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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Here's a look at sports action throughout the county.

  • These are a few of my favorite things

    Around October, I start mixing my recipe for the holidays.
    I begin with Christmas music, and if I don’t have a good portion of Bing Crosby, mixed with Rosemary Clooney and dashes of Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Johnny Mathis, I become Grinch-afied. A smidge of the Davis sisters, Skeeter and Betty Jack, singing “Christmas Boogie,” is just icing on the cake. Most of these artists were popular in the 40’s, before I was born, but I listened to Skeeter, as a love-sick teen in my West Virginia home, in the 60’s.

  • Shipp joins Fort Mitchell law firm

    Jeff Shipp has joined the law firm of Wallace Boggs PLLC in Fort Mitchell.
    Shipp, a native of Grant County and the city attorney for Williamstown, previously was an equity partner at Kohnen and Patton since 1987.
    “Myself and Scott Best felt it was a better decision to stay on this side of the river where we were close to the people we serve,” Shipp said of his decision not to move with Kohnen and Patton when the firm consolidated into an Ohio-based law firm.

  • Corinth man dies in Dry Ridge crash

    A Corinth man was killed when the car he was driving crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle.
    Derrick Huff, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Nov. 24.
    The accident occurred when, according to police, Huff’s 1994 Pontiac Sunbird crossed the centerline and hit a 1998 GMC SUV driven by Jacqueline Embry, 58, of Crittenden.
    The wreck was approximately one-half mile north of Sherman-Mt. Zion Road on U.S. 25. It happened around 1:10 a.m.
    Embry was taken by Rural Metro Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Florence.

  • Dry Ridge man pleads guilty to Fort Wright bank robberty

    One of three Grant County men pleaded guilty Nov. 12 in connection with a Aug. 2 bank robbery in Fort Wright.
    Dustin Webster, 24, changed his plea as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
    Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 25, and Ronald L. Hall, 25, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.
    According to the plea agreement, Ruby entered Heritage Bank and showed a bank teller a note demanding money and indicating that he had a gun.
    The teller gave Ruby approximately $2,086 in cash before he left the bank.

  • Election recount continues

    A recount in the Grant County judge-executive’s race has done little to change election night results.
    With all but two of the 23 precincts counted, incumbent Democrat Darrell Link has seen a net gain of one vote against Republican challenger Steve Wood.
    The recount, which took place during 11 hours between Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, will be completed Dec. 1 at the county clerk’s office.
    It is only the fifth recount in Kentucky history, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Readers asked to share favorite holiday memories

    Is your best Christmas memory a certain present that you eyed as a child? Is it getting to go to the big city to see a Christmas parade or was it spending time with your family gathered around a cedar tree?
    The Grant County News is inviting readers to share their best Christmas memory this holiday season.
    Send to:  gcneditorial@grantky.com or  mail to: Best Christmas Memory, c/o Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097 by Dec. 20.
    Please include your name, phone number and address.

  • Beckham resigns, headed to Edgewood


    Doug Beckham planned to retire as city administrator for Williamstown; a position he filled 15 ½ years ago, but he’s headed for brighter lights in a larger city.
    Beckham has been hired as the city administrator in Edgewood. He’ll begin his new duties on Feb. 7 and will receive an annual salary of $88,209.
    “I was contacted and asked to apply,” Beckham said.
    Beckham said he submitted a resume on Oct. 20 and was called for an interview on Nov. 1. He interviewed on Nov. 4 and was offered a job on Nov. 5.

  • HOLIDAY HELP

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

    COAT/TOY DRIVE
    Cash Express in Dry Ridge is collecting coats, toys, shoes and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15.
    Items can be dropped off at the following:
    In Crittenden: Crittenden Post or Edwardo’s Pizza
    In Dry Ridge: Cash Express, Family Dentistry, Cheap Beds and Furniture, Save-A-Lot

  • Governor announces tourist project

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has something to say on Dec. 1 and Grant Countians are anxious to hear what it is.

    According to a media release received at the News office on Nov. 30, Beshear, along with Ark Encounter LLC and Answers in Genesis will make a joint announcement about a major new tourist attraction in Northern Kentucky.

    The announcement should end months of talk and speculation about a “big” development coming to Williamstown.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link is also scheduled to speak at the press conference.