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    (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 charged Steven Ray Ware III, 25, of Corinth, with receiving stolen property under $500, at 3:18 p.m. July 10 on Cordova Road. Ware was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    Tina Cobb was caught off guard when her son, Randall, called to tell her he had some “news” for her.
    Since he recently got married, she thought maybe he was going to tell her he was expecting a child. Instead, he told her he was being inducted in the Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in September.
    “We had never talked about this. It was a big surprise when he told me,” said Tina Cobb. “It was a total surprise to me.”

  • Overdoses more than double at St. Elizabeth hospitals for first half of the year

    Overdose cases have deluged St. Elizabeth emergency departments this year, escalating to more than double the number the six hospitals had seen by this time last year.
    The hospital system released the second quarter heroin-overdose reversal numbers on Thursday. Emergency staff at the six St. Elizabeth hospitals around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky turned around 1,238 overdoses so far this year. During the first half of 2016, the total was 554.

  • Local event raises money for teen with muscular dystrophy

    When doctors informed Jenny Mitchell that her son Garrett was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 8, she was swarmed with mixed feelings of both despair and confusion.
    But none of those feelings could change the love she felt for her son, whose family and friends affectionately nicknamed “Bear” due to his warm and affectionate personality.

  • Interstate wreck closes I-75 northbound

    All three northbound lanes on Interstate 75 were closed near the Scott-Grant County line for about four hours on July 19 after a collision involving a semi-fuel tanker and a passenger vehicle.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones said the incident occurred at about 7:25 a.m. The driver of a 2004 Lincoln passenger car was transported by the Scott County ambulance service. The drivers were the only individuals involved in the collision.
    KSP handled the investigation, while the Scott and Grant County sheriff’s offices both assisted at the scene.

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  • Ark agrees to pay city safety fee

    The Ark Encounter has agreed to pay the 50-cent per ticket Williamstown safety assessment fee after a lengthy debate with the city council that has spanned weeks.

    Answers in Genesis Co-Founder Ken Ham offered a statement to the Grant County News, in which he explained that Ark Encounter officials never said they would not pay into the fee. He added that the Ark Encounter has been paying into the fee since the city began collecting from businesses on July 1, and offered to pay the city a capped amount of $350,000, later increasing the offer to $500,000.

  • Grant County Fair returns July 28 - Aug. 5

    It’s fair time once again.
    The annual Grant County Fair and Horse Show opens Friday, July 28 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The rides, however, do not open until 6 p.m. nightly Monday, July 31.
    Admission remains “Pay one price,” meaning $10 includes unlimited rides and all shows.