Today's News

  • Roads dedicated to fallen officers

    The life and dedication of Joe Ward Jr. was honored June 30 on what would have been his 62nd birthday,

    Joe was one of three fallen Kentucky State Police troopers who were recognized during a dedication ceremony at KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge renaming stretches of highways after the men.

    At 25 years old, Joe died April 23, 1973, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while working an accident in Hopkins County.

  • Braves win machine pitch tournament
  • Grant seeks new student enrollment

    Any new student (kindergarten – grade 12) planning to attend Grant County Schools during the 2010-2011 school year is encouraged to complete enrollment paperwork at the Grant County Schools Welcome Center. You must register by calling the center, at 859-428-5499, to schedule an appointment.

  • Community Calendar 7-1-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. July 12 Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. July 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.


  • GCHS graduate studies agriculture in Scotland

    Growing up on a farm, Lindie Huffman learned to love all aspects of agriculture.

    Now, the 22-year-old is hoping to turn that passion into a career while studying agriculture education at the University of Kentucky and half way across the world.

    “I can’t decide if I like produce or livestock or mechanics,” said Huffman, a 2006 Grant County High School graduate. “I like it all. That way of life has given so much to me that I want to give back.”

  • Economy tops concerns for Northern Kentucky region

    How do you continue to provide services the public expects with less money each year?

    That’s the tough question that Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link will discuss next week when he and judges from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties discuss the state of Northern Kentucky.

  • Crittenden passes budget

    In a unanimous vote, without discussion, the five members present for the June meeting of the Crittenden City council voted to approve the 2010-11 budget.

    Although controversial at the May meeting, a $5,000 decrease for the fire department and the 5.2 percent increase for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was not a topic of discussion when the budget was presented for vote.

    For the rest of the story, pick up this week's issue of the Grant County News. 

  • Judicial Center dedicated July 19

    After nearly three months, the $14.5 million Grant County Judicial Center will soon be dedicated during a public ceremony.

    The dedication will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, July 19 at the center, located at 224 S. Main St. in Williamstown.

    Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr, and Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link will be among the speakers at the ceremony.

  • Police Beat 7-1-10

    (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 investigated an accident at 12:55 p.m. June 21 on Arbors Drive. The driver involved was Hollie N. Perrier, 38, of Corinth, driving a 1996 Chevrolet and a parked 2008 Chrysler owned by Tom Rothwell, of Dry Ridge.

  • Grant County kids go to hoops camp