Today's News

  • JIm Purcell joins Crittenden council

    Crittenden City Council has a new face at the table, after member Gary Greenwell offered a letter of resignation at the June meeting, citing health issues.

    Jim Purcell was sworn in as a council member by the city clerk at a recent meeting.

    Since leaving office in 2006, Purcell, along with his wife Becky, has been working on the family farm raising beef cattle and enjoying their first grandchild.

    See the complete story in this week's print version of the Grant County News.


    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., awarded an educational scholarship to Sierra Courtney of Berry.  Courtney will attend Asbury College this fall and plans to study physical therapy. She is the daughter of Kevin and Veronica Courtney of Berry.

  • Heritage Bank awards scholarships to local students

    Heritage Bank presented scholarship awards to students in Williamstown and Grant County High Schools. The following students were awarded scholarships:

    Grant County High School:

    • Ryan Eldridge received a $1,000 scholarship and plans to attend Center College where he plans to begin his study toward entering the legal profession. 

    • Chassidy Nichole Newton and Timothy Moffett also participated in the scholarship interviews and will be awarded monetary assistance by Heritage Bank for their pursuit of continued education.

  • WKU

    A recent graduate of Grant County High School has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at Western Kentucky University. Tyler Sheffield, 17, is one of 18 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s civil engineering scholarship for 2010.

  • Wright, Woosley win at Lakeside Arena

    Two Grant County students won titles at the district three horse show on June 6 at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.

    Emily Wright won the grand champion title and Mycah Woosley came in as reserve grand champion in contest riding.

    Other Grant County students who placed in competitions were: Mikayla Bowen, Karyna Devis, Payton O’Neill, Sierra Schmitt, Christine Summers, Shane Wright and Hannah Adams.

    Wright and Woosley performed July 7-8 at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Community Calendar 7-22-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. July 26, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


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


    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, 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.

  • Wilson-Held to wed

    Liz Wilson and Kevin Held are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for July 31. A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the JMB Hall on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Williamstown High School and a 2006 graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College and is employed by Great Clips.

    The groom is a 1993 graduate of Conner High School. He is also a 1998 graduate of Cincinnati State and is employed by the Dana Corporation.

  • Humanitarian League

    Ashley Tieman, a graduate of Grant County High School, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Humanitarian League.

    Tieman won the scholarship based on her humanitarian efforts on behalf of stray animals and an at-risk youth.


  • Fair parking will contribute to 4-H

    The Grant County 4-H Council will allow cars to park on the lawn of the Grant County Extension Office during the Grant County Fair, July 23-31, for a $20 donation to 4-H.

    Parking spaces can be used for the entire week of the fair, unless rain makes it problematic.

    Those making donations need to be pick up a parking sign at the extension office for the front windshield of their vehicle.

  • Indictments 7-22-10

    The grand jury, which met July 14, returned indictments against 20 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Cheerie Rae Mullins, 59, seven counts, theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    • Regino Gabriel, 19, assault, first degree, wanton endangerment, first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense and no operator’s license.