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Today's News

  • Population growth stagnant in county, cities

    With the 2020 U.S. census around the corner, growth in the Grant County and its four cities has plateaued from 2010 to 2017. 

    Population data from the Kentucky State Data Center (KSDC) showed the county’s population was estimated at 24,984. In 2010, population in the county was 24,662 — that’s only 322 more people in seven years. 

  • Murder trial begins in deaths of Pollitt family

    A trial for an Independence man indicted on five counts of wanton murder for the deaths of the Pollitt family began June 19 in Kenton County Circuit Court. 

  • Residents, workers try to keep cool as blazing temperatures rise

    Temperatures continue to rise as the first day of summer approaches, including the first heat advisory of the season June 18. 

    Heat index is expected to remain in the 90s from June 21 through June 24 with the potential for severe thunderstorms June 20. 

  • Class Reunions

     

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)

     

    Dry Ridge Police Department

     Officer David Osborne cited Bonnie M. Nunn, 70, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 2:25 p.m. June 3 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. 

  • Looking for a ‘good, good father’

     

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  • Digging, dividing daffodils

     

  • Andy Beshear’s lawsuit threatens future of Kentucky teachers’ pensions

     

    Attorney General Andy Beshear is getting plenty of practice for his next campaign as he travels across the Commonwealth to spread fear and misinformation about the new pension reform bill (SB 151), designed to save Kentucky’s public pension system.

    His most dangerous lies are those of omission. AG Beshear doesn’t want Kentuckians to know about the positive things SB 151 does to help ensure public pensions remain viable. For example:

  • Crittenden Council passes 2018-19 budget

    Crittenden City Council voted in favor of their proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget during a June 5 meeting. 

    Council members Donna Duley, Clara Brown, Roger Humphrey and Brian Barkley all voted in favor, and Jim Purcell and Earlene Stumbo were absent from the meeting. 

  • Caldwell chosen as new WHS band director

     

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    The Williamstown Band of Spirit has a familiar face as its new director.

    Ian Caldwell will take over the reigns from Chris Hedges, who left to direct the Conner High School Band.