Local News

  • DR man faces charges in car break-ins

    A 19-year-old Dry Ridge resident was arrested Feb, 27 and may face more than 20 additional counts of breaking into vehicles to steal items at multiple Grant County businesses and neighborhoods.

  • Clerk halts attempted robbery

    Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a Corinth Marathon gas station at gunpoint.

    The unknown white males who had their faces covered were unable to get inside the store after a female clerk locked the front entrance and called 911.

    The incident occurred at 7:55 p.m. Feb. 25 when a male and female clerk, along with a male customer, were inside the gas station.

  • Lexington robbery suspects caught in Grant County

    Two men who are suspected of robbing a woman by knifepoint outside of a Lexington church Feb. 21 were caught in Grant County.
    The suspects, 37-year-old Robert Schultz and 48-year-old Harvey Smith, are facing multiple charges, including first-degree robbery, fleeing and evading police, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    The incident began when a woman getting out her car around 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington was approached by a man offering to help her carry items.

  • Mt. Olivet Christian moves to new location

    The Mt. Olivet Christian Church in Williamstown will officially move to a new location at 400 Eibeck Lane in Williamstown on March 6.

    This move comes after rapid growth of the congregation within recent years.
    The property on Eibeck Lane holds a brand new building with room to hold up to 1,132 people.
    Since the 1870’s Mt. Olivet Christian Church has served Williamstown and Grant County. It’s initial location in Heekin is preserved with a cemetery.

  • Security in worship

    With the current unstable and dangerous climate in the U. S today, the discussion of church security has resurfaced. It is obvious that times have changed drastically and the assembly of the saints is not as sacred to some as it once was.
    In an effort to find a solution to the problem of church security some churches lock the doors after the set time for worship to start. Some churches arm certain members and place them strategically around the assembly.


    (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 KJ Little executed a warrant for Gina M. Turner, 32, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 4:58 p.m. Feb. 15 on Warsaw Road. Turner was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little cited Cathryn R. Stroer, 26, of Williamstown, for no registration plates, at 11:54 p.m. Feb. 16 on Taft Highway.

  • GC academic team compete in Governor’s Regional Cup, advance to state

    The Future Problem Solving Team at Grant County High School placed second in the Governor’s Cup Regional and will be headed to the state competition in March.

    They are extremely excited to be advancing to the state competition.
    Students are given a one-page description of a future scenario, detailing a major area of concern, typically with global implications.

    From this scenario, students must develop and describe (in detail) 16 challenges that may impact multiple facets of society.

  • Bryan competes in state Poetry Out Loud competition

    Haley Bryan, a junior at Grant County High School, competed in the state Poetry Out Loud competition held recently.
    Bryan qualified for the state competition based upon her first place win at the local poetry competition held at Grant County High School.  
    Bryan earned the first place honors at the 2016 GCHS Poetry Out Loud competition with her selections, “Personal” by Tony Hoagland and “The Obligation to be Happy” by Linda Pastan.  

  • GCMS students accept ‘Dream It Do It’ challenge

    A group of Grant County Middle School students accepted the “Dream It Do It” challenge from the Partners for a Competitive Workforce.

    The challenge for the six students and their teacher, Angela Cummins, is to visit a local manufacturing site, then develop a short video that shares with their peers all the cool things about today’s advanced manufacturing.

    Manufacturers in Northern Kentucky are working to change public perceptions about careers in manufacturing. 

  • Lady Demons fall in districts to Walton

    The final score of the game did not tell the whole story in the 32nd district game against the Williamstown Lady Demons and Walton Verona.
    The teams fought hard in what was a back and forth matchup.
    Walton walked away with the 60-51 victory to move on the tournament final.
    Both teams opened up with solid on ball pressure.

    Walton Verona took the lead early, as it was hard for Williamstown to get on the board.
    The opening basket for Williamstown came from Hayley Howe with a little over three minutes left in the first quarter.