Today's News


    October 4, 1997
    Kristi Howe of Crittenden and Season Caudill of Williamstown are members of the 1997 Eastern Kentucky University Marching Colonels. Under the direction of Christopher Hayes, the Marching Colonels will perform at five home football games and at the Madison Central Tournament.

  • CHURCH NOTES 10-4-12

    Bethany Baptist
    • Oct. 7 – Homecoming at 2 p.m. at the church located on Lawrenceville Rd. in Holbrook.
    • Oct. 14 – 17 – Revival at 7 p.m. with Brother Scotty McDowell.

    Christ Community
    • Oct. 6 – First meeting of Atomic Youth, with a cookout outside of their “Bomb Shelter” (the youth room in rear of the church) at 6 p.m.
    • Oct. 4 - Mid-week Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. The kids will meet in their own area.


    (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


    Sept. 15:
    Christin Michelle Britton, 28, Williamstown, temp service, to David Isaac Shepherd, 28, Williamstown, unemployed
    Samantha Dawn Anderson, 19, Dry Ridge, sales associate, to Joshua Ray Cook, 19, Corinth, customer service
    Sept. 17:
    Cynthia June Wainscott, 55, Dry Ridge, senior clerk, to Marshall Allen Blackburn, 55, Dry Ridge, machinist
    Aug. 7:
    (Special Warranty Deed) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Daniel P. Meyer, Menefee Road property, $46,500
    Aug. 8:

  • BUILDING PERMITS for September

    • Sept. 4
    Tim Henry, new home, 1070 Simpson Ridge Road, 2,009 square feet, estimated cost $260,000; permit fee $606.83.
    Mark Bingham, addition, 875 Violet Road, 612 square feet, estimated cost $22,000; permit fee $195.68.
    • Sept. 7
    Richard Davidson, storage shed, 314 Russell Drive, 192 square feet, estimated cost $2,700; permit fee $44.70.
    • Sept. 10
    Paul Kenkel, foundation, 210 Price Hill Drive, 508 square feet, estimated cost $35,000; permit fee $181.

  • Post offices won’t merge; Jonesville fate undecided

    The Dry Ridge and Williamstown Post offices will not be combined by the United States Postal Service, but the fate of the Jonesville Post Office isn’t as clear.
    Jonesville residents will get a chance to voice their opinion to the postal service at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Jonesville Fire House.
    Due to a drastic decrease in revenue and decline in the amount of items sent via the mail, the USPS began closing small post offices and began discussions on combining those in close proximity.
    The Mason Post Office was closed last year.

  • Voter registration deadline nears

    Grant County residents only have a few days left to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
    The deadline to register is 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Grant County clerk’s office in downtown Williamstown.
    Voters who have have recently moved also must update their registration information by Oct. 9.
    “It’s pretty heavy,” Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said about the number of residents registering the past few weeks. “In a presidential election year, it’s always heavier.”

  • Cash mob invades local businesses

    They came, they saw and they shopped. That’s what happened when Grant County experienced its first Cash Mob last week.
    Q: What is a Cash Mob?
    A: Bring 20 to 25 people together who agree to spend $10 and then turn them loose at a mystery shopping destination.
    The idea was brought to Ken Stone, publisher of the Grant County News, who in turn presented it to the Williamstown Kiwanis. They liked it, so Stone organized the first event, which took place on Sept. 27.

  • Daileys celebrate 50 years

    Andrew Dailey and Shirley Brock Dailey, of Owenton, will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2012.  They were married at the Stewartsville Baptist Church in 1962 by Rev. Elwood Mack. They have five children and 19 grandchildren. Family and friends welcome.


    Will a Love’s Travel Center feel the love from the Williamstown City Council and citizens the second time around?
    Representatives from Love’s Truck Stop will appear before the council at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at a special meeting.
    Love’s will be asking the council to approve a text amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance to allow the truck stop in a highway commercial zone.