Today's News

  • Community Calendar 12-10-09


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

  • Building Permits 12-10-09

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

    • Oct. 2

    Dallas Robertson, remodel, 27 N. Main Street, 120 square feet, estimated cost $2,400; permit fee $50.

    David Stecht, new home, 310 Flat Creek, 2,173 square feet, estimated cost $200,000; permit fee $421.34.

    Stacey Gray, retaining wall, 210 Cynthiana Street, 160 square feet, estimated cost $500; permit fee $35.

    • Oct. 7:

    Paul Claypool, addition, 985 Burgess Road, 960 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $446.55.

  • For the Record 12-10-09


    Aug. 18:

    Dewey Howard, Jr. and Barbara Howard to Michael Lee Howard, lot 277, Unit 2 of Paradise Point, $700

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Fifth Third Mortgage Company; Deborah J. Bates, unmarried; and Fifth Third Bank, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Sherman-Newton Road property, $120,000

    (General Warranty Deed) CAC Properties, LLC to Aces Properties, LCC, lot 1, Section 1 of Eagle Creek Estates Subdivision, $89,000

    Aug. 19:

  • For the Record 12-10-09 cont.

    Civil Suits

    September 21:

    Billy McDaniel, Jr. vs. Melissa Renee McDaniel, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Discover Bank vs. Pamela O. Asher, default of payment on credit agreement

    September 22:

    U.S. Bank National Association vs. Carl Johnson, Melody Johnson and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., default of payment on note

    BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Kenneth Hafer and Kimberly Hafer, default of payment on note

    Asset Acceptance, LLC vs. Jack Thomas, default of payment on note

  • Braves play in Wierwille Classic

    Grant County boys’ basketball coach Ron Kinmon knows the impact that coaches can have on their players.

    He experienced it firsthand with his college coach, Roland Wierwille, who cared more about developing good people than developing good basketball players. Kinmon played for Wierwille at Berea College.

    Last year, Kinmon talked to former teammates who now coach high school basketball and each brought their teams to Berea College for a series of preseason scrimmages.

  • Lady Braves leave mark on program

    It’s never easy for seniors to end the final season of their high school career.

    But the Grant County volleyball seniors can take solace in the fact that when their season ended, they were playing the best they had all season.

    Brittany Butler, Katie Gregg, Rachel Kitchens, Dawn Plunkett, Catie Prather and the Lady Braves came one set away from advancing to the district championship and a place in the region tournament, but the seniors know the important thing is that they worked hard to get there.

  • Police Beat 12-10-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke charged Damon K. Jones, 48, of Dry Ridge with violation of Kentucky protective order at 11:21 p.m. Nov. 22. Jones was lodged the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Cat attack 12-7-09

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  • Simplified Census forms coming in 2010

    When the United States Census hits mailboxes in 2010 the process will be simplified for Grant County residents.

    “The head of household is responsible for answering 10 primary questions with an additional seven questions for each additional household member,” said Gayle Brown, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. “A postage paid envelope is included with the Census mailing for easy return.”

    The Census form will be mailed out mid-March and should be returned by April 1, 2010.

  • Five featured in Kincaid Christmas show

    Chuck Estridge is bringing to life the character of Howard, the occasionally obstinate but wise grandfather, in the Kincaid Regional Theatre’s production of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

    The play is set in late 1941. It is the story of the faith of a family and nation on the brink of war as they preparing to celebrate the birth of Christ. Most of the action takes place inside Howard’s home, with a choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio.