Today's News

  • WHS Band of Spirit places second in Mid-States Championship

    Name of competition: 2014 Mid-States Band Association Class 3A Championships

    Location and date:  Kings High School, Kings Mills, OH.

    Ranking and any awards:   2014 MSBA Class 3A Runner Up (second place Overall)

    Names and number of bands participating:  14 (In order of finish)
    Bourbon Co, Williamstown, Kings, LaSalle, Westerville North, Walnut Hills, Delaware Hayes, Vandalia Butler, Olentangy Liberty, Westerville Central, East Clinton, Edgewood, East Central, Greenon

  • TINY TACKLERS: Grant County Youth Football
  • Braves finish season at state

    With cool, windy conditions, running fast times at the 2014 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships was going to be tough to do.

    That message did not get to the Grant County Braves’ runners.
    All three Grant runners improved their times on the Kentucky Horse Park course from earlier in the season and gained valuable experience for future years.

    Eighth-grader Molly Howell, making her second trip to the state meet, ran a solid race while finishing 123 out of 225 runners with a time of 21:49.

  • Grant County Youth Basketball

    (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.)
    Deputy Scott Conrad executed a warrant for Amberlee L. Lanham, 23, of Dry Ridge, for two counts of failure to appear to court, at 9:29- p.m. Nov. 3 on Arbors Drive. Lanham was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Fleeing suspect causes multi-vehicle crash

    An alleged shoplifter fleeing from Wal-Mart caused a multi-vehicle crash that closed Taft Highway in Dry Ridge for several hours on Nov. 3.

    Police said Amy Martin, a 39-year-old Glencoe woman, attempted to steal $115 worth of clothes from Wal-Mart on Ferguson Boulevard in Dry Ridge.As she fled the store, police said Martin got into an altercation with the loss prevention specialist and manager at Wal-Mart  who confronted her.

  • Knight residency lawsuit dismissed

    A motion to dismiss Leslie Knight as a candidate for circuit judge in Grant, Owen and Carroll counties was denied last week.
    Marlene McComas, a Williamstown resident, filed suit on Oct. 8 alleging that R. Leslie Knight, of Dry Ridge, should be dismissed as candidate for circuit judge in the 15th Judicial District because she did not actually live at 26 Broadway in Dry Ridge as she indicated on her candidate papers.


    The beat marches on for two local bands who shined at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state band finals at Eastern Kentucky University.

    The Williamstown High School Band of Spirit, which placed third last year, took home its sixth state title in the program’s history with its performance of “Galaxy.”

    The Class A championship was the first since the band won three in a row from 2007-2009.
    The Band of Spirit previously won five state titles under former director Bob Gregg.

  • Republicans sweep judge’s seat, fiscal court

    Voters have elected a completely new, all-Republican Grant County Fiscal Court.
    Steve Wood, who narrowly lost to Darrell Link four years ago, easily defeated long-time Democratic magistrate Richard Austin to become the next Grant County judge-executive.

  • The ‘broken beautiful’

    After the March 2011 tsunami in Japan that killed nearly 20,000 people, a woman named Sue Plumb Takamoto was out clearing debris in a field in the coastal city of Ishinomaki.
    As she picked among the ruins, her eyes kept catching sight of the colorful shards of broken pottery, the only remains of the city’s tearooms and kitchens.