Today's News


    June 19, 1997
    Five Grant County students received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University at the end of the spring semester. More than 2,200 graduates and degree candidates were honored at the 90th spring commencement, Local EKU graduates include: Carla Y. Arnold, Angela Cummins, Todd Davis, Timothy Dungan and Shelley Spencer.


    (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.)


    The following are building permits for May 2012:
    • May 4
    Vickers Construction, repair, 230 Barley Circle, 6,144 square feet, estimated cost $140,000; permit fee $71.34.
    • May 7
    Body Works Gym, remodel, 1130 Fashion Ridge Road, 12,960 square feet, estimated cost $48,000; permit fee $115.52.
    Trenary Builders, new home, 2420 Keefer Lawrenceville, 1,345 square feet, estimated cost $125,000; permit fee $447.66.
    • May 9
    Mark Poytner, deck, 940 Jacobs Drive, 743 square feet, estimated cost $14,000; permit fee $113.43.

  • Schultz graduates with honors

    Megan Schultz graduated from The University of Kentucky with Summa Cum Laude with Honors and a Bachelors in Biology from on May 6, 2012. She is the daughter of Michael P. Schultz of Dry Ridge and Theresa Harris of Dry Ridge.


    She started her education at Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary School followed with Grant County Middle School and then Grant County High School where she graduated as salutatorian or second in her class. She will be returning to The University of Kentucky this fall to study medicine.

  • Clemons graduates from Campbellsville

    Curtis Scott Clemons of Williamstown graduated with bachelor of science in pastoral ministries from Campbellsville University. Clemons is a graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge and is the son of Sharon Clemons of Williamstown.

  • Wallace graduates from Centre

    Grant Wallace of Crittenden received a bachelor of science in chemistry at the 189th commencement ceremony at Centre College. Janet H. Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), was the featured commencement speaker. The Class of 2012 is the largest in Centre’s history. Members of the class include three Fulbright recipients; two Peace Corps volunteers; and two Teach for America corps members. In addition, 67 students graduated with honors: seven summa cum laude, 24 magna cum laude and 36 cum laude.

  • Grant County, Williamstown schools says goodbye to retirees

    Steven Sigmon

  • Complaint brings changes to Grant jail

    Operational changes have occurred at the Grant County Detention Center following a complaint against the facility’s chief deputy.
    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy at the jail since January 2011, is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a KSP investigation.
    Peeples said the investigation, even though it is not concluded, has prompted some changes at the facility.
    “The investigation did reveal some issues,” Peeples said.

  • Williamstown named 18th best high school in state

    Williamstown High School is in elite company after being recognized as the 18th best high school in the state by a national publication.
    U.S. News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
    Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors primarily for the 2009-10 school year.