Local News

  • Veterans Day parade set for Nov. 11

    The City of Williamstown and the American Legion Post 137 have partnered to create the inaugural Veterans Day ceremony and parade. All trucks, antique cars, floats, bikes and marching units are invited to attend. The theme is “Honoring our veterans through the ages”.

  • Fiscal court hears EMS cost-sharing plan

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    Grant County magistrates responded with hesitance and lots of questions after Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells’ EMS cost-sharing proposal Nov. 2 during a caucus meeting. 

  • Firefighters organize benefit

    Independence firefighters who responded to an Oct. 26 car crash that killed five, including three children, are setting up a benefit in honor of the Pollitt family. 

    Because of the gravity of the situation, Fire Chief Scott Breeze said some of his firefighters approached local union president Clint Green about doing something for the family since they were unable to save the Pollitt family. 

  • Murder Charges

    As family and friends were preparing to lay to rest Rodney Pollitt, Jr. and Samantha Malohn and their three young children, murder charges were announced Nov. 2 against the driver who fatally hit the family in a head-on collision.

    Fifty-seven year-old Daniel Greis was over the legal blood-alcohol limit and had traces of marijuana in his system when he struck head-on the Pollitt family’s 1993 Honda Accord. 

  • Indiana distillery to store whiskey barrels in Williamstown


    More than a year after Performance Pipe announced its closure, the building on Helton Road in Williamstown will soon be occupied again.

    The facility will be filled with barrels of whiskey and bourbon as MGP Ingredients, Inc. looks to finalize purchase of the property this week.

  • Linder confirms harassment settlement, apologizes

    Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, confirmed Nov. 7 that he was one of four members of the House, along with House Speaker Jeff Hoover and two other legislators, that signed a confidential settlement with a female House Republican Caucus staffer.

    The controversy stems from sexual harassment allegations from a female member on Hoover’s staff, who resigned her position voluntarily on Nov. 6.


    As a Kentucky State trooper and detective, Steve Kellam dealt with serious issues, but in his view, nothing more significant than his new role as pastor of Knoxville Baptist Church.

  • ‘You matter,’ motivational speaker tells local teens

    Bobby Petrocelli’s shouty, Brooklyn-accented demeanor caught the attention of a few hundred Grant County teens Oct. 24 so they would listen to him when he told them they mattered.   He pushed Williamstown High School and Grant County High School students to think differently about themselves and to think about which path they want to take: the path towards success or the path towards failure. 

  • More sleep: Fall back with time change Nov. 5

    Daylight Saving Time will come to an end Nov. 5 as the nation switches back to Standard Time.

    The change, as usual, will be at 2 a.m., but most people change their clocks by turning them back one hour before going to bed the evening before which, in this case, will be Saturday, Nov. 4. 

  • Library patrons ‘ain’t afraid of no ghosts’ during hunt

    A few Grant County Public Library patrons had the chance to encounter ghosts with actual supernatural hunters Oct. 28. 

    No, the library is not haunted by any spirits, but some children were able to pick up readings that indicated ghostly activity near historical exhibits in the library, according to ghost hunter Eddie Parks.