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Today's News

  • Ky. Joe's life after Survivor

    It’s been 10 years since Rodger Bingham went from a high school teacher from Crittenden to being known nationwide as “Kentucky Joe.”

    As arguably one of the most popular “Survivor: The Australian Outback” contestants, Bingham finished fifth in the second season of the CBS reality show.

    After surviving more than 50 days on limited food and rough weather, Bingham’s life was forever changed.

  • Missing teen found safe

    A Grant County teenager missing since Sept. 26 was found in Covington on Oct. 5.

    Morgan Brittany Shields, 16, was located “safe and sound” according to Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

    Hankins said the Williamstown teen was found by Covington police. She was returned to her family after running away, possibly with a boyfriend.

    As news of Shield’s disappearance spread,  pleas for help in locating her were placed on the Internet.

    She is a student at Williamstown High School.

  • Judge issues 'burn ban'

    Seven grass and barn fires in less than a week, prompted Grant County fire chiefs to ask the judge-executive for an outdoor burn ban.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link issued the executive order on Oct. 12 banning all outdoor burning because of the “excessive dryness and fire hazard conditions.”

    “This means no open burning is permitted in Grant County, day or night,” said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

  • $1,000 reward offered for break-in information

    A $1,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for stealing cigarettes and money from Grant County Oil on Oct. 3.

    An employee reporting for work discovered that thieves had knocked out the glass and cut the phone and power lines inside the gas station on Ky. 36 in Williamstown.

    Police said the break in occurred around 2:30 a.m.

    “They took numerous cartons of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash,” said Williamstown Assistant Chief Chris Hankins.

  • WHS Band of Spirit wins Grand Champion Cup

    Willliamstown Band of Spirit returned home from Tennessee on Sunday with the Chancellor’s Grand Champion Cup from Vanderbilt Marching Invitational.

    The band won the championship trophy as the overall highest scoring small division band.

  • Friendship on the links

    Golf can be a sport for anyone and for two Grant County High School golfers it has caused a lifelong friendship.

    Senior Zach Wright and Tim Livingood have been friends since they were in elementary school.

    When Wright was little, his parents and grandparents played golf, which garnered his interest in the game. Wright began playing golf in school when he was in the sixth grade, catching the “golf bug.”

    For Livingood, it was also family that got him into the game.

  • Police Beat 10-14-10

    (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

    Chief Rick Kells charged Shane E. Howell, 18, with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on Ferguson Boulevard. Howell was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 12:13 p.m. Oct. 5 on Broadway. The driver involved was Jill C. Skaggs, 52, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2004 Toyota.

    Grant County

  • GCHS JROTC hosts Raider, Drill challenge

    The Grant County High School JROTC hosted the fourth Annual Raider and Drill Team Challenge on Sept. 18, with four states, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana,  represented.

    GCHS did not participate in the competition. Their job was much greater.

  • Browning, girl, April 30

    Carol Sullivan and Kevin Browning of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Audrey Cecile Browning was born at 2:13 p.m. on April 30 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Donald and Clara Gordon of Williamstown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Francis and Betty Browning of St. Augustine, Fla.

    Audrey was welcomed home by big brother, Robert and family.

  • BABY OF THE WEEK

    Hi! My name is Alexis Kyleah Webster.

    I was born on April 17, 2009 at St. Luke West Hospital in Florence.

    My parents are Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge.

    My grandparents are Bill and Edith West and David and Patricia Webster, all of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are play with my mommy, daddy, toys and puppy dog.