Today's News

  • Clemons, Hammons students of Emerge Kentucky

  • Jones honored for volunteer work

    Wilma Jones, 86, is a small woman with a big passion for the residents of nursing homes, especially those at Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Over a 12-year-period, Jones has given hundreds of handmade quilts to nursing home residents.

    “The most I gave at once was about 45,” Jones said. “That was at Woodspoint Nursing Home in Florence, when I lived at Rabbit Hash.”

  • Abramson to visit April 12

    Gerry Abramson, who is running for Lieutenant Governor, on the Steve Beshear ticket, will be meeting with Grant County residents at 2 p.m. on April 12 at the Dry Ridge Toyota Community Room.

  • Veteran organizes walk April 16 at WHS

    Veteran Gary Trumbo needed a helping hand when he retired after 21 years in the military.

    “Back in 2003, when I was discharged from Iraq, I had medical issues,” the Williamstown resident said. “Before, the VA started paying me my retirement on the pension, I was having trouble with my finances.”

    That’s where Salute Inc. came in.

    Founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf, Salute Inc. helps meet the financial, physical and emotional needs of the military service members, veterans and their families.

  • Williamstown adopts calendar

    Williamstown Independent Schools will start classes a little later next school year.

    The school board approved the 2011-12 draft calendar during its March meeting with a start date of Aug. 18 — a week later than normal.

    “If we just had a banner year with no snow in Kentucky, we would be out on May 24, which is on a Thursday,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who also serves as district director of pupil personnel and head of the calendar committee.

  • Tourism seeks new home after dispute

    The direction of the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission is up in the air after a proposed agreement with the Industrial Development Authority to handle administrative duties fell through.

    The commission voted unanimously during its Feb. 16 meeting to dissolve the position of executive director effective March 1 and contract administrative services with the IDA.

    The move would save the tourism commission a little more than $10,000 per year, according to commission member Randy Slayback, who made the motion to dissolve the position.

  • Farmers file lawsuit

    Thomas Leach has raised tobacco since he was 12 years old.

    But, the 41-year-old Dry Ridge resident said last year’s crop was his last.

    Leach and Larry O’Neill of Dry Ridge have joined farmers Jerry Feagan and Steve Lang of Cynthiana in a breach of contract class-action lawsuit against a tobacco company.

    The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm of Strauss & Troy filed the lawsuit in Harrison County on behalf of a number of Kentucky tobacco farmers against Universal Corporation, also known as Universal Leaf North America (ULNA).

  • Parks and Recreation Events For 2011

    • Summer camp registration opens - April 15
    Registration forms can be found online or in the Parks and Recreation office in Suite 10 of the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown. Grant County Community Education partners in the camps.
    Little Dippers Camp for children ages 4 to 6 years old will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21-23. Registration, which ends May 31, is $25 for one camper and $2o for each additional camper living in the same household.

  • Another Place In Time 3-31-11


    Welcome to a new Another Place in Time photo. If you know the people in these photos call the Grant County News office at 824-3343 and share your guesses with us.

  • Police Reports 3-31-11


    (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 investigated an accident at 8:21 a.m. March 24 on Broadway. The drivers involved were Sherry B. Willoughby, 44, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2010 Toyota and Timothy M. Skinner, 53, of Mason, Ohio, driving a 2009 International.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office