Today's News


    Grant County High School

    Name: Sidney Tencza
    Parents: Kris and Donald Gordon
    Where attended GSP: Bellarmine University
    Focus of study: Communications and social studies
    Future plans: I would like to study public relations and political science in college.
    What did you learn from your experience at GSP: I learned how to be more of an individual. I became more independent and self-confident.

    Name: Courtney Jaconette
    Parents: Mark and Debra Jaconette

  • Lady Braves sweep W’town 2-0

    For the first time since Sept. 18, 2008, the Grant County High School Lady Braves can say they defeated the Williamstown Lady Demons in volleyball.

    Even though it was exciting for coach Kelli Lee to get the win over Williamstown, she was happy for some other aspects of the game.

    “The most exciting part for me was that the girls stayed calm,” she said. “They continued to take it one ball at a time and not look at the score like they needed six points. They kept their composure.”

  • Local talent featured in series finale Sept. 2

    Like a song she just wrote, singer-songwriter Lisa Shafer said “It Feels Like Home,” performing in Grant County.

    Shafer, who grew up her Crittenden, will entertain at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown on Sept. 2 in the finale of the inaugural Summer Concert Series.

  • Crittenden hosts 9/11 service

    The Crittenden Fire Department will host a memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks on America.

    The public is invited to attend a prayer service from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the fire department, 104 N. Main Street in Crittenden. Former Crittenden Fire Chief Dave Owens will also be recognized for his years of service.

    For more information, call 859-428-1767 or 859-468-4848.

  • Kentucky State Police Trooper participates in safety exhibit

    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones, public affairs officer for KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, assists a young driver participating in the Safety Town exhibit on the opening day of the 2011 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    The exhibit teaches children basic safety rules as they ride tricycles through a miniature city featuring traffic lights, stop signs and buildings. KSP has been exhibiting at the fair since 1949. Safety Town was introduced in 1960 and continues to be one of the most popular children’s
    educational exhibits at the fair.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: September 1, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Jessica Lynn Purnell

    I live in . . . Alexandria

    About me . . . I enjoy the Reds, scrapbooking and singing in the choir at Asbury United Methodist Church. Next year, I get to marry my best friend, Matt Birkholtz and I am loving planning our wedding with him.

    The Facebook Featured Fan is chosen at random each week. To be eligible, sign up as a fan of the Grant County News at www.facebook.com/Grant CountyNews.

  • Combs-Gruen plan ceremony

    Dana Combs and Glenita Combs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dana Nicole Combs, to John Thomas Gruen, son of Charlie and Linda Gruen of Paint Lick.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 pm, Sept.10 at the Ashley Inn in Lancaster, Ky. A reception will follow at the Carriage House at the Ashley Inn.
    John is the grandson of Mildred Ferguson of Dry Ridge and the late Norman Ferguson; and the late Joe and Janette Gruen and Opal Gruen.  

  • Butcher-Tuttle plan wedding

    Linda and Junior Wilburn of Scott County are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lillian Yvonne Butcher to Albert Tuttle, son of Leon Tuttle and Wanda Moreland of Grant and Owen County.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Macedonia Baptist Church. A reception will follow at Fairway Golf Course.

    The bride is a 1984 graduate of Scott County High School and is the daughter of the late Allen Ray Butcher. She is employed by Grant County Deposit Bank.

  • Be thankful for time with others

    In the past month, I have been to three concerts.

    One was to see Paul McCartney at Great American Ballpark, the best concert I will probably ever see in my life.

    Another was to see four men dressed up as the ‘Fab Four.’

    The final one was to see a classic, the Glenn Miller Orchestra outdoors at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Ind.

    You might be wondering why I would be talking about three concerts in one column.

  • Mayor says water is safe to drink

    Residents of Williamstown will be receiving a letter from the city concerning a water standard violation, but Mayor Rick Skinner urges people not to panic.

    “I researched this and what it amounts to is 67 parts per a billion gallons of water, which means you’d have to drink two liters of water daily for 70 years to have a one in a million chance of having an issue,” Skinner said.

    Williamstown monitors and tests the water for contaminants every 90 days or four times a year.