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  • Kentucky fifth in nation in adult obesity; state diabetes rate highest ever

    We’re fat, and getting fatter. And that’s making us sicker.
    More than one-third of Kentucky adults are obese, placing the state fifth in the country in obesity, a big jump from 12th the year before. Kentucky was one of only two states where obesity rates increased from 2014 to 2015, according to the latest State of Obesity report.

  • Fate of Grant County Jail’s future coming soon

    A final decision about whether the Grant County Detention Center will remain open or close likely will be made within the next few weeks.
    Judge-Executive Steve Wood recommended to the fiscal court during a special meeting Sept. 13 to spent about $63,000 for repairs to HVAC units and plumbing problems.

  • Time again to ‘Explore the Mud’ with annual obstacle course

    It is time for adventurous Grant Countians to get muddy again.
    The third annual Explore the Mud run, featuring 20 challenging obstacles, is returning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 to the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.

    Organized by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), the mud run had 124 participants, representing seven states, run or walk the obstacle course, last year.

  • Suspects sentenced in Dry Ridge man’s death

    FLEMINGSBURG – Kevin Howard and Charles Black, who both pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of a Dry Ridge man, were recently sentenced.
    University of Cincinnati Professor Randall Russ was murdered in Fleming County in October 2014.
    In July, Howard, 39, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Black, 52, pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit robbery and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.

  • SDIA holds inaugural Veteran fishing tournament on Williamstown Lake

    The inaugural Veteran Fishing Tournament will be an all-day event, Sept. 17, on Williamstown Lake.
    Adam Whitney, a veteran who fought in Iraq and a member of the Greater

    Cincinnati chapter of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA), helped come up with the idea.

  • Williamstown Tractor Supply to celebrate pet appreciation week

    If you’re a proud pet owner or would like to be, mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 17 when the Tractor Supply Company store in Williamstown will be celebrating furry friends for Pet Appreciation Week’s Main Event.
    The event will include pet adoptions with community groups, samples, giveaways, drawings for gift cards, and other family friendly activities.

  • Heavenly bread

    There is nothing like a loaf of fresh baked bread! The aroma! The taste! While I served in the United States Air Force in Italy years ago, I would love to visit Villach Austria, which was an hour away and refresh at the warm bath and spa.
    I first would go into the site and loved to have a fresh brewed coffee and Austrian pastry.
    Walking up to the bakery one could smell the fresh bread that was just baked that morning and loved to purchase a fresh hearty baked Austrian bread to take home, which was so delicious!


    (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 Wyatt Gayer cited Magen L. Goodrich, 31, of Dry Ridge, with failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change, at 8:10 p.m. Aug. 29 on McCoy Road.
    Officer David Osborne cited Sierra M. Gordon, 22, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 5:16 p.m. Sept. 1 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.

  • Grant County Marching Band places first in Class AAAA

    Name of Competition: Beechwood High School Festival of Bands at Beechwood in Ft. Mitchell on Sept. 10.
    Ranking and awards:  First place, Class 4A, fourth place overall.
    Names of other Bands Participating:  Bellevue, Holmes, Lloyd Memorial, Woodford Co., Grant, Dixie Heights, Ryle, Madison Central
    Score:  59