Today's News

  • Vietnam Veterans monument dedication set for Sept. 27

    The Grant County soldiers who gave their life serving in Vietnam will be honored at  5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown.
    The names of Staff Sgt. Carl A. Ballenger, Specialist Johnnie David Knight, Specialist Robert Allen Osborne, Private First Class Edger Lee Tomlinson and Corporal Ernest Howard Wilson, the five Grant County natives who died during the Vietnam War, have been etched in stone in a monument in their honor.

  • Alzheimer’s walk planned Oct. 11

    More than 200 people participated in last year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which generated $19,000 in donations.
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

  • Juveniles caught; inmate still on run

    Authorities quickly apprehended two male teenagers Sept. 17 who escaped the Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center.

    The facility is located in southern Kenton County off Interstate 75 near Crittenden.
    The teens escaped shortly after 3 p.m., leading to a slew of law enforcement, including the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton County Police, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, searching the area.

  • Addiction ride raises more than $7,200

    Nearly 200 motorcycles and six vehicles gathered at Grant County Park in Crittenden for a good cause.

    The inaugural Northern Kentucky Ride Against Addiction held Sept. 13 raised $7,297 for Transitions, a non-profit charity that provides life-saving treatment to those with substance abuse disorders.

    With donations still pouring in, the amount raised will likely increase, said April Swope, organizer of the event.

  • My defining moment

    “Then the word of the Lord came unto me,” the old weeping prophet, Jeremiah, penned as he was moved by the Holy Spirit.  

    He quoted these words many times throughout the book, but there is something about the first time he said it that separates it from all others. It was at a young age that the presence of God bombarded Jeremiah’s life, as history would place him in the late teenage years or early 20’s.

  • CHURCH NOTES 9-25-14

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger  The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
    • Nov. 1 - Special singing with the Smith Sisters at 6:30 p.m. Other guest singers will be Weston Fife and Ralph Farmer.
    Christ Community Assembly of God
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

  • Grant County High School Star Student 9-25-14

    • Grant County High School football player Hunter Lawson won the Beacon Orthopedic Performer of the Week.

    • Williamstown High School National Honor Society inducted its newest members, including Billy Carpenter, Karyna Davis, Michaela Disibio, Gabriela Espicio, Chastity Evans, Megan Garrison, Nicole Giesbers, Lauren Harmon, Cassidy Hess, Jeffrey Jackson, Avery March, Carly Middleton, Rachel Montgomery, Brett Robbins and Hannah Scroggins.

  • WHS Band of Spirit places sixth overall

    Name of competition:  2014 Ryle Tournament of Bands

    Location and date:  Ryle High School in Union.

    Ranking and any awards:   Received second place in Class A with a score of 65.1.  Beechwood was first place with a score of 67.30.  Overall, the band placed sixth (regardless of class).  The band placed sixth in the finals with a score of 67.05.  


    It wasn’t a happy Homecoming for the Grant County High School Braves as the football team fell to Walton-Verona.
    The 35-14 defeat was the third consecutive loss for GCHS and drops the team’s record to 1-3-1.


    The Grant County High School hosted the annual Dry Ridge Toyota Cup soccer tournament. The boys bracket featured the Braves, Conner High School, Gallatin and Powell County. The girls bracket consisted of the Lady Braves, Boone, Lincoln and Spencer County.
    In the boys first round Conner beat up on Powell 7-0. The Braves took on Gallatin. The Braves came into play on Saturday with a record of 6-1, riding the crest of six straight wins, including three straight over regional opponents Henry, Owen and district rival Simon Kenton.