Today's News

  • Guest has worn out welcome

    I feel violated! There I said it. No, I haven’t been the victim of a violent or even minor crime, but I feel violated anyway.

    An unwanted, unwelcome “guest” has invaded my personal space and he’s worn out his welcome.

    There’s a mouse, not in my house, but in the News office.

    I recently went on vacation and didn’t notice anything amiss before I left. But, upon my return when I opened my closet to put away my camera and purse, I noticed the “gifts” Mr. Mouse had left me.

  • Melton to celebrate 80th birthday

    The family and friends of Charlie Melton are invited to share in the celebration of his 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Eagle Creek County Club, 990 Crittenden Mount Zion Rd., Dry Ridge.

    Guests are asked to R.S.V.P. by calling 859-428-2986 or 859-317-2915.

    Bring your good wishes and memories.

  • We've only just begun

    Hello Grant County. My name is Matt Birkholtz and I am the new sports reporter for The Grant County News. I would like to share my story and how I got to this point in my life.

    I am 24 years old and am from Aurora, Ind. I remember loving sports since I was 5 years old and can remember watching the Cincinnati Reds, pretending to be like Eric Davis and Barry Larkin, sliding into the television set as they won the 1990 World Series.

  • Community Calendar 8-5-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., Aug. 11, Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.


    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

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


  • Lady Tigers win state championship
  • Police Reports posted of July 22

    (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.)

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    Sgt. Andy Reeves investigated an accident at 12:59 p.m. July 7 on Spears Lane. The drivers involved were a juvenile, 16, of Williamstown, driving a 1999 Ford and Florence D. Thomas, 49, of Walton, driving a 2000 Ford.

  • Police Reports for July 29

    (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 Kellis invesitgated an accident at 1:45 p.m. July 22 on S. Main Street. The drivers involved were Linda G. Jefferson, 57, of Crittenden, driving a 2004 Jeep, and Jose L. Lemus, 45, of Williamstown, driving a 1996 Ford.

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  • Dry Ridge man dies in Mentor wreck

    A Dry Ridge man died in the early morning hours after losing control of his car on Mary Ingles Highway in Campbell County.

    Randy Whitley, 32, was killed when his Ford Mustang left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled over around 2:30 a.m. on July 20.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. The accident remains under investigation.

  • KFC Colonel

    Jaclyn Nicole Hendy, of Dry Ridge, is one of 75 students named to the fifth annual class of KFC Colonel’s Scholars.

    She competed with over 100,000 applicants for the scholarship and is eligible to receive up to $20,000 during the next four years to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public university within her home state. The scholarship was presented by Mike and Teresa Davis, the local franchise owners.

    Hendy is pursuing a career in nursing and radiology and will enter Morehead State University in the fall.


  • Election filing deadline is Aug. 10

    Anyone interested in filing as an independent candidate for county offices or seeking election as mayor or to city council or school board has until Aug. 10 to file as a candidate in the Grant County Clerk’s office.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said several forms have been picked up from her office, but few have been returned.

    “There’s always a few that come in at the end. But, they’ve got a little bit of time. They’ll probably come in about a week before the deadline,” Conrad said.