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Today's News

  • Compliance checks made for sex offenders

    A three-county sex offender compliance operation found two of 50 Grant County sex offenders checked were non-compliant.

    Operation Roundball was conducted April 13-14 in Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties by each county’s sheriff’s office, Probation and Parole and the U.S. Marshals Service.
    Law enforcement officers performed compliance checks on 91 registered sex offenders throughout the three counties, including 50 in Grant County.

  • POLICE REPORTS 4-28-16

    (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 David Osborne executed a warrant for James J. Smith, 38, of Crittenden, at 11:22 p.m. April 20 on Blackburn Lane. Smith was also cited for no registration plates and no operators license.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Matthew S. Hicks, 24, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking, at 3 p.m. April 20 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • The prodigal daughter part two

    Last week, I wrote about the parable of Jesus about the prodigal son in Luke 15, rewritten in the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter,” by the late Janice Chaffee.
    To recap, it’s the story of Solana, a young woman who demands her inheritance from her father and moves to Dallas where she squanders it all until she ends up destitute and desperate.
    Broken, she returns to her father only to be surprised by his open-armed acceptance of her, even after all the pain she had caused him and caused herself.

  • Mow high for lawn health

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much; I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs.  As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”  I do understand, however, that this is not the point that most people are operating on.  

  • Recycling taken to landfill for years

    Recyclable materials collected at curbsides of Grant County homes since at least 2011 have been delivered by Republic Services to the landfill instead of a recycling center.
    Around 100 customers subscribe and pay for the curbside recycling pickup in Grant County.
    An investigation revealed the improper recycling processing after Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waster coordinator, received a tip with Republic Services.

  • Lady Demons beat Gallatin, fall to Walton in ‘All A’

    The weather is finally heating up, and so is the Williamstown softball team.
    The 80-degree weather didn’t effect junior pitcher Jade Pinkston as she led Williamstown to a 9-6 victory April 15 over the Gallatin County Wildcats in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic.
    Pinkston wasn’t the only one feeling the heat, as the Williamstown bats started quick with four runs in the bottom of the first.
    Pinkston started things off with a double up the middle, then Delaney Kemper soon batted her in.

  • 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 David Osborne charged Keith A. Mesmer, 21, of Dry Ridge, for theft by deception cold checks under $500, no time given, April 11 on Broadway Street.
    Officer KJ Little cited Cody D. Stull, 22, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 10:24 p.m. April 11 on Warsaw Road.

  • If the prodigal were a daughter

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”

  • Mt. Olivet Christian Church celebrates dedication

    “We are a group of ordinary, imperfect people saved from what we deserve by the sacrifice of God’s Son. As such, it is our desire to share what we have found with the world.” —Mount Olivet Christian Church Website
    Leaders and staff of Mount Olivet Christian Church moved to the front of the worship area for laying on of hands and prayers of blessing by ministers and others in the congregation who attended the dedication service on April 17.

  • GC News wins second in state at KPA

    The Grant County News captured honors recently from the Kentucky Press Association. The News was named second place as a General Excellence winner in the Weekly Class 2 division for newspapers for the second year in a row.
    General Excellence awards are based on the cumulative total of points earned from all awards during the annual news/editorial contest. The Grant County News received a total of 14 awards.