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    For more than 20 years, Wade Gutman, the former executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, promoted the community and worked to bring business, jobs and educational opportunities to its citizens.

  • Deep cuts proposed in budget

    Legislators are into full swing of the 2015 General Assembly in Frankfort.
    With Gov. Matt Bevin recently introducing his first-ever budget proposal, state Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, give their thoughts on the budget and what lies ahead in the session.

    What is your overall opinion of Gov. Bevin’s budget proposal?

  • An eternal investment

    What are you vested or entrusted in? How many millions of people recently purchased a lottery ticket or tickets hoping to win the billion plus jackpot?
    Many have investments in mutual funds, stocks, 401K’s, gold, property, etc., with hope that the investment will be profitable.
    How about the TV show “Hoarders” where they collect massive amount of “treasures” piled up in their homes unable to even walk in the door many times!  Can earthly treasures be taken to the next world with us?


    (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 David Osborne charged Morgan M. Smith, 18, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under $500, at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 27 on Ferguson Boulevard. Smith was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • 100 Days Smarter
  • Bears claw out a victory at Grant County

    The Grant County Braves boy’s basketball team dropped a nail-biter Feb. 5 against Walton Verona.  
    The Bearcats came out on top 43-42 in the highly contested game.  

    Turnovers plagued the Braves early on and they fell behind 8-4 in the first quarter before Cole O’Nan drained a long corner three-point shot.  
    On the next possession, the defense held and Mitchell Stone grabbed the rebound and kicked it ahead to a streaking Jordan Rose, who was fouled shooting.

  • Lady Camels trounce Lady Braves 66-23

    The Lady Braves basketball team were beat soundly 66-23 on Feb. 7 by the Campbell County Lady Camels.
    It didn’t take long for the experienced Campbell County team to get the scoring going.  
    They scored on their first possession and never looked back.  
    The Lady Braves turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions and the Lady Camels took advantage.  
    They jumped out to an 18-1 lead before Sydney Jones made two free throws with 2:29 left to play in the first.  

  • Williamstown falls to Pendleton on the road

    Williamstown fought back, but ultimately fell short Feb. 6 in a 70-63 road loss to Pendleton County.
    The defeat moves the Demons record to 10-15 on the season.
    The game opened up with the Demons falling down 10 points quickly and it was difficult for them to find their way back into it.

  • Lady Demons fall to Walton 68-62 in rematch

    It was the rematch that the Lady Demons of Williamstown craved.
    A little over two weeks after the tough and controversial loss to the Walton-Verona Lady Wildcats, the Williamstown girls wanted to even the season series at 1-1.

    However, the Lady Demons fell again to Walton 68-62.
    The first quarter gave the outlook for the rest of the game.

  • DR mayor saves man from overdose

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells used skills from his other job recently to save a man’s life overdosing on heroin.
    Wells, a firefighter/EMT for 18 years for the Lexington Fire Department, was driving with Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills in Dry Ridge when they saw what initially appeared to be two deputies in a struggle with a suspect.