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Today's News

  • Lake expansion project gets $540,000 boost

    Vince Gabbert, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Steve Beshear, recently returned home to Grant County bearing an expensive gift.

    The 1994 Williamstown Senior High graduate and son of Rosie and Eddie Gabbert announced a $540,000 state grant that will help inch closer the planned expansion of Lake Williamstown.

    The announcement came in front of a standing-room only crowd at a town hall meeting hosted by the Williamstown Woman’s Club at Williamstown Baptist Church.

  • Hales celebrate 21st anniversary

    Barry and Barb Hale of Williamstown, will celebrate their 21st anniversary on March 19.

    The couple were married by Judge Schroeder in Covington.

    The Hales have two children. Their names are Chris and Kasey Hale.

    Barry works at Jiffy Lube. His wife, Barb, works as a housewife.

  • Grant County Baby Expo set for April 9

    Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time, but it can be overwhelming. There are countless books, websites and family members offering advice; but it is nice for new and expectant mothers to have experts available to answer specific questions and ease anxiety.

    The fifth annual Baby Expo is the place for new and expectant mothers (and fathers) to have their questions answered and fears lessened while socializing with other parents. This year’s festivities are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9 at Dry Ridge Elementary School.

  • Deputy charfed with bribery

    A Grant County deputy jailer found himself behind bars.

    Eric Bay Ashcraft, 23, of Dry Ridge, was charged on March 10 with accepting a bribe from an inmate and allowing contraband into the jail.

    Ashcraft had been employed at the jail since June 2008. He resigned before his arrest.

    Ashcraft also was the Grant County High School girls’ soccer coach for the 2008 season. “He has completed his contract and met his duties for this year,” said Grant County Superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • Lady Demons start season with loss at Henry

    The Williamstown Lady Demons knew they would have to rely on their defense to help them win games.

    Traveling to Henry County, the Williamstown girls’ softball team kept the game scoreless until the fourth inning when Henry County took over on their way to a 10-0 victory on March 23.

    “It was rough,” Goodrich said. “We did well until the fourth inning and then they started figuring out my pitching and hitting us. It went downhill from there.”

  • Let the sun keep shining!

     

    One of the first things that I share with students when I am asked to speak about being a journalist or working at the Grant County News, is that just because I’m a reporter doesn’t mean I have special privileges.

  • For the Record 3-26-09

     

     

    Marriages

  • Community Calendar 3-26-09

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Williamstown City Building.

  • Legislators put teeth in cyber safety law

    A House bill strengthening and updating laws protecting children from Internet predators moved quickly through the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly.

    House Bill 315, which had 21 cosponsors, including Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, prohibits registered sex offenders from using social-networking Web sites like MySpace and Facebook that are frequented by minors.

    Passage of this bill allows Kentucky prosecutors to criminally charge sex offenders removed from the sites.

    Since May of 2007, MySpace has removed the profiles of 90,000 sex offenders.

  • No injuries in bus crash

    No one was injured when a Grant County school bus struck a vehicle just as school let out on March 17.

    The bus, driven by Daniel P. Collins Jr., 52, of Corinth, was leaving Grant County Middle School, and pulled in front of a 2000 Ford Escape driven by Mary P. Smith, 71, of Williamstown.

    There were 22 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident but there were no injuries.

    Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Maines is investigating the accident.