Local News

  • Water rates rise

    Williamstown residents will be paying more for water starting this month.
    The city council approved an ordinance, which took effect on Sept. 1, that raises the city’s water rate for the next three years.

    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the increases are required by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the USDA Rural Development to secure funding for a new water treatment plant.

  • Scroggins competes at Perry Park
  • Grant County hosts XC Invitational

    Grant County
    Girls 5k Run CC Varsity
    • Jenna Webster, 23:01.1  
    • Summer Dearing, 23:51.4  
    • Molly  Howell,  24:42.5  
    • Hayley Leach, 26:07.3  
    • Lauren Roberts, 31:00.9  
    • Alexis Dearing,  35:32.0  
    Girls 3200 Meter Run CC Middle School
    • Angelica Martinez,16:45.5  
    Girls 1600 Meter Run CC Elementary
    • Isabella Calhoun,  7:47.6  

  • WHS boys win, girls place 2nd at Pendleton
  • Friday Street Fair placed on hold; discussion continues

    Plans for a 2nd Friday Street Fair in downtown Williamstown have been put on hold as organizers brainstorm ideas to make sure it is a success.
    The initial idea was for a street fair featuring music, artists, juried crafts and food vendors.
    While the event’s name likely will change, the motivation and goals remain the same: attract locals and tourists to downtown Williamstown.
    The first event had been tentatively planned for September.

  • Corinth man dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A 22-year-old man was killed just minutes from his home in a single-vehicle accident Aug. 22 on Stringtown Road in Corinth.
    Tyler Hall lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet car around the 500 block of Stringtown Road, veering off the roadway.
    As the car left the road, it struck a columned brick mailbox, along with wire fence line, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Someone in a house near the accident heard a car horn and went to check on the noise.
    The witness found the vehicle at 3:58 a.m. and called 911.

  • Stop Planned Parenthood funding

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting . . . . If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up.  I want a Lamborghini.”
    These and other shockingly callous statements were made by Dr. Mary Gatter, President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council.

  • Farmers Market features local produce

    Ripe, juicy red tomatoes, tender green beans and freshly picked sweet corn are on tap at the Grant County Farmer’s Market.

    Buyers can be sure that the offering at the market are fresh and local; some of it having been hand-picked that same day and all of it grown in Grant County.
    “If we don’t grow it, we don’t sell it,” said Debby Lucas Angel, a member of the group.

  • Booster charged with diverting Bingo funds

    The treasurer of the Grant County Football Boosters faces charges after allegedly diverting $4,800 in funds raised from charity Bingo games.
    Marsha Brewer, 47, of Dry Ridge, was served a criminal complaint summons and is expected in court Aug. 31 to answer the allegations.