Today's News

  • Local pastor finds value in tales of beloved superheroes

    Figurines of Batman, the Incredible Hulk and other comic book characters sit next to books on theology and Christianity in Pastor Terry Leap’s office at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    Leap, in addition to his calling as a minister, is an avid comic book collector who loves the tales of good vs. evil found in many of America’s favorite superhero stories.
    Leap was fascinated by stories of heroes with superhuman abilities during his childhood, and began buying, selling and trading comics his senior year of high school.  

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season

    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more.  The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.  
    “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat”

  • God still stills restless hearts

    By the time I left the newsroom I was ready to rip out my hair or stick a hot poker in my ears.

    All day the noise and commotion drove me to distraction -- and it had been a fairly quiet day. I was alone in the pod I share with two other reporters and my phone only rang once.


    (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 charged Michael D. Turner, 36, of Williamstown, with receiving stolen property under $10,000, at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27 on U.S 25. Turner was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    Property Transfers
    Aug. 4
    Guardian Homes to Ryan and Brittany Hogg, Eagle Creek, $138,500
    Aug. 5
    Heritage Bank to Guardian Homes, LLC, Eagle Creek, $25,000
    Jamie and Tammy Hornsby to Tammy Hornsby, Winnlynn Acres, $1
    Jeffrey Stith to Joseph and Amanda Hick, Brentwood Estates, $121,500
    Aug. 8
    Lelve and Pamela Brown to Arthur N. and Alycia Gividen, Baker Williams Road, $165,000
    Randall and Tammy Livengood to Robert and Julie Aulbach, Webb Odor Road, $15,000

  • Grant County Strings perform at board office

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker has one word to describe what type of player his cousin, Kentucky signee Shai Alexander, is.
     “Phenomenal. Phenomenal. Phenomenal. Phenomenal,” said Alexander-Walker, who is the

    Kentucky signee’s teammate at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga. “He sees the floor great. He is really starting to score a lot more.

  • McDaniel resigns from Corinth Commission

    Lila McDaniel resigned from her position on the Corinth City Commission after a change in primary residence to Dry Ridge disqualified her from continuing to serve.
    McDaniel, a funeral director for several locations in Grant County, previously lived in Corinth but recently made a Dry Ridge address her primary residence.  She continued using her Corinth address to accommodate her schedule, since she works in both locations and is married to Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

  • Former DR mayor back serving the city

    The Dry Ridge City Council will be joined by a familiar face with plenty of experience as they begin the new year.
    Former Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper will begin his term on the council two years after losing to now-Mayor Jim Wells in his re-election bid.
    The 81-year-old was mayor of Dry Ridge for eight years from 2006 to 2014. He also previously served on the Dry Ridge City Council for 12 years from 1962 to 1974.
    Crupper also spent 18 years as state representative from 1974 to 1992 representing Grant County.