Local News

  • Soldier seeks lost pet

    Josh Crupper came home to visit his family before he ships out for a tour in Afghanistan, but his visit ended in heartache when Crupper says someone stole his dog.

    Crupper and his wife, Casey, stopped at the Speedway in Dry Ridge on Friday, Aug. 2 around 10:30 a.m. on their return trip to New York.
    “We came back and he was gone,” Crupper said.
    Rusty, a 5-month-old Jack Russell, was inside the vehicle when they went inside.

  • Paddle Williamstown set for Aug. 24

    Kayaks or canoes will take over Lake Williamstown on Saturday, Aug. 24 when Paddle Williamstown returns.
    Williamstown Lake will host the third Paddle Williamstown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

    All power boat/jet ski traffic will be restricted during this time.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner was pleased with the first two events and hopes to show off the lake to even more participants this year.

  • Citizens Police Academy seeks applicants

    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.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring its first Citizen’s Police Academy next month.

  • Something is fishy at Lake Williamstown

    A new resident will soon be calling Lake Williamstown home.
    The Williamstown City Council entered into an agreement with Big Fish Farms of Ft. Thomas to stock the lake with paddlefish, which are harvested for their meat and eggs.

    Paddlefish, which are easy to identify because of their long snout and large mouth, are stocked at low density when they are about 12 inches in size. The stocking takes place in late summer or early fall. They eat zooplankton and do not reproduce in a pond or lake environment.

  • Blaze destroys home; dog rescued

    Two adults and a child were forced from their Crittenden home after a grease fire on Monday, Aug. 5.
    Matt Forgie and Vanessa Glass told firefighters they had been cooking and went outside to briefly talk to their neighbors when their mobile home on Angela Drive erupted into flames.
    “The fire was blowing out three sides of the trailer and through the roof when we arrived,” said Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton.

  • Golf scramble planned Aug. 16

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Williamstown Police Department will host their 13th annual Shop with a Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 at the Eagle Creek Country Club.
    The fundraiser will go to raise money for the Grant Sheriff’s Department and the Williamstown Police Department Shop With A Cop fund.

  • Inmates spruce up around Boltz Lake

    Garbage scattered on the banks of Boltz Lake prompted Wanda Hammons, magistrate of the 2nd district, to work with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link’s office and Jailer Terry Peeples to clean up the area.

    Inmates from the Grant County Detention Center in the Class D program visited the lake Aug. 5 and picked up trash and debris, as well as mowed and did some weedeating.

    Maintenance crews from the fish and wildlife are assigned to Boltz Lake and visit at least twice a year.

  • Deputy recovering after chase, crash with DUI suspect


    A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was injured July 28 when his cruiser was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit.

    Deputy Tony Stigers suffered a right dislocated shoulder and minor knee pain, according to Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Man arrested after allegedly firing weapon


    James R. Schmiade, 64, of Williamstown, was arrested on charges of wanton endangerment, assault and resisting arrest.

  • Wanted: owner of German postcard


    The Grant County Public Library would like your help in solving a mystery of sorts.

    While going through boxes of books donated to the library an employee discovered an old postcard stuck inside of a book.

    Believing the postcard may have been mistakenly put inside the book, the library is seeking to track down its owner to return it to them.

    The book the postcard was in is titled “Minstrel Makings” and includes jokes, gags, puns and monologues by author Arthur Leroy Kaser.