Today's News

  • Shop local - business matters

    It’s a shame but Grant County lost two locally-owned and operated businesses this week.
    Dairy Queen and Little Shrimp, both in Dry Ridge, have closed or will be closing by the end of the week. Dairy Queen closed on Monday and Shrimp will close on Saturday.
    Donna Cain, owner of Little Shrimp, hung a simple message on the door that said the Shrimp was being forced due to economy and lack of business.
    Her final plea in the note was that Grant County residents would shop locally. Amen!

  • Grant County High School students give help for holidays

    The Grant County High School Caring for Communities Club challenged all third period classes to see who could bring in the most food for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Center in Williamstown. The food drive ran from Nov. 9 to Nov. 22. The JROTC class won the contest with 176 donated items and celebrated with a pizza party on Nov. 24. In total, students contributed 834 items.

  • Police Reports 12-2-10

    (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.)

  • NKU-Grant County students awarded scholarships

    Coleen Lynn Ellis and Diana Clifton recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students attending Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.
    The scholarships, which are given out twice a year, are provided by the Grant County Conservation District.
    Ellis, 41, of Dry Ridge, is the daughter of Virginia Lowe and Joe B. Williams. She has three children, Autumn, Dorothy and Isaiah.
    Ellis said she wants to be a geologist and work with the community to better the ways of taking care of what the world has been blessed with.

  • For the Record 12-2-10

    Nov. 5:
    Regenia Marie Martin, 45, Crittenden, administrative assistant, to William Garrett Snow, Jr., 34, Crittenden, fiber optic tech
    Heather Pauline Cram, 35, Williamstown, homemaker, to Gary Wayne Bressler, Sr., 37, Williamstown, machine operator
    Nov. 6:
    Katrina Whitney Harris, 22, Williamstown, receptionist, to Justin Lee Greene, 25, Dry Ridge, tech support analyst
    Nov. 9:
    Jennifer Ann Kilgo, 25, North Branch, Mich., retail, to Justin Eugene Levell, 28, Crittenden, management
    Nov. 10:

  • 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.