Local News

  • Fair fun

    Q: Was Monday, July 27, 2009 "the best Monday night" ever?

    A: Yes, with 2,844 in paid attendance. Broke previous record attendance of 2,700.

    Q: What had to be cancelled/re-scheduled due to weather? When will they occur?

    A: • Baby and Toddler show rescheduled for Sat., Aug. 1 at noon (baby show) and 4 p.m. (toddler show)

    • Arabian/English/Pleasure/Road Horse Show is rescheduled for Sept. 11

    • Demo Derby from July 25 is rescheduled for Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. (Note: Event is one hour later than original time.)

  • Williamstown schools

    Williamstown Middle and High schools will offer an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”

  • Police need help identifying truck

    Police need your help in spotting a vehicle that may have been used in a theft on July 17 in Dry Ridge.

    The vehicle police are looking for is a blue Dodge Dakota with tinted windows. The pickup has a rear sliding glass window with paint peeling off the hood and cab. It also has a gray stripe on the bottom and a black bedliner.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells believes the truck was used in a theft at Cash Express on Broadway in Dry Ridge on July 17.

  • Back to School 2009

    Folders, pencils, notebooks, oh my!

    As the start of the new school year rapidly approaches, parents are loading up on school supplies for their children.

    Angela Hedenberg of Crittenden shopped at the Dry Ridge Wal-Mart with her two children, 7-year-old Porter and 5-year-old Macy.

    Both children were excited when looking at the backpacks.

    While Porter was not able to take home a new "Transformers" backpack to join his "Spiderman" and "Iron Man" ones at home, Macy was able to choose one for her jump into kindergarten.

  • Home invasion is 'isolated incident'

    Grant County residents should not be afraid inside their homes.

    That’s the message that police want to get across after a family was tied up inside their Dry Ridge home on July 23 by two men armed with guns.

    “This was an isolated incident involving a specific person in a specific house on that specific street,” said Kentucky State Police Detective Fred Scroggins.

    “I don’t believe this was random,” he said.

    Police were called to 15 Ellen Kay Drive, the home of Rex Benson, at 11:30 p.m. regarding a home invasion/burglary.

  • Fire damages car contest winners' home

    Jimmie B. Coulson won a new car earlier this month and then her house caught on fire July 27.

    “Something good will come out of this,” she said. “I’m still blessed.”

    Coulson said she wasn’t sleeping well because of a headache so she went to watch TV where she must have fallen asleep, only to awakened by the clanging of smoke detectors in her home on Chipman Ridge Road in Williamstown.

    “We opened the basement door and there was heavy smoke everywhere,” she said.

  • Bigger, better fair comes to town

    The Grant County Fair started behind the Grant County Courthouse before they outgrew that space.

    Now, the fair has moved to their new fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown after outgrowing the Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    “We outgrew the park, so we’re going to the new grounds and we’re hoping we can continue to grow,” Patsy Kinman, fair board secretary, said. “You have to keep building on your fair in order to have something different each year. We want to meet the needs of the community.”

  • Road work will close Helton Road on July 27

    Starting on July 27, Helton Road (also known as School Road or KY 3025) will be closed at U.S. 25 and Cherry Hill Lane in Williamstown for approximately two weeks for bridge repairs.

    Trucks must use Baton Rouge Road to cross the railroad during this time.

  • Police need help in solving theft at Cash Express

    Cash Express on Broadway in Dry Ridge was the victim of theft on July 17.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said a woman, attempting to disguise herself as a man, entered the business at 10:54 a.m.

    When the clerk told the woman she’d need to show a driver’s license to open an account, she handed the clerk a note demanding money, along with a bag.

    She also took the clerk’s cell phone.

  • ‘We lost everything’

    Jeanette Cain took a shovel and dug through the burnt, charred remains of her home Monday as sunlight filtered through singed trees.

    “I found a locket,” she said, holding up a tiny piece of gold that survived the fire that destroyed her home last week.

    Her joy quickly turned to tears and in frustration she threw off her blackened work gloves and she sat on a bank with her back facing the home she and husband, Perry, were refinishing room by room.