Local News

  • Republicans hold presidential caucus March 5

    Republican voters in Kentucky will be choosing who they want as a presidential candidate earlier than normal.
    In August, the Republican Party of Kentucky voted to hold the first-ever presidential caucus in the state from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.
    U.S. Send Rand Paul had wanted the party to hold a caucus so he could run for president and re-election to the U.S. Senate.
    Paul has donated $250,000 and pledged another $200,000 to pay the GOP for the cost of the caucus, which will replace the traditional May primary.

  • Where is your treasure?

    Black Friday, holiday discounts, fanatic shoppers, all frantically shoving and fighting for the great deals at various store venues. Fights even break out over a pair of sneakers or even a kitchen accessory. Is that new television really a must have and great deal, a true need?  Is this really such a great deal or not? Is it worth all the hassle?


    Officer David Osborne cited Linda L. Dunn, 65, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 1:46 p.m. Dec. 5 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer KJ Little cited Angela M. Bell, 27, of Dry Ridge, with failure to produce insurance card, at 8:34 p.m. Dec. 8 on I-75.

  • Braves pull away for 56-40 win over rival Demons

    Walking into the gym Dec. 8, one thing was clear, it was Williamstown’s night to host cross-county rival Grant County.
    It has been all Grant County recently in this basketball matchup, but Williamstown looked to change that.
    However, after a great back and forth game where both teams had their strong points, Grant County pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 57-40.

  • Lady Demons stay perfect in 20-point victory over Pendleton

    The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to extend their perfect season Dec. 11 as they took on the Pendleton County Wildcats.
    WHS got off to a great start in the game and didn’t pull back, holding the lead the entire game.

    The Lady Demons won 73-53 to move to 4-0.
    The first quarter started out with a rampant attack from the Williamstown squad. They opened up the game with a 7-0 run with Michaela Kennedy getting five early points.
    Defensively, the Lady Demons showed some physicality forcing turnovers, but also costing them a few early fouls.

  • High speed chase ends in I-75 crash

    A high-speed police pursuit Dec. 7 in Grant County ended with a vehicle crashing and two people taken to the hospital.
    Dry Ridge Police responded to Wal-Mart at 7:12 p.m. in reference to a complaint of loitering in the parking lot of the store after two people were seen panhandling.
    When an officer arrived, a female, 26-year-old Samantha Gibson, and a male, 73-year-old Leland Sammons, both of Newport, got into a 2015 Ford Mustang and fled the scene.
    Dry Ridge Police pursued the vehicle as it got on Interstate 75 going southbound.

  • Beans opens in new location

    Four years after opening in the old Little Shrimp building, Beans Cafe and Bakery has moved to a bigger location in Dry Ridge.

    The new home for the restaurant known for ice cream, donuts, coffee, sandwiches and more will be familiar to all Grant County residents.
    Beans is now located at 21 Taft Highway in the building that housed The Country Grill for years.