positive impact on students’ education for the entire district.

  • BN Legends hosts basketball academy on June 20

    BBN Legends will host an elite skills camp at 1 p.m. on June 20 at the Williamstown High School.
    BBN Legends is teaming up with Williamstown High School and Wildcats and More to bring the premier Kentucky Basketball Camp to  Grant County.  The camp will feature senior leaders Jarrod Polson (2012 National Champion, 2014 Runner Up, 2011 Final Four) and Terrence Jones (2012 National Champion and 2011 Final Four, current starting forward for the Houston Rockets) plus Final Four MVP Jeff Sheppard along with local basketball coaches.

  • John-Jennings retires from NKU

    Betsy John-Jennings loves watching college students develop from rookies to savvy career professionals.
    She will always cherish the countless transformations she witnessed over the past decade as she says goodbye to the Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center.
    John-Jennings, director of the center, will retire May 30 after about 35 years at NKU, the last 10 in Grant County.
    A retirement celebration was held in her honor on May 22.