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 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.

  • Ku Klux Klan distributes fliers across Grant County

    Many Grant County residents opened their front doors Feb. 12 to find a recruitment message from the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan looking them dead in the eyes.


    Players often come to play basketball at Kentucky now to enhance their NBA draft status. It’s something coach John Calipari sells to players as he points to the draft picks he’s had and how well many of them are doing in the NBA.


    Grant, WHS to face off in districts

  • Lady Braves win over Oldham
  • WHS loses 89-87 in battle with Bracken