Local News

  • Corinth fire dept. to survey residents

    Corinth residents should not be alarmed if firefighters knock on their doors in the next few weeks.
    Members of the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department will be visiting Corinth homes to conduct a survey concerning a $200,000 grant, which if obtained will be used to construct a new firehouse.

  • DR approves payroll tax hike

    With reserves threatening to dwindle to dust, Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper said there was “no option” but to seek more revenue for the city.

    That additional revenue looks to be coming from an increase in the city’s occupational tax from .5 percent to 1.5 percent on anyone who works in the city limits.

  • Bargain hunters!

    One Williamstown woman hopes that bargain hunters will line up for this weekend’s U.S. 25 yard sale.
    The U.S. 25 yard sale begins Thursday, June 6 and continues through Saturday, June 8.
    Judy Wigginton got the idea for the three-day event from the infamous U.S. 127 yard sale held in August and last year she began working the phones to make it happen.
    Wiggington was given office space  by the city of Williamstown.


    They came, they walked, they gave, they laughed and they cried. Thirty-six teams, despite rain and wind gusts, raised more than $80,000 on May 31 at the Grant County Relay For Life in the community’s fight against cancer.

    Despite the rain and wet conditions, teams and survivors gathered for a meal prepared by Performance Pipe employees. Activities such as a live auction, a visit from Elvis, a pizza eating contest and a team tug-of-war were held.

  • GCHS grad killed in N. Ky. home invasion

    The Grant County High School community was “shocked” and “devastated” after learning one of their own was murdered last week in an apparent home invasion.

    Eighteen-year-old Michaela Briede, a 2012 GCHS graduate, was shot to death at her Fort Mitchell apartment May 28.
    GCHS Principal Claudette Herald said staff and faculty were closing the school year down for the summer when they first heard the news.
    Gathered together in the library, teachers and staff then were notified of Briede’s death.

  • Soldiers visit third grade pen pals

    Every other Williamstown Elementary student was outside enjoying the annual field day, except for Michelle Whaley’s third grade reading group.
    They were inside their classroom waiting on a bigger and better surprise.
    Eyes widened and smiles blossomed as two soldiers, Lt. John Benson and Lance Corporal Richard Barton, walked into the room dressed in uniform.
    “They’re so anxious that I think they are in shock,” Whaley said.
    The third graders had become pen pals with the soldiers throughout the school year.

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  • Prisoner runs away from funeral

    An inmate at the Grant County Detention Center did not return to the facility last week after a judge let him out to attend a family funeral.
    Anthony Houston, 23, of Dry Ridge, was granted a furlough to attend a funeral in Dry Ridge, but when family members returned him to the facility on May 23, he jumped from the vehicle and ran into the woods.

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples said the Kentucky State Police were notified and began searching for Houston soon after he ran around 7 p.m.

  • Dry Ridge man killed in wreck

    A Dry Ridge man was killed when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a SUV on Crittenden-Mt. Zion Road.
    The wreck occurred at 9:58 p.m. on May 25 when Jack G. Masters, 21, pulled from a driveway in his 1999 Cavalier and was hit by a 2006 Dodge Durango driven by Tabatha J. Noble, 31, of Dry Ridge.
    Masters’ car was struck in the driver’s side door and came to rest in the eastbound lane of Crittenden-Mt. Zion Road.
    Noble’s Durango flipped onto the driver’s side door and landed on the road.


    Every Memorial Day, troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge honor Trooper Joe Ward, a native of Williamstown, by placing a wreath on his grave at Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. Ward was killed in 1973 when he pushed a subject out of the path of an oncoming vehicle. He was struck and killed. Ward was assigned to KSP Post 2 in Madisonville at the time of his death. Photos by Jamie Baker-Nantz