Today's News

  • NKU Grant County hosting free grill-out

    Northern Kentucky University Grant County would like to invite the public to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a grill-out from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 9.
    The event will have free hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, drinks and birthday cake. Williamstown Kiwanis will be providing the grill services.
    For any questions, call (859) 824-3600 or e-mail grantcounty@nku.edu.

  • Fall forest fire hazard season underway

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for fall wildfire season.
    Wildfires in Kentucky threaten damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, they place lives at risk, including those of firefighters.
    The vast majority of Kentucky’s wildfires are preventable, the result of arson and careless open-burning (burning of trash, debris and brush).

  • Crittenden Council candidate withdraws

    The field narrows for the Crittenden City Council race from eight to seven candidates.
    Mark Charles Avery dropped out of the race Sept. 26, according to Grant County Clerk records. There are six open seats for the city council.
    The 2018 general election is Nov. 6. Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all city, county, state and federal races.

  • DR Gold Star temporarily closed for remodel

    Gold Star Chili’s in Dry Ridge will be doing a major remodel with the demolition of the interior of its restaurant.
    The restaurant located at 118 South Main Street will be closed for several weeks and is scheduled to re-open mid-October with a new look and menu.
    The new menu will continue to include cheese coneys, chili cheese fries along with new items including burgers with Gold Star Chili’s secret “Heavenly” sauce.

  • Williamstown Kiwanis earns non-profit status, forms foundation

    Williamstown Kiwanis Club recently received approval for a 501c3, or charitable non-profit, status, creating the Williamstown Kiwanis Foundation Inc. to work separately but together with the club.
    Newly-elected president-elect Ralph Korn said it took the club from May to July 2018 to earn the status after getting approval from Kiwanis International, the state and federal Internal Revenue Services (IRS).

  • Police Reports

     (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.)


  • Love is the answer

    The word “love” is probably the most abused, neglected, and misunderstood word in our modern context. I can think of three different ways in which we get love wrong. First, how often do we hear things like, “I just fell out of love with my spouse”? This shows that love is being understood primarily as passion. To be sure, there is a passion aspect. However, love is also virtue. Christ loved the Church and died for her when the church was ugly and committing spiritual adultery (Rom. 5:8; Eph. 5:25).

  • Preening the autumn garden

    All in all, we have had a decent summer with reasonable temperatures and adequate rainfall.  I think the marker for the summer of 2018 can go to the weeds!  So, as you address some fall weeding chores you may also want to do a little preening to give some of your annuals and perennials a facelift for fall.

  • Thanking Sheriff Dills for service to community

    After serving our community for nearly 3 decades, at the end of the month our current Sherriff, Chuck Dills will retire.  On behalf of all Grant Countians and as a member of the Fiscal Court I would like to publicly thank Chuck for his dedicated service.  Throughout the years Chuck has always been accountable, displayed great empathy and lead his department with integrity and pride.  Please join me in thanking Mr. Dills for his professional dedication to our community and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.   

  • My journey with Lori

    I had just turned 22 years of age. Lori was my second child. Dr. Shipp brought a beautiful baby girl, 6 pounds 2 ounces into this world. That was Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1985.
    Five days later, she attended The Antioch Church of Christ on Keefer Road. Mr. Florian Link introduced her to her church family.