Today's News

  • Family escapes as fire destroys Dry Ridge home

    John Courtney stood across the road from his burning home on Tuesday, Sept. 29. He alternated going into his neighbor’s house and standing outside in the cool air as fire fighters from three departments attempted to extinguish the blaze.

    Courtney said the fire started in the living room of the brick home he shared with his wife, Tina and sons, Grayson Dawson, 5 and Garriane Courtney, 3.

    “All I know is I saw a blanket on fire,” he said.

  • Thompson named Big Brother of Year

    It was always “guy time” when 18-year-old Kody Thompson and 9-year-old Collin Krist got together.

    Whether they were playing sports, taking a dip in the pool at Coney Island or watching the Reds game, the two grew close last school year.

    “He has a lot of the same interests as I do like sports and games,” Kody said about Collin. “He’s really competitive. I liked being able to show him how to have fun but go the right way about it. It’s not all about winning. I tried to teach him some things he could use later on in life.”

  • Community Calendar 10-8-09


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.


    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Noble’s.

  • Dry Ridge man pleads guilty to poaching

    A Dry Ridge man won’t be able to hunt for three years after he plead guilty to a charge of illegally taking a deer.

    Joseph L. Carpenter, 48, was arrested on Aug. 28 through a joint investigation of Charlie Phillips, of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.

    Carpenter was found with a 10-point deer rack, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Police Beat 10-8-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Sgt. Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 5:05 p.m. Sept. 24 on Broadway. The drivers involved were Brittany E. Ammer, 20, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2000 Toyota and Mark A. Woodward, 51, of Lake City, Tenn., driving a 2009 Mercury.

  • Did you know...

    Did you know that Grant County’s Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers?

    Did you know that Horse Heritage Days had nearly as many teams as the Kentucky State Fair?

    Did you know who died in our community last week or who was arrested for breaking the law this week?

    Did you know which students were named star students and who got married or celebrated an anniversary or the birth of a new baby?

  • The significance of the set

    To start a play in volleyball, a team must play defense first and make sure they can return the ball.

    The next play determines whether or not they’ll be able to attack or continue playing defensively.

    That play is called a set and if it is executed properly, it allows a team to set the tone for a match.

    The district tournament starts on Oct. 12 and will give Grant County and Williamstown the chance to show their ability to set the ball and their offensive attack.

  • For the Record 10-8-09


    July 27:

    (Commissioner’s Deed) National City Mortgage; Bradford A. Martin and Cara D. Martin, husband and wife; and Citimortgage, Inc., by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Federal National Mortgage Association, Sugar Creek Road property, $140,000

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Chase Home Finance LLC; Stephen House and Patricia House, husband and wife; and Grant County Deposit Bank, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Homesales, Inc., Cordova Road property, $80,000

    July 28:

  • W-town hosts CC invitational

    While Williamstown cross country coach Michelle Whaley was busy coordinating the Williamstown Invitational, junior Steven Bradford was busy cheering on his teammates and giving them tips as they ran their races.

    Bradford took enough time to prepare himself for his own race, taking third in the boys’ varsity race with a time of 17:32.7 despite battling a cramp in his side.

    “My race wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be,” Bradford said. “I wanted to break 17 minutes, but I’ll get it next race.”

  • Kellam wins regional

    Bundled up for the cold, wet weather, Grant County freshman Sarah Kellam set a goal of making 11 pars over the course of her round in the regional tournament.

    As she walked off the 18th green, she had no idea how her score held up against others at the tournament, but she was disappointed that she fell one par short of her goal.

    She had a little consolation because with her score of 76, Kellam took first place by one stroke at the regional tournament at Perry Park Country Club on Sept. 29.