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Today's News

  • Deputy recovering from stab wounds

    Kevin Burke, a three-year-veteran of the Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy, is home recuperating from five knife wounds to his back, chest, arm, hand and forehead.

    “He’s doing well and healing slowly,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    Burke was stabbed by a suspect, which he later shot and killed on Aug. 16.

    The incident occurred at 2 a.m. when Burke encountered James Edward Staton IV outside of Norwood Apartments.

  • Braves ready to ‘Kickoff’ season

    Football season is here and the Grant County Braves are gearing up for their season opener, at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 against Owen County in the Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl.

    Last season, the Braves defeated Owen County in the season opener with a 17-10 win over the Rebels.

    “Last year, we had a young team,” head coach Mike Davis said. “We had the opportunity early to put the game away, but we won the game in the last minute. We were lucky to win.”

  • Taylor given Point of Pride Award

    Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Director of Army Instruction, David Taylor, left, is presented a Point of Pride by School Board member Eula Gardner Dowdy, on behalf of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board, for being named seventh Brigade Director of Army Instruction. The Seventh Brigade is an area that encompasses Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana (this includes all 400 JROTC units in that region).

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    With the first full week of school complete, we’d like to take a few moments to reflect and say “thank you” to several people.  First of all, we would like to thank the following for the support they have shown the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) Program: Superintendent Sally Skinner, Instructional Assistant Misty Middleton, middle/high school, Principal Dave Johnstone, Elementary Principal David Poer, the members of the Williamstown Board of Education, the parent and teacher members of both school’s SBDM Councils, our teachers, staff members and co

  • Bachman recounts vist to Kenya

    The Williamstown Woman’s Club met on Aug. 12 with guest speaker Daniel Bachman. There were nearly 50 people in attendance to hear Bachman speak about his recent experiences while on a mission trip in Kenya.

    The group enjoyed a dinner with an international theme and listened to special music performed by Hanna Kinsey, Corey Smith, Caitlyn Treichel and Carley Wagoner. They played “Salute to the Colors,” a piano duo for eight hands.

     

  • Gateway Technical and Community College

    Judith Elizabeth Maurer of Williamstown was awarded a $1,000 Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation scholarship for the fall 2010 semester. Maurer, a student at the Gateway Community and Technical College, was among 25 scholarship recipients.

    Maurer is the spouse of Covington Police Department Capt. William Maurer.

  • Northern Kentucky University

    Rebekah S. Saylor, a junior at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester.

    Saylor is pursuing dual certification in special education and elementary education.

    She is the daughter of  J. O. and Suzanne Covington Saylor and the granddaughter of Roger and Bettye Jo Saylor, all of Crittenden.

  • Police Beat 9-2-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 20 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were Chelsea M. Mardis, 19, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Mitsubishi and Vernon R. Mullins, 66, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2006 Toyota.

  • HORSESHOES VS. CORN TOSS

    As cornhole has become a big craze in the past decade, two men from Grant County remember the days when horseshoe was the game to play.

    Jim Pennington, 88, of Dry Ridge, played horseshoe competitively back in the ‘80s and 90’s in the Boone Woods League and is wondering what the hype of cornhole is all about. Pennington has won many awards over the years, some still hanging in his home. He was the Division I champion in 1996, as well as being the league champion in the same year.

  • Community Calendar 9-2-10

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., Sept. 8, Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

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

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9.

    CLUBS