Local News

  • Relay For A Reason
  • Police seek suspect in Dollar store robbery

    Dry Ridge Police are searching for a knife-wielding suspect in an armed robbery on May 18 at Dollar General.
    The robbery occurred around 9 a.m., according to Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.
    “The (suspect) pulled a knife on (the employee) and told her to give him all the money that was in the cash drawer,” Kells said. “A customer had pulled up in the parking lot and saw the guy in there. They are the ones who called 911. Then the customer left.”

  • Hankins, Wood named in lawsuit

    A former captain at the Grant County Detention Center last week amended a previous lawsuit to now include the current jailer and judge.
    The original lawsuit, filed in October 2014, named Terry Peeples, former jailer, and former Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link as defendants.

  • Record number register for May primary

    A record number of voters are registered in Kentucky as the May 19 primary election inches closer.
    Voters will cast their ballots for the statewide offices of governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, state treasurer, and commissioner of agriculture.
    Nearly 3.2 million Kentuckians appear on the voter rolls, beating the 3,147,157 registered for the general election held in November 2014.
    The difference is an increase of approximately 1 percent, or 28,748 voters, over five months.

  • Police arrest fifth home invasion suspect

    A fifth suspect has been apprehended and charged in connection with an April 26 home invasion in Dry Ridge.
    Kentucky State Police on May 6 arrested 21-year-old George E. Pickett for his alleged involvement in an home invasion robbery on Michigan Avenue that led to a bullet grazing a woman’s head.
    Pickett is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Four people, including, Daniel M. Swope of Dry Ridge, were arrested last week in connection with the robbery.

  • National Day of Prayer
  • ‘Mr. Danny’ wants to make a difference to students

    To the students and staff at Williamstown Elementary, he is known simply as Mr. Danny.
    For the past three years, Danny Knarr has spent countless hours volunteering at the school, tutoring children in reading, aiding teachers and making sure no student is left without a smile.


    Mom – Pam Mullins
    by – Bethany Turner

    Where do I even begin when it comes to explaining why my mother is so special? God truly broke the mold when he made her! You asked for letters about special mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and aunts. My mom fits into each of those categories plus some. On tope of all those already amazing roles, she is also a daughter, sister, friend, teacher, Sunday School and youth group leader and one of the strongest prayer warriors I know.

  • Harlem Wizards visit Williamstown
  • Lady Braves lose to Conner

    After defeating the Williamstown Lady Demons on April 13, the Lady Braves softball team has lost 10 straight games, including a 10-2 loss to Conner on May 4. The young Braves team falls to 5-18 on the season while Region 9 Conner improves to 21-4.
    Conner got off to an early start scoring three runs in the first.