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Today's News

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff

    Deputy Bobby Webb executed a warrant for Steven R. Fornash, 55, of Dry Ridge, for diversion violation, at 2:35 p.m. Oct. 17 on S. Main Street. Fornash was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center. 

  • Candidates can start filing Nov. 8 for 2018 election

    The May 2018 primary election may be months away, but candidates interested in running can begin filing for office Nov. 8 at the Grant County Clerk’s Office in Williamstown.

    The deadline for filing is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2018.

  • Sen. Thayer has plans to reform ailing pension system

    An ailing pension system threatening our state’s financial stability is the number one issue facing our great Commonwealth. As your state senator, I have vowed to keep the pension promise to our teachers and public servants, and I am certain that the pension reform plan proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly will do just that.

  • Williamstown Independent progresses into fall

    Fall has arrived and so has the end of the first nine weeks of school. Our staff has been busy ensuring a positive and safe learning environment, while students are busy participating in various academic and athletic activities. The first nine weeks of school have been filled with many experiences for students making it an incredible beginning to the new school year.  
    We started off the year viewing the solar eclipse, which is an event I hope students and staff remember watching together for a lifetime.

  • Treasures...Inheritance or headache?
  • Slow mail costs money

    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday.  But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  
    We found out a few years ago, when the Postmaster General had to take away overnight First-Class and Periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses.  Now, we may be facing a new slowdown, if something isn’t done by Congress soon.

  • Fall color always there
  • Halloween in the Park set for Oct. 28

    For the second consecutive year, the Grant County News will partner with the City of Dry Ridge for Halloween in the Park.

    The 31st annual event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Piddle Park in Dry Ridge on Saturday Oct. 28.

    The event will kick off at 3:30 p.m. with pumpkin decorating. The first 200 children will receive a free small pumpkin, provided by Country Pumpkins and paid for by the Grant County Tourism Commission, to decorate and take home.

  • Duke Energy customers to receive smart meters

    Duke Energy is bringing smart meters to Grant County customers.

    Duke Energy announced the switch from walk-by, or traditional meters, to the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter starting February 2018 through June 2018 at the Sept. 5 Grant County Fiscal Court meeting. 

  • Enrollment drops for Grant, Williamstown schools

    Student enrollment has dropped for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts for the 2017-18 year.

    Grant County Schools’ enrollment dropped 72 students from the 2016-17 school year to the end of this year’s first month.

    District-wide, the enrollment was 3,650 students compared to 3,722 students last year.