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Today's News

  • Justice center nearly done

    The $14.5 million Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown is in the finishing stages and is expected to open by April.

    The center was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2005 and funding was authorized in 2006.

    “It’s come along very well,” said Judge-Executive Darrell Link, who toured the facility Feb. 11. “The courtrooms are almost finished. They’re working on punch lists on the second floor. We’re, I think, in the final stage.”

  • MCE captures second at Governor’s Cup

    Three Grant County elementary schools took part in this year’s district Governor’s Cup.

    Walton-Verona Elementary finished first overall, followed by Mason-Corinth Elementary, who finished first in quick recall. Williamstown Elementary finished third, while Dry Ridge Elementary finished fourth.

    Other results were:

    Arts and Humanities - Trenton Jones (MCE), first, Luke Adkins (DRE), second, and Mallory Robinson (DRE), fourth

    Composition - Maggie Walters (WES), second, Kayla Mullins (MCE), fourth, and Caleb Caldwell (MCE), fifth

  • Cat Attack 3-1-10

    When South Carolina walked into Rupp Arena Thursday night there was only one thing on the over 24,000 screaming fans minds-Revenge.  Those pesky Gamecocks, led by their flea like point guard Devan Downey, had handed the then #1 Cats their first and only loss of the season a month earlier.  Most of the Kentucky team, save the always refreshingly honest Daniel Orton, was politically correct prior to the contest in saying it was just another game, blah blah blah.  But after the game Orton described the team’s feelings about the victory. “It is a little sweeter.

  • Obama's first year: What didn't work

    While it’s true that as we look backwards towards inauguration day 2009 we have seen neither rivers turn to blood, nor plagues of locusts descend upon our land, what we have seen has been troubling nevertheless.

  • Cheerleaders place eighth at KAPOS state

    After walking off the mat at the KAPOS state competition, the Grant County varsity cheerleaders knew they had just nailed their routine.

    The girls knew how well they had done when they saw tears in their coach’s eyes.

    “My girls looked better than I’ve ever seen them look,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “It was so amazing that it brought me to tears and I don’t cry. Just watching them perform at their best and seeing them be so proud of themselves was amazing.”

  • Obama's first year: What worked

    On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, inaugurated as 44th President of the United States, was immediately presented with the worst economic circumstance this nation has faced since the Great Depression.

  • Police Beat 2-25-10

    (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 9:52 a.m. Feb. 18 on Broadway Street. The drivers involved were Robert B. Keesling, 51, of Lancaster, driving a 2005 Peterbilt and Sheliah M. Cull, 38, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Hyundai.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Lady Demons fall to defending champion

    When the Williamstown girls’ basketball team faced Simon Kenton for the first time this season, the Lady Demons were able to play with two-time defending region champions, but were unable to come out with a win.

    The Lady Demons took on the Lady Pioneers in the first round of the 32nd district tournament on Feb. 22 and the teams traded baskets in the first quarter, as Simon Kenton held an 11-7 lead heading into the second quarter.

  • Can you dig it?

    Early mornings, late nights and long hours. Crews have been hard at work trying to keep Grant County’s roads drivable, clearing snow and ice until they see the blacktop.

    But with the snow storms continuing, the road will quickly turn from black to white.

  • For the Record 2-25-10 #2

    Civil Suits

    Oct. 12:

    Wells Fargo Bank vs. Adam W. Wright, Alisha Beth Wright and HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., default of payment on note

    Robert Nesbitt vs. Paula Mitchell Nesbitt, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 13:

    Robert Hamilton vs. Jamie Lee Hamilton, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 15:

    LVNV Funding, LLC vs. Matthew Edwards, default of payment on note

    Kerry Lynn Pelfrey vs. Randall Steven Pelfrey, petition for dissolution of marriage