Local News

  • Same sex marriages

    While Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is out of jail and back to work, the saga of issuing same-sex marriage licenses likely will continue.

    Davis said she would not stand in the way of the deputy clerks as they began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples last week.

    However, legislators who side with Davis’ view anticipate that the General Assembly could tackle the issue to avoid future conflicts between a clerk’s duties and their religious views on same-sex marriage.

  • Meet & Greet

    Is it hard to do business in Williamstown?
    That’s the question that the three newest members of Williamstown’s City Council wanted an answer to.
    Amanda Howell, Greg Middleton and Ken Stone agreed to serve on the city’s small business committee, something all three are familiar with, and determine what Williamstown’s business climate is like.
    Their first order of business was to talk with businesses that opened recently and to conduct a survey.

  • Remembering 9/11

    Most people remember exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.
    For Joe McManis, it’s a day he will never forget.
    The Dry Ridge resident worked for 17 years as a corporal with the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police Department.

    On that fateful morning, he was stationed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA — about a half mile from the Pentagon.

    Making his rounds in the center pier of the airport, McManis was suddenly grabbed on the arm by a woman in a business suit.

  • Police veteran recalls fatal shooting early in career

    Captain Dennis Switzer wanted to be in law enforcement since he was in the sixth grade.

    He is now a 17-year-veteran with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Only five months in, Switzer saw first-hand how dangerous and deadly the job could be any given day.

    An Air Force veteran, Switzer was in southern Grant County on Feb. 3, 1999, when the call came across dispatch of an armed robbery in Williamstown.

    The suspect, 53-year-old Kenneth Hutcherson of Frankfort, had just robbed the BP gas station and fled in a maroon 1995 Buick Skylark.

  • Honoring the AMERICAN WORKER

    Cindy Whittamore has worked since she was 16 years old.
    Since November 2004, she’s been greeting customers at the Waffle House in Dry Ridge and she has a hands-on approach to work.
    Her employees consider her a “blessing.”

    “There’s isn’t a job she won’t tackle or try to do. There isn’t a task she expects us to do that she wouldn’t herself. Cindy is a friend to all and gives her best everyday,” said Kim Barber.
    Whittamore, of Dry Ridge, enjoys her customers and employees.

  • Ashamed or proclaimed?

    Today there are so called believers in Christ who call themselves Christian or followers of Christ. According to statistics in the U.S., about 78 percent of adults (247 million) identify themselves as Christian.
    Yet, is this according to the standard of truth and the definition of a Christian according to the apostolic writings of the Biblical New Testament? If this statistic was absolutely true than my question is why is our country not led by the majority of Christians?

  • POLICE REPORTS 9-10-15

    (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 David Osborne executed a warrant for Justin R. Simpson, 27, of Dry Ridge, for contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order, at 9:08 p.m. Sept. 1 on Broadway Street. Simpson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited Sarah Manning, 25, of Crittenden, with disregarding a traffic control device, at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 1 on KY 22.

  • Local students among spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,826 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies recently.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Riley Brooke Colson of Corinth
    • Whitney Renee’ Hilterbran of Corinth
    • Ciara Margaret Lister of Corinth
    • Brittany Lee Brumley of Crittenden
    • Salina Marie Dobias of Crittenden
    • Timothy Cawood Gibson of Crittenden
    • Allison Nicole Jackson of Crittenden

  • Lady Demons drop straight sets to Walton

    The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to get a little taste of revenge Sept. 1 against the Walton-Verona Lady Cats.

    However, it was not the case as they took a tough loss in three sets (25-8, 25-18, 25-21).
    The loss now moves the Demons to a 1-6 record.
    The last time these two teams met it was rough for the Lady Demons.

    They put up as much fight as they could, but lost in three straight sets.
    Starting out, the games looked similar.

  • Williamstown golfers fall to Gallatin

    The Williamstown Demons boy’s golf team hosted Gallatin County on Sept. 2, at the Eagle Creek Country Club.  
    The young Demons have continued to show improvement but they were not able to get the victory losing 234-214.
    Coach Ed Clemons has been pleased with the progress of his team.