Today's News

  • For the Record 1-7-10


    Oct. 5:

    Fern Atha, by and through Katherine Phipps, her Attorney-in-fact, to George Callen Code, Kimberly Code and Berry Irene, Napoleon Zion Station Road property,$20,000

    Oct. 6:

    Lowell Wayne Osborne and Cheryl Darlene Osborne to Laura A. Sams, Fords Mill Road property, $130,000

    Christopher D. Jones and Kaelyn D. Jones to Leon Stancliff, Jr., Bullock Pen Drive property, $10,000

    Kase Enterprises, LLC to Kevin I. Byers and Amanda G. Byers, lot 58 Toole Brothers, Third Addition of Southern Hills Subdivision, $87,000

  • Thanks to a helpful community

    I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported me in Grant County. For the past 10 ½ years, I got to do what most people never get to do, which is to have their dream job! I got to fulfill a dream of coaching basketball at Grant County High School, my alma mater.

  • Community Calendar 1-7-10


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.


    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

  • Cat Attack 1-4-09

    Thankfully for the Kentucky Wildcats the Hartford Hawk is not a protected species of bird because if so, they’d all be in jail right now after the performance they put on Tuesday night.  Unfortunately there are laws protecting Cardinals, but we’ll just have to overlook that come Saturday afternoon.

  • Speed traps and burglars: What do they have in common?

    “Adding insult to injury” is an old adage I have grown up with and tend to use at odd times when it seems to fit. It fit this past Thanksgiving Eve for me. Yes, that is the day I received a speeding ticket near the Barnes Road exit of Interstate 75. Hopefully, I have learned a valuable lesson from this experience. Actually, I have learned two: first, you should always adhere to the speed limit. Second, there are more state policemen around than I realized.

  • Fires labeled ‘suspicious’

    In the last two months, six vacant houses, barns or outbuildings have burned and fire officials are calling them “suspicious.”

    “There’s no possible ignition source, other than the fires being intentionally set,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Calvin Crupper.

    The fires have occurred throughout the county, from Crittenden to Corinth, and have been in late evening or early morning, usually on Friday or Saturday night.

    “There doesn’t seem to be a pattern,” Crupper said. “They’ve been county-wide.”

  • Two apply for council seat

    The Dry Ridge City Council will soon have a new member.

    Two candidates for a vacant spot on the council made presentations Dec. 28 to current members.

    Judy Curry, a retired social worker who was married to former Dry Ridge mayor Donald Pat Curry, and Jonny Renaker, an organizer of Cruisin’ the Ridge, both applied for the position.

    The vacancy occurred after Jason O’Nan resigned from the council in November for personal reasons.

    The council will vote on his replacement during their Jan. 4 meeting.  

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    Forcht Bank in Crittenden was robbed on Dec. 23.

    According to police, a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans entered the bank on Violet Road around 11:30 a.m. He gave the teller a handwritten note and demanded money.

    The man, who tellers described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, was wearing a mask.

    He told bank employees he had a gun, but he did not show a weapon.

    The man ran from the bank, towards the BP Station, with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Police Beat 12-31-09

    (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

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for David A. Nelson, 31, of Dry Ridge at 7:08 p.m. Dec. 21. Nelson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed three warrants for Dusty R. Wilson, 27, of Williamstown at 7:12 p.m. Dec. 21. Wilson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Nelson competes at State Fair

    Eleven-year-old Brittany Nelson knows the value of hard work and how to make it pay off.

    For the past two years she’s won first place in the horse show at the Kentucky State Fair. She was hoping to make it a three-peat. While she didn’t win first place in 2009, Nelson and her horse, Storm, managed to capture second place honors.

    Brittany is the daughter of Gene and Debbie Nelson of Dry Ridge. She is a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School.