Local News

  • Man arrested after allegedly firing weapon


    James R. Schmiade, 64, of Williamstown, was arrested on charges of wanton endangerment, assault and resisting arrest.

  • Wanted: owner of German postcard


    The Grant County Public Library would like your help in solving a mystery of sorts.

    While going through boxes of books donated to the library an employee discovered an old postcard stuck inside of a book.

    Believing the postcard may have been mistakenly put inside the book, the library is seeking to track down its owner to return it to them.

    The book the postcard was in is titled “Minstrel Makings” and includes jokes, gags, puns and monologues by author Arthur Leroy Kaser.

  • Chris Hedges to lead WHS Band


    Chris Hedges has been named the new Williamstown Band of Spirit director.

    Hedges has 20 years of experience and has taken Grant County, Campbell County and Harrison County bands to the KMEA State Marching Band finals.  

  • Williamstown loses, gains band director


    The Williamstown High School Band of Spirit lost its leader days before band camp was set to begin.

  • Pipeline project concerns county residents


    Grant County residents can learn more information Aug. 6 about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, a $2.9 million project that has drawn the ire of many.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, energy infrastructure companies, have partnered to develop the roughly 1,100-mile Bluegrass Pipeline Project.

    The proposed natural-gas-liquids (NGL) pipeline, which has a targeted in-service date of late 2015, could transport up to 400,000 barrels of natural gas drilling byproducts daily from mining regions northeast of Kentucky to the Gulf Coast.

  • Mom, daughter charged with break-ins


    A Grant County mother and daughter have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the Corinth Post Office and taking mail and packages.

    Melissa Courtney, 35, of Corinth, was charged July 19 with three counts of third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of burglary tools.

    Her 18-year-old daughter, Katelyn N. Courtney, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Off-duty deputy nabs purse snatcher


    An off-duty Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was at the right place at the right time to nab a purse snatcher at the Dry Ridge Wal-Mart.

    Deputy Andy Reeves was in plain clothes shopping at Wal-Mart around 4 p.m. July 9 when he heard what he believed was an argument in the store.

  • Grant Fair gets underway July 26

    If you go:

    Grant County Fair at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, 115 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown. July 26-Aug. 3. Rides open at 6 p.m. nightly beginning July 29. Cost is $10 at the gate. Discount tickets can be purchased for $8 until July 26 at Dry Ridge Toyota, Grant County Deposit banks or Forcht Bank.

    Event highlights:


    • Demolition Derby/Flat Track Bash, 7 p.m. July 26

    • KOI Drag Racing, 7 p.m. July 27

    • Miss Grant County Fair Pageant, 8 p.m. July 29

  • Thayer to appear on 'Daily Show'


    Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” has filmed a segment that will feature state Sen. Damon Thayer discussing a LaRue County ordinance nullifying a failed state law nullifying a failed federal gun-control law.

    Thayer, a Grant County Republican who is leader of the state Senate’s GOP majority, said he was contacted a few weeks ago by producers of “The Daily Show,” a daily satire of the news media and national politics that tends to lean left.

  • Sheriff's office makes warrant arrests


    When Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies went to execute warrants at a Williamstown home last week, they ended up arresting four of the same family.

    According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, deputies went to a home on Charlotte Heights to serve a warrant on Marylyn K. Abney, 49, for unlawful transaction with a minor third degree at 10:55 a.m. on July 17.

    Abney was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center. She was later served with an additional warrant for non-payment of fines out of Grant County District Court.