Today's News

  • Get fit with Challenge 10-10-10

    Grant County residents can stay fit and win prizes at the same time by participating in the Challenge 10-10-10 program.

    Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents from Grant and surrounding counties are challenging participants to complete at least 10 physical activities, each lasting at least 30 minutes, between now and Oct. 10.

    Challengers must track the activities they complete on a form that must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11, in order to be eligible for prizes.


    Times are difficult right now in the schools. Money is tight and some districts are having to choose to drop programs and let teachers go due to budget constraints. This is where we must consider carefully the best interests of the students, all students, before we decide to restructure the  curriculum and eliminate pieces of a child’s education.

  • First state furlough day is Sept. 3; local offices feel impact

    The majority of state workers will be furloughed Sept. 3 for the first of six days throughout the fiscal year.

    The furloughs, which will reportedly save $24 million and at least 413 state employee jobs, will impact some Grant County offices.

    Court will not be in session at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown, but the Circuit and District Clerk’s office will remain open.

  • Community Calendar 9-9-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9.

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


    Grant County Fair Board - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.

    Grant County Women’s Club - Sept. 9. Call Lila McDaniel (859-824-4417) for more information.

  • Scouts participate in flag retirement ceremony

    Boy Scout Troop 712 and Cub Scout Pack 318 went on their annual Family Campout to Blue Licks Battlefield Park in July.

    At their camp fire, scouts participated in a flag retirement ceremony. Roy Osborne and Keith Hinton taught the scouts the proper way to retire a flag and stressed the seriousness of the ceremony.

    The troop plans to do these ceremonies periodically and will accept worn American flags from businesses and individuals. For more information regarding Boy Scout and Cub Scout chapters in Grant County, call 800-872-6887.

  • Burglar caught inside home

    An alert neighbor in the Pin Hook subdivision in Crittenden helped police catch a woman inside a home without the homeowner’s permission.

    Police were called to the home at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 30 when neighbors spotted a woman entering a home through a garage window.

  • Helping Hands needs hands to help thrift store

    Mary and Elard Wayne weren’t looking for a full-time job after they both retired, so they decided to become volunteers with Helping Hands.

    After nearly two years as volunteers working at least three days a week in the Helping Hands Thrift Store, the Dry Ridge couple have decided to call it quits.

    Sept. 7 was their last day manning the Thrift Store located on Barnes Road (behind Grant County Drugs) in Williamstown.

  • Lady Braves blow out Bellevue 9-0

    Scores: 9-0 W, 2-2 T

    When: Aug. 28, 30

    Where: Bellevue High School, Walton-Verona High School

    What: The Lady Braves walloped the Lady Tigers 9-0, Aug. 28 in Bellevue, before tying with the Lady Bearcats, 2-2, Aug. 30 in Walton to improve record to 2-2-1.

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will go on the road to play Ludlow Sept. 8.

  • Williamstown sweeps past Grant County

    It was a quick match up, but for the Lady Demons it was a win over their county rival, defeating the Braves in two sets, 25-14 and 25-11 Aug. 30 at Grant County High School.

    “Tonight was awesome,” said Williamstown coach Wes Staff. “The team showed up to play hard, very hard.”

    Williamstown improved its record to 5-6 on the season, including 3-2 in district play.

    Staff feels Williamstown really “attacked the net’ in the matches against Grant County.

  • Jacobson completes field artillery cannon training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Wendell R. Jacobson has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.