Local News

  • Williamstown Band Camp
  • Grant Golf place fourth in Pendleton Invitational

    Coach Michael Camacho was excited about how well the Braves did at the Pendleton County Invitational golf tournament held at the Northern Kentucky Golf Club (former Pendleton County Country Club) on July 31.

    The Grant County High School boys’ golf team finished fourth out of 11 teams.  
    That is pretty good considering two of the Braves top five players did not play.
    Camacho felt that if Bo Hammonds and Jayden Cummins had played they possibly could have finished second.  


    (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 K.J. Little charged Daniel R. Benz, 43, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under the value of $500, at 3 p.m. July 21 on Ferguson Boulevard. Benz was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • American Legion Hall gives social opportunity

    Veterans in Grant County have a place to go and socialize with other veterans.
    The white-sided building on U.S. 25 in Williamstown can’t be missed because it’s got a cannon sitting in the front yard.
    The American Legion Hall Post 137 has been part of the landscape in the county since 1929. It has been host to countless dances, fish fries, wedding receptions and parties, but earned a bad reputation following several raids in the late 70s and early 80s for illegal alcohol sales.

  • Miss Grant County
  • Concert in the park
  • Asher gets 15-year sentence in accident

    Fighting through tears, Audra Taylor stood in Grant Circuit Court on July 22 and described how the past year as been “the most terrible time of my life.”

    The mother was involved in a head-on collision on Delia Hill in Dry Ridge on Jan. 15, 2014, when 26-year-old Michael Asher of Owen County slammed into her car while driving under the influence.

  • Horsin’ around

    Elementary students at Grant County Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2015-16 school year.
    The complimentary meals is part of the Community Eligibility Provision program, which started in 2010 as a pilot in Kentucky and other states.
    The program is available to schools that have at least 40 percent of students who are directly certified based on income and other guidelines to receive free meals.
    Williamstown Independent Schools began participating in the program last year and provided free meals to all students in the district.