Local News

  • Grant Co. Schools tax increase passes 3-2

    Grant County Schools is raising taxes on real and tangible property to generate a 4-percent increase in revenue.
    The decision came during a Sept. 7 school board meeting in which the tax increase was approved in a razor-thin 3-2 vote.

  • Ark Encounter to receive $1.8 million state rebate

    The Ark Encounter will receive a $1.8 million sales tax rebate from the state in its first year of operation.
    Under a tax-incentive agreement, Kentucky must pay the Williamstown attraction $1.8 million a year for 10 years as long as the attraction generates at least that much in sales taxes from tickets, food and rides each year.

  • Grant County’s Bed, Breakfast Ambassadors

    They go about their business quietly and with joy, referring to themselves as innkeepers, hosts or super hosts and, in a sense, Grant County’s ambassadors to the world.


  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • Williamstown Tractor Supply celebrates animals of all kinds with pet supply drive

    If your backyard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar. The Williamstown Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store during Pet Appreciation Week.

  • Four confirmed West Nile virus cases in KY

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health is reporting four human cases of West Nile virus infection in Kentucky residents.
    However, there have not been any reports of the virus in Grant County or any other Northern Kentucky counties, according to health officials.
    To date, 42 states and Washington, D.C. have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, mosquitoes, or horses in 2017.
    Kentucky’s four human cases include one resident in Fayette and Jefferson counties and two residents in Hopkins County.

  • Safety fee nets more than $71,500 in first month

    The City of Williamstown received more than $71,500, nearly all from the Ark Encounter, in the first month of its new safety assessment fee.
    The fee is on all businesses within the city limits charging ticket admissions.
    A fee of 50 cents on the single admission charge and/or participation charge is applied to ticket-based tourist businesses.
    Payment of the fee is due on the 20th of each month for tickets sold the previous month.

  • Rep. Linder addresses state pension fears

    Current retirees. teachers and other state employees have been nervous about losing retirement benefits as the state tries to figure out a solution to its pension crisis.

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 16

    Grant Countians are needed to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
    The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be at Grant County Park in Crittenden on Saturday, Sept. 16.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m.; with the walk starting at 10 a.m.

  • Run, Fight ... Survive

    Chairs barricade the doors from inside the Grant County District Courtroom to keep intruders out.
    Those left inside scurry around looking for either a place to hide or a place to shield themselves in case shots are fired.
    A horn sounds, followed by seconds of deafening silence.