Today's News

  • Lady Braves send seniors off with win

    It was a letter written by seniors Katelyn Roy and Taryn Biddle that brought Lady Braves softball coach Ott Reed back to coach the team.

    Now it was time for Reed and the rest of the Lady Braves to bid farewell to Biddle and Roy as they faced Trimble County for senior night May 12 at Grant County High School.

    “I left in 2007, and those two wrote me a personal note,” Reed said. “When the job was opened the following year I decided to come back for Roy and Biddle.”


    National College - in Florence has released the dean’s list for the winter terms. The following students achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0, achieving the honor of being placed on the dean’s list:

    First winter term
    • Brandi Woods of Corinth
    • Eric Elliott, Monica Elliott, Carla Newman, all of Crittenden
    • Bobby Cook and Sarina Hardin, both of Dry Ridge

  • Star Students

    Taylor Souder has been elected as the Grant County Middle School eighth grade Incredible Inca Student of the Week. Her reliable and responsible behavior earned her this award. She inspires others with her positive attitude and dedicated work ethic. She strives for excellence in every aspect of her life.

  • Butterflies invited to GCMS

    If you can’t take the kids to the wetlands; just take the wetlands to the kids.

    That is what Grant County Extension Assistant Lamar Fowler decided to do when extended periods of rain kept Grant County Middle School students from going on site to the official ‘wetlands,’ dedicated last year and located behind the school.

  • Inside the classroom

    From a small town in Holland to a small town in Kentucky, Heleen Giesbers was honored for Excellence in Education at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet April 30.

    “I was just stunned,” she said. “I had no idea and the moment they said about somebody being from Holland, then I basically knew it was me. The nomination and the award humbled me. I really appreciate the recognition especially here, because the teachers here work so much together, so that you feel that everyone deserves that award.”


    The Ark Encounter expects  to get the OK from Frankfort on tax incentives through the Kentucky Tourism Development Act today, May 19.

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the project was on the state tourism cabinet’s agenda for 1 p.m.

    “Basically the consulting firm will present their findings, which agree with the state’s assessment that it does meet all the guidelines and then they’ll officially approve it,” Skinner said.

  • Friend to community dies

    Bill Dills was a man of action.

    He didn’t seek fame or even want credit for pushing Grant County along. He preferred to stay behind the scenes.
    Grant County lost a firm believer in the community when Dills, 84, died on May 15 at his Dry Ridge home. His wife, Ruth, also 84, died the day before.

    When Dills was named Grant Countian of the Year in 2008, he was almost shy about being interviewed.

    He said his philosophy was simple,  that people were put on this Earth to try and make a difference and that’s the way he lived his life.


    A 27-year-old Williamstown man has been arrested for allegedly robbing three banks in less than two weeks.
    Matthew Grant was arrested by the Cincinnati Police Department on May 9 after he is believed to have robbed Heritage Bank in Crescent Springs, Ky., earlier in the day.

    The Hamilton County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office also has charged Grant with aggravated robbery of the Guardian Savings Bank on April 26.


    Seven Northern Kentucky men were indicted by a federal grand jury May 12 for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Grant County.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Kentucky State Police jointly announced the charges May 16.

    Four of the seven men indicted also lived in Grant County.


    Felicity Spicer has spent much of her young life using her talents to bring joy to nursing home patients, hospital patients and anyone who enjoyed a good gospel song.

    This Grant County songbird, with her signature bright smile has been singing as long as she can remember.

    She’s performed at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown, the Grant County Relay For Life and in the Williamstown’s Derby Idol contest, which she won in 2007, but early last year her ears heard something unbelievable.