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Today's News

  • Williamstown man sentenced for sexual exploitation

    A Williamstown man will be spending nearly 20 years behind bars after he was found guilty of sexual exploitation of children.

    Ricky Lawrence was indicted July 12, 2008, and found guilty late last year. He was formally sentenced earlier in 2009 in U.S. District Court in Covington.

    Lawrence was found guilty of having sexually explicit photographs and images on his home computer of young children as well as photographs of his genitalia.

  • Williamstown reinstates some positions

    Several positions recently eliminated at Williamstown Independent Schools have been reinstated by the school board.

    A total of 6.8 positions — 2.3 in the elementary school, 2.5 in the middle and high school and 2 in special education — were cut for the 2009-10 school year because of financial concerns.

  • Community Calendar 6-18-09

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Friends of Sherman Tavern will meet at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Senior Citizens Center in Williamstown. All who are interested in preserving and restoring this historical landmark are invited to attend. A tax deductible donation can be sent to Friends of Sherman Tavern, 1002 Rogers Road, Crittenden, Ky. 41030. For more information call 824-9292 or bb15chips@aol.com.

    • The Kentucky League of Property Owners will meet at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Building, 486 Helton Street in Williamstown.

  • Police Beat 6-18-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Capt. Gary Humphrey investigated an accident at 12:14 a.m. June 3 on Dixie Highway in Corinth. The drivers involved were Jeanie G. Meade, 40, of Dry Ridge driving a 2004 Chevrolet and James W. Fryman III, 35, of Williamstown driving a 1996 Toyota.

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer investigated an accident at 6:25 p.m. June 4 on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Donald C. Guy, 68 of Corinth driving a 2005 Ford that ran off the roadway.

  • The things we do

    When life is stale, be adventurous. Be spontaneous. That has somehow been embedded in my head. When I feel myself doing the same thing day after day, I have to try something new or do something out of the ordinary.

    Last weekend I was starting to feel stale. I was fighting the flu all week (doing poorly) and I hadn’t gotten much of anything accomplished. My days consisted of going to work and rushing back home for Tylenol and a lazy night.

    Needless to say, Sunday, I needed something fresh.

  • Braves look for younger players to step up

    The class of 2009 was good to GCHS football coach Mike Davis.

    The 14 seniors that played for him helped lead the team to back-to-back winning seasons. Now, Davis has had to move on and is looking for young players to make an impact of their own.

    “We’ve got a whole bunch of positions open and we’re looking to fill them,” Davis said.

  • GCHS students leave mark on school

    Cody Kinman, a graduating senior, worked during the school year to paint a mural for Grant County High School.

    Kinman decorated a wall of the school with art that depicted every activity, sport and club at the high school.

    On the background of the mural, Kinman painted bars of music that play the school’s fight song.

    Above, Kinman shows off the finished product.

     

  • Elliot-Cummins to wed June 26

    Tina Elliot of Dry Ridge and Thomas and Barb Elliot of Dry Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Elliot, to Adam Cummins, son of Doug and JoAnn Cummins of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 7 p.m. June 26 at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at JMB Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2003 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a graduate of Beckfield College. She is employed by Citi Group.

  • Sports Shorts

    GCYFL holds fall registration

    for football and cheerleading

    The Grant County Youth Football League will hold registration for their fall league on June 20 and July 11. This is for football and cheerleading.

    On those days, the signups will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Grant County High School football field house.

    The registration fee is $65 plus a $15 equipment fee, which is refundable when all equipment is returned at the end of the season. Family discounts are available.

  • Sheriff's office audit findings released

     State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2008 financial statement of the Grant County Sheriff, Charles Dills. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.