Today's News

  • Rich qualifies for State

    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club

    What: WHS senior Ali Rich qualifies for State, finishing third in at the All “A” Classic Tournament Aug. 25.

    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will face Owen County, Sept. 2 at Eagle Creek Country Club, before facing Walton-Verona, Sept. 7 at Sugar Bay Golf Course in Warsaw.


  • Williamstown man pleads guilty to explosives distribution

    A 41-year-old Williamstown man pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to conspiring to distribute explosives without a license.

    Robert Bancroft, who was indicted in federal court in Covington in May, had two counts of possession of stolen explosive materials, two counts of transport of explosive materials without a license and two counts of distribution of explosive materials dismissed in exchange for his plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

    He is scheduled to be back in court at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 for sentencing and was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals after his plea.

  • Elliott graduates advanced Army training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Robert Z. Elliott has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

  • Go ahead, call me a geek

    It’s almost time for those grinning politicians to peek around poles and pop up on grassy, although somewhat brown, patches of yards.

    That means the election is just a couple of months away.

    Go ahead and call me a geek but I’m one of those people who believe it’s my privilege, honor and even duty to go to the polls on election day.

    While the Grant County News does not endorse candidates, we will be bringing you an election section at the end of October.

    This will feature all the candidates who have opposition for the Nov. 2 election.

  • Dry Ridge to hold tax hearing

    Dry Ridge residents will be paying more in taxes on their real and personal property.

    The city council heard the first reading of proposed tax rates Aug. 30 that included a 4-percent increase over the compensating rate.

    A required public hearing will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the city building to discuss the rates.

    After the public hearing, the council will vote on the tax increase during their next scheduled meeting.

    Last year’s real property tax rate was 22.2 cents per $100 of assessed value and generated $356,662 in revenue.

  • For the Record 9-9-10

    Civil Suits

    July 16:

    Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Rhoda Taylor Jones and Charles Jones, III, default of payment on note

    Citibank vs. Debra A. Sargent, default of payment on note

    DH Captial Management, Inc. vs. Kevin E. Hillenbrand, default of payment on note

    Midland Funding, LLC vs. Russell Marcum, default of payment on note

    Value Systems Inc. vs. Loren Huddleston, default of payment on note

    Citibank South Dakota vs. Eva S. Bainbridge, default of payment on note

  • Will WEG impact economy?

    If you build it, they will come and Kentucky is expecting a lot of people to come to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which begin Sept. 25 and continue through Oct. 10.

    State tourism officials have compared the WEG to an equine version of the Olympics and it’s expected to draw 900 horses, 800 riders and people from more than 60 countries to Kentucky. It is also the first time the event has ever been hosted in the United States.

    So far, just over 315,000 tickets have been sold to WEG events, out of a projected sales of 600,000.

  • Reunited . . . after 60 years

    Ron Dail and his wife, Eileen, settled into the comfortable, over-stuffed leather couches of the homey lobby of the Holiday Inn Express in Dry Ridge on Aug. 12. It had been a long journey from their home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and a reunion that was a long-time coming.

    Dail was nervous, and at times quietly emotional, while waiting for his two sisters to arrive. You see, the family has been apart for a while now—more than 60 years.

  • Braves win third straight to start year

    Scores: W 5-1, W 3-1

    When:  Aug. 19, 21

    Where: Grant County Middle School, Cooper

    What: Braves improve to 3-0, with victories over Covington Latin and Cooper.

    Upcoming:  The Braves will be facing Walton-Verona at home on Aug. 26. Grant County defeated Walton-Verona by a score of 1-0 last season. They will take a road trip to play Gallatin County on Aug. 31.


    Was the burning of two Grant County Sheriff’s cruisers retaliation or coincidence?

    “I don’t know,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    Firefighters were called to Martin’s Auto Electric around 1:38 a.m. on Aug. 23, after  passing motorists reported vehicles on fire.

    “They were fully engulfed in flames when we arrived,” said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    “It was definitely arson,” Whalen said.