Today's News


    David and Pam Threlkeld of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their son Robert Harrington Threlkeld was born at 6:18 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2011, at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. He weighed 8 pounds 12.4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His paternal grandparents are William and Helen Threlkeld of Williamstown.

    His maternal grandparents are David and Linda Taylor of Cynthiana. He was welcomed home by his two puppies, Spike and Miley.


    Brian Perry has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for May 3. Perry is the son of Sam and Jill Perry.



    May 4 Grant County at Walton-Verona 5 p.m.
    May 5 Grant County at Bourbon County TBA
    May 7 Grant County vs. Gallatin County 5:30 p.m.
    May 9 Grant County at Carroll County 5:30 p.m.

    May 4  Grant County vs. Carroll County 6 p.m.
    May 5  Grant County vs. Owen County 10 a.m.
    May 9  Grant County vs. Oldham County 6 p.m.




  • Lady’s Day at the Range

    It’s not unusual to hear shooting coming from the Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden though recently it was not the normal crowd. Over 50 women, some as young as 13, attended Lady’s Day at the Range, an event hosted by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

    The event is hosted each year in an effort to provide experience and hands on instruction to women interested in shooting sports.

  • Harden named WHS coach

    Grant County sits inside Big Blue Nation.

    For Williamstown, it will be a spot on the map for the beginning of former University of Kentucky basketball player Roger Harden’s high school basketball coaching career as he was named head coach April 30, in front of the team in the Williamstown High School gym.

    Harden stressed to the team, that this isn’t going to be about him, but for them.

  • Community Jam planned May 12

    A Community Jam will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. May 12 in Dry Ridge.

    This is a free concert, just off the Dry Ridge exit (159) on Fashion Ridge and Curry Lane, past Cracker Barrel.

    The event will be a coming together to share a good time with the community for all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

    There will be volleyball, kids games, cornhole, hot dogs and more.

    Bands playing include:
    • Vineyard band at 1 p.m.
    • Holdfast at 2 p.m.
    • First Love at 3 p.m.
    • Altared at 4 p.m.


    Christ Community
    • May 3 -  National Day of Prayer, the church will be open all day for anyone who wants to come in and pray or just sit and meditate while listening to soft worship music. Coffee served.
    • May 5 - Dave and Debbie Amsler, who were the Assembly of God Kentucky District Youth Directors for 16 years and now on the mission field, join us to greet people and hand out literature. Again, the church will be opened to visitors.

    Corinth Christian

  • Seniors needed for NKY Games

    Grant County seniors can display their competitive spirt against surrounding counties during the annual Northern Kentucky Senior Games.

    The event, from May 7-16, also includes participants from Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties.

    Most events are held May 7 at Tower Park in Fort Thomas and May 11 at Boone Woods in Burlington.

    Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place winners in each event in each age group for men and women.

  • Williamstown man dies when pickup crashes

    Walter H. Hyden, 36, of Williamstown, died after his 2004 Dodge pickup truck wrecked around 11 p.m. on April 30 on Cordova Road.

    Hyden was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    Police believe Hyden was headed to work at DHL and lost control of the truck, possibly due to the heavy rains in the area or a medical condition.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Hyden ran off the left side of the roadway, traveled 100 feet in a ditch before going airborne and crashing through the side of a barn.