Today's News

  • Grant Co. Farm Bureau receives Women’s Gold Star of Excellence

    Recently, the Grant County Farm Bureau was recognized for the achievements of its women’s program and received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Starlings flock

    Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege!  There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn.  The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.  It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, 60 European starlings were released.  The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.  


    December 18, 1997
    Dry Ridge family physician Darl T. Shipp, M.D. has joined Summit Medical Group. Dr. Shipp will continue to see patients at the same location in Dry Ridge. Dr. Shipp specializes in family medicine and is a native of Grant County. Shipp is also a graduate of Mason High School.

  • Grace of God

    Tomorrow I will say goodbye to my wife and wish her well.  I will drop my kids off at school and tell them I love them. I will make the short drive to work. It will be like most other days.  
    Friday, in Newtown, Connecticut it seemed like a normal day too.  We were all taken aback and deeply saddened at the tragedy that struck that sleepy town last Friday.  Our hearts and prayers go out to them.  We cannot even imagine what they are feeling.

  • CHURCH NOTES 12-20-12

    Corinth Christian
    • The true meaning of Christmas is not about presents. It’s about God’s gift to us - a baby in cloth laying a manger in a stable. God sent His Son born of a woman to Earth to help people learn the word if Christ Jesus. He died for our sins so we could have everlasting life.

    Crittenden Christian Disciples of Christ
    • Everyone is welcome at Crittenden Christian Church, no exceptions. To learn more about the church, contact Rev. Shayanna Jolly at 859-428-2210 or go to www.crittendenchristian.com.

  • GCMS students conduct annual holiday food drive

    The Grant County Middle School students and staff recently held their annual canned food drive to help families in need during the holidays. 
    In five days the students collected 2,512 canned and box food items to donate to Helping Hands in Williamstown.  Barb Jones, GCMS student council sponsor, urged all students and staff to “do what you can” to help those needing our help during the holiday season. 

  • WES student becomes ‘Principal For A Day’

    It’s not everyday that 8-year-old Nolan O’Connor dresses in a sharp lavender collared shirt and a tie and patrols the Williamstown Elementary hallways.
    Then again, the third grader also is not always in charge of the entire school.
    Nolan recently took over the reigns of principal for the day from David Poer after winning the opportunity at the fall festival auction.
    “I’m more like the vice principal,” said Nolan, admitting he doesn’t quite have the same powers as a real principal.


    Local students accepted
    to Union College for 2013

    Several local students have been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013.
    Those students are:
    • Cassidy Clayton of Williamstown
    • Madyson True of Dry Ridge
    • Ivory McGuire of Corinth
    • Mackenzie Tucker of Dry Ridge
    • Alexandra Prokopchak of Williamstown
    • Forrest Schmitt of Crittenden

    Grant students involved
    in EKU honors program


    (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
    Chief Rick Kells executed a Boone County warrant for Brandi Young, 23, of Dry Ridge, for probation violation, at 1:43 p.m. Dec. 13 on Warsaw Avenue. Young was also charged with possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Young was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    The Williamstown Lady Demons and the Grant County Lady Braves met Dec. 14 to battle for a win while also uniting for the season’s second Coaches vs. Cancer event, with proceeds being donated to the Grant County Relay For Life.
    Williamstown’s gym was stuffed with supporters of both teams who were excited to see the season’s first meeting of the cross-town rivals. The game did not disappoint as both teams played to their full potential and gave the crowd a nail-biter until the final buzzer.