Today's News

  • WHS Band of Spirit boosters taking fruit orders

    The Williamstown Band Boosters are now taking orders for fruit through Nov. 30. If you would like to place an order, contact Meleasa Sherman at 824-6460 or 468-5681 or any band booster member. All orders will be delivered the week of Dec. 14. All prices are the same as last year.

    20lbs. oranges $19, 20lbs. ruby red grapefruit $19, 20lbs. mixed oranges and grapefruit $20; 23 to 25lbs. gift trio (12 apples, 12 oranges and 12 grapefruit) $30 and 23 to 25 lbs. citrus trio (12 tangelos, 12 oranges and 12 grapefruit) $25.


  • Police Beat 11-30-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy John Money executed a warrant for Erik Harper, 28, of Dry Ridge at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16.

    Deputy Andy Reeves executed a warrant for Christopher D. Prater, 37, of Williamstown at 12:25 p.m. Nov. 16. Prater was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Corinth mom sues Grant school district

    A Corinth mother is suing the Grant County School District after years of alleged harassment and racial slurs against her three children.

    Melissa Altman filed the federal lawsuit, which also named Superintendent Michael Hibbett and Mason-Corinth Elementary Principal Lisa Hollandsworth, on Nov. 4 in U.S. District Court in Covington.

    Altman, who is represented by attorney Eric Deters of Independence, is suing for $500,000 in damages.

  • For The Record 11-30-09


    September 14:

    Samantha Caryn Ryan, 29, Dry Ridge, cashier, to Todd Alan Garrison, 39, Dry Ridge, forklift operation

    September 15:

    Tamara Lynn Rarrieck, 25, Dry Ridge, factory, to Charles Daniel Rogers, 27, Dry Ridge, factory

    Amber Gail Brooks, 25, Dry Ridge, baker, to Bando James Addison, 27, Dry Ridge, construction

    September 21:

    Kristina Dunatov, 32, Brooklyn, NY, project manager, to Victor Iskandar Khodadad, 42, Brooklyn, NY, actor/singer

  • Holiday Happenings

    Dec. 5:

    • Santa’s Wonderland - downtown Williamstown. Free events all day, including a parade - 6 p.m.. Call 824-3322 for details.

    Dec. 6:

    • Vine Run Baptist Church Christmas Cantata - 10:30 a.m.

    Dec. 10:

    • GCHS Choir Holiday Dessert Concert - 7 p.m. - GCHS cafeteria. Tickets - $3 for students or $5 for adults

    Dec. 13:

    • Vine Run Children’s musical - 10:30 a.m. and youth play -6:30 p.m.

    • Williamstown Baptist Church presents “A Silent Night” - 6:30 p.m.

    Dec. 20:

  • Community Calendar 11-30-09


    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Dec. 2 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.


    • The Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club will meet from 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 28 at Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Noble’s Restaurant.

  • Holiday Happenings:

    Holiday Happenings:

    Dec. 5:

    • Pet Pics with Santa - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Tractor Supply in Williamstown. Receive a 4X6 color photo of your pet with Santa for a $10 donation.

    • Santa’s Wonderland - downtown Williamstown. Free events all day, including a parade - 6 p.m.. Call 824-3322 for details.

    Dec. 6:

    • Vine Run Baptist Church Christmas Cantata - 10:30 a.m.

  • Let the mouse battle begin!

    When I was a lad, the children’s warden read stories to me about the country mouse and the city mouse and lots of other little mice that were good little mice. Saturday morning cartoons showed how big bad cats harassed the good little mice.

  • Williamstown looking for volunteer reading coaches

    The community spoke and the Williamstown School Board listened.

    After several people brought up the need for mentors for students at a recent community forum, the district immediately looked for solutions.

    The school board recently approved $3,800 in funding for a program that will coach 20 volunteers on how to help students with reading struggles.

    One to One: Practicing Reading with Students, a program of the Partnership at NewCities, is designed to help struggling readers through the use of a volunteer reading coach.

  • Gambling issue could end up in voter’s hands

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, wants the people to decide a controversial issue that has plagued lawmakers.

    Thayer prefiled a constitutional amendment bill Nov. 5 that would permit video lottery terminals or slot machines in Kentucky.

    If passed by the General Assembly, the issue then would be placed on the ballot in the counties where horse tracks currently exist.

    However, race tracks would have to compete with others for licenses for the slots.