Local News

  • Jailer faces 'tough' budget

    Despite more than $220,000 in proposed cuts, Jailer Terry Peeples is optimistic he will survive the 2012-13 budget for the Grant County Detention Center.
    The budget, which the fiscal court will vote on a second reading of during its June 4 meeting, includes proposed expenditures totaling $3.98 million while the anticipated revenues equal $3.63 million, according to numbers provided by the jail.

  • Parks, quality of life top mayor's priority list

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner may only be in the second year of his first term, but the list of accomplishments and projects is lengthy.
    From helping orchestrate a multi-million dollar tourist attraction to the county seat to upgrading the city’s parks system, Skinner has been busy.
    And that doesn’t even account for especially for the two local businesses he owns and operates — Skinner Furniture and Skinner’s Self-Storage.

  • Hammons, Linder square off in November election

    Brian Linder and Wanda Crupper Hammons will go head-to-head at the polls once again, but this time for state representative.
    In the 2010 general election, incumbent Linder handily defeated Hammons in the race for for Grant County magistrate for the second district.
    Linder garnered 1,218 votes compared to Hammons’ 718 votes.
    However, the pool of voters will be much larger in November as the candidates vie to replace long-time legislator Royce Adams, who is retiring as representative of 61st district in the House.

  • Budget woes

    More than $100,000 is being slashed from next year’s Grant County Sheriff’s Office proposed budget—  a move that will severely hamper services for the county, according to Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    “I’ll do whatever possible so we continue to respond to calls,” he said. “But, the problem is, there is an effect to it. If they’re going to eliminate money for us to do our job, we’re going to have to eliminate some sort of service.”

  • Memorial Day Service planned

    A Memorial Day Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North on Eibeck Lane in Williamstown.

    The public is invited to walk the grounds before and after the ceremony.

  • Severe Thunderstom Watch Until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service out of Wilmington, Ohio, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Grant County, until 9 p.m. tonight.

  • Tornado rips through Crittenden

    Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden didn't fare well in the wake of a tornado that roared through Grant County on Friday, March 2.
    Many of the homes suffered damage as minor as shingles being ripped off to the entire side of the home torn away.
    Three apartment buildings were destroyed.
    As of Saturday, there were only minor injuries reported.
    Emergency crews including police, fire and emergency management were on the scene and assisting  residents.

  • GCMS teacher loses two children in a fire

    A sixth grade science teacher at Grant County Middle School suffered a terrible tragedy Feb. 15 when a fire at her Cynthiana home claimed the life of two of her daughters.

    A candlelight prayer vigil for the Chesnut family has been planned for 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19, on the lawn of the Harrison County Courthouse.

  • 100 days of school
  • 100 days of school


    With snow days being something, so far this year, only a wish or dream for most students, the 100th day of school fell on Jan. 31.
    Elementary schools in the county celebrated in various ways. Most incorporated the 100th day of this school year into classroom work with a little fun on the side. Activities ranged from spelling and counting games to coloring and snacks.