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Today's News

  • Grant County Extension Loving Stitchers

    The women who attend the Loving Stitchers Club laugh easily and often, and just as quickly shed a tear as they recall difficult times and the encouragement they received from each other.

    The club, which meets every Friday at 10 a.m., is one of two specialty clubs that are part of the Grant County Extension programs.

    It is the newest club where women come together around swatches of colorful print fabric and humming sewing machines.

  • County looks for answers to dire financial crisis

    The Grant County Fiscal Court is looking at any and all options to get out of a deep financial crisis.
    The fiscal court met in a caucus meeting Jan. 23 to discuss ways to crawl out of the financial hole and generate more revenue.

    The ideas thrown around ran the gamut of instituting an occupational tax, an insurance premium tax or both.

    With state inmates slow to return to the Grant County Detention Center, revenue has stalled and the county has been forced to transfer money from the general fund into the jail fund to cover payroll and other expenses.

  • DR hotel, restaurant development moves forward

    Behind-the-scenes work is ongoing to help pave the way for a proposed $15 million development project that could bring three hotels and several restaurants to Dry Ridge.

    The development plans were discussed during the Jan. 16 Dry Ridge City Council meeting as the city looks at aggressive options to draw businesses to the area.

    The project, which would likely be seven parcels of land, would be located on Ferguson Boulevard behind Wal-Mart.

    Mayor Jim Wells said the developers are wanting to locate three hotels, along with three spots for restaurants.

  • Great once again

    Our nation experienced a wonderful American political tradition, as we witnessed the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new president assumed office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan.
    For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College. The Republican Party now holds 33 governor’s offices, 32 State Legislatures and has control of both legislative branches and the governorship in 24 states.

  • Culture demeans sanctity of human life

    We’ve just come through a brutal election that seems to have lasted at least two years.
    An election deemed as, “... the most important election of our lifetime,” by the Rev. Franklin Graham on the billygraham.org website.
    “Whomever we elect will take the helm of a nation that has grown increasingly hostile and intolerant of the very foundation and principles upon which it was so nobly founded—the Christian faith and biblical values,” Graham said in a September 2016 article.

  • Connecting with God brings spiritual peace

    I realize there are many people that are genuinely concerned for our nation. We knew all along that whoever won the election, there would be a large amount of strife, worry and disappointment but we pray and hope that over time, we will agree to press forward and keep our focus on God.
    We are never going to agree about everything but we can at least put forth an effort to work together and be unified on the issues we feel the same about.

  • 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 Brad Morris cited Thomas C. Dearing, 40, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 12 on Race Street.
    Officer Brad Morris cited Edward L. Shuler, 24, of Corinth, with public intoxication - controlled substance (excludes alcohol), at 4:32 a.m. Jan. 13 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • FOR THE RECORD

    Property Transfers
    Sept. 24
    Marcella Gillum, Lawrence Jr. Gillum, Randy Gillum, Jan Gillum and Ricky Lynn Gillum to Marcella Gillum, 1.2714 acres Napoleon –Mt. Zion Road, $159,900
    Sept. 26
    Amanda Nicole Morris and Jameson Randall Cheesman to Paula and Jeremy McCauley, an acre Humes Ridge Road, $185,000
    William Lee to Daniel McClure, 5.2953 acres Scaffold Lick Road, $1
    Sept. 27
    StoneBridge Properties LLC to Robert Ben and Michelle Lynn Tanner, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $132,900

  • Demons blowout Pioneers

    The Williamstown Demon boys’ basketball has proven that they are a team to be reckoned with.  
    The Demons hosted Simon Kenton on Jan. 17 and overcame a one-point halftime deficit to run away from the Pioneers 66-54.

    The Demons used a strong defensive performance and sharp shooting to defeat the Pioneers.  
    Brady Montgomery drew the responsibility of finding Simon Kenton’s JC Hawkins.
    Montgomery hawked Hawkins all over the floor and held him down throughout the game.  

  • Trimble County wins big over Lady Demons

    The Williamstown Lady Demons fell short Jan. 21 to the Trimble County Lady Raiders by a score of 53-34.

    Leading scorers for Williamstown included Haley Howe with 16, Justice Chambers with nine and Makayla Kennedy with six.
    The Lady Raiders held the Lady Demons to only four players scoring all game.