Today's News

  • 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.


    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.

    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.

  • It's finally here!

    If you are like me there is no better time in Kentucky than early November. The temperatures have finally cooled down, the leaves are falling, deer hunting starts, and most importantly the Kentucky Wildcats basketball season finally gets started in earnest. Even in a year where I was able to attend my beloved Cincinnati Reds’ first playoff baseball game in 20 years the start of a new UK season can never get here fast enough. 

  • Shelter animals to be euthanized Nov. 15

    Williamstown, Kentucky – November 12, 2010 – It is literally a life or death situation this weekend at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    The shelter must either successfully adopt out a large number of dogs and cats this weekend or many animals will be euthanized on Monday, Nov. 15.

    Grant County Animal Shelter is currently housing over 75 dogs but only has only 60 kennels. The numbers must be reduced quickly to make room for new animals – often entire litters of animals - arriving daily.

  • Gone, but never forgotten

    Ruben Lewis Baker was a handsome man at 19 years old. He’s what the girls called “a looker” with his wavy dark hair and mischievious grin. It probably didn’t hurt that he drove a Chevrolet Malibu, which was also the cool car to have back in 1967.

    He had just graduated from Walton-Verona High School and had his whole life ahead of him, but when Uncle Sam called in 1968, he answered the call because it was his civic duty.


    This is in response to a letter written by John Waltz. Congressman Geoff Davis has been very helpful to myself and all of the soldiers that I have referred to him since our deployment to Afghanistan in 2007-08. He continues to be a strong asset to our unit and, he has also helped other units in this area. Congressman Davis came to my unit’s deployment ceremony and he was at our welcome home ceremony.


    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant, for nonpayment of fines, for Michael S. Ellis, 38, of Sadieville, at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 on S. Main Street. Ellis was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.