Today's News

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I am writing this letter to tell you about Harvey Perleberg who is running for the office of jailer of Grant County.

    I knew of him from my brother, Mike Louis, who was in jail at the time he worked there. My brother told me that if it wasn’t for Mr. Perleberg, he would have had a hard time.

    Perleberg went out of his way to make sure he had tooth ache medicine and paid for it out of his own pocket. That small act of kindness changed my brother’s life. After he served his time, he moved south and raised a family and has never been in trouble again.

  • Lady Demons want to dodge Bullitt Central

    Williamstown is looking to make some history as the Lady Demons face Bullitt Central in the first round of the Region 8 Tournament.

    To make it to regionals, Williamstown defeated Gallatin County in the semi-final match at the 23rd District Tournament, Oct. 13.

    For coach Wes Staff he was ecstatic after the win over Gallatin County.

    “It was great to see them come back when the points were going the other way,” he said about his player’s efforts. “It was great to see them fight back and not get discouraged.”

  • GCYS raffling off prizes at games

    The Grant County Youth Soccer League is having a raffle at their games for the duration of the season.

    The raffle, which is sponsored by Piles Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program will sell tickets for $2 for one ticket and $5 for 3 tickets.

    There are two prizes in the raffle, including a grand prize being a brand new Chevrolet Malibu or Equinox.

    This grand prize will be drawn from the participating youth soccer leagues in nine states.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

     “There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”  - Ronald Reagan  

  • Federal funds earmarked for radio upgrades

    Grant County fire departments recently received $655,000 in federal funds to help purchase digital radios and equipment.

    The communication systems will allow the departments to meet compliance standards ahead of schedule.

    “We’ll be able to talk with federal, state and local (authorities) all on one radio,” said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen. “The grant is putting new mobile radios, handheld radios, pagers and the infrastructure within the entire county for fire. So, all five fire departments are benefitting.”

  • Community Calendar 10-21-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 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.

  • Indictments 10-21-10

    The grand jury, which met Oct. 13, returned indictments against seven people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Tosha M. Adams, 22, criminal mischief first degree and criminal attempt to burglary second degree.

    • Tiffney M. McCoy, 23, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property over $500.


    Calling all Grant Countians who care about the future of their community!

    Here’s your chance to speak up.

    The Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Williamstown High School.

    Candidates for judge-executive, jailer, coroner, magistrate, mayor and city council will be answering questions that you think are important.

    So here’s your chance to let the Grant County News staff know what you want the candidates to be asked.

  • Phipps-Blaze set wedding date

    Gary and Joy Phipps of Florence are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashlee Phipps, to Matthew Blaze, son of Mark and Darlena Blaze of Mason.

    The wedding will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is a fourth grade teacher at Sherman Elementary School in Dry Ridge.


    I want the folks in your community to know what great band parents are in the Williamstown and Grant County High School band program. Our band pit trailer recently got caught in between two barriers, seeing that we were actually going to pick the trailer up and physically move it, 15-20 of those band parents jumped in and got us on unstuck.