Today's News

  • Burnin' down the house

    Firefighters from Williamstown, Corinth, Crittenden, Jonesville and Dry Ridge held a training exercise on March 14 and March 19 on Main Street and the corner of School Road in Williamstown. Firefighters set fires inside the frame home and used them for training purposes. They were unable to burn the home completely on March 14 due to high winds and a large grass fire they were called away on. The land is owned by Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home and will be the site of a new parking lot to accomodate overflow parking. Photos by Bryan Miles

  • Grant County hosts weightlifting competition

    The Grant County High School football team has been hard at work in the weight room, preparing for the second annual Grant County Strongman Invitational.

    Their work paid off as several lifters earned high marks for their performances.

  • Grant County track teams deal with busy week

    The Grant County High School track and field teams were eager to see how they measured up against other schools.

    The teams competed at the Grant County All-Comers Meet on March 19, followed by the Newport River City Classic on March 21 and the Boone County Relay on March 23.

    At the Grant County All-Comers, senior Natalie Norman took first in the 400 and 800 meter runs, while also helping the 4x400 relay team take first with Caylin Hare, Kim Simpson and Taylor Cummins.

  • Hurst named February Youth Performance winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for February is Blair Hurst, a senior at Grant County High School.

    Hurst, 17, is the daughter of Amy Caudill of Dry Ridge and the late Ben Hurst.

    She has an older sister, Brooke Hurst, that graduated from GCHS last year.

    Her class schedule this year includes English, psychology, digital photography and co-op, where she goes to school for three classes and then she works at the Youth Service Center.

    Co-op is listed as her favorite class.

  • Library to celebrate St. Patty’s Day

    Celebrate everything Irish at the Grant County Public Library. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the library is hosting a limerick contest for adults and teenagers with the winning entry being published in the Grant County News. The limerick must be about the library or a favorite activity at the library. Submissions must be turned in to the library by March 16 and include a name and phone number. Call 824-2080 for details.

  • Suspect eludes police after car chase

    A vehicle chase lasted more than 30 minutes on Monday, March 9 and police still didn’t get their guy.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Chad Mills attempted to stop a pickup truck after one matching its description was stolen from Kelly Drive in Dry Ridge. The truck wouldn’t stop, so Williamstown Police put out stop sticks.

    The truck ran over them and the suspect, who is described as male wearing blue jeans jumped out and ran down Hyde Road.

  • Cub Scout Pack 318 plans, hosts annual Pinewood Derby

    The Cub Scouts of Pack 318 held the Annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 31 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    All the scouts worked hard on their cars and were full of excitement on race day. For the first and second place winners of each den, they get to race their cars again in the district competition.

  • Thrifty

    The Helping Hands Thrift Store is open for business.

    The store’s first official day open to the public was March 10.

    “When we got here at 9:30 a.m. there were people waiting to get in,” said Rev. Wil Jones, co-chair of the Helping Hands Board of Directors.

    Helping Hands was formed 24 years ago in an effort to organize volunteers from churches in the community who wanted to assist families with food, clothing, furniture and cash when available.

    About 15 of the more than 70 churches in Grant County actively support the organization.

  • GCMS band makes history, earns top scores

    The Grant County Middle School band has made history.

    On March 11, the GCMS band traveled to Northern Kentucky University to perform at the annual District 6 Kentucky Music Educators Association Middle School Large Group Assessment.

    The band, that consists of seventh and eighth graders, performed two prepared works for three KMEA music judges.

    The band received the following ratings:

  • State Champions

    The Grant County Jaguars headed to Louisville to play in the state tournament and came away with gold.

    The Jaguars, Grant County’s Special Olympics basketball team, defeated two teams in the state tournament to earn the gold medal on March 14 and 15.

    “I’m really proud of them,” coach Mike Bass said. “To be a team from Grant County and to go and take the gold at state, I can’t be prouder of them.”

    The Jaguars started the state tournament with a win in double overtime over the Southeast Fire, 27-21 on March 14.