Local News

  • Farmer's Market opens new Williamstown location

    The Grant County Farmers’ Market has a new location. The market has moved the Williamstown/Dry Ridge location from 1505 North Main Street in Williamstown to 210 Barnes Road, Williamstown.
    As of this 2015 Market selling season, the Grant County Farmers’ Market is no longer affiliated with any activities at the North Main Street location which is adjacent to the Eagle Creek Learning Center.

  • Motorcycle accident victims airlifted

    A man and a woman were airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center on June 15 after a motorcycle accident in Grant County.
    The motorcycle driver, 48-year-old Charles Anders of Covington, and his passenger, 32-year-old Stacey Murray of Burlington, were driving south on Dixie Highway when the accident occurred.
    The motorcycle, which allegedly had gone around at least three vehicles, veered right off the roadway into a ditch line, striking the edge of a driveway causing the motorcycle to go airborne, according to the police report.

  • New laws go into effect June 24

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect next week.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March 25, making June 24 the day for new laws to take effect.

  • Slam Dunk!


    The Elite Skills Basketball Camp, sponsored by Wildcats and More, featured Hood and fellow former Wildcats player, Jarrod Polson, teaching the fundamentals of basketball to the campers. At the end of the camp, the players signed autographs and posed for photos.
    Photos by Bryan Marshall

    See next week’s News for photos of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s visit to the Kentucky Shop.

  • Piddle Park to get facelift, upgrades

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells wants residents to visit and take pride in the city’s Piddle Park.
    However, he realizes a lot of cleaning, hard work and money are needed to revitalize the downtown park.
    “The first thing is to get it cleaned up and get the immediate things fixed,” Wells said. “With number one being the look of the park. If it looks nasty, it probably is nasty.”
    To help facilitate a revamped park, Wells has partnered with the county to hire a parks director.

  • Burglary suspects swipe thousands in cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products

    Williamstown Police is seeking the public’s help identifying suspects in a burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco in Williamstown.
    Two suspects — a white male about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and a female about 5 feet, 5 inches tall — broke into the tobacco store around 3:20 a.m. June 18 and took thousands of dollars in merchandise.
    “Entry was made through the back door,” Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said. “They cut a hole in it. The broke the glass into the cigar lounge.”


    The Grant County Fiscal Court has approved nearly a $12.5 million budget for 2015-2016.
    The county’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and continues through June 30, 2016.
    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood described the budget as “very realistic, but very cautious.”

    For Wood and the remainder of the fiscal court, including magistrates Bobby Newman, Shawna Coldiron and Jacqalynn Riley, this budget was a first as they all took office in January.

  • Deputy returns fire, shoots suspect

    What Tonya Beagle initially thought was fireworks turned out to be gunshots in her neighborhood on Indian Hills Drive in Crittenden.
    Beagle was sitting inside her mobile home shortly before 9 p.m. June 15 when her 19-year-old daughter rushed inside from the patio screaming that someone was shooting outside.