Today's News

  • Skirvin graduates basic combat training

    Army Pvt. Kristian L. Skirvin has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Detention Center opens canteen

    A former Grant County Detention Center library has been transformed into a store where inmates can purchase everything from Slush Puppy drinks and snacks to toiletries and 15-inch digital TVs.
    The Grant County Detention Center Canteen opened Feb. 25 to the delight of many inmates.
    “I’m like a kid in a candy store,” said one inmate as he filled up his bag.
    The canteen is the first of its kind in a detention center in Kentucky, said Jailer Terry Peeples.

  • Is this really starting over?

  • Roadblocks won’t stop meth makers

    Where there is a will there’s a way.

    That was the overall feeling from four Grant County inmates when asked if making pseudoephedrine a prescription drug would deter methamphetamine manufacturers.

  • Going on a treasure hunt

    I may have the best job in the world, because I get to go on a treasure hunt, and I’ve already started. What I’ve found so far has been priceless.
    As part of an ongoing series, we will be presenting Grant County’s Living Treasures.
    Recently, I sat down with Anna Mary Gordon who turned 100 on March 19. I was humbled to be entrusted with her story.
    She prospered by hard work, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit in a time when it was difficult just to do the daily chores required to function and to get from one place to another.

  • For The Record March 24, 2011

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Forcht Bank; Allen Brown, Becky Brown, City of Williamstown, County of Grant and Wells Fargo Bank, by Edward M. Bourne, Master Commissioner to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lot 46, 47, 48 and 49 of Roselawn Drive Addition, $105,000
    Jan. 6:
    Brenda J. Mullins Egleston and Sidney Darrin Egleston to Michael S. Yarter and Patricia N. Yarter, lot 1 and 2, Section 1 of James F. Wilson, Jr. Subdivision, $160,000


    Numbers don’t lie. Kentucky State Police reports that there were 1,080 methamphetamine labs found statewide during 2010, exceeding all previous year totals.

    From 2004 to 2009, there were 11,465 meth-related arrests in the state.

    There were at least six meth lab busts in Grant County in 2010, including three at Locus Ridge Apartments in Dry Ridge in a three-month span.

  • GCMS student serves as senator’s page

    Is the Ark really coming to Grant County?

    Yes, yes, yes – at least that’s what Grant County officials say about the proposed $150 million project that developers announced in December 2010 would locate on a 160-acre site off the Williamstown exit at Ky. 36.

    “The developers have been in town this week, working on the project,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

    Skinner said he met with some of the project developers for dinner on March 21.