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Today's News

  • Hell is real

    As he became the dead man walking, the priest walked closely behind reading accounts from the Bible concerning hell and its eternal torment. Approaching the electric chair, the criminal looks back at the priest and says, “If the place you read about is real, and there is a possibility that I may go there in a few moments, then why haven’t you told me about it sooner?

  • Deputy judge’s absence stirs controversy

    Controversy has swirled around Grant County Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich being paid while out of the office to recover from a health scare.
    Kimmich returned to work full-time at the courthouse last week after receiving a letter from his doctor, according to Judge-Executive Steve Wood.
    However, some have complained that Kimmich should not have been paid while he was in the hospital and recovering from home.
    Williamstown resident Howard Chipman requested numerous open records, including pay sheets, and recently took them to the Grant County grand jury.

  • GCMS Archery targets to be the best

    Archery was adopted as a sport in Grant County in 2014 and was initiated by the Grant County Board of Education.

    Chad Leigh, an eighth grade math teacher at Grant County Middle School took the coaching position at the middle school level and began working with students at Grant County Middle School. He is currently in his second year as the Grant County Middle School Archery coach.
    Leigh is no stranger to archery as a sport.

  • Grant County Soil Conservation winners
  • Grant County Middle has March Madness fever
  • POLICE REPORTS 3-24-16

    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Mendell Sebastian, 29, of Dry Ridge, at 11:14 a.m. March 8 on Ferguson Boulevard. Sebastian was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Michelle L. Mullins, 37, of Dry Ridge, for non-payment of fines, at 5:13 p.m. March 8 on Meadowview Circle. Mullins was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • You matter

    Your appointment is at 9:45 a.m.. You arrive at 9:35 and the receptionist quickly takes your co-pay. You fill out all the paper work and take your seat in the waiting room.
    You are still waiting at 10:30. So you politely go back to the receptionist’s window and explain that you have other appointments today and that you will reschedule later.
    She returns your co-pay and you leave.

  • A fish called Grace

    In 2007, Australian diver Eric Nerhus reported being swallowed by a great white shark.
    He said it was like being trapped in a cave.
    He told the London-based newspaper The Daily Telegraph that one minute he was “prying abalone off the rocks with a chisel; the next he found his head, torso and one arm enclosed by the killer shark’s razor-sharp teeth.”
    He escaped after stabbing the shark in the eye with his chisel.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Steven Brewer, 35, of Berry, at 10:47 a.m. Feb. 29 on US 27. Brewer was turned over to transportation officer.
    Kentucky State Police charged Anthony Hanlin, 18, of Crittenden, with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, at 12:23 a.m. March 1 on Case Lane. Hanlin was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Harden not upset UK assist record broken by Ullis

    He walks around the gym in his black University of Kentucky pullover, headphones in and high fives everyone he sees.
    Williamstown boys basketball Head Coach Roger Harden is just your average guy.

    As you walk in his office, it is not hard to recognize the odd mix of blue, black and orange.
    Not only will you see the Williamstown Demons logo plastered all around, but it is accented with the blue from the University of Kentucky logo.