Today's News

  • Former Grant County residents honored

    Ruth and Harold Odor, formerly of Grant County, will be honored at the Hall of Faith banquet to be held Friday, Sept. 29 in Mason, Ohio.
    Each year, the Christian communities operated by the Christian Benevolent Association recognize honorees who have led lives of service to churches and communities.

  • Third time’s a charm as Ella Ruth enters the world

    When my wife was pregnant with our first child nearly 11 years ago we ultimately just wanted a healthy, precious baby.
    However, if we were able to choose the gender, we definitely were hoping it was a girl.

  • Meet your new community reporter

    My dad bet the barn against me. He believed I wouldn’t find a job working for a newspaper right out of college.
    Well, looks like I have all his cows now.
    He’s proud, and I’m happy to be the new staff writer at the Grant County News.
    As a mechanical engineer, my dad wasn’t completely enamored by the idea˜of me becoming a journalist. His first job, as a father, was to worry about me — specifically about me not being able to find a job as a journalist after I graduated University of the Cumberlands.

  • What is your sign from God?

    For the most part I’m not a fan of the “Messages from God” billboards (“What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not’ didn’t you understand?” “Keep using my name in vain and I’ll make rush hour longer,” “You think it’s hot here?”)

  • Local governments show support for CERS separation

    Grant County government entities have started showing support for a resolution to separate the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) out from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS).
    The resolution comes as the state threatens to increase contributions for CERS pensions and as the state struggles to find a solution for pension crisis.
    Dry Ridge City Council passed the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)-backed resolution with one nay vote from council member Clay Crupper Sept. 5.

  • New resource officer watches over GCHS

    There is a new face patrolling the hallways at Grant County High School.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Ervin, a 55-year-old Latonia resident, is the new school resource officer (SRO) at the high school.

  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • Ark Encounter to receive $1.8 million state rebate

    The Ark Encounter will receive a $1.8 million sales tax rebate from the state in its first year of operation.
    Under a tax-incentive agreement, Kentucky must pay the Williamstown attraction $1.8 million a year for 10 years as long as the attraction generates at least that much in sales taxes from tickets, food and rides each year.

  • WHS Band of Spirit earns Reserved Grand Champion at Bourbon County

    Name of competition: 2017 Bourbon County Invitational at Bourbon County High School in Paris on Sept. 9.