Today's News


    (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 David Osborne cited Dorothy L. Wilson, 72, of Williamstown, for speeding, at 6:56 p.m. June 29 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer David Osborne charged Robert G. Curry, 42, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property (shoplifting) with a value of $500 or more but less than $10,000, at 4:57 p.m. July 1 on Ferguson Boulevard.


    This year’s NBA draft produced three more lottery picks for Kentucky and coach John Calipari. In eight years at UK, he’s had three number one overall picks, 24 first-round picks and 31 players drafted overall. No other school can match those numbers in the same time period.

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  • Lawrence remembered for mark she left on education

    Connie Lawrence may mostly be remembered for her laughter and smile.
    She left an everlasting impression during her 20 years as a Williamstown Independent School Board member.
    Connie also served as “the face of NKU-Grant County Center” greeting students each day for 18 years as an administrative assistant.

  • Sheriff’s cruiser catches fire after electrical issue

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills woke up at about 4 a.m. on July 6 to discover his police vehicle was on fire.
    Fully aware that he had several firearms and a supply of ammunition in the car, he wasted no time in clearing the vehicle before the situation became more dangerous.

  • Addiction awareness focus of Get Fit For Britt

    Susie Butler could not comprehend why her daughter Brittany was taken from her. Brittany Butler was a straight-A Grant County High School student and a talented athlete, with a successful future likely in front of her. But a heroin overdose in March 2014 cost Brittany her life at the age of 21.  Her passing left a void among her loved ones that still pains them to this day.

  • Three teens charged in ‘White Power’ vandalism

    Three Dry Ridge juveniles were charged with criminal mischief and trespassing in connection with a local restaurant that was vandalized with white supremacist imagery.

    Passing drivers first noticed the words “White Power” and two swastikas painted onto the outdoor sidewall of The Funky Chicken Cupcakery and Café, an upcoming restaurant off Main Street in Dry Ridge, on July 2.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department said the crime likely occurred during the morning on July 1. The three teens were arrested on July 5.

  • Livingood comes out of retirement to become Carroll Co. Schools interim superintendent

    The Carroll County Board of Education named retired Grant County Schools superintendent Ron Livingood as interim superintendent at the June 29 meeting.
    He was the superintendent at Grant County from April 2011 to Dec. 31, 2016, replacing a retiring Michael Hibbett.
    The Carroll County Board approved a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.
    Livingood will work 220 days for the district and will begin his duties July 12.

  • Bevin’s case for pension, tax reform boosted by $138.5M shortfall, legislators say

    FRANKFORT, Ky — As Gov. Matt Bevin advocates for pension and tax reform, his administration must grapple with a $138.5 million shortfall in tax revenues for the most recent fiscal year.
    The shortfall — announced in a Monday news release from State Budget Director John Chilton — presents a short-term challenge for Bevin’s administration since the state is constitutionally required to have a balanced budget each year.