Today's News

  • 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.


    I want to commend the Grant County High School football coaches and players regarding their courteous, polite, and respectful conduct they exhibited during their trip to their football game at Anderson County.


    A few days ago, I took a min-vacation to a few midwestern states. At one point, I stopped at a state capitol administration department to obtain points of interest information. Surprisingly all the state workers had been replaced by a special group from India (seems there is not any one in the U.S. of A. smart enough to work the state computers). Due to the language difference, I could not explain what I wanted, nor understand what they were saying to me. Needless to say, I left without the information. In frustration, I decided to return home, ending my trip.

  • Braves work to improve fundamentals

    It seems like a long time since the Braves were 2-1 on the season. Actually, it has been four weeks, and since then Grant County has fallen to South Oldham 36-3  on Oct. 8.

    Coach Mike Davis said the team needs to get back to the fundamentals of football.

    “We are still a young football team,” he said. “We were not playing responsibile football.”

    The loss dropped the Braves to 2-5 on the season and for Grant County to get to a .500 record, it will have to start with a win over Oldham County on Oct. 15.