Today's News

  • All in the family

    Larry Lilly grew up working on automobiles.

    As a youngster, he rode most anything that had wheels, so it wasn’t much of a stretch for him to turn to repairing cars as a career choice.

    Lilly, of Dry Ridge, worked for Delta Airlines and tinkered with his father, Ray, for several years. In 1995, when Delta gave him the choice of relocating or not having a job, he opted to turn that part-time passion into a full-time job and he opened Lilly’s Auto Care in Williamstown.

  • Community Calendar 6-24-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. June 28, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


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


    Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon. June 25, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. July 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

  • Williamstown adds positions

    Several positions eliminated in the Williamstown Independent Schools’ 2010-11 tentative budget have been reinstated.

    The school board voted June 14 to bring back three of the four positions that were previously eliminated for budgetary reasons.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Salyers signs to play football for Pikeville College

    Randy Salyers left a mark on the Grant County High School football team as a leader and an example of what happens when you work hard.

    Now, Salyers will take his work ethic and desire to be his best to Pikeville College after signing to play for the Bears on May 27.

    “It’s a great honor to be able to leave something for the younger kids who are coming to play for Grant County,” Salyers said. “I looked up to the other seniors when they got to play college ball and it’s an honor.”

  • GCHS relay team finishes 22nd at state

    After a season full of hard work and drive to make it to the state meet, the Grant County High School boys’ 4x800 meter relay team realized their dream on June 5.

    Juniors Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz, along with sophomore Chris Ellis, raced at the state meet in Louisville, finishing 22nd out of 24 teams.

  • Crittenden fire chief refuses to sign contract

    A review of a new contract between the city of Crittenden and the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department was tabled at the council meeting on June 1, when Chief Dave Owens said that he would not sign it.

    Although the budget, which reduced the fire department’s allocation, was passed without discussion, the new contract had yet to be reviewed and signed.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Couple celebrates 62 years

    Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 23, 2010.

    They were married in Prestonburg, Ky.

    They have seven children, Christine Bryant of Williamstown, David Thomas of Mount Washington, Greg Thomas of Falmouth, Judy Smith of Owenton, Mark Thomas and Janet McKee, both of Dry Ridge and Bryan Thomas of Glencoe.

    The couple has 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

    Lowell is retired from the OPW Corporation and his wife, Elizabeth is a homemaker.

  • Sewer rates climb

    Sewer customers in Williamstown will pay 35 percent more after July 1.

    Customers’ bills will climb from the current cost of $11.50 for 1,000 gallons or less and $6.30 for each additional 1,000 gallons of wastewater the city treats to $14.95 for 1,000 gallons and $8.20 for each additional 1,000 gallons of wastewater.

    These new rates are effective July 1, 2010.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Roy, Wilhoit named to all-region team

    A dedication to getting better helped Grant County junior Katelyn Roy and Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit earn all-region honors.

    Roy, who pitched and hit cleanup for the Lady Braves, and Wilhoit, who played shortstop and hit second for the Lady Demons, were both honored to be named to the all-region team for the first time.

    “It’s a big privilege and I feel like I’ve earned it because I’ve worked so hard,” Roy said. “But I wouldn’t have made it this far without my teammates.”

  • Police Beat 6-24-10

    (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 Bernadette Messer, 29, of Dry Ridge, with alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7:50 p.m. June 12 on Redwood Drive. Messer was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.