Today's News

  • Free trees available for Crittenden residents

    Crittenden residents have an opportunity to pick up and plant a new tree at their homes.
    A thousand trees are being donated by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, who received a grant to help people replace trees lost or damaged in the 2012 tornado.
    While the exact date of availability of the trees has not been announced, they are expected to arrive at the Crittenden City Building the week of April 11.
    Residents who would like a free tree can contact the city building at 859-428-2597 to see if the trees have arrived.

  • Seminar to focus on growing business


  • Resource officers utilize body cams

    Nearly everyone has a video camera at their fingertips in a world fueled by technology.
    Social media even further increases access to images that would otherwise be unseen to the masses.

    As officer-involved shootings become news nationwide, law enforcement look to turn the cameras around as body cameras become popular tools.  

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  • All-day preschool begins next year

    Amanda Newman knows the benefits of preschool in preparing students for kindergarten.
    She has been on both sides.

    In her third year as a preschool teacher at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Newman spent one year each teaching kindergarten at CMZ, Mason-Corinth Elementary and Sherman Elementary.
    “Kindergarten is packed with so much information that students who attend preschool will have all the pre-literacy and pre-mathematical foundation blocks in place for learning to happen naturally,”

  • Jim Wells reflects on first year as DR mayor

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?
    Wells: I’m most proud of increasing the police department staffing and working to ward making Piddle Park a clean, safe and thriving park.

    Looking ahead, what are a few goals you still would like to work towards?
    Wells: We are working to make Dry Ridge a business-friendly location. We are aggressively working to attract more business from retail to restaurants and fabrication to production.

  • Grant, Williamstown compete in Grant County Middle Invitational
  • Would-be robbers locked out of gas station (again)

    A second attempted gas station robbery in the past month was stopped after an observant clerk locked the suspects out.
    Police are investigating to determine whether the two male would-be robbers may be connected to both incidents.

    The most recent attempted robbery occurred at 9:47 p.m. March 19 at the Marathon gas station on KY 36 West in Williamstown.


    With warmer weather on the horizon, members of Fitness For Life Around Grant County are getting busier.

    FFLAG members are working to organize the annual Derby Dash on May 7 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The 5K course runs through Williamstown and mail in pre-registration must be postmarked by April 30.

  • Community input sought on local theatre group

    John Siedenberg of Williamstown has been involved with theatre productions most of his life.
    His passion besides God and family is the theatre and he wants to turn that passion into a reality in Grant County.

    Siedenberg is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Main Street Gardens (next to Rulers and Tractor Supply) in Williamstown to explore interest in a dinner theatre project.