Today's News

  • Do you believe in Santa Claus?

    Five furry faces peered between the wires of the cold, metal cage.

    A nice smelling woman approached the two cages and bent down to poke her fingers inside where they were met with sloppy licks and appreciative tail wags.

    “They’re really cute, but I just can’t take one home,” the woman said.

    As people entered Tractor Supply in Williamstown on Dec. 5, they greeted the sweet puppies and when those people exited the store, they stopped and wished the puppies well.

  • Lashley completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Michael S. Lashley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Lashley is the son of George Lashley of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Dawn Noel of Dry Ridge.

    He is a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • West continues to break WHS records

    One game after setting the school record for career assists, Williamstown junior Chelsea West set another school record.

    After making two three-pointers in the fourth quarter against Owen County on Dec. 4, West passed Jaclyn Stith for career three-pointers with 125. Stith’s record was 124.

  • Community Calendar 12-10-09


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

  • Building Permits 12-10-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in October 2009:

    • Oct. 2

    Dallas Robertson, remodel, 27 N. Main Street, 120 square feet, estimated cost $2,400; permit fee $50.

    David Stecht, new home, 310 Flat Creek, 2,173 square feet, estimated cost $200,000; permit fee $421.34.

    Stacey Gray, retaining wall, 210 Cynthiana Street, 160 square feet, estimated cost $500; permit fee $35.

    • Oct. 7:

    Paul Claypool, addition, 985 Burgess Road, 960 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $446.55.

  • For the Record 12-10-09


    Aug. 18:

    Dewey Howard, Jr. and Barbara Howard to Michael Lee Howard, lot 277, Unit 2 of Paradise Point, $700

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Fifth Third Mortgage Company; Deborah J. Bates, unmarried; and Fifth Third Bank, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Sherman-Newton Road property, $120,000

    (General Warranty Deed) CAC Properties, LLC to Aces Properties, LCC, lot 1, Section 1 of Eagle Creek Estates Subdivision, $89,000

    Aug. 19:

  • For the Record 12-10-09 cont.

    Civil Suits

    September 21:

    Billy McDaniel, Jr. vs. Melissa Renee McDaniel, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Discover Bank vs. Pamela O. Asher, default of payment on credit agreement

    September 22:

    U.S. Bank National Association vs. Carl Johnson, Melody Johnson and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., default of payment on note

    BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Kenneth Hafer and Kimberly Hafer, default of payment on note

    Asset Acceptance, LLC vs. Jack Thomas, default of payment on note

  • Braves play in Wierwille Classic

    Grant County boys’ basketball coach Ron Kinmon knows the impact that coaches can have on their players.

    He experienced it firsthand with his college coach, Roland Wierwille, who cared more about developing good people than developing good basketball players. Kinmon played for Wierwille at Berea College.

    Last year, Kinmon talked to former teammates who now coach high school basketball and each brought their teams to Berea College for a series of preseason scrimmages.

  • Lady Braves leave mark on program

    It’s never easy for seniors to end the final season of their high school career.

    But the Grant County volleyball seniors can take solace in the fact that when their season ended, they were playing the best they had all season.

    Brittany Butler, Katie Gregg, Rachel Kitchens, Dawn Plunkett, Catie Prather and the Lady Braves came one set away from advancing to the district championship and a place in the region tournament, but the seniors know the important thing is that they worked hard to get there.

  • Police Beat 12-10-09

    (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 Kevin Burke charged Damon K. Jones, 48, of Dry Ridge with violation of Kentucky protective order at 11:21 p.m. Nov. 22. Jones was lodged the Grant County Detention Center.