Local News

  • Recycling taken to landfill for years

    Recyclable materials collected at curbsides of Grant County homes since at least 2011 have been delivered by Republic Services to the landfill instead of a recycling center.
    Around 100 customers subscribe and pay for the curbside recycling pickup in Grant County.
    An investigation revealed the improper recycling processing after Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waster coordinator, received a tip with Republic Services.

  • Lady Demons beat Gallatin, fall to Walton in ‘All A’

    The weather is finally heating up, and so is the Williamstown softball team.
    The 80-degree weather didn’t effect junior pitcher Jade Pinkston as she led Williamstown to a 9-6 victory April 15 over the Gallatin County Wildcats in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic.
    Pinkston wasn’t the only one feeling the heat, as the Williamstown bats started quick with four runs in the bottom of the first.
    Pinkston started things off with a double up the middle, then Delaney Kemper soon batted her in.


    (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 charged Keith A. Mesmer, 21, of Dry Ridge, for theft by deception cold checks under $500, no time given, April 11 on Broadway Street.
    Officer KJ Little cited Cody D. Stull, 22, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 10:24 p.m. April 11 on Warsaw Road.

  • If the prodigal were a daughter

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”

  • Mt. Olivet Christian Church celebrates dedication

    “We are a group of ordinary, imperfect people saved from what we deserve by the sacrifice of God’s Son. As such, it is our desire to share what we have found with the world.” —Mount Olivet Christian Church Website
    Leaders and staff of Mount Olivet Christian Church moved to the front of the worship area for laying on of hands and prayers of blessing by ministers and others in the congregation who attended the dedication service on April 17.

  • Price takes over as Extension agent

    While Grant County grew and changed, there was someone living in Maysville, Ky. who still called it home.

    Mason County Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Agent Rachael Price had been keeping an eye on Grant County Extension Services and when she learned that FCS Agent Patty Poor was changing positions, she was eager to apply for the job.

    “Grant County has always been home to me and it always will be,” Price said. “So it was always in the back of my mind.”

  • Acclaimed author coming to library April 19

    When Melissa Wallace worked as a media specialist for Grant County High School there was one book that was on constant loan, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher.

    “I had five copies of it and it stayed off the shelf,” said Wallace, now public services librarian for the Grant County Public Library. “It was constantly being read and there was a time when this was an issue because we had had an incident with a student.”

  • GC News wins second in state at KPA

    The Grant County News captured honors recently from the Kentucky Press Association. The News was named second place as a General Excellence winner in the Weekly Class 2 division for newspapers for the second year in a row.
    General Excellence awards are based on the cumulative total of points earned from all awards during the annual news/editorial contest. The Grant County News received a total of 14 awards.

  • Grant County wins Animal Shelter of the Year

    With adoption rates up and intake down, the Grant County Animal Shelter was recently honored as the best in the state.

    Marsha Chaney, animal shelter director, was presented with the Animal Shelter of the Year award during the 2016 Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association’s annual training conference in Louisville.  

  • Ark preparations underway before July 7 opening date

    What years ago seemed like an idea that might never become reality is 12 weeks from opening to the public.
    Construction on the first phase of the Ark Encounter is rapidly progressing and ticket sales are going well ahead of the Williamstown tourist attraction’s July 7 opening.

    “Because of the relatively mild winter, construction has progressed nicely,” said Mark Looy, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, which is the builder of the Ark, and its CCO and VP of Outreach.