Today's News

  • Kidwell-Covey set date

    Mickey and Linda Covey of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Lynn Covey, to Cody Ryan Kidwell, son of Steve Kidwell and Melissa Pugh of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the J.M.B. Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School and is employed by Cengage Learning Company.

    The groom is a 2007 graduate of Williamstown High School and is employed by Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge.

  • Full moon rising

    I should have known something was amiss because everything seemed out of whack on Monday and by Monday night, I knew why.

    There in the sky – shining bright and round was a full moon and a full moon means people act strange.

    It’s during a full moon that we often get strange phone calls at the News office, asking us about strange things in the community.

    During a full moon, the phones will ring incessantly and the News office becomes a revolving door of visitors.

  • Williamstown starts tennis team

    It started as a hope for coach Sean Binder and eventually turned into a reality.

    Binder, who played four years of tennis in high school, had wanted to start a tennis team at Williamstown for several years, but was unable to drum up enough interest.

    After enough girls showed interest during a recent survey, the Williamstown school board approved the addition of girls’ tennis to the athletic program on Feb. 8.

  • National Day of Prayer events planned for May 6; volunteers needed

    Heads will be bowed and prayers will be heard throughout Grant County on May 6.

    For the second year, volunteers have organized day-long activities to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

  • Dry Ridge gets new post office

    After nearly four decades in the same location, the Dry Ridge Post Office will be moving later this year.

    Construction on a new $1 million facility on 1.4 acres of land at the corner of Brentwood Drive and U.S. 25 will likely begin in May.

    Midland Retail of Montgomery, Ohio and Rockwood Properties of Sycamore Township, Ohio will build the 4,800-square-foot building, which is estimated to take about four months to complete.

    It will replace the current 1,500 square feet of leased space in the Dry Ridge City Building at 31 Broadway.

  • Summer meal program to provide meals

    Grant County Schools will participate in a Summer Feeding Program during the months of June and July. If you belong to a local organization that would like to participate in the program, call to reserve a spot. The Grant County School system has the right to accept or refuse locations based on attendance or availability. The deadline to sign up is April 30. Call 859-824-2875 to setup a location, time of meal service, average attendance and dates of needed service.

  • Community Calendar 4-29-10


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. May 1, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.


    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. May 1, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Police Beat 4-29-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged Candi Reed, 44, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking/shopliftng at 1 p.m. April 22 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Braves named co-champs at tourney

    Scores: 7-2 and 4-3

    When: April 23 and 24

    Where: George Rogers Clark

    What: The Lady Braves finished as co-champions of the Big 8 Classic after defeating Jeffersontown and host George Rogers Clark when the Lady Braves rallied for three runs in the seventh inning for the win. Grant County was scheduled to play Woodford County, but the tournament was shortened due to rain.

    With the two wins, the Lady Braves extended their winning streak to seven games.

  • GCHS, WHS compete at Grant County Invitational

    Girls’ 100-meter dash - Sara Moreland, third, Rebecca Saylor, seventh, Alexis Willen, ninth, and Jessica Knott, 10th

    Girls’ 200-meter dash - Caylin Hare, fifth, Michelle Willoughby, sixth, Sara Moreland, seventh, and Amber Perkins, 13th

    Girls’ 400-meter dash - Caylin Hare, third, and Taylor Cummins, fourth, Isabelle Ridder, eighth, and Amber Perkins, ninth

    Girls’ 800-meter run - Alex Prokopchak, third, and Jackie Roche, fifth, and Savannah Kinsey, 12th

    Girls' 1600-meter run - Courtney Colson, 10th, and Mara Yaeger, 11th