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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court approves audit agreement

    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a motion to accept an Audit Participation Agreement with Telecom Audit Group during their meeting on July 17. The agreement was crafted for the purpose of identifying improper charges and errors, including but not limited to; excessive tariffs, excessive features, inflated billing and over provision of services that may have been charged to the fiscal court.
    Any excesses the group finds will be returned to the general fund, other than funds from the 911-unit service fee.

  • Williamstown officials question Ark property transfer

    Williamstown city officials are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst ahead of discussions regarding a potential lawsuit with the Ark Encounter.

    City attorney Jeff Shipp sent a letter to the tourist attraction on June 29 rejecting their request to be exempt from the safety assessment fee that establishes a 50-cent charge on three admission-based businesses in Williamstown.

  • Number 56 on my bucket list

    Skydiving was on my bucket list. It’s number 56, in fact. I kind of had it penciled in for the summer of 2015, and then my best friend turned 40 and decided that’s what he wanted to do to celebrate. BINGO!
    Weeks leading up to the event I was pure bottled excitement and eager anticipation.
    As the day drew closer, I started to feel my excitement turn slightly to nervousness and the night before, I was progressively overcome by sheer, paralyzing terror.

  • Former Judge Executive says Ark Encounter is beneficial for county

    As former Judge Executive of Grant County, I'm thrilled to hear that the Ark Encounter had an excellent first year and that businesses that cater to Ark tourists are booming. I hope to be seeing additional hotels and restaurants being built in Williamstown and then watching the kind of economic benefits that Dry Ridge, with its many tourism amenities, has been experiencing.
    I'm also happy to know that as a result of the Ark's financial success, the tax burden on Grant Countians will be lessened.

  • Curing potatoes, onion, garlic

    We harvested some fantastic looking “Red Candy Apple’ purple onions a few weeks ago and it is now time to start digging some ‘Yukon Gold’ potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well!   We need to wait another week or so to harvest the ‘Sterling’ and ‘Walla Walla’ onions because tops have yet to flop over…. this allows them to store better. 

  • The impact of evil, the reality of Christ

    The issue: Sin, the results? Search for escape from the reality of the sinful state of mankind.
    Our communities are being bombarded by Satan’s lies and deception, forever appealing to the desires of the “natural”, the fleshly desires to satisfy the soul-mind, emotion, and will. Satan, and the evil demonic spirits in this world continues as in the first murder when Cain murdered his brother Abel, in providing alternatives and escape of the truth of the necessity of Christ.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Antioch
    Church of Christ
    • 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.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • 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.)
    Deputy Gary Carey executed a warrant for Mahlik I. Hamilton, 21, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 3 p.m. July 3 on S. Main Street. Hamilton was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    He might not have played as well or as much as he wanted — and a minor injury contributed to that — during the FIBA Under 19 World Cup, but that won’t impact the way New Albany (Ind.) guard Romeo Langford will finish the summer or his final high school season.

  • Webster retires after serving 20 years under three sheriffs

    After serving for two decades under three sheriff’s administrations, Fay Webster is heading into retirement to spend more time with her family, and hopefully travel the country.

    “She’s going to be a great loss. She’s been a great asset to our office,” said Sheriff Chuck Dills, who has worked with Webster since her first day at the office on May 1, 1997. “There’s been no turnover for 20 years with the deputy clerks, so this is the first time we’re replacing the position.”