Today's News

  • What is happening at Williamstown High School?

    Williamstown Jr./Sr. High Principal Misty Buchanan has been reassigned within the district for the remainder of the school year.

    Buchanan, who was in her second year in the district, will serve as Head Start/Preschool program resource consultant.

    The Carrolton resident said she will be returning to Williamstown for the 2010-11 school year as a tenured teacher.

    Buchanan is certified to teach science and social studies for fifth through 12th grade.

    She said the decision for the reassignment was made by the district after her formal and informal evaluations.

  • Vallandinghams celebrate 50th

    Charles and Barbara Faulkner Vallandingham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 to 5 p.m. April 18 at the Edgewood Senior Center on Freedom Park Drive.

    They were married March 20, 1960 at the Riverview Baptist Church by the Rev. Wendall Smith. They have two children, Melanie (Mike) Wood, Grady (Michelle) Vallandingham, five grandchildren, Nathan and LeeAnne Bingham, Chloe Wood, Garrett and Will Vallandingham.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The family requests prayers only, no gifts.


  • Building Permits 4-15-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in March 2010:

    • March 10:

    Phillip Sheppard, mobile home, 3840 Gardnersville Rd., 924 square feet, estimated cost $1,000; permit fee $127.16.

    • March 11:

    Deobrah Rose, sign, 200 Paris St., permit fee, $35.

    Jerry Hassman, addition, 1425 Dry Ridge Mount Zion Rd., 324 square feet, estimated cost $7,000; permit fee $98.46.

    Christy Stall, enclose car port, 219 Boltz Lake Rd., 364 square feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $61.64.

    • March 15:

  • For the Record 4-15-10


    Jan. 13:

    (Special Warranty Deed) LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust to Ronald Colson and Diane Colson, half of lot 24 of Charlotte Heights, $35,000

  • Braves take down Simon Kenton

    “You’ve taken their best shot. Now give them yours.”

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee instructed his players before their at-bat during the fifth inning of their district game against Simon Kenton on April 8.

    The Braves responded by scoring four runs to break open a 1-1 tie as they earned a 5-1 victory.

  • Budget crunch 2010

    Lawmakers will try to compromise and pass a budget during the final two days of the session when they return to Frankfort on April 14.

    Differences between proposals in the House and Senate may lead to the need for a costly special session.

    The Grant County News talked to State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, about the hurdles ahead and what is needed to pass a budget.

    In your mind, what are the biggest hurdles in getting a budget agreement passed?

  • Johnson-Marshall set date

    Steve Johnson and Debra Marshall announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Mason Baptist Church.

    Invitations are being sent to out of town guests only, all friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    A reception will follow at the St. William Catholic Church reception hall.


  • Police Beat 4-15-10

    (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 executed two Lee County warrants for Rick McDaniel, 42, for failure to pay fines at 11:30 a.m. April 4 on N. Main Street.

    The Dry Ridge Police Department charged one out of county resident with failure to appear.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • GCHS presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

    The Grant County High School music department will present their annual musical on April 23-25. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a matinée will be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The play is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time.Tickets may be purchased prior to the show at school or on the night of the event at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children.

  • The most beautiful place on Earth

    I am not good at golf.

    Wait, not good doesn’t do my skills justice. I’m terrible.

    I’ve only gotten out and played a couple times, but despite my skills, I love the game.

    I can go out and stink it up for 18 holes, but there is always that one shot or one putt that is perfect and makes me fall in love with the game and makes me want to come back.

    It’s the game that is so frustrating, but so relaxing.

    But it took me a while to get to this place.