Local News

  • Motives for changes in Horse Park Commission personnel are questioned

    Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, who is leading the charge against the management of the Kentucky Horse Park, sought a paid position in charge of the park’s marquee annual event, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, in 2010.
    He was rebuffed by Alston Kerr, who was ousted Friday as chairwoman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission by Gov. Matt Bevin. The position Thayer applied for, which pays about $50,000, eventually went to someone else.

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  • Teens allegedly throw rocks at cars on I-75

    Two teenagers are accused of throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Interstate 75 in Crittenden.
    A 14-year-old male and 15-year-old male will be charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment through a court-designated worker.

  • 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.