Today's News

  • KSP forms new unit dedicated to officer-involved shooting investigations

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - With increasing public interest and media attention throughout the U.S. regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, the Kentucky State Police announced Wednesday the recent formation of a new unit designed to add experience, expertise, and transparency to investigations of officer-involved shootings in the state.

  • Dragons out fire Demons 87-63

    The South Oldham Dragons invaded Williamstown High School on Feb. 16, and shot the lights out on their way to an 87-63 victory.  
    The Demon’s Jon Jump hit a long three pointer from the wing to get the scoring started in the game but the Dragons came right back and went on a 10-point run before the Demons could score again in the contest.  
    It was a night where the Dragons, one of the best three-point shooting teams in the state, drilled 16 shots from beyond the arc.  

  • St. Henry defeats Lady Demons 60-45
  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention.  Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.
    You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom.  Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • A grand illustration: The potter, the clay

    One of the things I love about the Bible is the fact that it is full of grand illustrations put on by the Grand Illustrator. In the Old Testament especially, God uses illustrations to prove his point to his prophets and his people.


    (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 Kyle Wallace cited Robert G. Bush, 35, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 4:23 a.m. Feb. 7 on I-75.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Ralph H. East Jr., 44, of Crittenden, for non-payment of fines, at 9:48 p.m. Feb. 8 on Taft Highway. East was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the only player in Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class who is not a five-star recruit. The Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga, Tenn.) point guard is a four-star but ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi is a fan and thinks he will do well at Kentucky.

  • WES receives RAMP accreditation

    Williamstown Elementary is in rare company in Kentucky and nationally after recently being certified as a Recognized ASCA (American School Counselor Association) Model Program or RAMP school.
    WES is one of only about a dozen schools in the state with the RAMP designation.
    Since the program’s inception, more than 650 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients.
    Williamstown Elementary will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Denver, Colo. on July 10.

  • Fiscal court likely to implement payroll tax

    Members of Grant County Fiscal Court told citizens on Feb. 13 that a 2 percent payroll tax is likely their answer to the impending budget shortfall, along with spending reductions to each department.

    Executive-Judge Steve Wood read a statement to begin the caucus meeting and addressed several ideas floated in prior meetings. He said borrowing from the public library’s $2 million surplus was not a legal option, nor was closing the jail, which constitutes about 35 percent of the Fiscal Court budget.

  • EMA looking to repair inoperable tornado sirens

    Grant County Emergency Management is seeking vendors to repair three of the county’s tornado sirens as tornado season approaches.
    Emergency Management Director Les Whalen said he is currently awaiting quotes from vendors for repairs to start. The department received a FEMA Hazard Mitigation grant for $12,492, and Whalen said he has until Nov. 1 to complete the process, but he is trying to finish prior to April 1 in order to be prepared for storm season.