Today's News

  • Police Reports for July 29

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kellis invesitgated an accident at 1:45 p.m. July 22 on S. Main Street. The drivers involved were Linda G. Jefferson, 57, of Crittenden, driving a 2004 Jeep, and Jose L. Lemus, 45, of Williamstown, driving a 1996 Ford.

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  • Dry Ridge man dies in Mentor wreck

    A Dry Ridge man died in the early morning hours after losing control of his car on Mary Ingles Highway in Campbell County.

    Randy Whitley, 32, was killed when his Ford Mustang left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled over around 2:30 a.m. on July 20.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. The accident remains under investigation.

  • KFC Colonel

    Jaclyn Nicole Hendy, of Dry Ridge, is one of 75 students named to the fifth annual class of KFC Colonel’s Scholars.

    She competed with over 100,000 applicants for the scholarship and is eligible to receive up to $20,000 during the next four years to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public university within her home state. The scholarship was presented by Mike and Teresa Davis, the local franchise owners.

    Hendy is pursuing a career in nursing and radiology and will enter Morehead State University in the fall.


  • Election filing deadline is Aug. 10

    Anyone interested in filing as an independent candidate for county offices or seeking election as mayor or to city council or school board has until Aug. 10 to file as a candidate in the Grant County Clerk’s office.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said several forms have been picked up from her office, but few have been returned.

    “There’s always a few that come in at the end. But, they’ve got a little bit of time. They’ll probably come in about a week before the deadline,” Conrad said.

  • For the Record July 29, 2010


    June 11:

    (General Warranty Deed) Joann Metz and Richard Metz to Scott Chimento and Nicole Chimento, lot 44 and 54, Section 2 of Winnie McGee Subdivision, $97,000

         June 14:

    (Special Warranty Deed) Fannie Mae to David Devine, Jr., lot 57, Section 4 of Grantland Estate Subdivision, $98,000

    June 15:

    Jeffrey A. Vinson to Adam M. Meier and Laura E. Meier, North Main Street property in Williamstown, $117,700

  • What ... It's July already?

    Where has July gone? I’m pretty sure I just turned my calendar to July and it’s already July 22 and the Grant County Fair gets underway this weekend.

    Geesh, where did the summer go?

    You can count on two things when it’s fair time – heat and rain!

    Last year, the move of the Grant County Fair from Crittenden to its new home at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown was overcast, pardon the pun, by the deluge of rain we received.

  • Community Calendar 7-29-10


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.


  • Air Force ROTC

    Timothy J. Moffett has been awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend a host college or university. High school seniors from across the United States are selected after a competitive application process based on comprehensive tests score, scholastic achievement, school officials’ evaluations, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

    Moffett is the son of Michael and Sherri Moffett of Dry Ridge.

  • Couple celebrates 50 years

    Donnie and Irma Arthur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    In observance of their anniversary, an open house celebration will be held from from 2 to 5 p.m. July 31 at Maysville Community College Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana.

    The couple request no gifts.

  • Judicial center officially opens

    Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. presided over a crowded Grant County courtroom July 19, but for once he wasn’t hearing a case.

    Minton was the featured speaker as the new $16.6 million Judicial Center in Williamstown was dedicated.

    “This facility fully symbolizes, in my mind, the faith of the pursuit of justice being one of the highest ideals in this community,” Minton said.

    For  the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.