Local News

  • Secular groups protest Ark Encounter after one-year anniversary

    More than 100 protesters gathered outside of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown on July 8 to voice their concerns over the business’ influence in the area. The protest lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and featured several notable guest speakers, like author of the Friendly Atheist blog Hemant Mehta and Planned Parenthood state director Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin.

  • Faith to Stand event to focus on drug prevention, education

    For the second year, several community organizations will collaborate for an event focused on education and the prevention of drug addiction running rampant in Northern Kentucky.

  • Lawrence remembered for mark she left on education

    Connie Lawrence may mostly be remembered for her laughter and smile.
    She left an everlasting impression during her 20 years as a Williamstown Independent School Board member.
    Connie also served as “the face of NKU-Grant County Center” greeting students each day for 18 years as an administrative assistant.

  • Sheriff’s cruiser catches fire after electrical issue

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills woke up at about 4 a.m. on July 6 to discover his police vehicle was on fire.
    Fully aware that he had several firearms and a supply of ammunition in the car, he wasted no time in clearing the vehicle before the situation became more dangerous.

  • Addiction awareness focus of Get Fit For Britt

    Susie Butler could not comprehend why her daughter Brittany was taken from her. Brittany Butler was a straight-A Grant County High School student and a talented athlete, with a successful future likely in front of her. But a heroin overdose in March 2014 cost Brittany her life at the age of 21.  Her passing left a void among her loved ones that still pains them to this day.

  • Three teens charged in ‘White Power’ vandalism

    Three Dry Ridge juveniles were charged with criminal mischief and trespassing in connection with a local restaurant that was vandalized with white supremacist imagery.

    Passing drivers first noticed the words “White Power” and two swastikas painted onto the outdoor sidewall of The Funky Chicken Cupcakery and Café, an upcoming restaurant off Main Street in Dry Ridge, on July 2.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department said the crime likely occurred during the morning on July 1. The three teens were arrested on July 5.

  • Fiscal court approves new position

    The Grant County Fiscal Court hired Riley Colson into a triad position during their special meeting on July 10. Colson will serve as an administrative assistant, human resources coordinator and payroll clerk for the fiscal court.
    The position was originally intended to only be an administrative assistant, but District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley and District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron said they wanted someone who could oversee HR matters as well.

  • Will. Council goes into executive session to discuss Ark Encounter, safety fee

    The Williamstown City Council went into executive session during their meeting on July 10 to discuss possible litigation concerning the Ark Encounter.
    According to the Kentucky Open Meetings, public agencies can discuss certain subjects in a closed, or executive, meeting if notice is given in the regular meeting of the general nature of the business to be discussed, and the agency cites the specific exemption authorizing the closed session.