Local News

  • Citizens Police Academy seeks applicants

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to  serve an emergency protective order, make a vehicle stop or patrol the streets of Grant County, then here’s your chance to find out.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring its first Citizen’s Police Academy next month.

  • Something is fishy at Lake Williamstown

    A new resident will soon be calling Lake Williamstown home.
    The Williamstown City Council entered into an agreement with Big Fish Farms of Ft. Thomas to stock the lake with paddlefish, which are harvested for their meat and eggs.

    Paddlefish, which are easy to identify because of their long snout and large mouth, are stocked at low density when they are about 12 inches in size. The stocking takes place in late summer or early fall. They eat zooplankton and do not reproduce in a pond or lake environment.

  • Blaze destroys home; dog rescued

    Two adults and a child were forced from their Crittenden home after a grease fire on Monday, Aug. 5.
    Matt Forgie and Vanessa Glass told firefighters they had been cooking and went outside to briefly talk to their neighbors when their mobile home on Angela Drive erupted into flames.
    “The fire was blowing out three sides of the trailer and through the roof when we arrived,” said Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton.

  • Golf scramble planned Aug. 16

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Williamstown Police Department will host their 13th annual Shop with a Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 at the Eagle Creek Country Club.
    The fundraiser will go to raise money for the Grant Sheriff’s Department and the Williamstown Police Department Shop With A Cop fund.

  • Deputy recovering after chase, crash with DUI suspect


    A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was injured July 28 when his cruiser was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit.

    Deputy Tony Stigers suffered a right dislocated shoulder and minor knee pain, according to Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Man arrested after allegedly firing weapon


    James R. Schmiade, 64, of Williamstown, was arrested on charges of wanton endangerment, assault and resisting arrest.

  • Wanted: owner of German postcard


    The Grant County Public Library would like your help in solving a mystery of sorts.

    While going through boxes of books donated to the library an employee discovered an old postcard stuck inside of a book.

    Believing the postcard may have been mistakenly put inside the book, the library is seeking to track down its owner to return it to them.

    The book the postcard was in is titled “Minstrel Makings” and includes jokes, gags, puns and monologues by author Arthur Leroy Kaser.

  • Chris Hedges to lead WHS Band


    Chris Hedges has been named the new Williamstown Band of Spirit director.

    Hedges has 20 years of experience and has taken Grant County, Campbell County and Harrison County bands to the KMEA State Marching Band finals.  

  • Williamstown loses, gains band director


    The Williamstown High School Band of Spirit lost its leader days before band camp was set to begin.

  • Pipeline project concerns county residents


    Grant County residents can learn more information Aug. 6 about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, a $2.9 million project that has drawn the ire of many.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, energy infrastructure companies, have partnered to develop the roughly 1,100-mile Bluegrass Pipeline Project.

    The proposed natural-gas-liquids (NGL) pipeline, which has a targeted in-service date of late 2015, could transport up to 400,000 barrels of natural gas drilling byproducts daily from mining regions northeast of Kentucky to the Gulf Coast.