Today's News


    Jason Alexander Wyatt of Dry Ridge is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for November.
    He is a senior at WHS and is the son of Regina and Jason Wyatt.
    Extra-curricular activities: I participate in Marching band, Pep band and Drum Corps.

    Community involvement: I help teach the sixth grade beginning band with Mr. Hedges and I also give private percussion lessons.
    Class schedule: physics, chemistry, AP calculus, band class, English 101 and anthropology 101.


    The grand jury met Dec. 7 and returned indictments against 21 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Randy D. Dressman, Jr., 31, theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $500 but less than $10,000.
    • Krista Rector, 40, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change.


    (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.)
    Deputy KJ Little executed a warrant for Zachary Bauwens, 34, of Williamstown, for theft by unlawful taking all others under $500, at 7:50 p.m. Dec. 6 on Baton Rouge Road. Bauwens was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Captain John Lillard, NSDAR honors veterans

    The Captain John Lillard, NSDAR chapter, honored Grant County World War II veterans in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Vice Regent Elisabeth Chiang, began with remarks about the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  Chiang reminded everyone that on Dec. 7, 1941 the United States of America came under a surprise attack by the

  • Grant County Farm Bureau recognized for membership, program achievement
  • GC Oil named Convenience Store of the Year

    Grant County Oil was recently recognized as the 2016 Convenience Store of the Year during the Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Stores Association, Inc. (KGCSA) annual awards event.
    The Williamstown company, ran by Jeff, Pennie and Jason Dunaway, was honored at the event at Talon Vineyards and Winery in Lexington.

  • I hate change!

    Last year, we became quasi-temporary guardians of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target.
    I say quasi-temporary because the daughter has since moved out after staying with us for a year, but the cats are still with us.
    Once our daughter left, we decided to move the cats’ litter box from the guest bathroom to the now-empty spare bedroom.
    To us humans, that’s a simple change, but not to the cats.

  • Winter interest, plants with berries

    December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the 40s.  For us, this is perfect winter weather to work in.  Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.  The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact.  The playful frolicking is proof! The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • Grant County Braves vs.Cooper