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Today's News

  • Donald Crupper named 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year

    Donald Crupper was recognized as the 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony sponsored by the City of Williamstown and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    He was given a plaque, the key to the City of Williamstown, Senate and House of Representatives citations and named an honorary Kentucky Colonel.
    Donald Crupper was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the oldest of four children.  
    His family moved to Owen County, Kentucky, during the great depression in 1934.  

  • Local runners compete at state XC meet

    The Grant County Braves football team were bounced from the first round of the playoffs after a 51-7 loss to Fern Creek Traditional High on Nov. 4 in Louisville.  
    The final game of the season was typical of the way things have gone for the Braves the last few games of the season.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Fern Creek’s Kyree Hawkins ran in the first score of the game and his team never looked back.  
    They would score 37 first half points.  

  • Braves ousted by Fern Creek Traditional

    The Grant County Braves football team were bounced from the first round of the playoffs after a 51-7 loss to Fern Creek Traditional High on Nov. 4 in Louisville.  
    The final game of the season was typical of the way things have gone for the Braves the last few games of the season.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Fern Creek’s Kyree Hawkins ran in the first score of the game and his team never looked back.  
    They would score 37 first half points.  

  • Grant County hosts archery tourney
  • Citizen advisory commission to help evaluate Grant County Jail

    A four-citizen Grant County Jail Advisory Commission will assist in the evaluation of the operation and maintenance of the Grant County Detention Center.
    The commission, chaired by Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood, will include Carolyn Thomas Thompson of Dry Ridge, Barry Greene and Ralph East of Crittenden and Mike Taylor of Williamstown.

  • Dry Ridge sees big jump in business licenses

    The number of business licenses have increased by more than 140 from last year after the City of Dry Ridge updated its ordinance.
    Earlier this year, the Dry Ridge City Council updated business license fee amounts and strengthened enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.
    Currently, the city has 460 business licenses on file with about 40 known businesses who have not paid their license fees.
    That number has increased from 317 from the 2015-16 fiscal year.

  • The Ark through the eyes of a visitor

     

    Recently, I spent an entire day at the Ark Encounter interviewing visitors.  It was a day coordinated with a representative of Answers in Genesis, the Ark’s owner.  As people exited the Ark, I was encouraged by their responses to what they had just experienced.  So many of them were curious about the people in Williamstown and how the Ark is changing our world, so they made it easy for us to talk.

  • BUILDING PERMITS

    • Oct. 4
    Brett Blackmore, 107 Mohawk, in ground pool, 543 square feet, estimated cost $30,000; permit fee $100.
    • Oct. 5
    Michael Baas, 785 Draper Road, garage, 900 square feet, estimated cost $65,000; permit fee $109.40.
    • Oct. 6
    Dana Corporation, 1000 Business Boulevard, renovation, 523 square feet, estimated cost $175,000; permit fee $611.64.
    Tammy Robertson, 31 S. Main Street, repair, 400 square feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $47.76.

  • Hushing up Jesus

    Years ago, I visited with a woman who sold biblical toys, action figures of Bible characters like Moses, David and Goliath and Jesus.
    The Jesus doll, about twice the size of a G.I. Joe, had movable fingers and joints and if you pressed a button on Jesus’ back he talked.
    As the woman demonstrated, Jesus started reciting Bible verses -- and wouldn’t stop.
    I was there to interview the woman for a newspaper story and tried to have a conversation with her but couldn’t concentrate because Jesus wouldn’t stop talking.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Deputy Ben Duffy executed a warrant for David W. Robinson, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:04 p.m. Nov. 1 on Jillian Drive. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.