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Today's News

  • Bomb threat puts GCHS on brief lockdown

    Grant County High School was briefly put on lockdown and evacuated Feb. 22 after “I’m going to blow this building up at 12:45 on Feb. 22” was found written with a black marker on a bathroom stall door.

    The origin of the threat was quickly discovered and a male juvenile student will be charged in the incident.
    Police found no credible threat at the high school.

    The threat was discovered at 8 a.m. on a bathroom stall inside a boy’s restroom near the high school gym.

  • CHEERS & JEERS

    Employees from the Grant County Detention Center packed the Grant County Courthouse last week for fear they wouldn’t be paid.

    The special called meeting was held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 after Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley wanted to talk specifically with Jailer Chris Hankins about declining revenue and increased costs such as a $36,158 water bill at the facility.

  • Lady Braves dominated 71-37 by Simon Kenton

    The Grant County Lady Braves found it difficult to compete with Simon Kenton’s combination of size, strength and three-point shooting Feb. 22 in the district tournament.

    The Lady Braves were defeated 71-37 to end their season with a 6-22 record.
    From the opening whistle, Grant County did their best to maintain possession.

  • Demons end season with 54-40 loss to Pioneers

    Williamstown managed to keep it close until the fourth quarter, but the boys’ basketball team finally fell 54-40 to Simon Kenton in the first round of the 32nd district tournament.

    Early in the game, the size of Simon Kenton dictated the matchup.
    With their entire lineup towering over Williamstown, it was easy for the Pioneers to grab rebounds and get easy three-point shots.

    All of the rebounds for Williamstown came off of hustle and fight as they managed to get 13 total rebounds on the night.

  • 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.)

    Kentucky State Police charged Bobby L. McNay, 40, of Williamstown, with failure to signal, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, failure to provide insurance, possession of a controlled substance heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 10:37 p.m. Feb. 16 on Broadway Street. McNay was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • DAVIS NAMED YPA WINNER

    Andrew Davis is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for January.
    He is a senior at WHS and is the son of Todd and Amy Davis of Williamstown.
    Extra-curricular activities: Marching Band and academic team
    Community involvement: Tutors at Williamstown High School and participates in $100 Solution at Western Kentucky University.
    Class schedule: Differential equations, Intro to discrete mathematics, chemistry 1 and chemistry 1 lab, writing in the disciplines and research.

  • HONORING OUR PRESIDENTS AND FIRST LADIES -
  • Dry Ridge dentist dies following car wreck

    A Dry Ridge dentist died from the injuries he suffered following a car accident a month ago on his way home from work.

    Dr. Thad Thomas, 70, of Sparta, died on Feb. 17 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
    Thomas who operated Thad Thomas Dentistry for 20 years was on his way home from the dental office on Jan. 19 when his 2010 Kia Forte exited the roadway on Warsaw Road about two miles from Dry Ridge and struck a utility pole.

  • BUILDING PERMITS

    • Jan. 5
    Chris Stover, 127 Admiral Drive, addition, 1,003 square feet, estimated cost $108,000; permit fee $262.39.
    Rex McClanahan, 695 Cash Drive, demo; permit fee $50.
    • Jan. 7
    Rick Rich, 1665 Sugar Creek Road, addition, 374 square feet, estimated cost $30,000; permit fee $134.24.
    • Jan. 12
    Ben Jackson, 23 S. Main Street, repair, 100 square feet, estimated cost $600; permit fee $35.
    • Jan. 28
    Rodney Howe, 3720 Knoxville Road, demo; permit fee $50.

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury met Jan. 27 and returned indictments against 22 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Christopher Allen Cline, 43, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more and theft of identity.
    • Silver O’Banion Jackson, 32, bail jumping in the first degree and being a persistent felony offender.