Today's News


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Ashley Wainscott, 27, of Dry Ridge, for probation violation, at noon April 21 on S. Main Street. Wainscott was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited William Luke O’Nan, 21, of Dry Ridge, with speeding, failure to produce insurance card and no registration plates, at 4:49 p.m. April 23 on S. Main Street.


    • March 1
    Scott Crisler, 890 Jacob Drive, deck, 480 square feet, estimated cost $1,800; permit fee $53.50.
    • March 3
    Tom Smith, 122 Charles Givin, car port, 560 square feet, estimated cost $2,200; permit fee $65.70.
    • March 7
    Thomas Brag, 8200 Taft Highway, porch and roof, 600 square feet, estimated cost $13,000; permit fee $162.28.
    • March 13
    Jonathan Aquazel, 4775 Elliston-Mt. Zion Road, doublewide, 1,568 square feet, estimated cost $30,000; permit fee $114.55.
    • March 17

  • Pruning spring flowering shrubs

    June 1 is the official cut off that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer.  Does it matter that you know?  Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.


    Michaela Kennedy of Williamstown is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for March and is a senior at WHS. She is the daughter of Tim Kennedy.
    Extra-curricular activities: Varsity Basketball, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club
    Community involvement: As a member of NHS and Key Club we completed many community service projects.  I have coached fifth grade girls basketball intramural team

  • Virtual Reality Computers
  • Brave Tomahawks join NKYFL

    The Grant County Brave Tomahawks became members of the Northern Kentucky Football League, joining 15 teams from Boone, Kenton and Campbell County.
    The league will be celebrating its 55th season as the Brave Tomahawks begins its inaugural campaign in 2017. Among notable NKYFL alumni, University of Kentucky standout, Jared Lorenzen, former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Doug Pelfrey, and league president Gayle Warner.

  • Bourbon Colonels defeat Braves 12-1

    The Bourbon County Colonels came to Dry Ridge April 24 for an inter-regional match up with the Braves and came away victorious, winning 10-1.

    Braves pitcher Damion Ingguls breezed through the first two innings, allowing just a single in the second, before the Bourbon County bats came to life in the third, scoring four runs and moving two runners into scoring position before Ingguls shut the door on the inning.

  • Second fire hits Turner Road in a month

    For the second time in one month, a mobile home fire broke out near the 3000 block of Turner Road on the outskirts of Williamstown. Firefighters responded to the call at about 5:30 p.m. April 19, and were able to knock down the fire in the bedroom, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

  • Woman found unconscious from possible OD

    Police will not be arresting the woman who was found unconscious in the bathroom at the Subway in Williamstown from a possible overdose.
    Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said his department will file an incident report to document the situation. Rich said several Emergency Medical Service employees were in the Subway ordering lunch when the woman was discovered in the restroom, but they did not have to transport her to the hospital or inject her with Narcan, a prescription medication that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdoses.