Local News

  • Husband is loving, generous to a fault

    I would love to nominate my husband, Gary A. Reynolds for the recipient of the Valentines Day award.  He is employed at Johnson Controls for 19 years.  He works third shift and puts in 60 to 72 hours a week.

  • Faith, love and caring nature define Pat Abeling

    Faith, love and caring nature define Pat Abeling

    Pat Abeling is special because of her faith, her love and caring nature.
    She’s so special, in fact, that the Crittenden resident was nominated not just by one family member, but a whole herd of family members.
    “My mom, Pat Abeling, is a special valentine because of her uncondidtional love for her family and friends. She’s truly inspiring. Her faith and love for Christ shows in her kindness and generosity and is an example for us all.

  • Police discover babysitter ‘cooking’ meth

    Two Dry Ridge men have been charged with drug related offenses, after police responded to a tip that methamphetamine was being made inside a home on Ridge Road on Feb. 3.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Stiger and Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Whitton responded to the home at 255 Ridge Road and discovered an active meth lab.

  • Funny money surfaces

    Funny money has been showing up at several Grant County businesses.
    According to Sgt. Robert Reed with the Williamstown Police Department, counterfeit $10 and $20 bills have been passed at convenience stores and gas stations.
    Reed said the fake money appeared in the community before Christmas and persisted for several weeks.
    “We haven’t had any reports in the last two weeks, but that doesn’t mean they’re not making a circuit and will come back,” Reed said.

  • Sheriff won’t enforce gun mandates

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he will not enforce any mandates, regulations or rules restricting firearms.

  • Crews ready for snow’s return

    Several days of bad weather and icy roads have not depleted the county road department’s resources to make travel safe for residents.

    A little more than half of the department’s 3,000 tons of salt, sand and cinder mix remains, said Steve Tatum, Grant County Road Department supervisor.

    In addition, Tatum said he just received a new supply of straight salt for a total of about 300 tons.

  • Willoby works Presidential Inauguration

    Rick Willoby, of Williamstown, got what he calls the “opportunity of a lifetime” when he was part of a security detail during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21.
    Willoby, a lieutenant with the Lexington Police Department, was among 28 officers, who provided security along the parade route.

    He was about 20 feet from Pres. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, as they strolled along Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Willoby was stationed between 10th and 11th Streets along the parade route.

  • Public input needed on transportation survey

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking down the road as it plans for the state’s future transportation needs.
    KYTC officials are in the initial stages of updating their 20-year long range transportation plan and public input  is needed.


    A stagnant economy has slowed, even halted, development on large-scale projects across the nation, but the Ark Encounter is moving, albeit slower than anticipated.
    Work at the site has begun, but it may be hard to see from the perimeter.
    There are no giant yellow earthmovers or dump trucks at the site, but developers say that doesn’t mean there’s not work being done.

  • Snow, ice change school calendars

    Class cancellations have altered calendars slightly for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts.
    Both districts currently have plans to tack on makeup days to the end of the calendar.
    Grant County Schools have missed three days, two for inclement weather and one for a power outage.
    The makeup days switch the last day for students from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17, pending any more cancellations.
    Williamstown Independent has only had one missed day due to snow.