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    15 Years


    Aren’t you sick and tired of politics these days? I think most of us are. I believe the political environment in our country has been contaminated with greed, selfishness and a “win-at-all-costs” mentality. Thus, we have to put up with a toxic mess of hate speak, condemnation and a disregard for the truth, as we all try to get to know candidates and understand their positions on the issues of the day.

  • CHURCH NOTES 6-14-12

    • Call 859-394-2586 for more information about Vacation Bible School.
    • June 10 - Harold Gambrell delivered an excellent message about how the Israelites went around the mountain for almost 40 years. The solution to a rut is to focus on Christ Jesus through worship and prayer and ask God for help along with searching the Word.


  • Sports

    Grant County schools have partnered with Dr. Sandra Utter and Dr. Troy Ashcraft of St. Elizabeth Physicians to offer sports physicals for all Grant County student athletes. Dr. Utter will see athletes from 9 a.m. to noon on July 9 and Dr. Ashcraft will see athletes from 9 a.m. to noon on July 11.  The cost is $15 per athlete. For more information or to set up an appointment, call the doctor’s office at 823-5441.


    A meeting to nominate candidates for the Fifth District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 18 at the Boone County High School Auditorium in Florence.
    The Fifth Wildlife District includes Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson and Trimble counties.

  • Who-Dey

    Alex Prokopchak has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for June 14. Prokopchak is the daughter of Kimberly and Len Prokopchak.

    Grade in school:  senior at Williamstown High School

    Sport(s):  Volleyball, basketball and track

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Williamstown

    Accomplishments: State in long and triple. State for 800 freshman year.

    History in your sport: I have been playing volleyball since seventh grade, basketball since kindergarten and track for three years.


    The grand jury, which met June 6, returned indictments against 11 people.
    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial process.
    Those indicted were:
    • Larry D. Dyer, 58, trafficking a controlled substance in the first degree, trafficking a controlled substance in the third degree first offense, failure to or improper signal, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended and careless driving.


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 9:05 a.m. May 22 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. The drivers involved were Barbara B. Owen, 74, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Chevrolet and Joyce K. Bishop, 76, of Williamstown, driving a 2001 Ford.
    (This is being rerun due to incorrect information given to the Grant County News.)
    Dry Ridge


        Property Transfers
    May 3:
    Jessie King and Peggy King to Larry J. Wagner and Linda S. Wagner, lot 51, Section 2 of Silver Ride Estates, $260,000
    May 4:
    (Warranty Deed) Ray E. Chihak and Deborah L. Chihak to Mark Cummins, Cynthiana Pike and State Route 22 property, $155,000
    (Commissioner’s Deed) William R. Adkins and Gary L. Myers, by Edward M. Bourne, Master Commissioner to William R. Adkins, Stringtown Road property, $8,100