Local News

  • Williamstown raises property tax rate

    Williamstown City Council passed a property tax hike Sept. 25.
    The council raised the real property tax for 2017-18 to $0.340 per $100 value and personal property to $0.526 per $100 value as a compensating rate, according to the official ordinance.

  • Stage Right’s Rising Stars to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

    Stage Right Musical Theatre will once again showcase local youth talent with performances of “Once Upon a Mattress” at Grant County High School on Oct. 6-8.

    The production is based on the classic “The Princess and the Pea” story and features eight students from Williamstown Independent and Grant County school districts.
    Stage Right has previously presented “Seussical, Jr.” last year and “Annie, Jr.” earlier this year as part of its Rising Stars Academy.

  • Fiscal court approves new food service provider for jail

    The Grant County Fiscal Court approved a contract with Kellwell Food Management to provide meals for Grant County Jail inmates. The measure passed with a 2-1 vote Sept. 25.
    Issues with current food and commissary provider Aramark pushed Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins to request a new service after months of inconsistency and lack of staffing from Aramark.

  • Annual Explore the Mud Run set for Oct. 7

    Prepare to get dirty as the fourth annual Explore the Mud obstacle course run returns to the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.

    The Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) event is three miles long and features more than 20 obstacles, including the new Muddy Gates Bridge and Recharge Me.

  • 2 Point Farm participates in National Alpaca Farm Days
  • Courthouse to undergo assessment for possible renovations

    Judge-Executive Steve Wood wants to make much-needed improvements to the deteriorating Grant County Courthouse.
    The laundry list of problems with the courthouse, which was built in 1937, include bathrooms that are not handicapped-accessible, a falling ceiling and bricks coming out of the back wall of the building.
    An addition, which houses the judge-executive’s office, was built in 1976.

  • Williamstown Fall Fest to be held Oct. 20

    Williamstown Fall Fest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 in downtown Williamstown. There will be live music, cakewalk, craft vendors, chili cook-off and pumpkin decorating. For more information, contact Bren Murphy at 859-429-7877 or email bren.ironcrow@gmail.com.

  • Crittenden man still missing

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loudermilk said 18-year-old Devon Kaczmarski is still missing, and they don’t have any leads on his whereabouts.
    The Crittenden teen was last seen Sept. 15 in the parking lot of the Crittenden McDonald’s with two unidentified males, according to footage from store cameras.

  • Two locals publish book, plan for more novels

    As two sides of the same coin, Grant County residents Troy Pendleton and Charles Little Jr. filled each other’s needs as co-authors.
    With big, bold ideas for comic books and novels, Pendleton found a working partnership with detailed-oriented Little, which birthed “Dead or Alive: The Reaper’s Redemption” as their first novel.

  • Grant County Martial Arts moving forward

    Grant County Martial Arts (GCMA) has been busy.
    Beginning on Sept. 9, 13 members trekked to Lexington for competitions and demonstrations of the Shaolin Do style of martial arts.  

    The following Wednesday, belt rank testing was conducted at GCMA’s Dry Ridge Location by international Grand Master Sin Kwang Thé, attended by 18 members of the group.