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Today's News

  • Police Beat 7-8-10

    (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 1:30 p.m. June 22 on Warsaw Road. The drivers involved were Katherine E. Cornett, 18, of Lexington, driving a 2008 Mazda and Deborah K. Helmer, 38, of Williamstown, driving a 2009 Toyota.

  • For the Record 7-8-10

    Deeds

    May 17:

    (Commissioner’s Deed) U.S. Bank National Association; Tonia Rae Howard, unmarried; Timothy T. Fuller, marital status unknown; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Asset Acceptance, LLC; and MRC Receivables Corporation, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to U.S. Bank National Association, Sunset Drive property, $53,334

  • Whaley, boy, Feb. 3

    Jeremy and Celisa Whaley would like to announce the birth of their son.

    Blake Austin Whaley was born on Feb. 3, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 6.7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His grandparents are Rick and Carol Whaley and Mark and Melissa Meadows. His great grandparents are Willena and the late Emerson Whaley, Larry and Judy McClanahan and Bob and Judy Hegge. His great great grandparents are Adelene and the late Joseph McClanahan.

  • All households to receive weather radios

    In the unlikely event of an impending tsunami, volcano eruption or crashing iceberg, Grant County residents will be prepared.

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 10,300 housing units in Grant County.

    The grant also will fund five weather/emergency sirens and back-up generators for the City of Williamstown and Pendleton County.

  • Traffic Jam

    Heavy traffic from the July 4th holiday was brought to a standstill following an accident just before 5 p.m. July 5 about a mile north of the Dry Ridge exit.

    Four people were injured when the 2000 Dodge van they were traveling in, smacked into a retaining wall.

    Two were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by helicopter with serious injuries. Another was transported by the Dry Ridge Fire Department to University Hospital.  The fourth refused treatment.

  • Academic honors:

    Georgetown

    College

    Georgetown College announced that the following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester:

    • Timothy Joseph Burgess, II, who is the son of Timothy and Melody Burgess of Williamstown.

    • Devon R. Kells, who is the daughter of Harold and Karen Kells of Dry Ridge.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.

    Morehead State

    University

  • Williamstown man arrested for child porn

    A 35-year-old Williamstown man was arrested June 27 on sex abuse and child pornography charges in Kenton County.

    Christopher Applegate turned himself into police after being indicted June 24 on multiple charges by a Kenton County grand jury.

  • Kearns travels back to the 60s again

    Despite adversity growing up, Charles Kearns loves nostalgia.

    After losing his 21-year-old son, Chuck, in a car accident in 1993, he was comforted by looking at his son’s high school yearbook, but it also evoked a longing to regain his own 1960 yearbook from Williamstown High School.

    Kearns found himself wanting to hold onto bits and pieces of the past even tighter, after his son’s death. His wife, Margaret, told him he needed to let go of of the past, and pointed out that he may be obsessive, Kearns said.

  • Bethany HS reunion set for July 10
  • Zipping Adam's coat and other great feats

    Have you ever felt like an under achiever? Do you always have the feeling that no matter what you are engaged in, you should be doing something else? Whatever I do—I always feel like it’s not enough. I don’t know, maybe it’s a “woman thing,” the endless guilt trip that we travel on life’s highway.