Today's News

  • Williamstown students place in Kentucky Transportation poster contest

    Recently, students from Williamstown Independent Schools as well as others across the state participated in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2012 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest.

     “The purpose of the contest is to increase environmental awareness among children,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “We hope to educate our young people about the damaging effects of litter, and to change attitudes and behaviors about littering.”

  • Mason-Corinth student awarded top honors by the KMEA

    When Carla Marston, the music teacher at Mason-Corinth Elementary, received her copy of KMEA’s quarterly, state-wide magazine, the “Bluegrass Music News,” one of her students was on the cover.


    Property Transfers
    Sept. 28:
    (General Warranty Deed) Timothy W. Humphrey and Teresa D. Humphrey to Lois E. Jones, Taft Highway property, $109,900
    Charles Scroggin, trustee of trust A of the Frederick R. Scroggin and Marilyn Jane Scroggin Revocable Living Trust, to Michael D. Willoby and Marylee L. Willoby, trustees of the Michael D. Willoby Revocable Trust, lot 2 of North Hills Subdivision, $180,000
    Oct. 1:


    (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.)

  • Dry Ridge woman takes up power tools, lands in magazine

    Heather Patterson can wield a mean whisk, but she’s also not afraid to grab a power tool and make something.




    • Four accidents leave 75 vehicles damaged on Interstate 75 after snow and ice fell on Grant County.

    • Three fires in less than a month leaves two families homeless and a summer home in ruins. A two-story log home just off Day Road, a two-story home in Mason and a home on Napolean-Zion Station Road were destroyed in the unrelated blazes.

    • The Fox television series “The Real Winning Edge” highlights Felicity Spicer’s fight against thyroid cancer.

  • 2012: YEAR IN REVIEW

    2012 Sports Year in Review

    • In the second matchup between Grant County and Williamstown, the Braves boys’ basketball team hands the Demons a 33-point loss, sweeping the season series. GCHS won the first game by two points.
    • WHS senior Jake McKinley hit a last-second layup on Homecoming Night to help the Demons defeat Trimble County 70-69 in overtime.

  • Fire/EMS funding talks to continue

    Despite the Grant County Fiscal Court voting down a proposed emergency services taxing district, the debate of how to increase funding for fire and EMS services likely will continue into the new year.
    Magistrates Brian Linder, Bobby Young and Richard Austin voted against the proposed taxing district with Judge-Executive Darrell Link voting in favor of the proposal.

  • Dry Ridge boy finds best gift is giving to those in need

    Sure Ben Tanner wants stuff for his birthday and Christmas, but he’d rather see children who may not have as much as he does have something under their tree on Christmas morning.

    Thanks to Ben’s generosity, several children woke up to a better Christmas with presents that Ben donated to the Crittenden Baptist Church’s annual holiday campaign.