Local News

  • Education, heroin treatment top public’s funding list

    Education funding and increased heroin treatment headlined the issues speakers advocated for Feb. 1 during a meeting of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus.
    The caucus, which is comprised of legislators throughout northern Kentucky, held the public meeting at the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown.
    The purpose of the meetings is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Jailer candidate withdraws

    The race for jailer got a little less crowded just one day after last week’s candidate filing deadline.
    Republican candidate Ronald Harrison withdrew from the race Jan. 29 leaving four candidates remaining.
    Current jailer Terry Peeples was the lone Democrat to file, therefore he will wait until the November general election to face the winner of the Republican primary in May.
    The three Republican candidates are Tim Slone, Chris Hankins and Harvey Perleberg.

  • Thieves target parked ambulance

    Between the hours of 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 6 a.m. on Feb. 5, an ambulance owned by Rural Metro on Kimberly Lane in Williamstown was ransacked and burglarized.
    Two large emergency medical bags, one green and one red, were taken along with syringes.
    The bags contained life-saving equipment.
    Williamstown Police Lt. Robert Reed said it was possibly two males according to footprints.
    Reed also said this likely was a drug-related burglary.
    The medical technicians noticed the medical bags missing and called police.

  • GCSO, KSP to hold Citizens Police Academies

    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.
    Participants must be 21, have a valid driver’s license and are subject to a background check. There can be no misdemeanor domestic violence charges or felony convictions on your record.

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  • Korean War veteran receives burial - 60 years later

    Paul Marshall Gordon will be returning to Grant County after he went missing in January 1951.
    He will be given a funeral with full military honors later at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown.

    His family has spent 60 years waiting for word on what became of their loved one, a POW from the Korean War.
    “The family never gave up that they’d find him and he’d come home,” said Jerry Gordon, a nephew.

  • Smith gets a little help from his friends

    Always smiling, mischievous, as well as a hard-working family man are words that Rodney Smith’s friends use to describe the Dry Ridge man.

    “He’s the best fire fighters I ever met in my life,” said Jason Nantz, a long-time friend of Smith’s and fellow firefighter from the Dry Ridge Fire Department.
    Smith was in Nantz’s wedding. Smith is the reason Nantz wanted to become a firefighter, which he is in Georgetown and Dry Ridge.


    When will it end?
    That’s the question many school administrators, parents and maybe even a few students are asking as snow days keep piling up.
    After another dump of snow canceled classes Feb. 3, Grant County Schools brought their total of missed days to 13.

    Grant County only missed seven days last school year.
    In the calendar approved before the school year, the district accounted for 14 makeup days, meaning the school board will likely have to go back to the drawing board with no end in sight for winter.

  • 44 file locally for judge, clerk, jailer, magistrate

    The race is on.
    The slate of candidates for the May 20 primary election is set with the passing of the Jan. 28 filing deadline.
    There are seven candidates looking to replace Darrell Link as Grant County judge-executive.
    The Republican candidates are Williamstown Independent School Board member Pete Whaley, J. Christopher Ammerman and Steve Wood, who narrowly lost to Link four years ago.
    Democratic candidates include county magistrate Richard Austin, former circuit clerk Shirley Wilson, Keith Ellington and Anitra Jump.