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Today's News

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  • COUNCIL CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM DRY RIDGE RACE

    With less than a week before voters head to the polls, there are two changes to the ballot.
    Karen Glore, who had filed to run for Dry Ridge City Council, recently withdrew from the race, according to the Grant County Clerk’s office.
    On the flip side, Cliff Wallace recently filed as a write-in candidate for the Williamstown Independent School Board.
    Pete Whaley, who was serving his first term on the board, had previously withdrawn from a bid for a second term on the school board leaving a vacancy.

  • HAMMONS, COLDIRON UP FOR 2ND DISTRICT

    Wanda Hammons will try to keep her second magisterial seat in a race against challenger Shawna Coldiron.
    An emergency medical technician with Rural Metro, Hammons was appointed magistrate following former magistrate Brian Linder’s election as state representative.
    Coldiron is a customer service representative for Owen Electric.

  • RILEY, WILLOUGHBY VIE FOR 1ST DISTRICT SEAT

    With long-time magistrate Richard Austin vying to become judge-executive, the first district’s fiscal court still will be filled by a new face.

    The race pits Republican Jacqalynn Riley against Democrat Royce “Rusty” Willoughby.
    A member of Fitness for Life Around Grant County, Riley has been serving on the Williamstown City Council since 2013.

  • CRUPPER, WELLS FACE OFF IN DR MAYOR’S RACE

    It will be experience versus new ideas in the race for Dry Ridge mayor.
    Clay Crupper, a former state representative for the 61st District, is in his eighth year as mayor.
    He also spent 12 years on the Dry Ridge City Council.

    “We try to blacktop some streets every year,” Crupper said. “We keep our streets in good shape. We provide good service cleaning streets in the winter time. We just try to provide good service, good ambulance service, good fire department.”

  • AUSTIN, WOOD SQUARE OFF FOR JUDGE’S SEAT

    Grant County will have a new judge-executive following next week’s election as current Judge Darrell Link decided not to seek re-election after this term ends.
    Vying to become Grant County’s highest elected official are long-time magistrate Richard

    “Dick” Austin and former business owner Steve Wood.
    Austin has served on the Grant County Fiscal Court for 21 years. He’s also former owner of Tire City Inc.(now Grant County Auto) in Williamstown.

  • Jail lawsuit alleges ‘misuse of public funds’

    Steve Skinner, a captain at the Grant County Detention Center, filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and abuse of power against Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples last week.
    Skinner claims that Peeples falsified business records, misappropriated funds and installed hidden recording devices to spy on employees.
    “I deny the allegations because they are false,” Peeples said.

  • Clark officiates World Junior Championships

    David Clark has been running most of his life.
    Clark, who is also managing the Grant County Youth Cross Country Series, has been involved in track and field since middle school.

    He recently traveled to Eugene, Oregon for the third time to officiate the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Youth Meet.  
    He has been an officiate for the IAAF since 1997.
    The IAAF is for track and field members 19 and under. There were 10 officials from Kentucky.

  • Parker wins at Harrison County Invite

    The Grant County Braves had their final tune-up before the post-season on Oct. 23 at the Harrison County Invite. With the regional meet just a week away, the Braves were hoping to run well and go into next week with added confidence.
    Senior Sydney Parker, running in her final invitational of her high school career, went out to the lead from the start and never looked back as she pushed the pace over the hills of the Harrison County Country Club, finishing in 21:31.

  • Webster, Beavers place fifth,10th in state

    Grant County’s middle school and elementary cross country teams wrapped up their seasons on Oct. 25 at their state meet held in Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    With over 350 runners in each race, this was the largest field the Braves would compete in all year, but the Braves approached this race with the confidence they have had all year. The team had many personal bests.