Today's News


    Six locals break a leg at Kincaid Theatre

  • Police investigate burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco

    Williamstown Police are investigating a July 8 burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco.

    The store, located at 1214C North Main St. in Williamstown, was allegedly broken into after two men through rocks through the glass front door, according to police.

    Police believe nothing was taken from the store after the suspects attempted to take money from the registers.

    The suspects are described as white males about 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall.


    Jarred Baker has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for July 19. He is the son of Michelle and Tim Turner of Dry Ridge.
    Grade in school: Senior at Grant County High School

    Sport(s): track

    Age: 16

    Hometown: Dry Ridge

    Accomplishments: 2011 Cross Country Regional Team Championship

    History in your sport: As of junior year, I have ran cross country for six years and track and field for two.

    What do you do for fun/recreation: I either run, play basketball or hang out with friends.

  • Special Olympics to hold softball tournament

    The Grant County Special Olympics will hold their first ever Special Olympics softball tournament on Aug. 25 at the Grant County High School. They need the following:
    • Volunteer scorekeepers
    • Announcers
    • Umpires
    • Officials
    For more information, contact Beverly Bass at beverlyfbass@yahoo.com.


    • June 6
    Rick Wood, roof, 208 Ridgelea Drive, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $53.88.
    USA Fireworks, temporary tent, 1000 Fashion Ridge Road, 1,200 square feet; permit fee $125.
    USA Fireworks, temporary tent, 111 Stewartsville Road, 800 square feet; permit fee $125.
    • June 7
    Ricky Green, doublewide, 350 Scaffold Lick Road, 1,680 square feet, estimated cost $71,000;  permit fee $113.65.
    Rex Benson, temporary tent, 11 Taft Highway, 1,680 square feet; permit fee $125.
    • June 8


    Civil Suits:
    May 3:
    Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Roger Thomas, Janice Thomas and Mike Albert Leasing, default of payment on note
    Discover Bank vs. John E. Hodges, default of payment on credit agreement
    Wells Fargo Financial, Kentucky Inc. vs. Bryan S. Wainscott, Heather A. Wainscott, Citibank South Dakota and County of Grant-Served: County Attorney, default of payment on note
    May 4:


    The grand jury, which met July 11, returned indictments against 18 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial process.

    Those indicted were:

    • Larry B. Cox, 24, three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense

    • Crystal J. Flores, 35, two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense


    (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


    Local residents earn scholarships at Northern Kentucky University
    Several local students recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University. They include:
    • Nicole Barton, of Dry Ridge, social studies  
    • Megan Brooks, of Dry Ridge, finance  
    • Melissa Brown, of Corinth, integrative studies  
    • Carrie Coleman, of Williamstown, organizational leadership
    • Amanda Farley, of Williamstown, biological sciences
    • Joshua Faulkner, of Dry Ridge, nursing


    Sherman Elementary
    Sherman Elementary School will have a student information update day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 18 at Sherman Elementary and open enrollment for any new student entering Sherman Elementary School is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26 at Sherman Elementary School.
    Dry Ridge Elementary