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Today's News

  • Lending a helping hand

    Faith, family and friends make up the foundation that retired engineer Jack Eckler, the 2011 Grant County Volunteer of the Year, has built his life on.
    As a young man, he stepped into parental responsibilities when his mother Amma Eckler died suddenly, taking responsibility for his younger brothers.
    “Jack put his own life plans on hold in order to finish rearing Chuck and Richey,” said his sister Janis Fox. “Jack became the rock of our family.”

  • May 14 Food Drive Stamps Out Hunger

    The Grant County post offices will hold their annual county-wide food drive for Helping Hands on Saturday, May 14.

    Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization that helps those who need assistance with food, clothing and miscellaneous household items.

    Anyone within the Grant County postal area can place a non-perishable food item in their mailbox. The local carrier will pick up the items and deliver them to Helping Hands. Items can also be left at any Grant County post office.

  • May 17 election draws little interest

    Grant County voters can head to the polls May 17, but County Clerk Leatha Conrad is not expecting a big turnout.
    “I think it’s going to be pretty light,” Conrad said about the primary election. “I haven’t heard many people talk about it. We have not had many people request absentee ballots or come vote on the absentee machines.”
    Since the election is a primary and does not involve any local races, voters may decide to skip filling out the ballots.
    Polls will be open at 23 precincts in Grant County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • May 17 election draws little interest

    Grant County voters can head to the polls May 17, but County Clerk Leatha Conrad is not expecting a big turnout.
    “I think it’s going to be pretty light,” Conrad said about the primary election. “I haven’t heard many people talk about it. We have not had many people request absentee ballots or come vote on the absentee machines.”
    Since the election is a primary and does not involve any local races, voters may decide to skip filling out the ballots.
    Polls will be open at 23 precincts in Grant County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Jailer sued by employee

    A Grant County Detention Center employee has sued Jailer Terry Peeples after she was demoted in January.

    Tracy McIntosh of Williamstown filed the lawsuit, which also lists Grant Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Darrell Link as defendants, in Grant Circuit Court on April 11.

    McIntosh was hired as a deputy jailer in August 2006 and since was promoted to corporal and eventually to payroll and accounts clerk in the administrative section of the jail.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in the April 2011:

    • April 1:
    Ralph Calmes, carport, 915 Marathon Drive, 336 square feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $44.27.
    • April 7:
    William Leach, storage shed, 2395 Owenton Road, 544 square feet, estimatd cost $5,000; permit fee $58.28.
    • April 11:
    Marl Mainis, deck with roof, 210 Cynthiana Street, 144 square feet, estimated cost $6,000; permit fee $58.58.

  • Police Beat 5.12.11

    (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 Police

  • A Blast From the Past 5.12.11

    15 Years Ago
    May 7, 1996
    The Tom Duncan and Arby’s-Shoney’s team defeated the Bombers 3-2 in eight innings.
    Tyler Jones led the offense with three hits in four at bats.
    Starting pitcher Stanley Riley went 4 2/3  innings with one hit, two runs, one earned, nine walks and five strikeouts.
    Brian Meade came in relief to get the win, going 3 1/3 innings with four hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

    25 Years Ago
    May 10, 1986

  • Sports Shorts 5.12.11

    Softball

    Lady Demons get come-from-behind win

    When:
    May 5
    Where: Williamstown High School
    What: The Lady Demons were trailing Eminence 5-1 in the fourth inning, before scoring six unanswered runs to come away with a 7-5 win.
    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will head to face Simon Kenton at 7:30 p.m. May 13.

    Camp

  • Weather puts a damper on sports

    For Grant County High School Athletic Director Scott Shipp and Williamstown High School Athletic Director Todd Dupin, the record rainfall has caused issues with the spring sports programs.

    “We’ve had several events canceled and rescheduled,” Dupin said. “We have only had 19 softball games and 13 baseball games. At this point in the year, we should be in the low 20’s for both sports.”

    Even with the cancellations, Dupin realizes it is just a part of Mother Nature.