http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 100 DAYS http://www.grantky.com/content/100-days <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_5_98.jpg" alt="Dry Ridge Elementary student Taylor Verbeck shows off her muscles and her cape with 100 items on it. Photo by Camille McClanahan" title="Dry Ridge Elementary student Taylor Verbeck shows off her muscles and her cape with 100 items on it. Photo by Camille McClanahan" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /> Propes faces 15 years for attempted murder http://www.grantky.com/content/propes-faces-15-years-attempted-murder <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cuffs_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A 23-year-old Crittenden man faces 15 years in prison for attempting to murder a police officer during a June 15, 2015 shootout in his Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.</p> <p> Shane Propes agreed to a plea deal Jan. 28 with the Commonwealth Attorney&rsquo;s Office in exchange for pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with the shootout.<br /> Propes was allegedly walking down Indian Hills Drive June 15, 2015 carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.</p> RULER FOODS OPENS IN WILLIAMSTOWN http://www.grantky.com/content/ruler-foods-opens-williamstown <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_200.jpg" alt="Members of the community visit the new grocery store. " title="Members of the community visit the new grocery store. " align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /> Helton Pointe Apartments opens doors http://www.grantky.com/content/helton-pointe-apartments-opens-doors <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kathy_and_dione.jpg" alt="Kathy Faulkner, former director of Williamstown Housing Authority, Dione Kinman, current director and Chris Perry, maintenance supervisor, check out a new apartment at Helton Pointe. Photo by Jamie S. Baker" title="Kathy Faulkner, former director of Williamstown Housing Authority, Dione Kinman, current director and Chris Perry, maintenance supervisor, check out a new apartment at Helton Pointe. Photo by Jamie S. Baker" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> With the smell of fresh paint still lingering, local officials got their first look at Williamstown&rsquo;s newest apartment complex on Monday.</p> <p> A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Helton Pointe Apartments, the city&rsquo;s newest three-story apartments built at the end of Helton Heights.<br /> &ldquo;This is so nice,&rdquo; said Kathy Faulkner, former director of the Williamstown Housing Authority, as she and others peeked inside bedrooms, closets and bathrooms.</p> Kiwanis auction needs bidders http://www.grantky.com/content/kiwanis-auction-needs-bidders <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/auction_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Are you in the market for a brass cash register, a kayak or maybe tickets to a University of Kentucky men&rsquo;s basketball game?<br /> Then the 20th annual Kiwanis auction is where you want to be or at least be watching on TV on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6.<br /> The annual auction is the group&rsquo;s main fundraising activity for the year.<br /> Judge rules in favor of Ark http://www.grantky.com/content/judge-rules-favor-ark <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ark_with_keel.jpg" alt="Despite the winter weather, work continues on the Ark Encounter off KY 36 in Williamstown. The keel is now in place as 100 feet will be added to the Ark, a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark from the Bible. Photo submitted" title="Despite the winter weather, work continues on the Ark Encounter off KY 36 in Williamstown. The keel is now in place as 100 feet will be added to the Ark, a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark from the Bible. Photo submitted" align="left" hspace="6" width="144" height="85" /><p> A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the Ark Encounter should be eligible for tax rebate incentives through a Kentucky Tourism Development Program.<br /> Judge Greg Van Tatenhove of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction against the state of Kentucky for blocking the theme park&rsquo;s developer, Answers in Genesis (AiG) from participating in the program.</p> Inmate walks away from drug center http://www.grantky.com/content/inmate-walks-away-drug-center <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/joseph_smith.jpg" alt="Joseph Smith" title="Joseph Smith" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Kentucky State Police are looking for an inmate that walked away from a Covington treatment center on Jan. 24.</p> <p> Joseph Edwin Smith was last seen at the Transitions Treatment Center around 4:43 p.m. on Sunday. He was wearing a grey and red shirt, grey sweatpants and a black hoodie.</p> SNOW GO http://www.grantky.com/content/snow-go-0 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tongueout.jpg" alt="Logan McKee of Dry Ridge plays in the snow. Photo submitted" title="Logan McKee of Dry Ridge plays in the snow. Photo submitted" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" />