Local News

  • Police investigate school threats

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is not clowning around while investigating threats made over social media against local schools.

    Grant County Schools notified parents and staff on Oct. 2 via the district’s one-call system about a post on Facebook that mentions shooting someone at Grant County Middle School.
    The post came from a person with the profile name “Bozo Daklown” and used a profile photo of a clown.

  • Community visits Vietnam Traveling Wall
  • Congressional Medal of Honor recipient speaks at closing ceremonies

    As official ceremonies surrounding the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) in Williamstown came to a close on Oct. 2, 86-year-old Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles stood straight in his uniform, as he walked up on stage.

  • Grant County Marching Band places first in Class AAAA

    Competition:  Dixie Heights “Festival at the Heights” at Dixie Heights in Fort Mitchell on Oct. 1.

    Ranking/Awards:  First place, Class AAAA.  Fifth Place Overall
    Participating Bands:  Lloyd Memorial, Rowan County, Powell Co., West Jessamine, Beechwood HS, Grant Co., Campbell Co., Paul Laurence Dunbar, George Rogers Clark
    Score:  69
    How do I feel:  The kids are getting better every week and they were able to give their two best performances to date.  

  • Sherman Elementary celebrates World School Milk Day

    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne charged Julianne Wiese, 62, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18 on Taft Highway.
    Officer David Osborne cited Jennifer L. Smith, 41, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 4:52 p.m. Sept. 20 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.

  • Thy will is my will

    Between two mountains Israel fought their seemingly undefeatable enemy. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place, as the Israelites had it out with the Philistine armies.
    Israel had no problem fighting the normal Philistines that were of a normal size, but when the individual got a few feet taller, intimidation settled on the hearts of the soldiers causing them to run back to the coward king Saul.

  • Bark for Life Grant County set for Oct. 15

    Grab your four-legged best friend, fluff out some fur and get ready to attend Bark For Life of Grant County.

    The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event, which honors contributions of canine caregivers.

    It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden. This event is sponsored by the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay For Life team.

  • 2 Point Alpaca Farm is labor of love

    Down a long graveled drive, just off Warsaw Road in Dry Ridge, sits 2 Point Farm where Suri Alpacas graze in the fields and the American flag flies high.
    Nancy Lindemood opened her farm to the public for the first time on Sept. 24 to celebrate National

  • Performance Pipe closes Williamstown plant

    Nearly 50 employees will lose their jobs after Performance Pipe announced Sept. 26 that its Williamstown plant will permanently close.

    The company attributed the closure to the downturn in demand in the the U.S. over the last two years for high pressure pipe used in commodity businesses such as oil exploration and production and mining. Throughout the division, Performance Pipe is eliminating approximately 60 positions, including 48 positions in Williamstown.