Today's News

  • Lady Braves dominate Newport 58-34
  • Braves mauled by Bearcats

    The Braves travelled to Walton on Feb. 3, to take on the Bearcats in a pivotal district game.  

    The Braves struggled all night long to get any offense going and fell to the Bearcats 51-29.
    It took over two minutes of play before either team could score in the game.  

    Zach Clinkenbeard got things rolling for the Bearcats when he hit a 10-foot jumper in the lane for the first bucket of the game.  


    Magdalene (Maggie) Walters of Dry Ridge is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for January and is a senior at WHS.
    Extra-curricular activities: My extra-curricular activities include chamber choir, National Honors Society, student council, youth group and musical theatre.  

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    8 ounces whole wheat egg noodles
    3 tablespoons butter
    4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    2 cups fat-free milk
    2 cups low-fat cheddar cheese
    1 ½ cups diced, low sodium cooked ham
    10 ounces fresh spinach, cooked and drained
    ¼ cup bread crumbs
    8, 1½ cup servings


  • Adopt-A-Highway announces 2016 art contest winners

    Two Williamstown Independent students were recognized for their artwork in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) 2016 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest.

    Over 1,500 students entered annual contest. The 2016 contest winners are:
    15 to 18 age division:

    • Second place
Emily Cornett
    Williamstown Independent Schools

    • Third place
 Jeffrey Schraer
    Williamstown Independent Schools


    (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.)
    Officer Kyle Wallace cited Paul W. Chappell, 33, of Dry Ridge, with possession of marijuana, at 12:16 p.m. Jan. 23 on Broadway Street.
    Officer David Osborne cited Daniel E. Flanagan, 47, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card, at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 24 on Warsaw Avenue.

  • Who is truly in authority?

    Our country has recently inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. There are many who are applauding him as the new president and others who disregard, reject, or even hate President Trump.
    Our nation is divided; Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, progressive, fundamentalist, Black Lives Matter, racial tensions, etc. Sadly, the state of the union appears to spiraling down a slippery slope of immorality, hatred of another, intolerance, lack of ethics and integrity, etc.

  • Fiscal court can’t defend incompetency

    Fiscal court, you can’t defend your incompetency with more incompetency.
    When asked why you didn’t see the budgetary problems coming you can’t defend yourself by just saying you didn’t want to raise taxes last year.
    Your job is to raise taxes if by doing so you are acting in the best interest of the county.

  • Some of the best days haven’t happened yet

    That’s the theme of the entire month of February.
    But for upwards of 50 percent of the population of the U.S., that’s not a theme worth celebrating.  This month only serves as a painful reminder of heartaches and disenchantment from the Disney fairy-tale dream they were promised by today’s culture.

  • Dry Ridge men face forgery charges

    Two Dry Ridge residents were arrested and charged with two counts of forgery Feb. 1 in Madison, Indiana.
    Gerald L. Seibert III, 20, and William L. Wainscott, no age given, face charges after allegedly trying to cash fraudulent checks.
    The City of Madison, Indiana, received a call Feb. 1 about a man inside German American Bank with a fraudulent check.  
    Officers spoke with bank employees and learned that there were two male subjects inside the bank attempting to cash “payroll” checks from a local business in Hanover, Indiana.