Today's News


    (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 K.J. Little cited Verlajoe M. Patton, 58, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates and no registration receipt, at 10:28 a.m. July 8 on Michigan Avenue.

  • Clark couple plead guilty to copper theft charges

    FRANKFORT – A Clark County man and woman have pleaded guilty to a combined 33 criminal charges involving theft of copper wire from lighting systems on Kentucky highways, including in Grant County.

  • Woman charged in Grant mail thefts

    A 31-year-old Florence woman allegedly took gift cards, cash and Netflix DVDs after stealing mail from Corinth and Williamstown post offices.
    Amanda Marie Vanarsdale was indicted July 8 by a Grant County grand jury for felony theft of mail matter.

  • Get Fit For Britt set for July 18

    Susie Butler knows what it’s like to lose a  child to the stranglehold of heroin addiction.
    The Williamstown mom hopes no other parent has to go through the pain.
    Her daughter, Brittany Butler, died of an overdose last year, shortly before her 22nd birthday.

  • Parks director to step down

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department soon will again be in search for a new director.
    It will be the county’s second new parks director this year.
    Ben Oldiges, who became parks director in March, will be leaving the department July 24 to seek an opportunity at a larger recreation program.
    Oldiges of Boone County, was hired by the Grant County Fiscal Court to replace Tabatha Clemons.

     The role became vacant after Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.

  • Drysdale to represent Grant on CVG board

    Grant County now has a seat on the board that oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG.)

    Mike Drysdale, president of the Walton-based trucking company Drysdale Direct Express, will serve as Grant County’s voice on the board.

    The 57-year-old’s term expires June 30, 2019.


    (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 charged Candace Lynn Brewer, 56, of Corinth, with theft by unlawful taking under $500, at 3:50 p.m. June 26 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Officer K.J. Little cited Robert F. Richter, 46, of Dry Ridge, with improper display of registration plates, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, at 1:49 p.m. July 1 on KY 22.

  • Educators leave mark

    Sandra Collins Franks
    What schools did you teach in: I have been an elementary education teacher for 15 years and media specialists for 10 years. Before that I was a bus driver, school bus driver trainer and Kindergarten aide for Grant County Schools.

    Educational background:  I graduated from Grant County High School and attended Northern Kentucky University for my bachelors in elementary education/language arts endorsement and masters, my media specialist rank I from UK and Northern and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.


      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
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Rd. in Holbrook. For more info, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    • This church is Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.

  • The kingdom of God

    Today, for the Christian with recent persecution and the Supreme Court ruling on same sex ‘marriages,’ there is a sense of sadness, madness, or disgust. However, biblically many Christians fail to remember that the bible tells us we are all sinners and all fall short of God’s glory (Rom. 3:23).
    Sin is sin in God’s eyes, whether one steals a penny or a million dollars it is still defined as a sin and a failure of God’s Commandment.