Local News

  • State seeks input on KY 36 road project

    With congested traffic from the Ark Encounter a concern, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will provide information about a project to provide relief.

    The project features the reconstruction of KY 36 at the Interstate 75 interchange in Williamstown, where the entrance to the under-construction Ark Encounter attraction will be when it opens in the summer of 2016.

    KTC will be holding an informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 at the Grant County Public Library.

  • Faith, Fireworks
  • Propes faces attempted murder charge

    A 22-year-old Crittenden man faces charges of attempting to murder a police officer in connection with a June 15 shootout in his Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.
    Shane Propes is out of the hospital and lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.
    Propes was allegedly walking down the street carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Stigers fired multiple rounds at Propes after the suspect allegedly fired multiple shots and turned his weapon toward Stigers.

  • Local officials react to same-sex marriage ruling

    Since he took office in January, Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood has officiated 27 wedding ceremonies.
    Wood will no longer perform any weddings after the United States Supreme Court’s June 26 landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriages.


    Nestled within 800 acres of rolling hills in Williamstown, a creation of biblical proportions is starting to take shape.

    The $90 million life-size Ark Encounter is still at least a year away from opening, but workers have started on the skeleton of the recreation of Noah’s ark.

  • Past, you don’t rule me

    Why do bad things happen to good people? This would have to be one the most difficult questions presented to pastors, parents, and a majority of the public alike. The Bible speaks truth as it proclaims, “Hell hath enlarged her mouth” and “men shall become more wicked.”


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    • This new church is Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.


    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Ashley N. Wainscott, 25, of Williamstown, for contempt of court, at 7:35 a.m. June 24 on Barnes Road. Wainscott was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.