Today's News


    I’ve never considered myself to be a smart person. Perhaps, if I were I would have chosen a different career path. One that required a whole lot less hours and paid me a whole pile of money.

    But, I discovered at a young age that I had a knack for jotting down bits of information and crafting them into a story. My advanced English teacher told me that I had talent for writing.

    It was that love of the written word and finding just the right word to make a sentence combined with curiosity that prompted me to go into journalism.


    A lot of people worked hard to build and operate a concession stand at the ballfields at Grant County Park.
    A senseless act on Monday destroyed all that hard work in a short amount of time.

    Someone broke into the concession stand and set fire inside the building. The fire destroyed the building and heavily damaged the utility pole and transformer that served the building.


    Name: Jacqalynn Ammer Riley, of Williamstown

    What motivates me to live a healthier lifestyle?

  • Red Cross to host recruitment

    The American Red Cross will host a DAT Volunteer Recruitment Day at the Williamstown Baptist Church at 7 to 9 p.m. on May 29.  The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to join the Disaster Action Team (DAT).

    You must be over the age of 18 and have a valid driver’s license or ID.

    To RSVP for the Disaster Action Team Recruitment Day, contact Joe Sack at 513-579-3081 or go to www.cincinnatiredcross.org.


    Charles and Mary Mastin and Robert and Theresa Mort are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Chrissy Cook to Justin Garnett, son of Kerry and Sherry Garnett of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. on June 2, 2012, at the Crittenden Christian Church.

  • Stith signs letter with TMC

    Grant County High School senior Erica Stith signed her national letter of intent to play softball for Thomas More College, May 11 in the GCHS library.

    “It was so exciting,” Stith said. “I was looking forward to 2:30 p.m. to sign the paper. I was thinking of it all week.”

    Stith, who has played softball for GCHS since 2008, will be trading in her blue and gold for just blue with TMC.

    “They have really good academics and I like the coaches and the team a lot,” Stith said.

  • Five qualify for Louisville

    Hard work and dedication paid off for five local athletes, as they will head to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Track and Field meet, May 17-19 at the University of Louisville.

    Grant County High School junior Taylor Cummins was the lone representative for her school, qualifying in the discus throw event with a distance of 85 feet, 3 inches.

    It was the first time qualifying in the discus throw event, an event she just started performing in about three weeks ago.


    Baseball is a big part of my ministry, and I serve as the head coach at Asbury University. The Asbury team began this season with a 0-17 record. That’s right. We lost our first 17 games – and most of them weren’t close. Have you ever been through a “losing streak” in your life? I have – and I think many of you who may never have even played baseball can relate to what a 17-game losing streak feels like.

  • Super Survivor Sunday celebrated May 20

    The Grant County Relay For Life Committee is asking all Grant County churches to recognize and honor their cancer survivors in some way on Sunday, May 20 for Super Survivor Sunday.

    “So many of the people involved with the relay are active in our churches so we thought this was the best way to reach out and ask that they be recognized,” said Alice Ingram, the Grant County RFL team recruitment coordinator.