Today's News

  • Reed graduates Academy

    Sgt. Robert Reed, of the Williamstown Police Department, graduated from The Academy of Police Supervision on June 25. Reed attended a three-week course in Richmond through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety cabinet Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    “I believe that this training will be a great benefit to our police department and to Sgt. Reed, as he expands his law enforcement career,” Chief Al Rich said.

    The course consisted of 122 hours of study, which included both practical and situational activities.

  • Roberts completes training

    Army Pvt. Nathan W. Roberts has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat. The student was trained to perform maintenance in various launchers and re-supply vehicles and reload ammunition on these type vehicles.

  • Police Beat 7-15-10

    (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 1:17 p.m. June 30 on S. Main Street. The drivers involved wre Gregory S. Ellis, 37, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Saturn and John Patrick, 48, of DeMossville, driving a 2004 Chevrolet.

  • Community Calendar 7-8-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. July 12, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., July 14 , Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.


    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., July 8.

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


  • Soccer deserves more respect in the U.S.

    I have played soccer since I was 5 years old.

    For me, it is my American pastime.

    As the 2010 World Cup winds down, there are some things that have been boiling over for many years that I have to get off of my chest.

    First of all, for those who are in the dark, the World Cup is the tournament of all tournaments pitting 36 of the best international teams in the world against each other.

    This year’s tournament is being played in South Africa, but for many sports talk show hosts, it would not matter if it was played right here in the Unites States.

  • Police Beat 7-8-10

    (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 1:30 p.m. June 22 on Warsaw Road. The drivers involved were Katherine E. Cornett, 18, of Lexington, driving a 2008 Mazda and Deborah K. Helmer, 38, of Williamstown, driving a 2009 Toyota.

  • For the Record 7-8-10


    May 17:

    (Commissioner’s Deed) U.S. Bank National Association; Tonia Rae Howard, unmarried; Timothy T. Fuller, marital status unknown; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Asset Acceptance, LLC; and MRC Receivables Corporation, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to U.S. Bank National Association, Sunset Drive property, $53,334

  • Whaley, boy, Feb. 3

    Jeremy and Celisa Whaley would like to announce the birth of their son.

    Blake Austin Whaley was born on Feb. 3, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 6.7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His grandparents are Rick and Carol Whaley and Mark and Melissa Meadows. His great grandparents are Willena and the late Emerson Whaley, Larry and Judy McClanahan and Bob and Judy Hegge. His great great grandparents are Adelene and the late Joseph McClanahan.

  • All households to receive weather radios

    In the unlikely event of an impending tsunami, volcano eruption or crashing iceberg, Grant County residents will be prepared.

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 10,300 housing units in Grant County.

    The grant also will fund five weather/emergency sirens and back-up generators for the City of Williamstown and Pendleton County.

  • Traffic Jam

    Heavy traffic from the July 4th holiday was brought to a standstill following an accident just before 5 p.m. July 5 about a mile north of the Dry Ridge exit.

    Four people were injured when the 2000 Dodge van they were traveling in, smacked into a retaining wall.

    Two were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by helicopter with serious injuries. Another was transported by the Dry Ridge Fire Department to University Hospital.  The fourth refused treatment.