http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Corinth man faces charges after police pursuit http://www.grantky.com/content/corinth-man-faces-charges-after-police-pursuit <p> Scott R. Goble of Corinth is facing numerous charges following a high-speed chase that led police through two counties on Aug. 10.<br /> Harrison County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputy Joe Daniel was dispatched to Joe&rsquo;s Place on KY 36 just a few miles west of Cynthiana at Poindexter around 2:30 p.m.<br /> The initial call was for a stolen vehicle.<br /> While Daniel was taking a statement from the victim, the stolen truck peeled out and headed toward Junction Pike where the driver turned and then pulled onto Lafferty Pike toward Colemansville and back to KY 36.<br /> Ritzi named new Animal Shelter director http://www.grantky.com/content/ritzi-named-new-animal-shelter-director <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_1_357.jpg" alt="Kathleen Ritzi was recently named new Grant County Animal Shelter director. Photo by Camille McClanahan" title="Kathleen Ritzi was recently named new Grant County Animal Shelter director. Photo by Camille McClanahan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kathleen Ritzi has always been an animal lover.<br /> That love and passion for animals has led her to be named the new director of the Grant County Animal Shelter.<br /> Ritzi replaces Marsha Chaney, who took over shelter duties in August 2010 and led the facility to be named the Animal Shelter of the Year during the 2016 Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association&rsquo;s annual training conference in Louisville. &nbsp;</p> Hotel development underway in Dry Ridge http://www.grantky.com/content/hotel-development-underway-dry-ridge <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/drone.jpg" alt="An aerial drone photo taken on Aug. 15 shows progress being made on a hotel and restaurant development behind Wal-Mart on Ferguson Boulevard in Dry Ridge. Photo provided" title="An aerial drone photo taken on Aug. 15 shows progress being made on a hotel and restaurant development behind Wal-Mart on Ferguson Boulevard in Dry Ridge. Photo provided" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Site work is well underway for three hotels and three restaurants in Dry Ridge.<br /> The land being developed is located on Ferguson Boulevard behind Wal-Mart.<br /> The developer, Om Laxmi Narayan, LLC, plans to initially construct a three-story, 79-suite Comfort Suites hotel that could open in late summer 2018.</p> Kidnapping suspect captured in Grant Co. http://www.grantky.com/content/kidnapping-suspect-captured-grant-co <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/inmateimg082017zzz298717321_08122017102947.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> A 25-year-old Florence man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Erlanger was found and arrested in Dry Ridge on Aug. 10.</p> <p> Brandon Foley allegedly held his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend against her will and assaulted her for several hours on Lori Drive in Erlanger.</p> Stage Right hosts educational workshop http://www.grantky.com/content/stage-right-hosts-educational-workshop <p> Stage Right will host an educational workshop from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 29 at the Grant County High School auditorium. The workshop is open to the first 50 students who register.<br /> The performances are Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 in the GCHS Auditorium.<br /> The show is &ldquo;Once Upon a Mattress&rdquo;, which is the story of the princess and the pea.&nbsp; The program offers a chance to work with professional instructors who are working in theatre and the opportunity to learn not just acting but about all aspects of the theatre. &nbsp;<br /> Fall poultry event coming to Williamstown Tractor Supply http://www.grantky.com/content/fall-poultry-event-coming-williamstown-tractor-supply <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chicks-tank-3-420x470.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With interest in keeping backyard chickens continuing to grow, some Kentucky families are looking to start or add to their flock this fall. And though many people associate spring, as being the ideal time to jump into poultry, backyard chicken experts with Tractor Supply Company say there are benefits to starting in the fall.</p> BACK TO SCHOOL PEP RALLY http://www.grantky.com/content/back-school-pep-rally <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gcms_0.jpg" alt="Sherman Elementary and Grant County Middle School showed their enthusiasm about the start of school. The Grant County School district faculty hosted a back to school rally to get pumped about the start of 2017-2018 school year. Photos provided" title="Sherman Elementary and Grant County Middle School showed their enthusiasm about the start of school. The Grant County School district faculty hosted a back to school rally to get pumped about the start of 2017-2018 school year. Photos provided" align="left" hspace="6" /> Charlottesville suspect beliefs were ‘along the party lines of the neo-Nazi movement,’ ex-teacher says http://www.grantky.com/content/charlottesville-suspect-beliefs-were-%E2%80%98along-party-lines-neo-nazi-movement%E2%80%99-ex-teacher-says <p> Former Randall K. Cooper High School history teacher Derek Weimer, 45, of Florence told The Enquirer in an interview that he was probably the closest to James Alex Fields Jr. out of everyone on the faculty.<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m sure if you would ask James he would say I was his favorite or one of his favorite teachers,&rdquo; said Weimer, adding that he had Fields in three classes directly and had regular interaction with him after classes and during free time.<br />