Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages Crittenden Church

     Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton helped put out a fire that damaged Violet Ridge Church of Christ in Crittenden on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The fire started just before 8 a.m. in an addition to the church that was about a month from completion. For more on this story, see the Jan. 8 Grant County News.

  • No one can predict what will come

    A new year brings new possibilities and promise.

    I look forward to a fresh start in 2009 because I think that 2008 was a hard year and I’m glad to see it’s in the history books.

    There were a lot of good things that happened during the year, but there were a lot more that I found made the year long and tough.

    There was the cold, cold weather and the storms that kept ripping through our community. There were shootings, thievery and death from accidents.

  • Williamstown eighth graders become entrepreneurs

    Duct tape wallets, chocolate spoons and even free hugs were just a few of the offerings during the annual Entrepreneur Fair at Williamstown Junior High.

    The sixth year event was conducted by the eighth-grade students in Angela Williams’ social studies class.

    From custom bookmarks and ornaments to popcorn balls, the students paired up and had to come up with a product to sell to the elementary and junior high students.

  • Governor brings tax talk to town meeting

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his proposal to soften the blow of the state’s budget crisis to Grant County on Thursday, Dec. 18, during a town hall meeting.

    More than 400 people from Grant and surrounding counties packed the Grant County High School auditorium to hear the governor’s response to an estimated $456.1 million deficit in this fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 1 issue of The Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.

    The News office will be closed for New Year’s on Thursday, Jan. 1.

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 5 issue of The Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.



  • Players should be proud of performance, win or lose

    I get to cover sports for a living.

    When I first went to college, I thought I would graduate with a business degree and work in an office. But then my sophomore year, I had a realization. There was a chance that I could get paid to go to sporting events.

    It was then that something clicked and I decided to go into English and work to become a reporter. When I started at the Grant County News in August 2007, I was the staff writer and one day hoped, whether it was here or someplace else, that I would get to cover sports.

  • Demons take second place at Fleming County

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team had to jump off the bus and onto the court to start the Fleming County Tournament.

    Following a two-hour bus ride, the Demons had to be ready to play immediately against Bracken County on Dec. 19. They came away with a 78-69 win.

    “We had the bus ride and then had to jump off and play,” coach Stacey May said. “We struggled from the foul line, but Dustin Bryant shot well from the three point line.”

    Bryant scored 17 points and Patrick Spoonamore scored 19 to lead the Demons.

  • Police Beat 1-1-09

    Dry Ridge Police

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:36 p.m. on Dec. 23 on Dry Ridge Bypass. The driver involved was Regina L. Griphover, 29, of Dry Ridge driving a 2003 Ford that overturned.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 11:10 a.m. on Dec. 24 on Broadway Street. The drivers involved were Timothy N. Carey, 38, of Trenton, Mich. driving a 2008 Dodge and Michael R. Duley, 59, of Crittenden driving a 2001 Ford.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • It's a family tradition in Dry Ridge

    It is hard to miss the glow of lights coming from the top of the hill at 45 North Main St. in Dry Ridge.

    Candy canes, icicle lights and two snowmen “keeping eye over the hillside” are just a few of the decorations celebrating the holidays at Christopher Ballard’s house.

    “The main feature is the three-dimensional, animated deer,” he said. We also put a strobe light tree down the right hand side of the house. We put a couple things underneath it to make it look like there’s presents.”

  • Police Beat 12-25-08

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Jesse L. Jarvis, 22, of Dry Ridge at 1 p.m. on Dec. 17. Jarvis was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.