Today's News

  • What are the issues?

    Voters will be choosing between incumbent Darrel Link or his challenger Steve Wood for Grant County’s next judge-executive when they go to the polls on Nov. 2. Also on the ballot are candidates for coroner, jailer, magistrate for District 1 and District 2, Crittenden City Council, Crittenden mayor, Corinth City Commission and Williamstown City Council.

    The public was given an opportunity to hear how candidates stood on local issues during a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21.

  • Let me know, we’ll all ‘shake a leg’

    Thanks to the 87 people who paid for and attended the Spears Foundation Feed the People Benefit for the Free Lunch Kitchen on Oct. 14. It was an awesome event and if you missed it, you missed something special.

    Tickets sold out two weeks before the event. We even added a surprise or two, but that’s what we always do when we have a Hogan House dinner or one of our other dinner events.  

    Taylor Henry put on a wonderful show mixing his own songs with a couple of favorites of his grandmother who was in the audience.

  • Voters head to the polls Nov. 2

    For the 2010 general election, voters will be vote in up to 11 contested races.

    County-wide races feature incumbent Darrell Link against challenger Steve Wood for judge-executive and Robert McDaniel trying to unseat Marylee Willoby as coroner.

    Terry Peeples and Harvey Perleberg face off to see who will become the next Grant County jailer.

  • Three charged for explosives

    Three Grant County men were arrested on federal explosives charges on Oct. 22 by officers with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    Federal charges were filed against:

    • Christopher Walker, of Williamstown

    • Adam Autry, of Dry Ridge

    • Mike Sanders of Crittenden

    Chris Hankins, assistant chief of the Williamstown Police Department said the investigation began in July when a pickup truck belonging to David Suire of Dry Ridge caught fire and burned.

  • Puckett chosen October YPA Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for October is Emily Puckett, a senior at Grant County High School. She is the daughter of Sandra Rankin of Williamstown.

    She has a strong desire to mentor younger children and work to make families stronger.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:

    A: Varsity golf team, student council and National Honor Society

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • Conrad-Ryan announce date

    Tommy and Leatha Conrad of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Conrad to Austin Ryan, son of Rick and Dorothy Ryan of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for June 11, 2011 at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the JMB Center.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School and will be a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville. She is employed by Precision Dental Care.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Harvey Perleberg is my choice for jailer. He has twice the experience of his opponent.

    I worked with him at the jail from 1997 to 2000.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I have known Brian Linder for several years and for the last couple of weeks I have been able to help him with his campaign for magistrate. That has been an experience that is out of this world. I’m a political science student at Northern Kentucky University and the experience I have gotten from this has been that of which can’t be matched.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I’m writing this letter as an endorsement for Brian Linder of Dry Ridge, who is a candidate for one of our local magistrate races.

  • WHS Band prepares for postseason competition

    Williamstown Band of Spirit spent the last two weeks of regular season practice and competitions refining their 2010 show; adding visual interest and fine-tuning both their marching and music before they begin post-season competition on Oct. 23.

    Traveling to Dixie Heights on Oct 9, the band placed 2nd in their class and 5th overall  at the Festival at the Heights. Despite the high level of competition and caliber of bands at Dixie, the lower placement gave the Band of Spirit the motivation they needed to focuson improving their skills.