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Today's News

  • Two female deputies file lawsuit for harassment

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic contents.)
    Two female employees at the Grant County Detention Center have filed a lawsuit against Jailer Terry Peeples.
    The latest lawsuit was filed in Boone County Circuit Court on Oct. 31 by Kathi Silvey and Sandy Zavodny, both employees of the detention center’s Substance Abuse Program (SAP).

  • Former Williamstown city administrator dies

    The former Williamstown City Administrator died last week.
    Douglas Beckham, 60, of Williamstown died Nov. 5 at the Pleasant Ridge Care Center in Cincinnati.
    Beckham, who was known for his love of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, also collected coffee mugs.

    His office at the Williamstown City Building was adorned with many of the cups that family, friends and co-workers gave him.

  • Snow, ice won’t stop learning

    Learning won’t stop for Grant County students this winter when snow causes school cancellations.
    Grant County was one of 13 school districts the Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers for that allow the district’s use of virtual or other non-traditional instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.
    Traditionally, Grant County will miss between seven and 10 days of school because of inclement weather.  

  • Audit report shows issues at jail

    A report by the Kentucky State Auditor’s Office found several issues with the inmate trust fund and the jail commissary at the Grant County Detention Center.
    The report, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, was released this week.
    It comes more than week after the Grant County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of a private company to conduct an additional audit at the jail.
    Denise Keene was hired to do an audit of the canteen fund and the inmate trust account fund.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

  • MCE DECIDES ON CAREERS
  • WHS Band of Spirit places second in Mid-States Championship

    Name of competition: 2014 Mid-States Band Association Class 3A Championships

    Location and date:  Kings High School, Kings Mills, OH.

    Ranking and any awards:   2014 MSBA Class 3A Runner Up (second place Overall)

    Names and number of bands participating:  14 (In order of finish)
    Bourbon Co, Williamstown, Kings, LaSalle, Westerville North, Walnut Hills, Delaware Hayes, Vandalia Butler, Olentangy Liberty, Westerville Central, East Clinton, Edgewood, East Central, Greenon

  • TINY TACKLERS: Grant County Youth Football
  • Braves finish season at state

    With cool, windy conditions, running fast times at the 2014 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships was going to be tough to do.

    That message did not get to the Grant County Braves’ runners.
    All three Grant runners improved their times on the Kentucky Horse Park course from earlier in the season and gained valuable experience for future years.

    Eighth-grader Molly Howell, making her second trip to the state meet, ran a solid race while finishing 123 out of 225 runners with a time of 21:49.

  • Grant County Youth Basketball