Today's News

  • Community Calendar 8-13-09


    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.


    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon Aug. 13 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • Police Reports 8-13-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 6:20 p.m. on July 24 on N. Main in Crittenden. The drivers involved were April R. Bell, 20, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1994 Nissan, William L. Gross, 29, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1989 Ford and Brandon A. Epperson, 17, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Dodge.

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 4:16 p.m. on July 27 on Lebanon Road in Crittenden. The driver involved was Jerry Rigney, 67, of Crittenden, driving a 2001 Harley Davidson.

  • Sanders-Pettit plan ceremony

    Michael Sanders of Crittenden and Melinda Torrence of Cincinnati are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Sanders to Gannon Pettit, son of the late Darius and Sonnie Pettit of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Hall.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a student at Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

  • June and July Indictments

    The Grant County grand jury, which met June 3 and July 15, returned indictments against 20 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

  • Blood drive set for Aug. 22

    The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge will hold a community blood drive for Hoxworth Blood Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the lodge hall in Crittenden. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with a signed parent consent), in good health, weighing at least 110 pounds. ID is required. Donors should eat a meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating. To schedule an appointment, go to www.hoxworth.org/masoniclodge or call 513-558-1616.


  • Justice Center construction moving along

    The Grant County Judicial Center likely will open more than two years after ground broke on the $14.5 million facility in downtown Williamstown.

    The 50,000 square-feet center is on target to be completed by the end of the year, said Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

    Although the project is behind schedule, Link said he was pleased with the work.

    “I think it could be as early as December, maybe as late as January,” he said about when the center will open. “We hope to start the new year down there.”

  • Reunion notices


    The Jackson family reunion will be held on Aug. 16 at the Welfare House (at the entrance of Grant County Park) in Crittenden.

    Lunch will be served between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

    There will be live music. All family and friends are invited.


    The Simpson family reunion, family of William Morgan and Katherine Flege Simpson, will be at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the Welfare House in Crittenden. Lunch will be served between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

    For more information, call Scotty Simpson at 859-393-1889.


  • Observations from the side of the road

    When my car started to shiver, I knew I was in trouble.

    I don’t have a good history with cars, blowing transmissions in my previous two cars. This time, I was heading south on U.S. 25 and felt the car shake. I was hoping that I could get the car back to Dry Ridge, but halfway up a hill, it stopped and I blocked the entire lane.

    In these situations, a person can learn a lot about themselves and about the people around them.

  • GCMS football team hits the field with high expectations

    Outwork Everyone.

    Whether it’s on the practice field or in the classroom, that’s the outlook the GCMS football team has as their season approaches.

    With a cumulative record of 24-2 over the past two years, the Grant County Middle School football team leaned on a strong eighth grade class.

    Now that the eighth graders have moved on to the high school, the Braves are looking for new players to step up and lead the team.

  • New learning academy to help struggling students

    Williamstown Middle and High schools will offer an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”