Today's News

  • Mayor, residents P.O.’d about changes

    The Williamstown Post Office soon will undergo changes that city officials and some residents aren’t happy about.

    Questions concerning the merger of services of the Williamstown office with the Dry Ridge Post Office have been circulating as the Postal Service looks to close 3,700 facilities and consolidate operations to save money.

    Chu Falling Star, district manager of Cincinnati District of the U.S. Postal Service, sent Mayor Rick Skinner a letter on July 26 notifying him of the changes.

  • Youth series registration Aug. 18

    When: Aug. 18

    Where: Sherman Elementary

    What: The Grant County Youth Cross Country Series will have their registration for anyone in grades K-8th at Sherman Elementary at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.grantcountyparks.com or call 428-4500.

  • Lady Braves wins first game of the season

    When: Aug. 12
    Where: Western Hills High School
    What: The Lady Braves defeated Western Hills 4-2 to get their first win of the season. Mollie Pelfrey scored the first goal of the season on a penalty kick. Pelfrey added another in the second half along with Alexis Willen and Emerald Fry. Emily Tillman and Nicole Norman were key on the defensive front and goalkeeper Mackenzie Tucker blocked 14 shots and allowed two goals.

  • Soccer alums chase down current players in alumni games


    Soccer alumni took their skills to the field, playing scrimmage games against the Grant County High School boys and girls soccer teams Aug. 12 at the Grant County Middle School field. GCHS alum and eighth grade soccer coach Garrett Griffith fights for position of the ball with Braves senior Terry McDaniel.  Jacqalynn Ammer Riley, Class of 2002, tries to out-do Lady Braves freshman Katelyn Mills.

  • Shipp holds anchor on GCHS sports

    Seven years ago, Grant County High School hired alumnus Scott Shipp as their athletic director.

    It was a dream job for Shipp, who has seen many changes since he took over, including the addition of tennis and wrestling programs, to the new $632,000 press box for the football field.

  • Summer concert series kicks off Aug. 19

    Who says you can’t go home again?

    That’s exactly what several musicians with Grant County ties will be doing as they return for the inaugural Summer Concert Series at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.

    The free event, sponsored by Grant County Parks and Recreation and Grant County Tourism and Convention Commission, will be held Aug. 19, Aug. 27 and Sept. 1 at the fairgrounds’ amphitheater.

    Gates open at 6 p.m., with the opening show starting at 7 p.m. and the headliner taking the stage at 8 p.m.

  • Jailer says PT employees will save county money

    Will part-time employees at the Grant County Detention Center save the county money?
    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples says yes.

    “This works at other facilities,” Peeples said. “I think it’ll work here. We have to weed out the part-time employees who want to be here and those who are just desperately looking for a job.”

  • Alert auto parts employees thwart theft

    Mack Junior McIntosh, 32, of Dry Ridge, was indicted by a Grant County grand jury on Aug. 10 for theft by deception under $10,000.

    He is accused of entering into O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Dry Ridge on Aug. 1 and representing himself as an employee of Midas Muffler in Lexington.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he told O’Reilly’s employees that he was purchasing tools and equipment for the muffler shop where he was employed. Dills estimates the items were valued at $5,000.

  • Jailer fields questions from fiscal court

    Grant County’s three magistrates had plenty of questions for Jailer Terry Peeples and most of them involved money being spent at the detention center.

    The magistrates peppered Peeples with questions concerning the jail’s budget, employee turnover, purchasing supplies from local businesses and general operations at the facility, earlier this month, when Peeples provided them with a written summary from his time in office, which began Jan. 3.

  • Grant administrator resigns after complaint

    Ron Kinmon resigned his position as director of operations for the Grant County School District effective June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

    Kinmon worked for the district in a variety of capacities including teacher, boy’s basketball coach and principal. As director of operations, he was the supervisor of the bus drivers and maintenance staff.