Local News

  • Chris Hedges to lead WHS Band


    Chris Hedges has been named the new Williamstown Band of Spirit director.

    Hedges has 20 years of experience and has taken Grant County, Campbell County and Harrison County bands to the KMEA State Marching Band finals.  

  • Williamstown loses, gains band director


    The Williamstown High School Band of Spirit lost its leader days before band camp was set to begin.

  • New chiropractic center opens in Williamstown


    A new chiropractic center opened its doors to serve the community.

  • Pipeline project concerns county residents


    Grant County residents can learn more information Aug. 6 about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, a $2.9 million project that has drawn the ire of many.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, energy infrastructure companies, have partnered to develop the roughly 1,100-mile Bluegrass Pipeline Project.

    The proposed natural-gas-liquids (NGL) pipeline, which has a targeted in-service date of late 2015, could transport up to 400,000 barrels of natural gas drilling byproducts daily from mining regions northeast of Kentucky to the Gulf Coast.

  • Mom, daughter charged with break-ins


    A Grant County mother and daughter have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the Corinth Post Office and taking mail and packages.

    Melissa Courtney, 35, of Corinth, was charged July 19 with three counts of third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of burglary tools.

    Her 18-year-old daughter, Katelyn N. Courtney, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Off-duty deputy nabs purse snatcher


    An off-duty Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was at the right place at the right time to nab a purse snatcher at the Dry Ridge Wal-Mart.

    Deputy Andy Reeves was in plain clothes shopping at Wal-Mart around 4 p.m. July 9 when he heard what he believed was an argument in the store.

  • Grant Fair gets underway July 26

    If you go:

    Grant County Fair at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, 115 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown. July 26-Aug. 3. Rides open at 6 p.m. nightly beginning July 29. Cost is $10 at the gate. Discount tickets can be purchased for $8 until July 26 at Dry Ridge Toyota, Grant County Deposit banks or Forcht Bank.

    Event highlights:


    • Demolition Derby/Flat Track Bash, 7 p.m. July 26

    • KOI Drag Racing, 7 p.m. July 27

    • Miss Grant County Fair Pageant, 8 p.m. July 29

  • Forever Expressions captures smiles, memories


    Name: Forever Expressions Studio

    Address: 1218 A - N. Main Street, Williamstown

    Phone number: 859-824-1200

    E-mail: nikkim1060@yahoo.com

    Owner- Nikki Marshall

    Service provided – photography

    Hours of operation – 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and nights and Sundays by request only.

    Year established: 2013

    Special features: Offers monthly specials and “a world of patience.”

  • Dry Ridge business offers surprise


    If you’re looking for an unexpected surprise, smack dab in the middle of Dry Ridge, then you’ve found Serendipity, a new business venture among five friends.

    Serendipity is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shop is an older brown, brick home on Broadway and is full of furniture, some old, some newer and some re-purposed with a snazzy coat of paint. It also features original art, paintings, antiques and jewelry.

    “We just want this place to be a pleasant surprise when people stop in,” said Paul Jacob.

  • Doug Stanley selected as assoc. president


    Recently, the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated their 131st annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. 

    The convention was attended by funeral directors, suppliers and their families. 

    Doug Stanley of Elliston-Stanley Funeral Homes was elected for the 2013-2014 year as the president-elect.