Today's News


    (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 KJ Little charged Robert J. Chaney, 46, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking under $500 (shoplifting) and possession of a controlled substance first-degree first offense (methamphetamine), at 3:32 p.m. Aug. 27 on Ferguson Boulevard. Chaney was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • GCHS steady, WHS sees growth in ACT scores

    Grant County High School held steady while Williamstown saw increases in recently released ACT results.
    The results are from tests current seniors took last year while juniors.
    The 282 juniors at Grant County High School who took the test last year scored either the same or less than a point away from the results from the the 2015-16 junior class.
    All of the GCHS results remained below the state average in the four content areas and the composite score.
    In English, GCHS once again scored a 17.6, which was below the state average of 19.2.

  • Woman injured at factory after hair caught in machine

    A 32-year-old Williamstown woman was severely injured Aug. 24 when her hair got caught in a machine at Miami Valley Paper Tube in Crittenden.
    Detective Scott Conrad of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Kristian Collins was heading to lunch when the accident occurred at a machine that includes a saw.

  • Semi-rollover shuts down I-75 for hours

    One lane of Interstate 75 north was shut down for more than four hours early Aug. 28 after a tractor trailer rolled over.
    The accident happened at 5:54 a.m. at the 152 mile marker when a tractor trailer driven by 47-year-old Ramz Chokheli of Brooklyn, New York, struck an abandoned vehicle on the right side off the interstate.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Burke said that after the driver side-swiped the parked vehicle, he overcorrected his steering and went into a roll.
    The trailer was hauling one-ton rolls of paper, according to Burke.

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    Grandma’s Scalloped Potatoes
    Cooking spray
    ½ medium onion
    9 medium potatoes
    1 (5 ounce) can smoked ham
    6 tablespoons flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    Up to 2 ½ cups milk

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Lightly spray 2 ½ quart casserole with cooking spray.
    3. Dice onion.
    4.  Wash potatoes and remove eyes and defects. Peel potatoes, if desired. Slice about 1 /8 inch thick.

  • Alpine Hills Dairy, Country Pumpkins accepted into roadside farm program market

    Alpine Hills Dairy and Country Pumpkins of Grant County is one of the 91 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.
    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Alpine Hills Dairy and Country Pumpkins has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • Gov. Bevin launches ‘Beautify the Bluegrass’ initiative

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently launched his new “Beautify the Bluegrass” initiative, calling on Kentuckians to come together to make their hometowns shine.
    “I want to encourage people in every Kentucky community to figure how out they can become the most beautiful community in the Commonwealth,” said Bevin. “The concept is simple: Identify a problem that needs attention, and then find a way to get involved in repairing, enhancing or beautifying it.”


    Kentucky has lost two likely starters — offensive tackle Cole Mosier and receiver Dorian Baker — to season-ending injuries and the Cats don’t play their first game until Sept. 2 at Southern Mississippi.
    Yet Kentucky fans remain almost giddy about this team and what it can do this year. The Cats even received votes in the Associated Press preseason top 25 polls after finishing last year 7-6 and playing in the TaxSlayer Bowl.