Local News

  • Two motorcycle wreck victims air lifted in two days

    A Dry Ridge resident is in critical but stable condition after sustaining head trauma during a single-vehicle accident near 3400 Taft Highway at about 9:30 p.m. on June 3.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy K.J. Little said that a witness reported that the driver was swaying inside his own lane inbounds toward Dry Ridge, but that witness did not see the crash. Little said the driver, later identified as 48-year-old John Sullivan, is under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

  • Library to kick off summer reading June 3

    The Grant County Public Library hopes to “Build a Better World” as it kicks off its annual summer reading program.
    The summer reading kickoff event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the library in Williamstown.
    Attendees can enjoy lots of free activities at the kickoff, said Geneva Hoffman, youth services librarian.

  • GC Schools participate in Summer Food Service program

    The Grant County Schools Food Service is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.
    Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

  • Fountain added to Lake Pollywog to help fishing

    Visitors to Lake Pollywog at Dry Ridge’s Piddle Park recently noticed a new added feature.
    A newly installed fountain in the middle of the lake sprays water up as high as 25 feet in the air.

    A slight mist from the fountain can be felt while walking around the lake on a windy day.
    While pleasing to the eyes, Mayor Jim Wells said the fountain serves a more practical purpose.

  • Jim Bunning, former senator, hall of famer, dies

    Northern Kentucky’s pugnacious major league pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning died on Friday at the age of 85.
    The wave of condolences from the political and sports realm showed that in spite of his gruff demeanor - or perhaps because of it - the Southgate resident commanded respect.
    “Jim hit 187 batters in his career,” his friend and former legislative director Rick Robinson said. “He took that pitcher’s mentality to politics.

  • GC population projected to steadily decline over next 20 years

    Grant County’s population is expected to steadily decline over the next 20 years after a slight initial increase, according to the Kentucky State Data Center’s annual growth report.
    University of Louisville Research coordinator Sarah Ehresman said that counties with older populations, like Grant County, tend to have decreasing populations because death rates are slightly increasing while the birth rates are remaining steady.

  • State pension crisis could have untold effects on Grant County

    Two pivotal meetings in Frankfort in as many weeks centered on the state pension crisis – one of the most urgent matters facing Kentucky according to state policymakers.

  • Country music star, former resident reflects on career

    When Judy Ashcraft formed her three-piece band and set out for Boston, she was ready to create her legacy in the country music world. Boston probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind when many people think of country music, but Ashcraft was confident she had just the flare the local music scene was craving. Fast forward to 2017, and Ashcraft, also known as Robin Right, is happily retired and able to reflect on a successful music career that spanned nearly four decades.

  • Hawaii resident seeks local Vietnam veteran photos for ‘Wall of Faces’

    My name is Janna Hoehn, I am a 26 year resident of Maui, Hawaii. Eight years ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Washington D.C. Because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in high school, the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

  • NSDAR holds memorial service

    The Captain John Lillard Chapter, NSDAR met at the Williamstown Senior Center on May 13 for their regular monthly meeting. Following the business portion of the meeting.
    The chaplain, Ann Green, and regent, Robin Menefee, led the members in a memorial service for three members that passed away over the past year: Caroline Vice Ransdell, Dorothy Points Vallandingham and Barbara Loomis Brown. Ann Green gave eulogies for the three.
    Caroline Vice Ransdell was a charter member of the chapter joining in 1942 during the first year of the chapter.