Today's News

  • Redsfest brings out the kid in me

    If you have never gone before, I would suggest when next December is here for you to visit Redsfest at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.

    We all have a little child inside of us and it was apparent that mine came out Dec. 4, when I got pictures with current and former Reds players.

    I have been a Reds fan since as far back as I can remember and when I first came here to Grant County, I told everyone how I slid on the carpet at the television when I was 5, imitating the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.

  • Another Place In Time 12-9-10

    This Another Place In Time photo features Jackie Colson, Dale Fortner and Gerald Roland. It was taken around 1948 at the Mason School. Colson was a trucker and farmer while Roland was a plumber. Both men are deceased. Fortner is a retired captain with the Kentucky State Police. The photo was submitted by Corinne Webster, Gerald’s sister. Thanks goes to Justine Taylor and Ruby Vallandingham, both of Williamstown, for guessing.

  • Move it - or lose it!

    When the snow starts falling, the snow plows come out, but they can’t clean your street or road if you and your neighbors park in their way.
    According to Mark Courtney, street supervisor for the city of Williamstown, people parking along the side of roads or too close to the edge of the road means the snow plows can’t effectively move the snow or salt the roads.
    Courtney said it’s always a problem this time of year.

  • Holiday spices from tropical plants

    By Jeneen Wiche


    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in November 2010:
    • Nov. 1:
    Brian Stapleton, basement, 220 Price Hill, 510 square feet, estimated cost $19,000; permit fee $89.55.
    • Nov. 3:
    New Life Apostolic Church, mobile home, 1645 Gardnersville Road, 1,280 square feet, estimated cost $17,000; permit fee $123.28.
    • Nov. 4:
    Sonny Adkins, new home, 4800 Lawrenceville Road, 2,741 square feet, estimated cost $210,000; permit fee $737.50.

  • Braves set attack march for Pioneers

    After a convincing victory over Dayton Dec. 4 at Grant County High School, the Braves will face a challenging Simon Kenton team Dec. 10.

  • Williamstown looking to tame Bearcats of Walton-Verona

    With a new coach at the helm, there can be a learning curve for a team to adjust to their coaching methods.

    That is occurring with the Williamstown boys’ basketball program as they have started the season 0-2, falling to Carroll County, 46-38 Nov. 30 and to a tall Owen County team 62-42, Dec. 3 at home.

  • JROTC shows some girl-power at Tennesse competition

    The Grant County High School JROTC Raider Teams competed in the Alternate National Championships hosted by Campbell County High School Army JROTC Program at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee.

  • Knife-wielding robber caught a mile from Corinth gas station

    Golden Hall, 31, of Corinth, was arrested at 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 28, about an hour after police say he robbed the Corinth Marathon at knifepoint.
    According to police, Hall entered the gas station around 5 a.m.  wearing a blue and black flannel jacket and blue ski mask. He demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.
    He left the station with $300 in cash and five cartons of cigarettes.

  • Wood concedes election

    After thousands of votes were recounted, Darrell Link has officially been re-elected as Grant County judge-executive.
    Republican challenger Steve Wood decided to petition for a recount after he trailed by 45 votes at the end of election night and after a recanvass of votes Nov. 12.
    At the end of the recount of paper ballots from the E-Scan machines, Link had a net gain of one vote.
    There also were also at least 40 ballots that did not have any vote marked for either candidate or a straight party ticket.