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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 11-12-09

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERACE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Noble’s.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Nov. 18 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • Indictments 11-12-09

    The grand jury, which met Oct. 14, returned indictments against eight people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Jefferson M. Hamilton, 28, for second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000.

    • Carl Scott, Jr., 34, for second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000 and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Tea Party to organize local chapter

    The Grant County Tea Party movement is expanding.

    What started out as a gathering of fed-up citizens expressing their disdain for the government at the Grant County Courthouse is becoming its own group.

    John Souder of Dry Ridge was motivated to orchestrate the first Tea Party event April 15 after seeing similar protests across the country.

    About 60 people met Oct. 27 at the American Legion Hall to initiate a local Tea Party chapter.

    The group will soon meet to elect officers and discus future plans, Souder said.

  • Berry man dies after head-on colision

    A Berry man died after he was involved in a head-on collision Oct. 27.

    Gary Wayne Skinner, 52, was a passenger in a 2007 Chevy Cobalt driven by his wife, Darlene.

    According to police, the Cobalt struck a 1997 Ford Escort driven by Troy Beckelhimer, 38, of Berry. Police said Gary was wearing a seatbelt, but Darlene was not.

    Beckelhimer and his passengers were restrained.

    The accident occurred at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 on Ky. 36, about a mile east of U.S. 25.

  • GCHS’ season ends with senior night

    The Grant County High School football team has been led by their seniors all season, whether it was in the weight room, in practice or during games.

    With their final game of the season, the Braves honored them at halftime of their game against West Jessamine.

    Unfortunately, the Braves weren’t able to send the seniors off with a win, falling 36-8 on Oct. 30.

  • C. Ed Wilson joins Williamstown city council

    C. Ed Wilson couldn’t stay out of public service.

    The retired superintendent of Williamstown schools will be taking a new seat at the Williamstown City Council table.

    Wilson was chosen in a unanimous vote Monday night by the five Williamstown City Council members to fill the unexpired term of Bill Hutchison. Hutchison retired last month for personal reasons.

  • Vincent family holds 26th annual reunion

    The 26th annual Vincent family reunion was held Oct. 10 at the Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmondson county. Fifty descendants of Calvernia and Gillis Vincent were present and enjoyed the delicious buffet provided by the Mammoth Cave Restaurant staff.

  • Loss of Dana jobs fuels unemployment rate

    Of the eight counties in the northern Kentucky region, Grant County ranks fifth with the lowest unemployment rate.

    Carroll County has the highest unemployment rate in the region with 12.8 percent while Boone County’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate is the lowest.

  • Unemployed?

    Lisa Lunsford became another victim of a faltering economy that has left thousands across the state and country unemployed.

    “It wasn’t really a big shock because of the economy,” Lunsford said. “But, I really never expected that I would not retire from a banking business.”

    Lunsford’s eldest daughter goes to the University of Kentucky while her youngest just enrolled as a freshman at Northern Kentucky University.

    Trying to pay tuition without substantial income has been rough.  

  • Building Permits 11-12-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in September 2009:

    Sept. 1:

    Jonathan Roberts, demolition, 1181 High Street, permit fee $50.

    Sept. 3:

    Clara Gordon, garage, 6395 Stewartsville Road, 576 square feet, estimated cost $6,000; permit fee $161.40

    John Souder, storage shed, 5385 Stewartsville Road, 600 square feet, estimated cost $2,500, permit fee $101.28.

    S.L. Williams, new home, 930 Summer Drive, 1,735 square feet, estimated cost $180,000, permit fee $424.90.

    Sept. 8: