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Today's News

  • Williamstown man arrested on federal explosives charges

    A 41-year-old Williamstown resident and two Ohio men were arrested by federal agents April 13 on charges that they illegally possessed and delivered explosives.

    FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents arrested Robert Bancroft of 127 High St. between 6 and 7 a.m., along with his brother, Daniel J. Bancroft, 43, of Sidney, Ohio, and Paul Zahn, 44, of Bainbridge, Ohio.

    The Bancrofts were charged with illegally possessing and transferring explosives, as well as conspiring to transfer explosives.

  • Public Record 4-22-10

    Civil Suits

    Jan. 20:

    Forcht Bank vs. Melissa Stewart, Scott Couch and Grant County, Kentucky, default of payment on note

    Brian Hamon vs. David Wainscott, default of payment on note

    Jan. 21:

    Julie Ann Bailey vs. Keith Brian Bailey, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Charenee M. Jones vs. Derick Fields, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Thomas Allen Holt vs. Donna Carol Holt, petition for dissolution of marriage

  • Baby Expo set for April 22; information, prizes to be given away

    New and expectant mothers and fathers can receive helpful advice at the 6th annual Grant County Baby Expo.

    The free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Sherman Elementary.

    No registration is required to attend and door prizes and snacks will be available.

    The Baby Expo is presented by the Grant County Community Collaborative and Grant County Schools Family Resource Centers with financial sponsorship provided by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky.

  • Sports Shorts

    GCHS take down Carroll County

    Scores: 7-6

    When: April 14

    Where: Carroll County High Schools

    What: The Braves were able to defeat Carroll County after the Panthers were able to win the Eighth Region All “A” tournament. Grant County relied on junior Aaron Goe on the mound.

  • Grant County earns two district wins

    Late game heroics and early dominance helped the Grant County softball team come away with wins against district opponents Simon Kenton and Walton-Verona.

    The Lady Braves are undefeated within district play and have earned three wins, but their most exciting win was their victory over the Lady Pioneers.

    Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and sophomore Erica Stith on second base, GCHS junior Katelyn Roy was just looking for a pitch to hit.

  • April 19 is deadline to register

    April 19 is the last day for new voters to register to vote in the May 18 primary.

  • Raymond Miller served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page

    Raymond Miller, the son of James A. Miller and a sixth grader at Grant County Middle School, served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 11.

  • I used to be in decent enough shape.

    I mean, I’ve never had what anyone would confuse as muscular arms.

    The only six-pack that could be used to describe me is the liters of Mountain Dew I used to drink in high school.

    But, I was an active kid whose legs were deceptively strong from playing soccer constantly and I could run around all day without tiring.

    My how things have changed.

    My eating habits are about the same, if not a tad worse, but the difference is my body can’t work off the calories in my new couch potato exercise routine.

  • Submit questions for political forum

    Do you have a question you would like to ask the candidates for jailer, sheriff, judge-executive, magistrate or state representative?

    Submit your questions to the Grant County News and you might get an answer.

    The Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum featuring those candidates on Thursday, April 29 at the Williamstown cafeteria. The forum will begin at 7 p.m.

    Candidates will be asked questions generated by the News editorial team and from those submitted by the public prior to the forum.

  • Angel Food orders due by April 15

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order.

    Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.