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Today's News

  • Tea'd Off!

    Waving American flags and signs proclaiming “Cut Taxes, Not Deals”, nearly 100 gathered at the Grant County Courthouse on April 15 to voice their displeasure with increased taxes and unlimited government spending.

    The local Tax Day Tea Party, named after the historical Boston Tea Party, was one of hundreds of rallies held across the state and country.

  • Funny money leads to arrest

    A Williamstown man has been arrested on charges that he was making fake money on his home computer.

    Sgt. Robert Reed charged Thomas Onan, 35, with 75 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The arrest occurred at 3:54 a.m. on April 8.

    Police searched Onan’s home after receiving a tip and discovered fake $100 bills on his computer.

    Police said Onan has a prior conviction of forgery in Nevada.

    The United States Secret Service is also investigating. Additional charges are pending.

  • SUV vs. tractor

    A Dry Ridge man remains in critical condition at University Hospital in Cincinnati after the tractor he was driving was hit by an SUV at 7:43 a.m. on April 16.

    Marshall Beach, 65, was thrown from the 1964 Ford tractor he was driving west on Warsaw Road when it was hit by a 1995 Geo Tracker driven by Emily Puckett, 15, of Jonesville.

    Beach received multiple injuries when the force of the crash threw him into the tractor’s steering wheel and off the side of the road.

  • For the Record 4-30-09

     

    Marriages

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  • Benson bound for Carroll University

    Looking for the opportunity to continue his football career and further his education, Rex Benson searched for a college that offered him the opportunity to do both.

    Benson found his school, committing to Carroll University on April 16.

    “It’s been a dream. I’m just glad that I finally made my decision and that I’ll be able to play college football for the next four years,” Benson said.

  • Indictments 4-30-09

     

    The two men and one woman accused of bribery of a deputy at the Grant County Detention Center were indicted by a Grant County grand jury.

  • Police Beat 4-23-09

     

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:15 p.m. on April 6 on Ferguson Boulevard in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Evan Kennedy, 79, of Williamstown driving a 2005 Toyota that struck a parked 1999 Chevrolet owned by Tommy R. Leffler.

  • Local student named to Centre’s dean’s list

    Chris Atha has been named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

    Atha is the son of Cassie Marksberry of Lexington and Tony Atha of Dry Ridge, and is a graduate of Sayre School in Lexington.

  • GCHS alumni help collegiate speech and debate team

    Grant County High School graduates and Transylvania University sophomores Katrina and Raven Mineo helped Transylvania’s speech and debate team walk away from the recent Kentucky Forensics Association State Championship held at Owensboro Community and Technical College with numerous awards.

  • Community Calendar 4-23-09

     

     

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