Today's News

  • Grant County girl chosen for Miss Teen America nationals

    Hayley Frances Leach, daughter of Tom and Rebecca Leach of Dry Ridge, has been selected to represent Kentucky as Miss Kentucky Junior Teen at the 2011 Miss Teen America Pageant, to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 13-16, 2011 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
    Over $500,000 in scholarships and awards are given to young women between the ages of 12 and 19, who are active in their schools and communities and who strive to become positive role models to their peers.

  • 2010: What made the news?


    The year of 2010 was an eventful one in Grant County. Many news stories graced the front page of the Grant County News that will have a lasting effect on the community.This is a sample of the top stories of the year.

  • McDaniel is sworn in as coroner

    Robert McDaniel was sworn in as  Grant County coroner Dec. 14 at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown.
    Judge Executive Darrell Link conducted the ceremony.
    McDaniel defeated incumbent Marylee Willoby in the November Election.

  • Juvenile arrested after pulling knife, biting man

    A 16-year-old juvenile was charged with assault fourth-degree and menacing after he bit a man.

    The incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 19 when Todd Cummins was leaving Dry Ridge Baptist Church and saw the juvenile attempting to get inside a vehicle parked at the church.

  • Gordon-Holt celebrate marriage

    Rhonda Gordon and Tom Holt were united in marriage on Sept. 18 and spent their honeymoon in Daytona, Florida.
    The bride is the daughter of Bonnie Fogle of Ludlow and the late Kenneth Fogle.
    The groom is the son of Elmer and Verna Holt of Williamstown.
    The couple resides in Williamstown.

  • Willoby reflects on career


  • Clifton-Mercer to wed Dec. 31

    Bobby and Linda O’Neill of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer O’Neill Clifton to Scott Wayne Mercer, son of Larney and Barbara Mercer of Dry Ridge.
    The wedding is being planned for 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church.
    The bride is a 1991 graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed by Bertram Eyecare.
    The groom is a 1985 graduate of Fleming County High School. He is employed by Meyer Tool.

  • Webster-Dade announce date

    Joe and Jackie Webster of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Jo Webster to Benjamin Andrew Dade, son of Chris and Maria Dade of Williamstown.
    The wedding is being planned for July 2011 and invitations will be sent.
    The bride is a 2009 graduate of Williamstown High School and also a student at Northern Kentucky University.
    The groom is a 2006 graduate of North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island. He is employed by Performance Pipe.

  • YPA winner has passion for baseball

    The Youth Performance Award winner for December is Aaron Goe, a senior at Grant County High School, and he is passionate about baseball.
    Goe is the son of Bryan and Tracy Goe of Dry Ridge.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:
    A: I play baseball for the Grant County High School baseball team. My biggest athletic accomplishment is signing with Morehead State University to play baseball. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that my hard work and dedication has finally paid off.

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • STLP students provide adult ed opportunities for community

    Would you like to start the new year in a ‘take charge of your life’ mode? Are you unemployed or an underemployed adult, finding it tough to make ends meet? Perhaps all you need to land that dream job is to sharpen your technology skills and get some tips on business professionalism and resume writing.