Today's News

  • 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.

  • Corinth family left homeless after fire

    William C. Wells Jr. was sitting outside enjoying a warm fall day when he saw a plume of smoke coming from his mother’s home, just a few doors away.

    “I noticed the smoke rolling out,” he said. “We opened the doors and got the kids out. I found where the fire was and began spraying water on the fire until the fire department got to the scene.”

    The mobile home, on Lewis Lane in Corinth, was gutted by the flames, which fire officials believe were caused by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.

  • Sutton gives highlight to struggling year

    With all of the struggles on the field this season for the Grant County Braves, a bright spot on the football team has been senior Cody Sutton.

    Sutton is from Sacramento, Calif. He just moved to Grant County this year, because of his father’s career in the military.

    Sports have not been a major part of his school year, but this year as a senior, he wanted to go out for team, so he decided on Braves football.

  • What's hot for Halloween?

    Monster Mash - Oct. 29

    • 6:30 p.m.

    • Grant Co. Park, Crittenden

    • Sponsored by Grant County News/Grant Co. Parks and Recreation

    • Individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations are needed to pass out candy to as many as 1,500 children. Tables are provided and there’s no cost to set up.

    • Costume contest for scariest, funniest, prettiest, most original and judge’s choice will be held after candy is given away.

  • Meet the candidates on Oct. 21

    It’s time to meet the candidates who will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    Candidates for judge-executive, jailer, magistrate of the 1st and 2nd districts, coroner,  as well as candidates for Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth city council and Crittenden mayor will take the stage in a question and answer session at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Williamstown High School.

    Unopposed candidates will be introduced during the forum, but will not be answering questions.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Harvey Perleberg has my vote for jailer on Nov. 2. I know he has the ability and knowledge to lead the jail in the right direction and he has twice the experience of his opponent.

    Perleberg is a World War II historian. His father was a waist gunner on a B-17, who went on 36 missions over Europe. When a B-17 came to Lunken Airport, he took his father to see it. When he asked his father what he thought of it, his dad answered, “Well, I remember it being a whole lot bigger.”

  • Lady Braves overcome trials with regional appearance

    Teams always have times to overcome adversity in a season.

    The Cincinnati Reds did it with walk-off wins throughout the year, sending them to the playoffs.

    The same can be said with the 2010 Grant County Lady Braves soccer team.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    My name is John Waltz and I am running for Congress because I share the frustration and anger that so many other people are feeling this year.  Our government is not functional and I am tired of watching those who are supposed to represent us play their own political games.  

  • Calendar 10-28-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.