Today's News

  • $1,000 reward offered for break-in information

    A $1,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for stealing cigarettes and money from Grant County Oil on Oct. 3.

    An employee reporting for work discovered that thieves had knocked out the glass and cut the phone and power lines inside the gas station on Ky. 36 in Williamstown.

    Police said the break in occurred around 2:30 a.m.

    “They took numerous cartons of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash,” said Williamstown Assistant Chief Chris Hankins.

  • WHS Band of Spirit wins Grand Champion Cup

    Willliamstown Band of Spirit returned home from Tennessee on Sunday with the Chancellor’s Grand Champion Cup from Vanderbilt Marching Invitational.

    The band won the championship trophy as the overall highest scoring small division band.

  • Friendship on the links

    Golf can be a sport for anyone and for two Grant County High School golfers it has caused a lifelong friendship.

    Senior Zach Wright and Tim Livingood have been friends since they were in elementary school.

    When Wright was little, his parents and grandparents played golf, which garnered his interest in the game. Wright began playing golf in school when he was in the sixth grade, catching the “golf bug.”

    For Livingood, it was also family that got him into the game.

  • Police Beat 10-14-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged Shane E. Howell, 18, with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on Ferguson Boulevard. Howell was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 12:13 p.m. Oct. 5 on Broadway. The driver involved was Jill C. Skaggs, 52, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2004 Toyota.

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  • GCHS JROTC hosts Raider, Drill challenge

    The Grant County High School JROTC hosted the fourth Annual Raider and Drill Team Challenge on Sept. 18, with four states, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana,  represented.

    GCHS did not participate in the competition. Their job was much greater.

  • Browning, girl, April 30

    Carol Sullivan and Kevin Browning of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Audrey Cecile Browning was born at 2:13 p.m. on April 30 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Donald and Clara Gordon of Williamstown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Francis and Betty Browning of St. Augustine, Fla.

    Audrey was welcomed home by big brother, Robert and family.


    Hi! My name is Alexis Kyleah Webster.

    I was born on April 17, 2009 at St. Luke West Hospital in Florence.

    My parents are Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge.

    My grandparents are Bill and Edith West and David and Patricia Webster, all of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are play with my mommy, daddy, toys and puppy dog.

  • Our Opinion

    How many have heard if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all?

    While this may be an antiquated notion by younger generations, it applies to those working for and with the public.

    There is NEVER any reason for a public official or public employee to curse or name call.

    At a recent fiscal court caucus meeting, heated discussion took place over operations at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

  • We’ve got to market what we’ve got

    It’s no secret that I like a good corndog and funnel cake and some of the best of both can be found at the county fair and even better ones can be found at the state fair.

    I went to the state fair this year along with a host of Grant County 4-H ham project kids and their parents.

    Grant County was well represented as the 4-H kids brought home many blue and red ribbons in only their first year of country ham competition.

    Other Grant County 4-Hers and adults earned ribbons for photography, sewing, baking, art work, showing animals etc.

  • Boys’ soccer still aiming for record breaking win

    The Braves soccer team is still looking for the record-breaking win, but for coach Clay Mattingly, it is only a matter of time before his team gets it.

    “I’m not worried about it,” he said, after the team tied Walton-Verona Oct. 2. “We know it will come. We are focused on one game at a time, starting with Owen County Thursday night.”

    The game with Owen County at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, will be Senior Night for 11 of Mattingly’s players. They will celebrate the culmination of four years playing in the program.