Today's News

  • Grant fire chiefs propose funding solution

    With a proposed ambulance taxing district on the back burner, a new proposal will be heard by the Grant County Fiscal Court.

    The Grant County Fire Chiefs’ Association, which includes the chiefs from all five fire departments in the county, will be making a presentation concerning fire and EMS service throughout the county during the Feb. 6 meeting.

    The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse.

  • GCMS teacher arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Grant County Middle School teacher has been arrested for cultivating marijuana.

    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Dr. Nicholas Catey, 63, of Berry, at his home on Jan. 20.

    Police said the charges stem from last fall’s marijuana eradication efforts when a fly-over of Grant and Scott counties revealed marijuana growing on Catey’s farm.

    Upon investigation, police said they found a “mowed path leading to a garden where they discovered marijuana growing in buckets.”

  • Candidates file to challenge Adams, Thayer

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown will have some competition in their re-election bids.

    Adams has filed for his sixth term as state representative in the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.

    Two Dry Ridge residents — Wanda Crupper Hammons and Camilla “Kay” Patton — have filed to challenge Adams in the Democratic primary in May.

    Barring any other Republican candidates, Scott Bruce of Mason will await the primary winner in the November general election.

  • Subway employee tackles would-be robber

    June M. Coplan, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested for second-degree robbery after police say she attempted to rob the Dry Ridge Subway on Jan. 30.

    According to police, Coplan entered the restaurant, next to Check Smart on Broadway and ordered a sandwich. She alleged handed the clerk a $5 bill and when the clerk opened the register, police said Coplan grabbed money from it and ran outside.

    The clerk followed and chased her through the parking lot. Near the Burger King, police said the clerk tackled Coplan.


    The city of Williamstown may be home to a Love’s Travel Center.

    Dr. Floyd Poore approached the city council at the end of 2011 about whether such a venture would be welcome.

    Before the proposed development could be constructed, the city council will have to decide whether or not to make a text amendment to their zoning ordinances that would allow a truck stop in a highway commercial zone.


    Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, will either see his shadow today (Feb. 2) or he’ll retreat to his burrow.

    Folklore says if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

    Grant County groundhogs don’t share the same kind of popularity.

    In most cases they are considered a nuisance.

    “They’re not as big a problem as they used to be,” said Chris Ammerman, Grant County’s Agriculture Extension Agent.

  • Braves win first home wrestling meet

    For the first time in program history, the Grant County Braves wrestling team hosted a home meet with Cooper High School Jan. 18.

    The Braves defeated the Jaguars 53-36.

    The program became reality in an Aug. 2010 school board meeting, when the board approved the wrestling team.

    Second-year coach Matt Shearer continues to build the program from the foundation and for the home crowd they got to experience the work that has been put in over the past two seasons.

  • GCHS cheerleaders finish second at 8th region KAPOS competition

    For the first time in five years, the Grant County High School cheerleaders are not regional champions, something that coach Leigh Simpson has had a hard time adjusting to.

    “It’s foreign to me,” she said.

    The Braves finished second in the KAPOS 8th region competition at Owen County High School Jan. 14.

    The week of the competition, coach Simpson and the squad were dealt a devastating blow, when senior Darian Kelly tore her ACL and MCL, ending her high school cheerleading career.


    The final of four games of the ‘Paint the Town Purple’ event organized by the Grant County Relay for Life committee, concluded a fundraiser that brought in over $4,000 between the two schools, with a 48-36 win by the Lady Braves over the Lady Demons Jan. 23 at Williamstown High School.

    “I am very proud of our community for their support for these game,” Williamstown coach Kasey Kennedy said. “I think it’s awesome that they were able to take a rivalry and turn it into something positive.”  

  • Obsession with consumption gives food for thought