Local News

  • Dry Ridge to allow earlier Sunday alcohol sales

    Patrons can now purchase alcohol a little earlier on Sundays in Dry Ridge. 

    The Dry Ridge City Council recently passed changing the hours of Sunday alcohol sales from 1 p.m. to midnight to 10 a,.m. to midnight.

    The change came after a business owner asked the council to look at making the Sunday start time earlier for alcohol sales since other cities in the county had previously made changes.

  • Stage Right to present holiday-themed ‘Lost and Found’

    Stage Right Musical Theatre is bringing the holiday spirit to the stage with its Christmas show, “Lost and Found.”

    The musical runs Dec. 8-10 and Dec.15-17 at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown.  

    Friday and Saturday night shows (Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16) will feature a dinner buffet starting at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  • Helping Hands to expand thrift store

    Helping Hands’ thrift store will double its size after expanding into Cinderella Laundromat next door. 

    Located on North Main Street in Williamstown, the thrift store has had its doors open to donations and customers for five years, but now those doors are busting at the seams, said co-managers Dee Hartfiel and Tandy Taylor. 

  • ‘A friend to all’

    Nine-year-old Kambria Koebbe, whose contagious smile could light up a darkened room, died Thanksgiving Day after a hard-fought and courageous battle with a rare form of brain cancer.

    The Sherman Elementary third grader was diagnosed last year with an inoperable thalamic glioma brain tumor.

  • Cities, county react to Dry Ridge EMS deadline


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    Although Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells said his Dec. 7 deadline shouldn’t be perceived as an ultimatum, many other government leaders perceived it as such — and they’re starting to take action for their own cities or county. 

  • Payroll tax generates $1.6 million in 8 months

    Eight months after implementing a 2 percent occupational tax, Grant County has raised $1.6 million in revenue directly from taxpayers.

    Colton Simpson, county tax administrator, estimates the county will collect $2.5 million by the end of January at the current rate of collection. 

  • United Way and partners launch early childhood public awareness campaign in Northern Kentucky

     United Way Success By 6 and its early childhood partners are proud to launch MyPre-K, an early childhood public awareness campaign in Northern Kentucky. The purpose of the general campaign is to show the unlimited potential of young children and elevate Pre-K as the first educational step toward shaping our youth. The tagline for the campaign is “There is no one way to Pre-K.”

  • How to help those in need this holiday season

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  • The day President Kennedy died


    It was a beautiful but chilly day on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.  The Pelfrey family was getting ready for my sister, Joan’s, upcoming wedding. My son, Rick, was nearing his third birthday on Nov. 30.  Young John Kennedy was nearing his third birthday, which would be celebrated on the Nov. 25.  

  • DOJ report: Medical, mental health provisions subpar at jail

    The Department of Justice toured the jail for two days in July to report the county’s efforts have fallen short of compliance with federal standards. 

    The report details significant safety threats for inmates because of a lack of medical and mental health provisions that should have been fixed after 2016’s inspection.