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Today's News

  • New laws to go into effect June 29

    FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session will go into effect on Thursday, June 29.
    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Remember not long ago when some wondered if Bam Adebayo had made the right choice by leaving Kentucky after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.
    Even as the draft approached, some mock drafts had him in the second round. Sure, Kentucky coach John Calipari said he could be a lottery pick, but the so-called draft experts were not saying that.
    Or were they?
    Weeks before the draft, I talked to Brian Clifford, Adebayo’s high school coach at High Point Christian Academy.

  • Grant County man found guilty of possessing child pornography

    FRANKFORT - A Grant County man was found guilty of four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, Class D felony.
    On June 21, after a two-day trial in Scott Circuit Court a jury returned a guilty verdict against Michael Fields, 39, of Dry Ridge.
    The conviction is a culmination of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Branch into Fields’s online activity, a state news release said.

  • 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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Anthony Campbell, 20, of Williamstown, with following another vehicle too closely, at 9:42 p.m. June 21 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Alyssa J. Duncan, 26, of Dry Ridge, with probation violation, at 7:13 p.m. June 15 on Meadowview Circle. Duncan was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Antioch
    Church of Christ
    • July 16 – July 19 – Evangelist Kyle Knarr with special music each night at 7 p.m.
    • 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.

  • When life doesn’t make sense

    There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.
    In these stressful situations, we can know that delays do not necessarily mean denial but could be an opportunity for us to stretch our faith and learn more about trusting God. There is a fascinating story found in Genesis chapter 22 about a man named Abraham and his wife Sarah.

  • Barnacles on plants are lichens

    Have you ever gotten blamed for something you haven’t done?  Most of us have experienced this and it is a dreadful feeling.  Well, there are a great many things we blame erroneously on one thing or another, and lichens are one of them. Lichens, often described as barnacles by worried gardeners, usually show up on woody plants after some sort of thinning or decline has occurred.  They are not the problem only the result of a change in the plant’s environment.

  • New health department district office allows for future of efficiency, collaboration

    Recently, the Northern Kentucky Health Department joined with Board of Health members, elected officials and other partner organizations to celebrate the ground breaking for our new district office on the campus of the Florence Government Center.

    Obviously, those involved in the years of research and planning leading up to the May 19 event were excited for construction to get underway, as are the more than 90 health department employees who will work from the new facility when it’s completed next winter.

  • Pet Journal: Attention seeking behavior

    Attention seeking behavior is one of the most frustrating and confounding behaviors experienced by dog owners. It can take many forms. Most common are jumping and nipping. However, there are many other behaviors designed to seek attention, including vocalizing, destructive chewing, and stealing.
    Dogs are pack animals. As such, it is natural for them to seek both companionship and contact.

  • Leach to compete in Miss University of Kentucky

    Hayley Leach, 18, of Dry Ridge, will compete in the Miss University of Kentucky  pageant on July 1.
    Leach is majoring in political science, writing and rhetoric and digital studies.

    Her ambition is to attend law school and become a special needs attorney. Her platform issue is “Autism Awareness-See the Able, Not the Label.”  

    Her talent presentation will be clogging to Michael Jackson’s “BAD”.
    Leach is sponsored by the Miss University of Kentucky Scholarship Organization and received a $400 scholarship.