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  • Helton Pointe Apartments opens doors

    With the smell of fresh paint still lingering, local officials got their first look at Williamstown’s newest apartment complex on Monday.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Helton Pointe Apartments, the city’s newest three-story apartments built at the end of Helton Heights.
    “This is so nice,” said Kathy Faulkner, former director of the Williamstown Housing Authority, as she and others peeked inside bedrooms, closets and bathrooms.

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  • Winters joins Will. School Board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board finally has a fifth member.
    A vacancy was created in June 2015 when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.

    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.

  • Lady Demons down rival Grant County 62-57

    Grant County and Williamstown renewed their rivalry Feb. 1 as the Lady Braves and Lady Demons battled on the basketball court.

    The game was tightly contested until the end with Williamstown winning 62-57, improving their record to 11-6 while the Grant County dropped to 4-17.
    From the opening tip, the crowd anticipated an up and down fantastic matchup.

  • Hope to share

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.
    Lately, hope has been my thing. I was talking with a tattoo artist for a story I’m working on and told him if I ever got a tattoo it would be the word hope in simple script, lower-case lettering, written very small, with a period at the end. (hope.)


    (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 cited Jeffrey Ritchie, 57, of Dry Ridge, with speeding and failure to produce insurance card, at 8:59 p.m. Jan. 25 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Dalton A. Whalen, 18,  of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:48 p.m. Jan. 26 on the Dry Ridge By-pass. Whalen was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.  

  • Propes faces 15 years for attempted murder

    A 23-year-old Crittenden man faces 15 years in prison for attempting to murder a police officer during a June 15, 2015 shootout in his Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.

    Shane Propes agreed to a plea deal Jan. 28 with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in exchange for pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with the shootout.
    Propes was allegedly walking down Indian Hills Drive June 15, 2015 carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.

  • Snow pushes school calendars back

    Snowfall and difficult road conditions have caused local school districts to call off classes in the last two weeks.
    The missed days have altered the school calendars and pushed back the last day for students.
    Williamstown Independent Schools have missed five days so far this year, bringing the district halfway to the 10 inclement weather days last year.
    The district is making up one day on Feb. 16 while the remaining four have been added to the end of the calendar.

  • Booster treasurer must pay back stolen money

    The former treasurer of the Grant County Football Boosters will avoid jail time for allegedly diverting $4,800 in funds raised from charity Bingo games.
    Marsha Brewer of Dry Ridge was sentenced to 180 days conditional discharge, subject to three conditions.
    Brewer was order to not commit another offense, stay out of gaming and pay $2,400 each in restitution to the Department of Charitable Gaming and the Grant County Law Enforcement Explorers.