Today's News

  • Donald and Thelma Tolle will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 29.

    They were married in Newport, Kentucky.

    The couple has four children: Donald Tolle II, of Williamstown, Barbara Bell of Owenton, Becky Hensley of Williamstown and Brenda Hartman of Sparta. They have 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    They are planning a trip to celebrate.

    Donald worked for Littleford Brothers for 30 years and retired from factory work in Florence. His wife, Thelma, worked for 15 years and is retired from CBS Temporary Services.



    Those of us in Grant County have a special service in our community that some may not know about.

    Recently, I had to have surgery for cancer that required radiation twice a day for five days consecutive days and occurring six hours apart, at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Thomas More Parkway.

    Due to some circumstances, I was not able to drive myself and needed help. I called the coordinator of the American Cancer Society and talked to Darlene Houchens. She in turn called volunteers that take their own time and expenses to help those in need like myself.

  • Record Breaking

    One plays offense.

    One plays defense.

    For both, senior Jackie Kinman and sophomore Mackenzie Tucker, a highlight of the 2010 soccer season was breaking school records.

    Kinman broke the all-time school record for goals scored, surpassing Emily Yager in career goals finishing with 33.

    Tucker, in just her second year on the team, has broken the record for shutouts, recording 10 shutouts in just two years as goalkeeper.

    The opportunity to break the records were a big part of the season for both Kinman and Tucker.

  • Wright places 7th at state championship

    All things come to an end and for Grant County High School senior golfer Zach Wright his high school golfing days ended finished in seventh place, shooting  a two-round total of 149 at the state tournament Oct. 7-9 in Bowling Green.

    It wasn’t where he was hoping to be, but it was a reasonable finish.

    “I am definitely pleased with where I finished,” he said.

    Wright said that he shot three over par on the last three holes of the state tournament and if he would have shot a par on those three holes he could have placed as high as third.

  • What are the issues?

    Voters will be choosing between incumbent Darrel Link or his challenger Steve Wood for Grant County’s next judge-executive when they go to the polls on Nov. 2. Also on the ballot are candidates for coroner, jailer, magistrate for District 1 and District 2, Crittenden City Council, Crittenden mayor, Corinth City Commission and Williamstown City Council.

    The public was given an opportunity to hear how candidates stood on local issues during a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21.

  • Let me know, we’ll all ‘shake a leg’

    Thanks to the 87 people who paid for and attended the Spears Foundation Feed the People Benefit for the Free Lunch Kitchen on Oct. 14. It was an awesome event and if you missed it, you missed something special.

    Tickets sold out two weeks before the event. We even added a surprise or two, but that’s what we always do when we have a Hogan House dinner or one of our other dinner events.  

    Taylor Henry put on a wonderful show mixing his own songs with a couple of favorites of his grandmother who was in the audience.

  • Voters head to the polls Nov. 2

    For the 2010 general election, voters will be vote in up to 11 contested races.

    County-wide races feature incumbent Darrell Link against challenger Steve Wood for judge-executive and Robert McDaniel trying to unseat Marylee Willoby as coroner.

    Terry Peeples and Harvey Perleberg face off to see who will become the next Grant County jailer.

  • Three charged for explosives

    Three Grant County men were arrested on federal explosives charges on Oct. 22 by officers with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    Federal charges were filed against:

    • Christopher Walker, of Williamstown

    • Adam Autry, of Dry Ridge

    • Mike Sanders of Crittenden

    Chris Hankins, assistant chief of the Williamstown Police Department said the investigation began in July when a pickup truck belonging to David Suire of Dry Ridge caught fire and burned.

  • Puckett chosen October YPA Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for October is Emily Puckett, a senior at Grant County High School. She is the daughter of Sandra Rankin of Williamstown.

    She has a strong desire to mentor younger children and work to make families stronger.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:

    A: Varsity golf team, student council and National Honor Society

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • Conrad-Ryan announce date

    Tommy and Leatha Conrad of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Conrad to Austin Ryan, son of Rick and Dorothy Ryan of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for June 11, 2011 at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the JMB Center.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School and will be a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville. She is employed by Precision Dental Care.