Today's News


    The Ark Encounter expects  to get the OK from Frankfort on tax incentives through the Kentucky Tourism Development Act today, May 19.

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the project was on the state tourism cabinet’s agenda for 1 p.m.

    “Basically the consulting firm will present their findings, which agree with the state’s assessment that it does meet all the guidelines and then they’ll officially approve it,” Skinner said.

  • Friend to community dies

    Bill Dills was a man of action.

    He didn’t seek fame or even want credit for pushing Grant County along. He preferred to stay behind the scenes.
    Grant County lost a firm believer in the community when Dills, 84, died on May 15 at his Dry Ridge home. His wife, Ruth, also 84, died the day before.

    When Dills was named Grant Countian of the Year in 2008, he was almost shy about being interviewed.

    He said his philosophy was simple,  that people were put on this Earth to try and make a difference and that’s the way he lived his life.


    A 27-year-old Williamstown man has been arrested for allegedly robbing three banks in less than two weeks.
    Matthew Grant was arrested by the Cincinnati Police Department on May 9 after he is believed to have robbed Heritage Bank in Crescent Springs, Ky., earlier in the day.

    The Hamilton County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office also has charged Grant with aggravated robbery of the Guardian Savings Bank on April 26.


    Seven Northern Kentucky men were indicted by a federal grand jury May 12 for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Grant County.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Kentucky State Police jointly announced the charges May 16.

    Four of the seven men indicted also lived in Grant County.


    Felicity Spicer has spent much of her young life using her talents to bring joy to nursing home patients, hospital patients and anyone who enjoyed a good gospel song.

    This Grant County songbird, with her signature bright smile has been singing as long as she can remember.

    She’s performed at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown, the Grant County Relay For Life and in the Williamstown’s Derby Idol contest, which she won in 2007, but early last year her ears heard something unbelievable.

  • Grant County registers kindergarten students

    The Grant County School District will register students who will attend kindergarten this fall, but have not yet registered. Registration dates will from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30 or from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 19.

    Call Peggy Seevers, at the district office, at 859-824-3323 to schedule an appointment on one of these dates.

  • Reds sweep my favorite arch enemy

    If you haven’t met me in the nine and a half months I have been in Grant County, then you might not know that I am one of the biggest Cincinnati Reds fans in the WORLD.

    This past weekend, my fiancé Jess, her brother Lyle and I went to the first two games of the three-game series between the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals, my arch enemy.

  • ‘Hair today ...’ Ken’s bald in May

    This round goes to the girls!

    Yep, Ken Stone, whether he wants to or not, is going to have to give some credit to the female staff here at the Grant County News.
    The “Hair Today, Gone in May” event which pitted Ken, Bill Glass, Bryan Miles and Rick Skinner against each other to see who could raise the most money and get their head shaved as a Relay For Life fundraiser is in the history books.

    Voting ended at 6:05 and a half p.m. on Friday, May 13.

  • One Stop Northern Kentucky offers job opportunities

    One Stop Northern Kentucky office at 101 N. Main Street, Room 305 in Williamstown will have the following events:

    • Open interviews with Fleetstaff - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 for assembly jobs.

    • Open interviews with Two Hawk Employment Services -  from 9 a.m. to noon May 24 for line attendants and loader pickers.

    All job seekers should come dressed for an interview and bring a copy of their resume or work history.

    For more information call, 859-428-8014.

  • Rose-Estes plan wedding

    Timothy and Brenda Rose of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Rose to Matthew Corey Estes, son of Marti Iacono of Danville and Greg and Loren Estes of Hustonville.

    The wedding is being planned for 5 p.m. May 28 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden. A reception will follow in Lloyd’s Welfare House, located inside the park.