Today's News

  • Who-Dey

    Alex Prokopchak has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for June 14. Prokopchak is the daughter of Kimberly and Len Prokopchak.

    Grade in school:  senior at Williamstown High School

    Sport(s):  Volleyball, basketball and track

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Williamstown

    Accomplishments: State in long and triple. State for 800 freshman year.

    History in your sport: I have been playing volleyball since seventh grade, basketball since kindergarten and track for three years.


    The grand jury, which met June 6, returned indictments against 11 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 D. Dyer, 58, trafficking a controlled substance in the first degree, trafficking a controlled substance in the third degree first offense, failure to or improper signal, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended and careless driving.


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 9:05 a.m. May 22 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. The drivers involved were Barbara B. Owen, 74, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Chevrolet and Joyce K. Bishop, 76, of Williamstown, driving a 2001 Ford.
    (This is being rerun due to incorrect information given to the Grant County News.)
    Dry Ridge


        Property Transfers
    May 3:
    Jessie King and Peggy King to Larry J. Wagner and Linda S. Wagner, lot 51, Section 2 of Silver Ride Estates, $260,000
    May 4:
    (Warranty Deed) Ray E. Chihak and Deborah L. Chihak to Mark Cummins, Cynthiana Pike and State Route 22 property, $155,000
    (Commissioner’s Deed) William R. Adkins and Gary L. Myers, by Edward M. Bourne, Master Commissioner to William R. Adkins, Stringtown Road property, $8,100

  • New addiction clinic offers counseling, testing in Dry Ridge

    Grant and surrounding counties have a new way to fight addiction with the opening of Second Chance Outreach and The Way To Recovery Comprehensive Care Clinic in Dry Ridge.
    The regional Christian-centered clinic, located at 30 Broadway St., offers individual, group and family counseling, parole services and drug testing.
    The facility officially opened its doors on June 4 with a grand opening planned for later this fall.

  • Grant schools become tobacco free on July 1

    All Grant County Schools’ campuses and property will be tobacco-free beginning July 1 after a new policy was adopted May 10 by the school board.
    The policy is all-inclusive, including all individuals; all board-owned properties; all board-owned, leased or rented vehicles; all school activities (on or off campus); all hours of the day and all days of the week.

  • Budget reserves dry up for Dry Ridge

    The City of Dry Ridge is in danger of its dwindling reserves evaporating as the city council approved the 2012-13 budget on May 14.
    The past several years the city has had to dip into its reserves without sufficient revenue to cover expenses.

  • Budget balancing act

    The total budgeted appropriations for Grant County for 2012-13 is $10.4 million, down from $11 million this year.
    Of that, $4.4 million was appropriated in the general fund — about $594,000 less than this year's budget.
    Nearly all of the rest of the appropriations, nearly $6 million, came from the road and jail funds.
    On the revenue side, the county has budgeted $9.57 million for all funds.
    The budget, which the Grant County Fiscal Court approved June 4, takes effect July 1.

    Public safety:


    Property Transfers
    April 11:
    Tonya N. Delaney and Shane Delaney to Ronald K. Sims, North Main Street property in Crittenden, $114,500
    April 12:
    (Commissioner’s Deed) Kentucky Tax Bill Servicing, Inc., Jeffrey Fields, and Unknown Spouse of Jeffrey Fields, by Edward M. Bourne, Master Commissioner to Kentucky Property Tax Investments, Concord Church Road property, $2,600
    April 16:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Douglas Soden and Lyndi Soden to Douglas Soden, Eagle Creek property, $300,000
    April 18: