Today's News

  • Police Repors 12-8-16

    (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 Stephanie R. Strong, 25, of Corinth, with speeding, at 6:51 p.m. Nov. 29 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer David Osborne cited Jonathan Yazell, 19, of Williamstown, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 10:07 p.m. Nov. 30 on I-75.

  • Starlings flock

    Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege!  There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn.  The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.  It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, sixty European starlings were released.  The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.  

  • Beshear: Jury Duty phone scam reported in Kentucky

    Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam.
    The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls have now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest.

  • Thayer re-elected to lead Senate Floor

    After their biannual leadership elections, the Kentucky Senate Majority caucus announced their leaders for the 2017-2018 Sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly.
     Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown was again chosen by the Senate Majority members to lead them on the Senate floor. Thayer was first elected to the Senate in 2003 and was selected as the majority floor leader in 2012 after Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester departed the position to become the Senate President.

  • Clemons seeks better handicap accessibility at clerk’s office

    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons has made many upgrades and changes to the clerk’s office in her first two years.
    However, there is another change she hopes to bring with the help of the county.
    Clemons wants to make the clerk’s office more handicap accessible.
    Currently, the handicap entrance is at the back of the building, where once inside an elevator can be taken upstairs to the clerk’s office.

  • Santa Claus coming to Williamstown Dec. 3

    Santa Claus is literally coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 3 when Grant County celebrates A Country Christmas in downtown Williamstown.
    The festival gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with a pancake supper with Santa at Williamstown Baptist Church. The free pancake supper is sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis and will last until 6 p.m. Santa will be available for photos. Bring your own camera.

  • GC Schools to honor Livingood, board members at Dec. 8 reception

    Grant County Schools will honor the dedicated service of Superintendent Ron Livingood, along with school board members Jim Colson and Dr. Alice Heeger-Hartman.
    A reception will be held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Grant County Board of Education office, located at 820 Arnie Risen Blvd. in Williamstown.
    Following the reception, the school board will have a special presentation at 6 p.m. to begin its meeting.
    Livingood has served as the district’s superintendent since 2011 and will be retiring at the end of December.


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Cassie M. Slusher, 35, of Dry Ridge, for probation violation, at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 on Warsaw Avenue. Slusher was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Lady Braves easily win season opener 60-20

    The Grant County Lady Braves basketball team started off their season with a bang on Nov. 28, beating the Pendleton County Lady Cats 60-20.
    The Lady Braves were led by sophomore Bry Ezell with 19 points, senior Madisyn Ruebusch with nine points and Tiana Thornberry, Lindsay Kinard and Carrigan Ruber all with six points.
    Grant County started out fast paced and ready to play as they quickly gained a lead over the Lady Cats.

  • Library’s Literacy Bell rings in new readers

    With each ring of the bell, smiles from Williamstown Elementary kindergartners and first graders grew bigger.
    The Grant County Public Library held its inaugural Literacy Bell event Nov. 21 to celebrate local students who have learned to read.