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  • Teen shoots self after standoff with police

    A Williamstown male juvenile died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a confrontation with local law enforcement officers on May 21.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones said that both Dry Ridge and Williamstown police departments responded to a call at about 9:15 p.m. of a young man, listed as missing, who was a potential danger to himself.

  • Skinner Furniture to close after 64 years in Williamstown

    A fixture in downtown Williamstown for 64 years, Skinner Furniture will be closing its doors.
    Rick Skinner, who also serves as mayor of Williamstown, said the business will close by mid-summer due to financial reasons.

  • 2016 GCHS grad dies in accident

    A 2016 Grant County High School graduate was killed after possibly being hit by a vehicle near Grant County Foods on Dixie Highway in Dry Ridge on May 21. Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel confirmed that 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper of Dry Ridge was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Doug Clifton at 4:15 a.m.

  • Sheriff’s Office warns of risks of sexting after multiple student arrests

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is spreading information about the risks of sexting after several Grant County Middle and High school students were charged with possessing and circulating child pornography on May 16.
    The sheriff’s office arrested four middle and two high school students, who were charged with possessing and promoting child pornography, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • GC Conservation requests Arbor Day tree photos

    For over 30 years the Grant County Conservation District has partnered with organizations such as the Grant County Solid Waste 109 Board and the Grant County 4-H Council to distribute around 3,000 Arbor Day trees a year to the five elementary schools located in Grant County.  
    The Grant County Conservation District is trying to find Arbor Day trees that were planted and still living.

  • Storms cancel Relay, committee to reschedule event

    The Grant County Relay for Life committee will meet on May 23 to reschedule the annual event at the Grant County Park after the event was canceled on May 19 due to severe weather. Relay for Life Chairperson Jamie Baker said the event will likely be rescheduled for June.

  • Grant County, WHS seniors become graduates
  • Williamstown chief reminds citizens of fire hazards

    Following multiple cases of fires caused by cigarette smoking igniting home oxygen tanks, Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen is reminding citizens of the dangers combining flames with pure oxygen.
    “If you’re on home oxygen, do not smoke while you’re using it … just as well as if you’re fueling your car, you’re not supposed to be smoking,” Whalen said.

  • No movement yet on Corinth Post Office

    Corinth City commissioners Barbara New, Aimee Lingle, Jeanette Houk and Deana Caldwell met with Mayor William Hill May 8 for the regular commission meeting.
    City Clerk Tara Wright was unable to attend.  
    Items discussed included a post office update, a possible community garden, problems with the sewer system and the status of the Community Center.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball returned over $1,300 of unclaimed property to Grant County

    FRANKFORT, KY. (May 8, 2017) – Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball returned $1,367.61 worth of unclaimed property to Grant County during the first quarter of 2017. This initiative proactively searches for unclaimed property in three key areas: local government, schools and charities.
    “I am a big believer in property rights,” Ball said in a statement. “One of my favorite things to do in government is to return people’s property to them. It’s why the Unclaimed Property Division in my office is so important.”