Today's News

  • Recycling taken to landfill for years

    Recyclable materials collected at curbsides of Grant County homes since at least 2011 have been delivered by Republic Services to the landfill instead of a recycling center.
    Around 100 customers subscribe and pay for the curbside recycling pickup in Grant County.
    An investigation revealed the improper recycling processing after Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waster coordinator, received a tip with Republic Services.

  • Lady Demons beat Gallatin, fall to Walton in ‘All A’

    The weather is finally heating up, and so is the Williamstown softball team.
    The 80-degree weather didn’t effect junior pitcher Jade Pinkston as she led Williamstown to a 9-6 victory April 15 over the Gallatin County Wildcats in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic.
    Pinkston wasn’t the only one feeling the heat, as the Williamstown bats started quick with four runs in the bottom of the first.
    Pinkston started things off with a double up the middle, then Delaney Kemper soon batted her in.


    (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 charged Keith A. Mesmer, 21, of Dry Ridge, for theft by deception cold checks under $500, no time given, April 11 on Broadway Street.
    Officer KJ Little cited Cody D. Stull, 22, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 10:24 p.m. April 11 on Warsaw Road.

  • If the prodigal were a daughter

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”

  • Mt. Olivet Christian Church celebrates dedication

    “We are a group of ordinary, imperfect people saved from what we deserve by the sacrifice of God’s Son. As such, it is our desire to share what we have found with the world.” —Mount Olivet Christian Church Website
    Leaders and staff of Mount Olivet Christian Church moved to the front of the worship area for laying on of hands and prayers of blessing by ministers and others in the congregation who attended the dedication service on April 17.

  • GC News wins second in state at KPA

    The Grant County News captured honors recently from the Kentucky Press Association. The News was named second place as a General Excellence winner in the Weekly Class 2 division for newspapers for the second year in a row.
    General Excellence awards are based on the cumulative total of points earned from all awards during the annual news/editorial contest. The Grant County News received a total of 14 awards.

  • King follows dream with Shadows of Yesterday shop

    Margina King is following her dream.

    The Owen County native always wanted to open a consignment shop and she did last August on Main Street in Williamstown.
    Her shop, Shadows of Yesterday, features children’s clothing, prom dresses, ladies suits and bridal wear.

    “Eventually, I want to add vintage clothing, especially clothes from the 50s and 60s,” King said.
    She’s looking to expand the store’s offerings by carrying some Kentucky-made jewelry, silk scarves and clothes made from alpaca wool.

  • Making the connection

    The other day I noticed my vehicle tires appeared to be low on air. I went and wheeled my air compressor out, attached my hose and attachment to connect to the tire and went to turn on the compressor switch and nothing happened.
    Of course, I didn’t plug in the 110VAC cord into the wall receptacle. So I connected the cable and tried the air compressor once again and alas there was the powerful sound of the compressor motor filling the air tank.

  • CHURCH NOTES 4-14-16

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • Meeting times are Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Thursday prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

  • Rust travels between host plants

    Last year, our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.  In a good year, the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year.  The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too.