Today's News

  • Williamstown Middle boys, March take first at Cov. Cath

    It was a successful Saturday for the Williamstown Junior/Senior High cross country team at the Covington Catholic Invitational on Sept. 12 at Devou Park in Covington. Cooler temperatures and great conditions gave the runners the edge over the hilly course, and the team brought home several wins.

    The middle school boys’ team took first place over five other schools.
    Eighth graders Caden Tien and Ben Kinsey continue to lead the team, in second and third place overall.
    Also placing in the top 10 were Micah McCain (seventh) and Jackson Reaves (10th).


    Robin Marshall Jump to Shawna Dawn West and Ronald West, 225 Jericho Road, no amount given
    Robert Riddle and Joyce Riddle to Myron Thornberry II and Tara Thornberry, 1995 Turner Road, $50,000
    Tona Smith and Philip Steinus to Donnie House, 130 Lexington Trails, $185,000
    Gary A. Ruf and Sheila L. Ruf to Michael Caudill and Joyce Caudill, 221 Fairway Drive, $134,000
    David Richmond and Dianna Richmond to John Schulcz and Donna Schulcz, 550 Morgan Creek Road, $153,500


    The grand jury met Aug. 5 and returned indictments against 20 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    • McKayla Frances B. Shaw, 20, promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 3 suspects arrested in robbery at knife-point

    Three Grant County men were arrested Sept. 12 in connection with a robbery at knifepoint at Piddle Park in Dry Ridge.
    Matthew O. Davis, 24, of Crittenden, is charged with first-degree robbery while Michael T. Stamper, 28, and David L. White, 21, both of Williamstown, are charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery.
    The charges by Kentucky State Police stem from an alleged robbery that was caught on surveillance video at Piddle Park.
    In the video, the victim is approached by the three suspects near the park shelter.

  • Student numbers dip slightly

    A month into the new school year, enrollment numbers are down slightly at Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts.
    Despite the decrease in the number of students, school officials are not concerned as enrollment tends to go up and down throughout the year.
    Grant County Schools ended last year with 3,959 students compared to the current enrollment of 3,827 — a decrease of 132 students.

  • Meet & Greet

    Is it hard to do business in Williamstown?
    That’s the question that the three newest members of Williamstown’s City Council wanted an answer to.
    Amanda Howell, Greg Middleton and Ken Stone agreed to serve on the city’s small business committee, something all three are familiar with, and determine what Williamstown’s business climate is like.
    Their first order of business was to talk with businesses that opened recently and to conduct a survey.

  • Ashamed or proclaimed?

    Today there are so called believers in Christ who call themselves Christian or followers of Christ. According to statistics in the U.S., about 78 percent of adults (247 million) identify themselves as Christian.
    Yet, is this according to the standard of truth and the definition of a Christian according to the apostolic writings of the Biblical New Testament? If this statistic was absolutely true than my question is why is our country not led by the majority of Christians?

  • POLICE REPORTS 9-10-15

    (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.)

    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Justin R. Simpson, 27, of Dry Ridge, for contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order, at 9:08 p.m. Sept. 1 on Broadway Street. Simpson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited Sarah Manning, 25, of Crittenden, with disregarding a traffic control device, at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 1 on KY 22.

  • Local students among spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,826 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies recently.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Riley Brooke Colson of Corinth
    • Whitney Renee’ Hilterbran of Corinth
    • Ciara Margaret Lister of Corinth
    • Brittany Lee Brumley of Crittenden
    • Salina Marie Dobias of Crittenden
    • Timothy Cawood Gibson of Crittenden
    • Allison Nicole Jackson of Crittenden

  • Lady Demons drop straight sets to Walton

    The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to get a little taste of revenge Sept. 1 against the Walton-Verona Lady Cats.

    However, it was not the case as they took a tough loss in three sets (25-8, 25-18, 25-21).
    The loss now moves the Demons to a 1-6 record.
    The last time these two teams met it was rough for the Lady Demons.

    They put up as much fight as they could, but lost in three straight sets.
    Starting out, the games looked similar.