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Today's News

  • Demons soccer becomes reality

    After a year and a half of hard work, Dewayne Johnson got the answer he was looking for, as there will be a Williamstown soccer program starting in the spring of 2012.

    Johnson, who owns a consulting firm, said he put the program together for the students of Williamstown.

    Johnson said the project began with research.

  • Crittenden house fire ruled ‘suspicious’

    Officials are calling a fire that nearly destroyed a house on Main Street in Crittenden as ‘suspicious.”

    The fire, at a white frame house on the corner of Center and Main, started around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12.
    Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton said the fire was called in by a passing motorist.

    “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke billowing from the front two rooms as well as the covered porch,” Burton said. “The fire was traveling up into the eaves of the house.”

  • Fire damages exterior of Dana building

    Automobile parts manufacturer Dana shut down for more than three hours Nov. 8 after part of the exterior of the Dry Ridge building caught fire.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to “smoke in the area” at 12:23 p.m. Nov. 8 after black pads that tractor trailers back into when pulling into Dana’s loading dock ignited.

  • Jail suspends prisoner work program

    A second walkaway this year has led Jailer Terry Peeples to make changes to the Class D inmate work program.

    Kenneth Forrester III of Crittenden was arrested 24 hours after leaving his work duty Nov. 4 at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    Peeples is hoping new policies and procedures will ensure that no inmates escape in the future.

    With the exception of two state crews and the 109 Crew that cleans roads and cemeteries, the Grant County Detention Center has suspended its Class D program.

  • Police need help with robbery, ‘smash and grabs’

    Police are looking for a man who walked into Affordable Tanning, near Gold Star Chili in Dry Ridge, on Monday and demanded cash.

    According to Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells,  the man, whom clerks describe as a black male, entered the business around noon and demanded all the cash from the cash drawer.

    Kells said he threatened the clerk with a weapon. She told police she believes she saw the outline of a handgun in jacket pocket.

    The man fled on foot. The clerk did not see which direction he went in.

  • Two die in three-vehicle crash on I-75

    Two men were killed early Sunday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate-75 south of the Crittenden exit.
    Robert Roaden, 33, of Williamstown and Jerry Martin, 89, of Centerville, Ohio died at the scene.

    Police said the wreck occurred when Roaden’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, traveling several hundred feet before it came back on the road and then overturned multiple times.

    Roaden was thrown from the wreckage. Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Sometimes acting like a kid again is fun

     

  • America's attention should not be diverted

     

    (Editor’s Note: Ron Kennedy of Mt. Zion was a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Grant County News. He dropped this letter to the editor off for publication last week. Sadly, Ron passed away on Nov. 13. He was not afraid to share his opinion or to have people disagree with him. His voice will be missed.)

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

     

  • Spotlight on Grant County Extension Homemakers