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Today's News

  • Indictments

    The grand jury, which met May 5, returned indictments against 10 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • David S. Johnson, 31, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense and persistent felony offender, second degree.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in April 2010:

    • April 1

    Dirk Grove, garage, 830 Jacob Dr., 624 square feet; permit fee $92.86.

    • April 7

    Robert Wehr, III, deck, 635 Osborne Rd., 768 square feet; estimated cost, $3,000; permit fee $111.48.

    • April 8

    Rodney Mason, double-wide, 2450 Corinth Rd., 1,782 square feet; estimated cost $49,000; permit fee $125.22.

    • April 9

    Gary Bowling, car port, 115 Timberwood, 832 square feet, estimated cost $3,000; permit fee $104.54.

  • Community Calendar 5-20-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. May 24, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. May 15, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Grant County’s Got Talent

    Senior Dalton Hoffman won first place at the GCHS talent show March 18. He sung "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" and played an acoustic electric guitar. Kendall Hopper, won Grand Champion Talent for the third consecutive year at the Grant County Middle School talent show on March 26.

    At GCMS, Casey Hinton won first place in the instrumental category, Libby Gbur and Shelby Courtney won first for vocal duet, Courtney Jo Young won first for vocal solo and Daniel Crockett won first place for his dance routine.

  • Grant County resident will compete for national title

    Hayley Frances Leach won the title of Miss Kentucky Junior Teen America in January. To win the title Leach competed in four areas of competition, including private interview, talent/spokesmodel, physical fitness and evening gown and was the only one in the pageant’s history to score perfectly on the private interview segment.

  • Walters runs in Flying Pig

    It was rainy and dark at 6 a.m. May 2 when Jeff Walters loaded a crowded bus traveling toward the hills of Eden Park in Cincinnati.

    Walters, of Dry Ridge, was preparing to participate in his seventh Flying Pig Marathon as part of the Performance Pipe four-man relay team. His bib number, 8582, matched that of teammates Phillip Foley, of Hebron, Ky., Norm Hageman, of Plano, Texas, and Barrett Jesseph, of Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Beach celebrates 94th birthday

    Agnes Poor Beach, of Dry Ridge, celebrated her 94th birthday at the April meeting of the Dry Ridge Homemakers at the Grant County Extension office in Williamstown. Beach has been a member of extension homemakers for more than 50 years. She spent her birthday, April 22, with her family. 

  • They said what?

    Voters got a chance to “Meet the Candidates” for the May 18 primary during a forum April 29 at Williamstown High School.

    Sponsored by the Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, the event featured a question and answer session with candidates for judge-executive, jailer, sheriff, magistrate for the first district and state representative.

    Questions were determined by public submissions and the editorial team of the Grant County News.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, served as moderator of the event.

  • Community Calendar 5-13-10

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. May 18, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., May 13.

    Grant County Fair Board - 7:30 p.m. May 13, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Grant County Women’s Club - May May 13. Call Lila McDaniel (859-824-4417) for more information.

  • GCHS Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble to perform

    The Grant County High School Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will give a free concert at 7 p.m. April 29 in the GCHS auditorium.

    The concert will feature guest saxophonist David Threlkeld, professor of jazz studies at University of the Cumberlands.