Today's News

  • 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.

  • Switzer, boy, July 8

    Dennis and Tameca Switzer of Corinth would like to announce the the birth of their first child.

    Trezdon Cole Switzer was born at 7:57 a.m. on July 8, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Daryl and Debbie Vannarsdall of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Ron Kinman of Dry Ridge and the late Sue Kinman and Garey and Louise Vannarsdall of Jonesville.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I write in support of Wanda Crupper Hammons for Magistrate, 2nd District, in Grant County.  Wanda Crupper Hammons, a life-long resident of Grant County,  is honest and hard-working, part-time employee of the Dry Ridge Fire Department.  Wanda is certified in multiple roles in emergency services and has served in that role for 12 years.  Wanda Crupper Hammons also has a backround in administraion having been previously employed for 15 years of the Grant County Board of Education in budgeting and human resources.

  • GCHS finishes fifth overall in regionals warmup

    The sun was shining; the stands were full as the Grant County Band took the field at 2 p.m. at Ryle High School for their 2A preliminary performance.

    The band marched onto the field to the cheers of parents, fans and the Grant County football team.  

    This was the first Mid-States contest Grant County has attended and the bands class is determined by band size not school size. Grant County swept all categories of the 2A division where they competed against seven bands. 

  • Combs-Shafer set date

    Steve and Joyce Fuqua of Florence and Tommy Combs of Hillsboro, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melinda Combs to Robert Shafer, son of Debra Shafer of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for Oct. 29 in Florence.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed by Insight Communications.

    The groom is a 2000 graduate of Grant County High School and is a 2010 graduate of Beckfield College. He is employed by Johnstone Supply.

    Invitations are being sent.

  • DRE teacher crafts quilt to raise cancer awareness

     Pam Hutchinson, fifth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary School, had a thought that just wouldn’t die, so instead of ignoring it, she set into action.