Today's News


    What began as a few isolated incidents of items being removed from unlocked cars has turned into dozens of thefts from all over the county.

    Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins received several complaints a couple of weeks ago of items being removed from cars parked on residential streets in Williamstown.

    “We’ve seen both vehicles hit that were locked and unlocked,” Hankins said.

    Windows were smashed on the vehicles that were locked.

  • Test scores fall short of federal goals

    Grant and Williamstown School districts were among the more than 87 percent of school districts that did not meet federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements.

    Only two of the eight local schools met federal NCLB requirements, according to data released from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Both Grant County Schools and Williamstown Independent as districts also did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the 2010-11 school year.

  • Veteran information wanted

    The editorial team at the Grant County News works on a lot of special projects, which are above and beyond the normal weekly coverage provided in the Grant County News and Grant County Express.
    We’ve put together special sections that contained a 24/7 look at Grant County which was chock full of photos from a 24-hour period in our community. We’ve also put together specialty sections such as one on the horse community, one on 4-H and an annual one devoted to inside our schools.


    The grand jury, which met Oct. 5, returned indictments against five 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:
    • Bradley Allen Dotson, 27, promoting contraband in the first degree and persistent Felony offender in the second degree
    • Cecil S. Littleton, 38, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more.


    Hi! I’m . . . Paige Taylor
    I live in . . . Crittenden
    About me . . .
    I graduated from GCHS in 2009 and now I’m a junior at the University of Kentucky. I’m studying broadcast journalism.

  • Zeffa Robinson turns 98; celebrates as oldest resident of Meadowview

    Zeffa Robinson celebrated a milestone last week when she turned 98 on Oct. 4. Robinson is also the first tenant to move into the Dry Ridge Housing Authority when it opened 28 years ago.
    She is a native of Grant County and attended school at Sherman, where she had to walk to get to school.

  • End of an era at Mason Post Office

    Jewel Bruce has spent every working day the past 42 years sorting mail and selling stamps as postmaster of the Mason Post Office.
    Soon, Jewel, who turns 90 on Oct. 14, will have to find something new to occupy her time as the post office is expected to close and services moved to Williamstown before the end of the year.
    “I’ll have to remember to sleep in,” she said with a laugh. “I’ll miss it. I’ll miss the people. It just keeps your mind going when you can talk to different people.”

  • Allphins celebrate 50 years

    Ron and Judy Allphin, of Corinth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held in their honor from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the
    Seven Hills Rod and Gun Club, 1914 Gunclub Road, off KY 491 in Crittenden.
    The party is being given by the family. The Allphins have six children Billy, Chip, Kenny, Mickey, Ronnie and Anna (Peanut) Ellis); 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

  • Martin, boy, Feb. 21

    Brad and Cara Martin of Union would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Braden Andrew Martin was born at 9:13 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
    He weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Garlene Glacken Haley of Dry Ridge and the late Freddy Glacken. His maternal great grandparents are Don and Fredericka Bingham of Dry Ridge and Robert and Alice Mullins of Owenton.

  • GCHS soccer seniors celebrate season together

    The original plan was to have the boys and girl’s soccer teams celebrate senior night on separate nights, but Mother Nature had other plans.

    During the ceremony as the Braves were walking onto the field, a voice recording of themselves talking about their favorite moments rang through the speakers at the stadium, coordinated by Denise Schork of Vintage Clover Photography.