Today's News

  • Another Place In Time 4-11-13



    These Another Place In Time photos feature Robert and Sadie Pelfrey. Thanks to Joni Pelfrey for providing the photos and Lisa Pelfrey and Joyce Faulkner for calling in guesses.



    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • Rust diseases travel between host plants


    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.  In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year.  The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too. 

  • Turning Back the Clock 4-4-13


    15 Years Ago

    April 2, 1998

    Cheryll Osborne, an employee with the USDA Rural Development Office in Campbellsburg, was promoted to community development assistant in the Williamstown office. She has been employed with the Rural Development for seven years. Osborne is an Owen County native and lives there still.

  • Avoid scams by giving locally


    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills gets calls from the public on a weekly basis asking him if someone is collecting for the police fund or if a prize letter they received in the mail is real.

    His advice has been if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. He also recommends the public ask questions and check with local organizations or businesses before they send donations in the mail or give to a solicitor that knocks at your door.

  • 4-H is one of the best kept secrets in the county


    The 4-H program has a “learn by doing” approach and that means proven results for the youth who participate.

     Studies show that 4-H members are:

    • Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;

    • Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college;

    • 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and

    • 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.

  • Let me tickle your funny bone!



     was thinking about bringing stand-up comedians back to Grant County with evening shows at a local restaurant.  

  • Lonkards celebrate 50 years

    Larry and Jackie Lonkard of Williamstown will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 12, 2013.
    The couple has two sons and five grandchildren.
    Larry is a retired construction worker from International Union of Operating Engineers-Local 18.
    His wife, Jackie, is retired from Wal-Mart.

  • Pearson - Kennedy to wed

    Linda Pearson of Williamstown would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Cecelia Pearson to Bryan Kennedy, son of Debbie and Ray Perez of Rex, Ga.  

    The wedding is being planned for 3 p.m. on April 20, 2013 at the Grant County Park.

  • Williamstown lawyer relocates family practice

    With an eye on preserving the past, John Brent Threlkeld moved his law practice from its downtown location to the former home of the late Nelson and Dorothy B. Skirvin, at the corner of School Road and Main Street in Williamstown.
    And after a little paint and elbow grease, he’s opening the office to the public for an open house on April 12.


    (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
    Deputy Mike Wright charged Christa R. Freed, 32, of Dry Ridge, with driving under the influence while on a suspended license, at 6:05 p.m. March 24 on Elliston-Mt. Zion Road. Freed was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.