Today's News

  • The Ark through the eyes of a visitor


    Recently, I spent an entire day at the Ark Encounter interviewing visitors.  It was a day coordinated with a representative of Answers in Genesis, the Ark’s owner.  As people exited the Ark, I was encouraged by their responses to what they had just experienced.  So many of them were curious about the people in Williamstown and how the Ark is changing our world, so they made it easy for us to talk.


    • Oct. 4
    Brett Blackmore, 107 Mohawk, in ground pool, 543 square feet, estimated cost $30,000; permit fee $100.
    • Oct. 5
    Michael Baas, 785 Draper Road, garage, 900 square feet, estimated cost $65,000; permit fee $109.40.
    • Oct. 6
    Dana Corporation, 1000 Business Boulevard, renovation, 523 square feet, estimated cost $175,000; permit fee $611.64.
    Tammy Robertson, 31 S. Main Street, repair, 400 square feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $47.76.

  • Hushing up Jesus

    Years ago, I visited with a woman who sold biblical toys, action figures of Bible characters like Moses, David and Goliath and Jesus.
    The Jesus doll, about twice the size of a G.I. Joe, had movable fingers and joints and if you pressed a button on Jesus’ back he talked.
    As the woman demonstrated, Jesus started reciting Bible verses -- and wouldn’t stop.
    I was there to interview the woman for a newspaper story and tried to have a conversation with her but couldn’t concentrate because Jesus wouldn’t stop talking.


    (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.)
    Deputy Ben Duffy executed a warrant for David W. Robinson, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:04 p.m. Nov. 1 on Jillian Drive. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • GC Public Library takes part in ‘Drop Your Drawers’ program

    The Grant County Public Library, along with 50 other libraries throughout the state are taking part in the Drop Your Drawers At the Library, during November and December.
    Grant County hopes to collect 1,000 pairs of underpants and will distribute them to the Family Resource Centers at the elementary schools of Williamstown Independent and Grant County School System.
    Those with children may recognize the image of Captain Underpants, a character from the Dav Pilkey series of children’s books.


    Grant Mulligan of Williamstown is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for October.
    He is a senior at GCHS and is the son of Jodi and Troy Mulligan.
    Extra-curricular activities: I am involved in technology student association, youth advisory board, teen court and the health education center explorers program.
    Community involvement: I am involved in the volunteering at Miracle League Special Needs Baseball program, March of Dimes and Mt. Olivet Christian Church.

  • Board proposes E-911 taxing district

    The Grant County 911 Board is proposing the creation of a county-wide E-911 taxing district to help boost declining revenue.
    The board, which is comprised of the Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth mayors, along with the Grant County judge-executive, has been looking at multiple funding solutions over the past few months.
    The 911 Board has a budget balance of $172,248 and is required currently to pay Kentucky State Police nearly $40,000 per quarter or $157,259 a year to provide 911 dispatch service for the county.

  • Sherman Church of Christ Trunk or Treat

    Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns. The church is located at 3510 Keefer Road in Corinth.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor Donald Joe Kannady. The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.