Today's News


    Grant County Emergency Management in cooperation with the National Weather Service is hosting its annual Storm Spotters Trainin from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 3 at the Grant County Public Library in Williamstown.
    This two-hour class, which covers how and what to look for in severe weather situations, as well as precautions that must be taken to ensure your safety, is free.
    For more information, call John Snawder at 513-314-1055 or to register call 859-824-2080 or go to www.grantlib.org.


    Ryan and Betsy True of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Aidan Patrick True was born at 2:01 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Pat Kinman of Dry Ridge and Arthur Kinman of Dry Ridge. His maternal grandparents are Christine Kinman of Dry Ridge.
    His paternal grandparents are Carol and Patrick True of Dry Ridge. His paternal great grandparents are Edna Coleman of Dry Ridge and JoAnne True of Corinth.


    Billie Hearn has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 22. Hearn is the daughter of Tracy and Bill Hearn

    Grade in school: Junior

    Sport: Basketball

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Dry Ridge

    Accomplishments: Having two records in high school history. One for most blocks and rebounds and the second one being the second highest scorer in Grant County High School history.

    History in your sport: Playing basketball for 11 years.

  • Cats earn way back to Sweet 16

    Kentucky opened NCAA Tournament play March 15, in Louisville against instate rival Western Kentucky.  The Cats jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead, leaving the disappointment of the SEC Tournament title game in the rear view mirror, pushing the ball up the court at every opportunity. After a quick timeout, Western Kentucky went on a 12-0 run of their own, led by freshman T.J. Price to take the lead for the first and only time on the night.

    Kentucky continued the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde act by closing the half with a scoring flurry to take a 45-26 lead into the break.

  • Braves baseball pull out 4-4 tie

    Spring means baseball.

    The dirt infield, the blades of grass, the powdered lines stretching out to each foul pole.

    For the Grant County Braves, baseball is in full swing, as they tied Henry County 4-4 in eight innings, due to darkness, March 19 at Grant County High School.

    “What is really amazing about the lineup is that we use 13 to 14 guys in the lineup,” Braves coach Darrick Lee said. “It isn’t about one guy hitting doubles or anything, it’s a team effort.”

  • Button signs with Cumberlands

    Lucas Button dreamed of playing collegiate football since he was 3-years old.

    The Grant County High School senior has signed his national letter of intent to play football for the University of the Cumberlands March 16.

    “I was really excited and this is the college I wanted to go to,” Button said. “I just wanted to get this signed and become a Patriot.”

  • GCMS teacher bleeds Big Blue

    March Madness has swarmed millions of televisions across the country, people filling out multiple brackets in office pools.

    For Grant County Middle School teacher Christy Roberts, this NCAA tournament means a little bit.

    An interesting anecdote to her story of being one of the biggest UK fans in Grant County is that her brother Tyler Jones, who is a long-term substitute teacher at GCMS, is a Duke Blue Devils fan.

  • Dry Ridge pastor found calling at an early age

    Daniel Wilson found his calling when he was 6-years-old.

    “I was saved at an young age,” he said. “I just knew at that moment I was going to be a pastor.”

    Wilson, 30, has been the minister at Dry Ridge Baptist Church for four months, after serving in the evangelism office of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC). He has been a Southern Baptist pastor for 10 years and has preached at churches in Alabama and Kentucky. He replaced Joseph Kitchens, who moved to preach in Alabama.

  • God and basketball

    Quite possibly, the four weeks of the NCAA tournament are the most anticipated four weeks of the year for Kentucky fans. We cheer and yell; spend inordinate amounts of money to buy tickets, shirts, hats, and jerseys.

    We are some of the best fans in the world and as Coach Cal says, “You fans are crazy!”

  • Spotlight On: Vineyard Church

    1100 N. Main Street in Williamstown



    Senior staff: Earl and Rebecca Hampton

    Number of members: 100

    Service times: 10:30 Sundays (also community groups and classes weekly.)