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Local News

  • Corinth man dies after vehicle hits parked tractor

    A 57-year-old Corinth man was killed in a single-vehicle accident May 4 in Walton.
    David Justice was operating his 2001 Jeep Cherokee on southbound I-75 when his vehicle veered off the roadway just past the 171 exit ramp, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
    The vehicle went into the grassy area between the exit ramp and interstate and collided with a parked John Deere tractor used for mowing.
    Justice was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.  

  • Pulitzer-winning writer visits Sherman Tavern while researching for new book

    Almost 170 years ago, famous journalist and architect Frederick Law Olmsted trekked across the South, documenting the region’s culture and economy to a Northern audience. During his voyage, he embarked on a stagecoach ride from Cincinnati to Lexington, stopping at a tavern for food and comfort along with way.

  • Cigarette, oxygen tank cause Cherry Hill Drive fire

    Williamstown firefighters said a combination of cigarette smoking next to an oxygen tank caused a fire that sent two Cherr Hill Drive occupants to the hospital May 3.

    Dwayne Eckler of the Williamstown Fire Department said firefighters responded to 15 Cherryhill Drive in Williamstown at about 4 a.m. and had to pull two occupants to safety. One was sitting on the front porch just outside the front door, and the other was trapped inside the bedroom. Both were transported to the hospital for medical clearance. Neither occupant suffered significant injuries.

  • A Bengal fan’s dream:

    As a diehard Cincinnati Bengals fan, it was better than hitting the lottery for Pennie Dunaway.
    A season ticket holder since 1988, the Williamstown resident got a surprise call from her season ticket representative in March to give Pennie big news.
    “She said, ‘You’ve been chosen to represent the Cincinnati Bengals at the 2017 NFL Draft,’” Pennie recalls. “Of course, I’m freaking out. That was probably the best moment for me. I was so excited.”

    With each tidbit of information, Pennie could not believe her luck.

  • WHS ranked 25th best high school in Kentucky

    Williamstown High School is ranked among the best in the state, according to a recent report by U.S. News.
    In its annual Best High School Rankings, the national publication lists Williamstown as the 25th best high school in Kentucky, earning WHS a silver-medal status.
    Nationally, Williamstown is ranked 2,066.

  • Haubner gives HOPE to others in community

    Kim Haubner didn’t realize her cellphone was in the pocket of her jacket until the person she gave it to had already left the building. Many people have heard the expression of “giving someone the clothes off your back,” but that’s exactly what Haubner did for a person in need of additional clothing during the dead of winter.

  • New attractions coming to Ark Encounter

    As the Ark Encounter prepares for its busy summer season, multiple additions are being made to the biblical attraction.

    An increased number of seasonal employees are being hired and construction is happening daily at the Williamstown tourist spot.

  • DR to raise water rates as expenses rise

    The Dry Ridge City Council heard a first reading of an ordinance May 1 that would increase the water rate for customers.
    The proposed rate increase comes as the city faces a draining utility fund and an upcoming 10-percent increase in the amount the city pays the City of Williamstown for water.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.

  • 911 fee discussed at town hall meeting

    The first reading of the ordinance for a countywide unit service fee to fund the 911-dispatch service was removed from the May 1 fiscal court agenda after the E-911 Board began considering a lower rate than previously discussed.

  • Grant County school bus involved in minor accident

    A Grant County school bus was involved in a minor accident May 2 that did not injure any students.
    Bus number 163 was at a stop sign around 7:30 a.m. on Sherman-Mt. Zion Road when a pickup truck rear ended the bus.
    There was no damage to the bus and no students were harmed, according to Nancy Howe, public information officer for Grant County Schools.
    Students on board the bus were from Sherman Elementary, Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School.