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Today's News

  • Babysitting clinic scheduled

    There will be a babysitting clinic and C.P.R. class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30-31 at the Grant County Youth Service Center, located behind the Grant County Middle School, 305 School Street, Dry Ridge.

    Patty Tripp, a retired military nurse, will be the instructor and lunch is provided. For more information, call 824-1270.

  • No burning in effect until April 30

    Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

    Although unsafe debris burning is a significant problem, arson remains the leading cause of wildfire in Kentucky.

  • Police Beat 3-25-10

    (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 2:27 p.m. March 15 on Broadway Street. The drivers involved were Jimmy D. Asher, 63, of Glencoe, driving a 1997 Ford and Geneva V. Rains, 69, of Williamstown, driving a 1998 Oldsmobile.

  • Wilhoit earns all-region honors

    Coming into her junior season, Tori Wilhoit knew that she would need to do two things: step up as a leader and as a scorer for the Lady Demons’ basketball team.

    Although her scoring average dropped from the previous season, Wilhoit was named to the 8th region all-region team for the second straight year. She was also named to the North Central Kentucky Conference all-conference team.

  • Democratic Party chairs asks for King to be removed from May ballot

    If the chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party has his way, William Andrew “Bill” King will not be on the May ballot as a sheriff candidate.

    William Adkins, a Williamstown attorney and democratic party chair, filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King “is not a bona fide candidate for that office.”

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    A man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt didn’t want to cash a check when he entered the Crittenden branch of Forcht Bank last week.

    Instead the white male, who is described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds, handed the tellers a handwritten note demanding money.

    The man, who was also wearing faded blue jeans, a yellow T-shirt, white gym shoes with a dark stripe and a scarf, fled from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • For the Record 3-25-10

    Marriages

    Nov. 23:

    Jessica Loraine Bishop, 23, Corinth, unemployed, to Joseph Anthony Setters, 30, Florence, cook

    Nov. 24:

    Brittney Lee Neal, 17, Williamstown, unemployed, to Jerry Wade Draper, Jr., 23, Williamstown, unemployed

    Karen Leigh Hedgespeth, 26, Crittenden, manager, to Jesse Charlie May, 34, Erlanger, food service

    Candace Joy Kroetz, 25, Dry Ridge, assistant manager, to Jared Wade Hammond, 26, Dry Ridge, manager

    Dec. 4:

  • Davis proud to be a Wildcat

    Becoming a University of Kentucky fan happened by chance for Amanda Davis.

    Davis, who moved to Grant County from the West Coast, found out how fanatical UK fans were when March Madness came in 1998 and her fifth grade class took time to watch games.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Bill Lainhart and Christine D. Sharp would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Sharp is the daughter of Bill Grimes of Lancaster and Glenda Grimes of Nicholasville.

    Lainhart is the son of Sid Lainhart of Florence and Marlene Lainhart of Williamstown.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for 4 p.m. on April 10, 2010 at the Jones farm in Corinth.

  • Community Calendar 3-25-10

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

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

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 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.