Local News

  • Friday Street Fair placed on hold; discussion continues

    Plans for a 2nd Friday Street Fair in downtown Williamstown have been put on hold as organizers brainstorm ideas to make sure it is a success.
    The initial idea was for a street fair featuring music, artists, juried crafts and food vendors.
    While the event’s name likely will change, the motivation and goals remain the same: attract locals and tourists to downtown Williamstown.
    The first event had been tentatively planned for September.

  • Corinth man dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A 22-year-old man was killed just minutes from his home in a single-vehicle accident Aug. 22 on Stringtown Road in Corinth.
    Tyler Hall lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet car around the 500 block of Stringtown Road, veering off the roadway.
    As the car left the road, it struck a columned brick mailbox, along with wire fence line, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Someone in a house near the accident heard a car horn and went to check on the noise.
    The witness found the vehicle at 3:58 a.m. and called 911.

  • Stop Planned Parenthood funding

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting . . . . If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up.  I want a Lamborghini.”
    These and other shockingly callous statements were made by Dr. Mary Gatter, President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council.

  • Farmers Market features local produce

    Ripe, juicy red tomatoes, tender green beans and freshly picked sweet corn are on tap at the Grant County Farmer’s Market.

    Buyers can be sure that the offering at the market are fresh and local; some of it having been hand-picked that same day and all of it grown in Grant County.
    “If we don’t grow it, we don’t sell it,” said Debby Lucas Angel, a member of the group.

  • Booster charged with diverting Bingo funds

    The treasurer of the Grant County Football Boosters faces charges after allegedly diverting $4,800 in funds raised from charity Bingo games.
    Marsha Brewer, 47, of Dry Ridge, was served a criminal complaint summons and is expected in court Aug. 31 to answer the allegations.

  • Grant man killed in 127 N. accident

    A 32-year-old Grant County man was killed Aug. 12  in a single-vehicle accident while traveling north on U.S. Hwy. 127 in Owen County.
    Jarrod Richardson of Dry Ridge was traveling south near the 1200 block of U.S. Hwy. 127 N. when he rounded a curve and struck an embankment, according to Public Affairs Officer Josh Lawson of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg.
    Lawson said Richardson was ejected from the vehicle, which traveled about 200 feet off the road before coming to a stop. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.


    Eyes in the sky led to the discovery of a small marijuana grow in a wooded area at the end of White Chapel Road in Williamstown on Aug. 18.

    Eight marijuana plants were discovered by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office after a flyover led by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force spotted the area by helicopter.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, along with several other deputies and staff, raided the scene after receiving the tip, but the plants, camouflaged within other plants and trees, was all they found.

  • Praise is good for mind, body, soul

    What is it about praise and worship that is so difficult?  What is it that is so intimidating to the average Christian?  What hinders us from opening our lips and singing songs of praise to Him or testifying of His goodness daily?  Has God not done anything praiseworthy for us?  


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    • Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.
    • Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Comfort Inn conference room located at 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. in Dry Ridge.


    Capt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Lauren M. Taylor, 26, of Williamstown, for failure to appear to court, at 9 a.m. Aug. 19 on Barnes Road. Taylor was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Capt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Sara Kelley, 29, of Dry Ridge, for probation violation, at 9:25 a.m. Aug. 19 on Barnes Road. Kelley was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.