Today's News

  • May resigns as WHS basketball coach

    After three years as the head coach of the Williamstown boys’ basketball team, coach Stacey May resigned on April 8.

    May has accepted a position as an assistant coach with Henry County for coach Derek Springate.

    “I’m just thankful for the opportunity and the three years that I had,” May said. “Not a lot of people can say that they coached high school basketball when they aren’t an educator. I hope that people remember that I always did what was best for the kids. I think that I set a good example and was there for the kids.”

  • Candidate guilty of harassment

    A candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives pleaded guilty to harassing communications.

    Johnny Masters, 28, of Ghent, entered a guilty plea in Gallatin District Court on March 24. He was arrested in September 2009 on charges of violating a protective order, harassment and terroristic threatening.

    Masters has filed to run against Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, to represent the 61st District, which is composed of Grant, Gallatin and Owen counties.

  • What is happening at Williamstown High School?

    Williamstown Jr./Sr. High Principal Misty Buchanan has been reassigned within the district for the remainder of the school year.

    Buchanan, who was in her second year in the district, will serve as Head Start/Preschool program resource consultant.

    The Carrolton resident said she will be returning to Williamstown for the 2010-11 school year as a tenured teacher.

    Buchanan is certified to teach science and social studies for fifth through 12th grade.

    She said the decision for the reassignment was made by the district after her formal and informal evaluations.

  • Vallandinghams celebrate 50th

    Charles and Barbara Faulkner Vallandingham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 to 5 p.m. April 18 at the Edgewood Senior Center on Freedom Park Drive.

    They were married March 20, 1960 at the Riverview Baptist Church by the Rev. Wendall Smith. They have two children, Melanie (Mike) Wood, Grady (Michelle) Vallandingham, five grandchildren, Nathan and LeeAnne Bingham, Chloe Wood, Garrett and Will Vallandingham.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The family requests prayers only, no gifts.


  • Building Permits 4-15-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in March 2010:

    • March 10:

    Phillip Sheppard, mobile home, 3840 Gardnersville Rd., 924 square feet, estimated cost $1,000; permit fee $127.16.

    • March 11:

    Deobrah Rose, sign, 200 Paris St., permit fee, $35.

    Jerry Hassman, addition, 1425 Dry Ridge Mount Zion Rd., 324 square feet, estimated cost $7,000; permit fee $98.46.

    Christy Stall, enclose car port, 219 Boltz Lake Rd., 364 square feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $61.64.

    • March 15:

  • For the Record 4-15-10


    Jan. 13:

    (Special Warranty Deed) LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust to Ronald Colson and Diane Colson, half of lot 24 of Charlotte Heights, $35,000

  • Braves take down Simon Kenton

    “You’ve taken their best shot. Now give them yours.”

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee instructed his players before their at-bat during the fifth inning of their district game against Simon Kenton on April 8.

    The Braves responded by scoring four runs to break open a 1-1 tie as they earned a 5-1 victory.

  • Budget crunch 2010

    Lawmakers will try to compromise and pass a budget during the final two days of the session when they return to Frankfort on April 14.

    Differences between proposals in the House and Senate may lead to the need for a costly special session.

    The Grant County News talked to State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, about the hurdles ahead and what is needed to pass a budget.

    In your mind, what are the biggest hurdles in getting a budget agreement passed?

  • Johnson-Marshall set date

    Steve Johnson and Debra Marshall announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Mason Baptist Church.

    Invitations are being sent to out of town guests only, all friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    A reception will follow at the St. William Catholic Church reception hall.


  • Police Beat 4-15-10

    (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 executed two Lee County warrants for Rick McDaniel, 42, for failure to pay fines at 11:30 a.m. April 4 on N. Main Street.

    The Dry Ridge Police Department charged one out of county resident with failure to appear.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office