Today's News

  • Bigger, better fair comes to town

    The Grant County Fair started behind the Grant County Courthouse before they outgrew that space.

    Now, the fair has moved to their new fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown after outgrowing the Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    “We outgrew the park, so we’re going to the new grounds and we’re hoping we can continue to grow,” Patsy Kinman, fair board secretary, said. “You have to keep building on your fair in order to have something different each year. We want to meet the needs of the community.”

  • Demons’ golf team returns full squad

    The Williamstown boys’ golf team head into their 2009 season with a roster of returning players.

    The Demons return all of their golfers from last year’s team and coach Sean Binder believes that will be one of their biggest strengths.

    “We didn’t lose anybody, so we should be a lot stronger than we were last year,” Binder said. “We picked up some new golfers, so I’m looking forward to see how they mature this year.”

  • Road work will close Helton Road on July 27

    Starting on July 27, Helton Road (also known as School Road or KY 3025) will be closed at U.S. 25 and Cherry Hill Lane in Williamstown for approximately two weeks for bridge repairs.

    Trucks must use Baton Rouge Road to cross the railroad during this time.

  • Stewart, 14, signs acting contract, films pilot

    Joe Stewart, 14, of Dry Ridge has signed an acting contract with Frederick Levy Management 101 of Los Angeles and Bryan Leder, BLT of New York.

    Stewart recently attended The Mike Beaty Talent Expo in Dallas with his agent, Jake Lang of Wings Model Management in Cincinnati. He received 16 callbacks, including Nickelodeon and Disney for his performances in monologue, cold read, two person scene, runway and athletic wear.

    He will be leaving later this month for New York where he will be auditioning for TV and film.

  • Police need help in solving theft at Cash Express

    Cash Express on Broadway in Dry Ridge was the victim of theft on July 17.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said a woman, attempting to disguise herself as a man, entered the business at 10:54 a.m.

    When the clerk told the woman she’d need to show a driver’s license to open an account, she handed the clerk a note demanding money, along with a bag.

    She also took the clerk’s cell phone.

  • For the Record 7-30-09


    May 27:

    (Special Warranty Deed) Federal National Mortgage Association to Bertha Gail Marshall, lot 224, Section 6 of the Harvesters, $80,900

    May 28:

    (Special Warranty Deed) Heritage Bank, Inc. to Kathy Coffey, lot 83, Section 2 of Eagle Creek Subdivision, $135,000

    May 29:

    Marion E. Hammonds and Lucille Hammonds, as Co-Trustees of the Trust Agreement and The Delaney Family Trust, by Betty Delaney, Trustee, Odella Delaney, Judy Atha, Robert Atha, husband and wife, Cordova Road property, $25,000

  • The wild (sometimes wet) world of Williamstown wiffleball

    Downpour after downpour, the Williamstown Wiffleball League played through the torrential rain, trying to wrap up their ninth annual tournament.

    But after a final thunderstorm flooded the outfield of Williamstown High School’s Hale Field, the tournament ended just before the playoffs started on July 25.

  • ‘We lost everything’

    Jeanette Cain took a shovel and dug through the burnt, charred remains of her home Monday as sunlight filtered through singed trees.

    “I found a locket,” she said, holding up a tiny piece of gold that survived the fire that destroyed her home last week.

    Her joy quickly turned to tears and in frustration she threw off her blackened work gloves and she sat on a bank with her back facing the home she and husband, Perry, were refinishing room by room.

  • Williamstown runners set goals for season

    The Williamstown boys’ cross-country team set a goal of making it to state as a team last season. At the region meet, the boys needed to come in fifth or better, but after a seventh place finish, the team missed out on state.

    They’re using that as motivation for this season as coach Michelle Whaley has seen a more determined, driven team at the start of their summer practices.

  • Saying goodbye

    Just a week after celebrating her 106th birthday, Della Jones died on July 14.

    Jones, of Williamstown, was born in 1903 in Grant County. She attended Williamstown Elementary School for black students before moving in with an aunt to attend high school in Cincinnati.