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Today's News

  • Police Beat 8-26-10

    (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 7:27 a.m. Aug. 16 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were Marlon J. Kinsey, 42, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Ford and Bobby G. Kemper, 48, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2008 Dodge.

  • Kitchen, roof renovation complete

    Students began the new school year at Williamstown Independent School with a new roof and a renovated and expanded kitchen.

    The $1.6 million project, which was started in December 2009, was completed days before classes began for the 2010-11 year.

  • GCHS sets fee, pick up schedule

    Parents of Grant County High School students may pay fees and pick up schedules for the 2010-11 school year on the following dates in the GCHS library:

    • Aug. 4 -  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Aug. 5 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Aug. 6 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    On Aug. 5, incoming freshmen and students new to GCHS are invited to attend orientation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium. Parents and students will be able to meet teachers and visit classrooms that evening. Bring the schedule to orientation.

     

  • Two charged in bank robbery

    Two Grant County men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of Heritage Bank in Fort Wright on Aug. 3.

    Shawn Ruby, 25, and Ronald L. Hall, 25, were taken into custody after police officers from the Ft. Wright Police Department, United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Grant County Sheriff’s Office followed tips and located the men.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Deputy shoots suspect after being stabbed

    Kevin Burke, a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy, is in stable condition after he was allegedly stabbed by a suspect in Williamstown at 2 a.m. this morning.

    According to police, Burke, was serving a warrant near Norwood Apartments when he was stabbed several times by James Edward Staton IV, 35, of Williamstown.

  • Williamstown resident appears on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

    If Andy Warhol was right, then Linda Twehues recently had a few of her 15 minutes of fame.

    The Williamstown resident was a contestant on a reboot of the classic game show, “Let’s Make a Deal” during a trip to Las Vegas.

    “It’s pretty nerve-racking if you’re not used to things like that,” Twehues said. “There was the excitement of being picked out of everyone. There was 300 people there and they picked about 10 of us.”

  • Contaminated pond makes one sick

    Wildlife officials don’t want the public going anywhere near a small pond at the Lloyd Wildlife Area in Crittenden.

    The warning comes after a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employee contracted bacterial infections from the pond.

    Josh Lillpop, the wildlife area foreman, said an employee was assisting a graduate student with a turtle  sampling project when apparently she came in contact with fecal matter in the small pond, located near the clubhouse and railroad tracks.

    For the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Angel Food, price reduced

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries, now for only $29 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

  • Building permits issued in Grant County in July

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in July 2010:

    • July 6:

    Jerry Stephenson, pole barn, 202 Ridgeway Dr., 384 square feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $73.20.

    • July 7:

    Harvey Perleberg, mobile home, 2450 Stone School House, 980 square feet, estimated cost $25,000; permit fee $100.

    Dan Darrel, pole barn, 1970 Violet Road, 117 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $142.22.

    Kim Crupper, storage shed, 1,200 square feet, estimated cost $10,800; permit fee $53.88.

    • July 8:

  • Old pipe organ to make sweet music

    A promise between unlikely friends was fulfilled nearly 130 years later at Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church.

    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County.

    In 1984, the organ finally made its way to its rightful home at Dry Ridge Presbyterian where it will be played during a free concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 22.

    For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.