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Today's News

  • Roland newest member of Kentucky National Guard
  • Williamstown Schools to maintain AdvancED accreditation

    A thorough four-day process of evaluation of the Williamstown Independent School District ended March 15 with some good news.
    After a five-person external review team completed its process, it recommended that the district maintain its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.  

  • 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.)

    Officer David Osborne cited Brandon Childress, 25, of Dry Ridge, for no registration plates, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle with expired operators license, at 5:20 p.m. March 14 on Arbors Drive.
    Officer David Osborne cited Lou E. Taylor, 59, of Dry Ridge, for speeding, at 1:12 p.m. March 18 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.

  • Idol factory

    Even if you don’t agree with John Calvin on his view of “election,” you must admit that he is one of the greatest theologians to ever live and not to mention the role he played in the protestant reformation.
    Calvin has a quote that has become a theme for a sermon series that we are currently in at Revive; it goes like this “The human heart is an idol factory.”
    Wow! How true is that for us as human beings?
    Think about how often you and I serve other things before we serve God!

  • Spot seed bare patches

    I do not worry about any perfection in our “lawn” around the house. It largely blends in to the pastures we graze sheep and poultry.  
    However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy use areas and round bale feeders.
    The areas we need to address are small areas, otherwise I would be hesitant to do much until late August.

  • Senate passes multiple bills in 2017 session

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort.
    A flurry of bills were sent to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Stage Right’s 2nd season to feature ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Annie Jr.’

    Stage Right Musical Theatre hope audiences will be “Over the Rainbow” for its second season lineup.
    After a successful inaugural season, Stage Right announced its second year of shows March 10 during the season’s kickoff Gala.

    The Gala at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown featured musical highlights from last season, along with Broadway tunes and a peak into what audiences will see in 2017.

  • Faith to Stand event to address substance abuse epidemic

    The Grant County Drug Task Force and Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County are collaborating to educate, encourage and empower churches and the community to address substance abuse.
    The groups are sponsoring the Faith to Stand event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Grant County High School.
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered participants.
    Workshops will include Sources of Strength, Giving Hope through Biblical Counseling, A Biblical Approach to Addiction and more.

  • Business license fees likely for Grant County

    Grant County Fiscal Court held a first reading on March 13 for a proposed annual business-licensing fee applicable to all businesses in Grant County.

    Businesses would document all of their active employees so the court could have a more accurate idea of how many employees would be contributing to the payroll tax.

  • County adopts 2 percent payroll tax

    Grant County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance to implement a 2 percent payroll tax in a second hearing on March 9 to help avoid impending bankruptcy. The ordinance passed with a 3-1 vote, with Judge-Executive Steve Wood, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron and District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting yes, and District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley voting no.