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Today's News

  • Atheists stymied on anti-Ark Park billboards

    An atheist group has been stymied in its planned billboard campaign in Ken­tucky to protest the controversial $92 million Noah’s Ark replica theme park, set to open in July.

    The Tri-State Freethinkers group an­nounced in March it planned to erect sev­eral billboards titled “Genocide & Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 years of myths.” In a rendering, the billboard shows peo­ple drowning around an ark.

  • Tourism industry grows in Grant County, across state

    Kentucky’s tourism industry experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate the state has seen since 2005.
    All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2015 compared with 2014.
    Those gains were also present in Grant County.
    With the Ark Encounter set to open July 7, local tourism can expect an even bigger boom.

  • Lady Braves shut out by Lady Rebels 5-4
  • Model hands WHS 10-1 loss on senior night

    Williamstown senior pitcher Austin Jones and shortstop Zach MacPherson were honored May 16 for their career with the Demons.

    Unfortunately, WHS fell 10-1 to Richmond Model on Senior Night.
    The Demons started out confidently with their seniors at the helm, with Jones and MacPherson making all three outs of the first inning.
    On the offensive side, MacPherson singled to right field, followed by a double from Cole Kemper allowing the senior to score.

  • Vintage on the Creek
  • 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 KJ Little charged Jamie A. Davis, 44, of Dry Ridge, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and reckless driving, at 11:25 p.m. May 10 on U.S. 25. Davis was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Jacob Wyatt Blankenship, 20, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking, at 1:38 p.m. May 11 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • Foster accepted to Japanese Exchange Program

    Grant County High School sophomore Jackie Foster has been selected to participate in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Japanese Exchange program.
    Foster was selected as one of 14 members from across the United States that will be participating.  
    Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student during the summer.

  • POLICE REPORTS 5-12-16

    (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 KJ Little charged Michelle A. Kindoll, 43, of Crittenden, for possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 9:19 p.m. May 5 on Kayla Drive. Kindoll was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Cancer survivor appreciates life more after fight

    Brenda Simpson lost her sister to pancreatic cancer at age 55. Her mother, one of 12 children, is the only one who hasn’t been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

    “It seems that everyone in my family has cancer,” Simpson said. “My mother probably would have developed it but a couple of biopsies showed issues that doctors took care of before it developed into cancer.”
    Simpson was in good health and stayed busy taking care of her family and working.

  • Community observes National Day of Prayer

    This year marked the 65th annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) observance.
    It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May.

    In Grant County, the day began with a prayer breakfast at Williamstown Baptist Church, where a number of civic officials prayed for the nation and the community.