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  • Security in worship

    With the current unstable and dangerous climate in the U. S today, the discussion of church security has resurfaced. It is obvious that times have changed drastically and the assembly of the saints is not as sacred to some as it once was.
    In an effort to find a solution to the problem of church security some churches lock the doors after the set time for worship to start. Some churches arm certain members and place them strategically around the assembly.


    (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 KJ Little executed a warrant for Gina M. Turner, 32, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 4:58 p.m. Feb. 15 on Warsaw Road. Turner was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little cited Cathryn R. Stroer, 26, of Williamstown, for no registration plates, at 11:54 p.m. Feb. 16 on Taft Highway.

  • GC academic team compete in Governor’s Regional Cup, advance to state

    The Future Problem Solving Team at Grant County High School placed second in the Governor’s Cup Regional and will be headed to the state competition in March.

    They are extremely excited to be advancing to the state competition.
    Students are given a one-page description of a future scenario, detailing a major area of concern, typically with global implications.

    From this scenario, students must develop and describe (in detail) 16 challenges that may impact multiple facets of society.

  • Bryan competes in state Poetry Out Loud competition

    Haley Bryan, a junior at Grant County High School, competed in the state Poetry Out Loud competition held recently.
    Bryan qualified for the state competition based upon her first place win at the local poetry competition held at Grant County High School.  
    Bryan earned the first place honors at the 2016 GCHS Poetry Out Loud competition with her selections, “Personal” by Tony Hoagland and “The Obligation to be Happy” by Linda Pastan.  

  • GCMS students accept ‘Dream It Do It’ challenge

    A group of Grant County Middle School students accepted the “Dream It Do It” challenge from the Partners for a Competitive Workforce.

    The challenge for the six students and their teacher, Angela Cummins, is to visit a local manufacturing site, then develop a short video that shares with their peers all the cool things about today’s advanced manufacturing.

    Manufacturers in Northern Kentucky are working to change public perceptions about careers in manufacturing. 

  • Lady Demons fall in districts to Walton

    The final score of the game did not tell the whole story in the 32nd district game against the Williamstown Lady Demons and Walton Verona.
    The teams fought hard in what was a back and forth matchup.
    Walton walked away with the 60-51 victory to move on the tournament final.
    Both teams opened up with solid on ball pressure.

    Walton Verona took the lead early, as it was hard for Williamstown to get on the board.
    The opening basket for Williamstown came from Hayley Howe with a little over three minutes left in the first quarter.

  • Damon Thayer probe done ‘by the book’

    The Georgetown Police Department followed its policies and procedures “by the book” while investigating a domestic dispute involving State Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, said Mayor Tom Prather and Police Chief Michael Bosse in separate interviews.

  • Republican caucus set for March 5

    Registered Republicans in Grant County will have a chance to vote for their party’s presidential candidate in a caucus on Saturday, March 5.

    The Republican Presidential Caucus will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.
    Voters who were registered as Republicans by Dec. 31, 2015, are eligible to vote in the caucus.  

  • Bomb threat puts GCHS on brief lockdown

    Grant County High School was briefly put on lockdown and evacuated Feb. 22 after “I’m going to blow this building up at 12:45 on Feb. 22” was found written with a black marker on a bathroom stall door.

    The origin of the threat was quickly discovered and a male juvenile student will be charged in the incident.
    Police found no credible threat at the high school.

    The threat was discovered at 8 a.m. on a bathroom stall inside a boy’s restroom near the high school gym.


    Employees from the Grant County Detention Center packed the Grant County Courthouse last week for fear they wouldn’t be paid.

    The special called meeting was held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 after Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley wanted to talk specifically with Jailer Chris Hankins about declining revenue and increased costs such as a $36,158 water bill at the facility.