Today's News

  • Undefeated

    The fifth and sixth grade Amateur Athletic Union basketball team won the Sports of All Sorts Youth Association basketball championship in Florence on July 25, with a 9-0 record. Pictured, left, back, Coach Darrel Workman, Coach Clint Taylor, front, Kelsey Henry, Tianna Thornberry, Sydney Taylor, Shawna Workamn and Shania Young.


    I’m really tired of hearing how the animal shelter is overcrowded with unwanted animals and how they’re going to enforce dog licenses this year for revenue and to help find lost animals (Channel 9 and Kentucky Post Web site).

    I have always got my dogs licensed so they can be found and because it’s the law. I wonder how many elected officials have bought their dog licenses? I’m not just talking this year, but in year’s past? Enforcement should begin at the top.

  • Fall teams feel the HEAT

    The heat has been on and the athletes in Grant County know it.

    Coaches have had to make adjustments to their practices because of the heat and that affects what they need to get done.

    “We have had to change our practice time to the morning and get our heavy condition done by 10 a.m.,” said Grant County High School Girl’s Soccer coach Melinda White. “We also have had to alter our practices to include hydrating breaks.”

  • Community Calendar 8-26-10


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

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.


    Grant County Saddle Club - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Contact Lois Shuler at 859-620-41112 or by e-mail at shulerls@peoplepc.com.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Two sheriff's cruisers destroyed

    Two police cruisers were destroyed by fire around 2 a.m. this morning as they sat waiting for repairs at a Williamstown business.

    The vehicles were property of the Grant County Sheriff's Department.

    Arson is suspected and police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 859-428-1212.

    For an update on this story and photos, pick up a copy of this Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Scroggins, Steward promoted to sergeant

    Two Kentucky State Troopers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant, but only one will remain at Post 6 in Dry Ridge.

    Chris Steward, a Boone County native who has been at Post 6 for 10 years, will remain in Dry Ridge. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Steward graduated the police academy in 2000, and began his career in Grant County. Although, he has had other assignments in the interim, he feels like this is home.

  • Deputy stabbed; shoots attacker

     Kevin Burke is out of the hospital and recovering at home after a man he was trying to arrest stabbed him repeatedly.

    Burke, a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, then shot and killed James Edward Staton IV, 35, of Williamstown.

    The incident occurred at 2 a.m. Aug. 16 when Burke encountered Staton outside of Staton’s apartment on Humes Ridge Road.

  • Police Beat 8-26-10

    (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 investigated an accident at 7:27 a.m. Aug. 16 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were Marlon J. Kinsey, 42, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Ford and Bobby G. Kemper, 48, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2008 Dodge.

  • Kitchen, roof renovation complete

    Students began the new school year at Williamstown Independent School with a new roof and a renovated and expanded kitchen.

    The $1.6 million project, which was started in December 2009, was completed days before classes began for the 2010-11 year.

  • GCHS sets fee, pick up schedule

    Parents of Grant County High School students may pay fees and pick up schedules for the 2010-11 school year on the following dates in the GCHS library:

    • Aug. 4 -  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Aug. 5 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Aug. 6 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    On Aug. 5, incoming freshmen and students new to GCHS are invited to attend orientation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium. Parents and students will be able to meet teachers and visit classrooms that evening. Bring the schedule to orientation.