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Today's News

  • POLICE REPORTS-Aug. 2

    (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.)

  • Judicial center closed Aug. 6

    Don’t go the Grant County Judicial Center at 224 S. Main in Williamstown on Monday, Aug. 6 and expect to do business because the office will be closed.
    Judicial branch employees, including circuit/district court clerks and their employees, will be off work for the first of three furlough days as a result of deep cuts the Kentucky General Assembly made to the court systems budget for the fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
    The furloughs will close judicial offices on Aug. 6, Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 of this year.

  • Body found in Crittenden identified as Kenton agent

    `The identity of a body discovered in a Crittenden barn was established about a week after the body was discovered.
    Police said the body was that of Raymond Cosby, 49, of Independence.
    Cosby was a Kenton County insurance agent. Police were looking for Cosby at the time his body was discovered in connection with complaints from an elderly man’s family that said Cosby bilked nearly a half million dollars from their relative.
    Cosby was discovered on July 17 in a barn at Lloyd’s Wildlife Area.

  • Kayaks, canoes return for Paddle Williamstown


    Grab your kayak or canoe and find out what it would be like to take a leisurely Saturday morning ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake as Paddle Williamstown Lake returns on Saturday, Aug. 25.
    Williamstown Lake will host the second Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

    All power boat/jet ski traffic will be restricted during this time.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner was pleased with the first event and hopes to show off the lake to even more participants this year.

  • Williamstown to host ‘Back To School’ bash

    Williamstown Independent School will join as one campus to celebrate returning to class Aug. 10 with a Back to School Bash.
    The district decided to forego its usual Sundae Social, Readi-Fest and back to school events for each school for the 2012-13 school year.
    The bash will include games, food and a free movie to kick off the school year.

  • BUSTED!

    Jim Blackney of Dry Ridge wasn’t too surprised when he woke up around 6 a.m. on July 26 and saw police cars swarming a house across the street from him.
    The Kentucky State Police arrested 15 people on drug charges in an early morning roundup.
    The roundup was the result of nearly a year of work by police, including undercover surveillance and drug purchases.
    For Blackney, it was a long time coming.

  • Computer error sends raw sewage into creek; city receives no fine

    A computer error at the new $15 million sewer plant in Williamstown sent a small amount of sewage into a nearby creek.

    “A few fish and crawdads died but there was no danger to our residents,” Mayor Rick Skinner said.

    The incident occurred on Friday, June 8.

    Skinner said an alarm went off to indicate something was wrong, but when employees checked the system it was working.

    “We were told the technician was off on vacation and if the motors were running, we were OK,” Skinner said.

  • GHOST BUSTERS?

    It may have been a dark and stormy night July 19, but certified ghost hunter Patti Starr used humor to relax guests ready to locate spirits at Sherman Tavern.

    Starr has hunted ghosts in three countries and 27 states.

  • Benefit to ‘Give Charlie a Chance’ in CDKL5 fight

    For the second year, Williamstown parents hope the community will help “Give Charlie a Chance.”

    Amanda and Chris Nicholson will be chairing the benefit fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at Williamstown Baptist Church to raise money for the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research with the hopes of finding a cure for CDKL5 Disorders.

    Their 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte, or Charlie as her family calls her, was diagnosed at 1 1/2 years old with the rare disorder that effects about 250 people worldwide.

  • Filing sparse; deadline is Aug. 14

    Residents interested in filing to run in a nonpartisan race in the Nov. 6 general election only have a few weeks remaining.
    The deadline for candidates to file is 4 p.m. Aug. 14.
    Forms can be picked up at the Grant County Clerk’s Office at 107 N. Main St. in Williamstown during regular business hours.