Local 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.)
    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.

  • WHS junior gets jump on college

    Desirae Carpenter may be a junior, but you won’t see her walking the halls of Williamstown High School.

    Instead, Carpenter is spending her last two years of high school on the campus of Western Kentucky University as a member of The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.

  • Lake Pollywog gets facelift with dam project, future fishing pier

    After multiple upgrades and renovations at Piddle Park, Lake Pollywog is also getting a facelift.
    The Dry Ridge lake at the park was drained about two months ago in preparation for construction to fix the spillway to avoid the failure of the lake’s dam.

    “They just poured concrete until the water’s edge,” Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells said about the dam when it was originally constructed. “Water was able to get underneath the concrete and floated underneath the concrete and washed it all out.

  • Fiscal court reverses decision to close jail

    The Grant County Detention Center will be keeping its doors open afterall.
    After hearing a presentation of three scenarios to consider for the future of the Grant County Detention Center on Sept. 26, the Grant County Fiscal Court voted to rescind Resolution 16-10, which would have closed the jail.

  • ‘Seussical the Musical, Jr.’ opens Oct. 7 - 9

    A 45-member cast primarily comprised of Grant County and Williamstown students will hit the stage Oct. 7-9 for “Seussical the Musical, Jr.”

    The production is part of Stage Right Musical Theatre Company’s Rising Stars, an arts education initiative.

  • DRE fifth graders make Monster Dolls