Local News

  • Would-be pill thief nabbed

    A Crittenden man was arrested after police say he attempted to rob a pharmacy.
    Leslie D. Collins, 44, of Crittenden was charged with attempted robbery after police say he walked into the Total Care Pharmacy in Crittenden at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 16 and gave a note to a clerk demanding pills.
    Instead of giving him pills, the clerk called police and Collins ran from the store. Employees were able to get his license plate number.
    Sgt. Brian Maines of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office assisted KSP by locating the vehicle a short time later.

  • New parents can get helping HANDS

    What parent couldn’t use an extra set of hands when welcoming home a new baby?
    For first time parent, Christina Hammer, she was more than happy to have some help in the form of a program offered through the Northern Kentucky Health Department called HANDS or Health Access Nurturing Development Services.


    The Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons prepared to battle a much bigger opponent than each other Monday night.

    The two teams came together in the final meeting of the Coaches vs. Cancer four-game series to fight cancer.
    The Coaches vs. Cancer series is part of a national movement that raises awareness in the fight against cancer. This year, the events raised $2,652, which will be donated to the Grant County Relay For Life. This is the third year the community has participated and has raised more than $9,300 in those three years.

  • Been married 50 years or more?

    The Grant County News is seeking the names of local couples who have been 50 years or more for an upcoming feature on Valentine’s Day.
    If you know a couple or even want to nominate yourself, send the couples’ name, address and phone number to: jbakernantz@grantky.com or phone them in to 859-824-3343.
    The deadline to submit names is 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.
    Be sure to include your name and phone number.

  • Missing man found

    A missing Dry Ridge man was later found in Boone County.
    The Kentucky State Police issued a missing persons report for Zachary Tyler Young, 21, on Jan. 8.
    He was last seen driving on Interstate-75 headed north around 1:15 p.m.
    Young’s body was discovered inside his 2012 Toyota Tacoma in Burlington on Thursday, Jan. 10.
    Police do not suspect foul play. Complete obituary information, can be found on page 7 inside this issue.

  • Crash claims one

    Max E. Calhoun, 56, of Union, was killed on Jan. 9 in Corinth when the 2005 Honda Goldwing he was driving struck an embankment.
    Calhoun was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Grant County where he was pronounced dead.
    The accident happened at 6:45 p.m. on Interstate-75 in a pouring rain.
    Police said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life.
    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 14 issue of the Grant County News.
    Send letters telling us what makes them special to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge.
    The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.

  • Swearing In
  • It’s all in the cards!

    Some people come to libraries to check out books, but Tim Maloney comes for the cards.

    Maloney, who recently moved from Williamstown to Falmouth, lent the Grant County Library some of his massive collection of library cards for a display in September.

  • Former DR pain clinic owner indicted

    The former owner of the Grant County Wellness Center, a pain clinic in Dry Ridge, faces a federal indictment for prescription drug and money laundering conspiracies.
    Ernest William Singleton, 44, was arrested at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 14 and is charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder funds from October 2010 until January 2013.