Local News

  • Remembering Cecil Jackson: A life among the animals

    Cecil Elmore Jackson, Sr. spent his entire life around animals.  From growing up on a Grant County farm, to a five-decade career at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, he held a connection with his work that made him a beloved figure in the wildlife community, as well as the Northern Kentucky area.

  • State police recover vehicle stolen from Tenn.

    Kentucky State Police Post 6 recovered a stolen vehicle from Tennessee in Grant County on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8:25 p.m., according to a press release by Trooper David Jones.
    Trooper Joseph Kenny recovered a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee from 104 Gouge Drive in Dry Ridge. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Trousdale County Tennessee.  
    Police charged Martine Lincoln, 34, of New Boston, Ohio with receiving stolen property under $10,000.  

  • Local pastor finds value in tales of beloved superheroes

    Figurines of Batman, the Incredible Hulk and other comic book characters sit next to books on theology and Christianity in Pastor Terry Leap’s office at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    Leap, in addition to his calling as a minister, is an avid comic book collector who loves the tales of good vs. evil found in many of America’s favorite superhero stories.
    Leap was fascinated by stories of heroes with superhuman abilities during his childhood, and began buying, selling and trading comics his senior year of high school.  

  • McDaniel resigns from Corinth Commission

    Lila McDaniel resigned from her position on the Corinth City Commission after a change in primary residence to Dry Ridge disqualified her from continuing to serve.
    McDaniel, a funeral director for several locations in Grant County, previously lived in Corinth but recently made a Dry Ridge address her primary residence.  She continued using her Corinth address to accommodate her schedule, since she works in both locations and is married to Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

  • New water plant coming in November

    Water department officials plan to have a new Williamstown water treatment plant completed by November 2017.

    The new plant will allow the city to continue complying with state standards and increase overall water capacity.

    The plant is being constructed off Waterworks Road across from the current plant, and will have a production capacity of about 4 million gallons of water per day.

    The current plant’s production capacity is about 2.25 million per day, according to Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • Former DR mayor back serving the city

    The Dry Ridge City Council will be joined by a familiar face with plenty of experience as they begin the new year.
    Former Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper will begin his term on the council two years after losing to now-Mayor Jim Wells in his re-election bid.
    The 81-year-old was mayor of Dry Ridge for eight years from 2006 to 2014. He also previously served on the Dry Ridge City Council for 12 years from 1962 to 1974.
    Crupper also spent 18 years as state representative from 1974 to 1992 representing Grant County.

  • Colson, Lawrence leave mark on school boards

    With more than 50 years combined between them, Jim Colson and Connie Lawrence served under 11 superintendents during their tenures as school board members.

    However, after 32 years, Colson decided to say goodbye to the Grant County School Board, and Lawrence’s 20 years with the Williamstown Independent School Board also came to an end.

  • School districts cut energy costs

    Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts continue to decrease their energy usage despite increasing in size as part of a statewide effort to decrease utility expenditures.

    A report by the Kentucky School Board Association’s School Energy Managers Project shows 98 percent of Kentucky school districts, including Grant County and Williamstown, significantly cut energy usage between fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2016.  



    • Former Grant County finance officer Connie McClure-Ellington files lawsuit against Judge-Executive Steve Wood, former Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich and the Grant County Fiscal Court alleging she was fired because of her age and because she did not vote for Wood in the judge-executive’s race.

    • Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington are apprehended over the Harrison County line in Grant County.

  • Alleged drunk driver slams into cruiser

    A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy escaped injury Dec. 16 when an alleged drunk driver slammed into his cruiser on Interstate 75.

    Deputy Barry Mullins responded to several wrecks within a few miles on I-75 due to rain and icy roadways.
    He stopped to assist with an accident in Sadieville near the Grant-Scott County line.
    Mullins’ cruiser was parked in the emergency lane with its emergency lights activated as he assisted a motorist.