Local News

  • Funny money surfaces

    Funny money has been showing up at several Grant County businesses.
    According to Sgt. Robert Reed with the Williamstown Police Department, counterfeit $10 and $20 bills have been passed at convenience stores and gas stations.
    Reed said the fake money appeared in the community before Christmas and persisted for several weeks.
    “We haven’t had any reports in the last two weeks, but that doesn’t mean they’re not making a circuit and will come back,” Reed said.

  • Sheriff won’t enforce gun mandates

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he will not enforce any mandates, regulations or rules restricting firearms.

  • Crews ready for snow’s return

    Several days of bad weather and icy roads have not depleted the county road department’s resources to make travel safe for residents.

    A little more than half of the department’s 3,000 tons of salt, sand and cinder mix remains, said Steve Tatum, Grant County Road Department supervisor.

    In addition, Tatum said he just received a new supply of straight salt for a total of about 300 tons.

  • Willoby works Presidential Inauguration

    Rick Willoby, of Williamstown, got what he calls the “opportunity of a lifetime” when he was part of a security detail during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21.
    Willoby, a lieutenant with the Lexington Police Department, was among 28 officers, who provided security along the parade route.

    He was about 20 feet from Pres. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, as they strolled along Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Willoby was stationed between 10th and 11th Streets along the parade route.

  • Public input needed on transportation survey

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking down the road as it plans for the state’s future transportation needs.
    KYTC officials are in the initial stages of updating their 20-year long range transportation plan and public input  is needed.


    A stagnant economy has slowed, even halted, development on large-scale projects across the nation, but the Ark Encounter is moving, albeit slower than anticipated.
    Work at the site has begun, but it may be hard to see from the perimeter.
    There are no giant yellow earthmovers or dump trucks at the site, but developers say that doesn’t mean there’s not work being done.

  • Snow, ice change school calendars

    Class cancellations have altered calendars slightly for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts.
    Both districts currently have plans to tack on makeup days to the end of the calendar.
    Grant County Schools have missed three days, two for inclement weather and one for a power outage.
    The makeup days switch the last day for students from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17, pending any more cancellations.
    Williamstown Independent has only had one missed day due to snow.

  • Corinth couple busted for meth, heroin

    A Corinth couple has been arrested on charges relating to possession of drugs and manufacturing drugs.

    Justin Marshall, 25, and Rachel Collins, 28, both of Corinth, were charged by Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Burke on Jan. 28 after police were called to a home on Ambassador Drive and found the two inside with methamphetamine and heroin, as well as ingredients to make meth.

  • Cruiser damaged in high speed chase

    A Grant County Sheriff’s vehicle received damage after Deputy Mike Wright used the cruiser’s bumper to stop a fleeing suspect on Jan. 19.
    According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Wright was assisting officers from Florence and Boone County in the pursuit of a vehicle believed to be involved in the theft of a laptop computer from Best Buy in Florence.
    The car, traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, evaded Stop Sticks and continued to run other motorists off the roadway, Dills said.

  • BRRRR! Polar Plunge sponsors needed

    Rigid temperatures won’t stop the Grant County Frosty’s from freezing for a reason’ once again.

    The local group will participate for the fourth consecutive year in the Special Olympics of Kentucky’s annual fundraiser Polar Plunge Feb. 2 at Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue.