Today's News

  • Holiday closings

    Holiday hours will be observed a county and city offices as follows:

    • Corinth - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

    • Crittenden - closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    • Dry Ridge - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    *all water bills and taxes due before 5 p.m. Dec. 30

    • Grant County Courthouse - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2

    • Grant County Public Library - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

  • Community Calendar 12-24-09


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.


    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Dec. 30 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.


  • Leach named first runner up in Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky

    Hayley Frances Leach, Miss Pre-Teen Grant County Fair 2009, traveled to Louisville on Oct. 17 to compete for the title of Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky County Fair.

    She won first runner up, competing against 75 other contestants from across the state.

    Some of her other pageant titles include: Little Miss Grant County Fair 2004, Little Miss Junior Grant County Fair 2007, Little Miss Jeffersontown, Miss Sunburst 2008 and Little Miss Kentucky second runner up. She also recently passed down her title of Miss Pre-Teen My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Caldwell selected December YPA winner

    Kara Caldwell knows what it takes to be selected for a Youth Performance Award.

    As a member of the YPA committee at Williamstown High School, the 18-year-old senior has helped choose among deserving nominees.

    But, Caldwell was surprised to learn she had been picked as the December YPA winner.

    “It feels pretty good,” she said. “It means a lot. It means that I have the qualities that people say you need.”

  • Lady Braves advance to tournament championship

    With three straight wins, the Grant County girls’ basketball team earned a spot in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational championship game.

    “We had a week off between games and we’ve gotten better through practice,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We’ve made a few changes and it’s worked out well for us. Our players are happy and having fun playing basketball.”

    The Lady Braves defeated Lloyd Memorial 51-33 on Dec. 19 before dominating Newport 56-31 on Dec. 21. They defeated Eminence 59-27 on Dec. 22.

  • Seniors help Braves advance to back-to-back region tourneys

    The Grant County boys’ soccer seniors know what it means to be part of a winning tradition.

    The five seniors were a part of the program’s 100th win, helped the team advance to consecutive region tournaments (including the program’s first region championship game) and accumulating 34 wins over their high school career.

    Now that Christian Cain, Phillip Clough, Anthony Clouse, Neil Koebcke and James Reed have ended their high school careers, they’re proud to have been a part of the program’s history.

  • Police Beat 12-24-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Col. Troy Hagedorn investigated an accident at 9:08 a.m. Dec. 1l on Crittenden-Mount Zion Road. The drivers involved were Jeremy L. Portwood, 33, of Crittenden driving a 1997 Toyota and Mark Smith, 44, of Crittenden driving a 2002 Pontiac.

  • Assistance fund for Clark family set up at Fifth Third

    Patricia and David Clark and their family lost their home to a fire on Dec. 11. The home was a total loss including the contents and the family’s clothes and personal items.

    A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Band for donations to help them in getting back on their feet.

    According to Patricia Clark, the family did not have insurance on the home.

    For a complete update on the Clark family, see the Dec. 31 issue of the Grant County News. 

  • For the Record 12-24-09


    Sept. 19:

    Lois M. Adams to Lois M. Adams Revocable Living Trust, Eagle Creek property, $55,600

    Sept. 22:

    (Special Warranty Deed) U.S. Bank to Scott W. Mercer, lot 11, 12 and 101, Unit 1 of Swanee Shores, $19,200

    Sept. 23:

    Darla Mae Fletcher to David Schalck, lot 11 of the Lillian McGee Woods Section of the McGee Subdivision, $60,000

    (Quit Claim Deed) Angela L. Davis to Paul M. Davis, lot 90 and 91, Section 1 of Lake Corinth Estates Subdivision, no amount given

  • 2,000 and counting

    The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team in NCAA Men’s Basketball history to win 2000 games by defeating the Drexel Dragons Monday night 88-44. The feat was over a hundred years in the making and man was it worth the wait. As the last few seconds ticked off the clock the crowd erupted while confetti and streamers shot into the air and onto the court. It was truly a fitting celebration for an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Coach John Calipari described his team’s role in making history.