Today's News

  • Rich-Lawrence set date

    Dr. and Mrs. William “Ken” Rich of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Rich to Andrew Dawson Lawrence, son of Mr. And Mrs. John C. Lawrence of Williamstown.

    A destination wedding is being planned for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Florida.

    The bride is a 1999 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2003 graduate of Georgetown College and is employed by Precision Dental Care.

  • Horsin' around

    All eyes in the horse world will be on Kentucky when the World Equestrian Games (WEG) open at the Kentucky Horse Park from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 and no one is happier than Williamstown’s Cindy Philippo.

    Philippo’s blond hair glints in the sun as she moves her horses from the barn to the pasture on her family’s farm.

    Her attire – worn, dusty barn shoes, a pair of jeans and a blue WEG T-shirt, doesn’t look like that of an expert and champion horsewoman, but that’s what Philippo is.

  • Braves lose nail biter to Rebels 14-13

    On a clear brisk evening, the Braves dropped their season opener to Owen County 14-13, Aug. 28, at the  4th annual Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl at Grant County High School.

    “It was a good ballgame,” said Braves head coach Mike Davis, “I said all week long that Owen County has a great ballclub and a few mistakes cost us the ballgame. I take full responsibility in this loss.”

    The Braves got the scoring started early as they got a touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Nathan Davis, from five yards out to take an early 7-0 lead.

  • SAP gives inmates a second chance in life

    Matthew Claypool has spent the past two years in jail for a robbery and assault that was fueled by his drug addiction.

    “I was high when I done it, and I did it to get high,” the 23-year-old said inside the Grant County Detention Center.

    While in jail, Claypool, along with 39 other inmates, were given an opportunity to turn their lives around by participating in a new Substance Abuse Program (SAP) that began in January.

  • Police Beat 9-9-10

    (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 warrants for, failure to appear and pay fines, for Matthew James Ratlife, 18, of Dry Ridge, at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30 on Michigan Avenue. Ratlife was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Moreland swings way to state tourney

    For Williamstown junior golfer Sean Moreland, going to the state tournament is a goal he set out for and completed with his second place finish at the All “A” Tournament Aug. 26 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    “It feels good going to State,” he said. “I wish I could have played better and got first place in the meet.”

    Moreland finished second behind Jordan Tingle of Trimble County by just one stroke.

    “It was hole number 10,” Moreland said. “I double-bogeyed on a par three and that kept me from medaling.”

  • GCHS teacher given state honors

    The Family and Consumer Science program at Grant County High School is not your mother’s home economics class’ of days gone by.

    Anna Day Sullinger, Family and Consumer Science teacher at GCHS, was named the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of Kentucky. Sullinger was given the award at the summer conference of the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) on July 19.

  • Lady Demons wins final game at Invite

    Scores: 2-1 L, 2-1 L, 2-0 L 2-0 L 2-0 L, 2-1 W

    When: Aug. 26, 27, 28

    Where: Western Hills High School

    What: Lady Demons win last game of the Western Hills Invitational, defeating Boyle County 2-1 (9-21, 21-18, 15-7)

    Quote of the game: “We didn’t do as well as we wanted to. Those teams were all Lexington and Frankfort teams. We came in playing the two nights previous of the tournament, and I just think we were just worn out.” – Wes Staff

  • Rich qualifies for State

    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club

    What: WHS senior Ali Rich qualifies for State, finishing third in at the All “A” Classic Tournament Aug. 25.

    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will face Owen County, Sept. 2 at Eagle Creek Country Club, before facing Walton-Verona, Sept. 7 at Sugar Bay Golf Course in Warsaw.


  • Williamstown man pleads guilty to explosives distribution

    A 41-year-old Williamstown man pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to conspiring to distribute explosives without a license.

    Robert Bancroft, who was indicted in federal court in Covington in May, had two counts of possession of stolen explosive materials, two counts of transport of explosive materials without a license and two counts of distribution of explosive materials dismissed in exchange for his plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

    He is scheduled to be back in court at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 for sentencing and was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals after his plea.