Local News

  • National Day Of Prayer observed May 1

    Eyes will be closed and heads will be bowed May 1 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer.
    Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its sixth year in the county.
    The prayer celebration will be from 11:45 to 12:45 a.m. on the front steps of the Grant County Courthouse.
    Ministers from several local churches will lead prayers covering family, arts and entertainment, education, religion, business, government and media.


    Ken Stone spent more than 35 years working and being active in Grant County.
    He’s championed causes such as art projects for elderly nursing home residents, feeding the homeless and promoting children.
    His efforts earned him the title of 2014 Grant Countian of the Year from the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

    “I was pleased when I found out,” Stone said. “I remember when I started in Cynthiana and they gave out similar awards, I thought it would be cool to win that award because it was very prestigious.”

  • Community gets involved in child abuse prevention
  • Build-A-Bear comes to Dry Ridge Fire Dept.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department hld a Build-A-Bear workshop recently. Te event benefitted the Shriners Hospital’s in Lexington and Cincinnati and the stuffed animals will go to sick children.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 facilities and accepts patients for treatment based solely on a child’s medical needs, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
    Children up to age 18 are eligible for care.

  • Man charged with murder, wife indicted in Grant

    Joshua Hammond — one of three people accused of murdering a Frankfort man in May 2012 — and his wife have been indicted in Grant County for their alleged cover-up of the crime
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Hammond, 33, and his wife, Louanna Hammond, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    Joshua Hammond, James Simons, 37, and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob 30-year-old Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Frankfort Walmart parking lot.

  • Calhoun plans to pursue career in medicine

    Nolan Calhoun, a sophomore at Grant County High School, has been accepted to Gatton Academy and is hopeful to pursue a career in medicine and feels this jumpstart at Gatton will be a tremendous opportunity.

  • UK Wildcats visit county

    March Madness may be over, but Grant County residents still can catch Big Blue fever.
    The Dry Ridge business Wildcats and More will be bringing several current and former University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball players to town over the next two weeks.
    Seniors Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood will be at the store, located at 61 Broadway St., from 6 to 8 p.m. April 18 for a signing event.

  • Faulkner family plans benefit for teen

    Josh Faulkner is used to working with families of sick patients. But in a matter of just days he went from a nurse to sitting by his teenage son’s bedside and hoping for a miracle.
    Faulkner, a Grant County native, lives in Pensacola, Fla. with his wife, Jessica, and four children.


    It’s a dream Andrew Davis has had since seventh grade.
    The Williamstown High School sophomore is one of only 60 students selected as a member of the Class of 2016 of the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University.

    Davis, son of Todd and Amy Davis, will complete his junior and senior years of high school living in Schneider Hall and taking courses offered by WKU.
    At the end of his two-year course of study, he will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.

  • Primary registration deadline nears

    Time is running out for residents not yet registered to vote in the May 20 Primary Election.
    Eligible voters have until Monday, April 21 to register at the Grant County Clerk’s Office in downtown Williamstown in order to vote in the Primary.
    Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 21.
    To be eligible to vote, a person must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day
    • Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election