Today's News

  • Helping Hands needs hands to help thrift store

    Mary and Elard Wayne weren’t looking for a full-time job after they both retired, so they decided to become volunteers with Helping Hands.

    After nearly two years as volunteers working at least three days a week in the Helping Hands Thrift Store, the Dry Ridge couple have decided to call it quits.

    Sept. 7 was their last day manning the Thrift Store located on Barnes Road (behind Grant County Drugs) in Williamstown.

  • Lady Braves blow out Bellevue 9-0

    Scores: 9-0 W, 2-2 T

    When: Aug. 28, 30

    Where: Bellevue High School, Walton-Verona High School

    What: The Lady Braves walloped the Lady Tigers 9-0, Aug. 28 in Bellevue, before tying with the Lady Bearcats, 2-2, Aug. 30 in Walton to improve record to 2-2-1.

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will go on the road to play Ludlow Sept. 8.

  • Williamstown sweeps past Grant County

    It was a quick match up, but for the Lady Demons it was a win over their county rival, defeating the Braves in two sets, 25-14 and 25-11 Aug. 30 at Grant County High School.

    “Tonight was awesome,” said Williamstown coach Wes Staff. “The team showed up to play hard, very hard.”

    Williamstown improved its record to 5-6 on the season, including 3-2 in district play.

    Staff feels Williamstown really “attacked the net’ in the matches against Grant County.

  • Jacobson completes field artillery cannon training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Wendell R. Jacobson has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

  • Rich-Lawrence set date

    Dr. and Mrs. William “Ken” Rich of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Rich to Andrew Dawson Lawrence, son of Mr. And Mrs. John C. Lawrence of Williamstown.

    A destination wedding is being planned for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Florida.

    The bride is a 1999 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2003 graduate of Georgetown College and is employed by Precision Dental Care.

  • Horsin' around

    All eyes in the horse world will be on Kentucky when the World Equestrian Games (WEG) open at the Kentucky Horse Park from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 and no one is happier than Williamstown’s Cindy Philippo.

    Philippo’s blond hair glints in the sun as she moves her horses from the barn to the pasture on her family’s farm.

    Her attire – worn, dusty barn shoes, a pair of jeans and a blue WEG T-shirt, doesn’t look like that of an expert and champion horsewoman, but that’s what Philippo is.

  • Braves lose nail biter to Rebels 14-13

    On a clear brisk evening, the Braves dropped their season opener to Owen County 14-13, Aug. 28, at the  4th annual Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl at Grant County High School.

    “It was a good ballgame,” said Braves head coach Mike Davis, “I said all week long that Owen County has a great ballclub and a few mistakes cost us the ballgame. I take full responsibility in this loss.”

    The Braves got the scoring started early as they got a touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Nathan Davis, from five yards out to take an early 7-0 lead.

  • SAP gives inmates a second chance in life

    Matthew Claypool has spent the past two years in jail for a robbery and assault that was fueled by his drug addiction.

    “I was high when I done it, and I did it to get high,” the 23-year-old said inside the Grant County Detention Center.

    While in jail, Claypool, along with 39 other inmates, were given an opportunity to turn their lives around by participating in a new Substance Abuse Program (SAP) that began in January.

  • Police Beat 9-9-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells executed two warrants for, failure to appear and pay fines, for Matthew James Ratlife, 18, of Dry Ridge, at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30 on Michigan Avenue. Ratlife was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Moreland swings way to state tourney

    For Williamstown junior golfer Sean Moreland, going to the state tournament is a goal he set out for and completed with his second place finish at the All “A” Tournament Aug. 26 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    “It feels good going to State,” he said. “I wish I could have played better and got first place in the meet.”

    Moreland finished second behind Jordan Tingle of Trimble County by just one stroke.

    “It was hole number 10,” Moreland said. “I double-bogeyed on a par three and that kept me from medaling.”