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Today's News

  • Heroin bill compromise could happen this session

    The clock is ticking with only three weeks remaining in the 2015 session of the General Assembly.
    The final day of the session is March 24 and lawmakers still have to discuss, debate and compromise on many key proposed bills from a statewide smoking ban to a response to the heroin epidemic.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown and Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, discuss how the session is going so far and what may lie ahead.

    As the session winds down, how productive has the legislature been?

  • Jump resigns as Dry Ridge fire chief

    Two missteps by Tom Jump has the Dry Ridge Fire Department looking for a new chief.
    Mayor Jim Wells asked Jump to resign from his position after learning the fire department failed to get building permits for a renovation and turnout gear was bought without an advertised bid or an approved purchase order.
    Jump submitted his resignation Feb. 19 to Wells.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m.
    • Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m.

    Christ Community Assembly of God

  • 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 Mike Wright charged Philip A. Frommeyer, 29, of Crittenden, with alcohol intoxication in a public place, at 5:34 p.m. Feb. 17 on Broadway Street. Frommeyer was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • SHERMAN ELEMENTARY JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
  • Court seeks parks director

    The open position Grant County Parks and Recreation director could be filled as early as next week.
    “Little League starts March 15 and you have practice and everything,” said Judge-Executive Steve Wood. “We’re going to fill this position by the first of March.”
    The role became vacant after former director Tabatha Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.
    The county advertised the job in January and received about 10 to 12 resumes, according to Wood.

  • 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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Charles W. Reams, 25, of Williamstown, for failure to appear to court, at 7:35 a.m. Feb. 3 on Barnes Road. Reams was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Anatomy of an apology

    According to a recent LifeWay Research survey, when God answers prayer, he tends to do it in the South.
    Two times as many Southerners as people in the Northeast who pray say all of their prayers have been answered.
    Hmmm. I live in the South and I’m here to tell you that the survey is hooey, at least if you judge by my “God answers my prayers” track record.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m.
    • Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m.

    Christ Community Assembly of God

  • WHS falls to Polar Bears

    Brennan Stanley, Jon Jump and Dustin Smith did the best they could to keep the Williamstown Demons close but in the end the Polar Bears of Bracken County wound up winning 86-71 at Williamstown High School on Feb. 9.
    The Demons entered the contest posting just four wins on the season but you could not tell it by how hard they played from start to finish.