Local News

  • ‘Charlie Brown’ coming to town July 13

    Broadway is coming to Grant County.
    Stage Right Musical Theatre Company, a new local not-for-profit group, will open their inaugural production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on July 13 at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown.
    The production, which will offer dinner at evening performances and dessert at matinees, will run through July 27.

  • Williamstown budgets for unknown growth

    The Williamstown City Council had the second and final reading of the proposed budget for the fiscal 2016-2017 fiscal year at the June 6 regularly held meeting.

    The estimated $2.5 million budget, which begins on July 1, starts with an estimated carry over in the general fund of $158,100.

  • U.S. 25 Yard Sale stretches to Tennessee

    Every year, on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of June, ordinary folks line up along U.S. 25 proving all over again that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

    Judy Pelfrey Wigginton, the events founder in 2012, loves vintage dishes, antique baby buggies and history. She is admittedly sentimental about the past and yearns to see the revitalization of the small town.
    Wigginton began her career at 17, in the basement of Wigginton’s Department Store, in a once bustling Williamstown.

  • Help wanted: Career fair offers job opportunities

    Grant County residents seeking a job will have plenty of options at the Journey Into a New Career Fair.
    The Grant County Career Advancement Center will host the career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9 at the Ridge Banquet Center in the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall.

  • WES Princpal Poer retires after 34 years with Williamstown

    David Poer has seen and done a lot in his more than three decades at Williamstown Independent Schools.
    The long-time educator, who has decided to retire after 34 years, looks back fondly at his time at Williamstown.
    “The school, at that time, was really small,” Poer, 55, said about his first year at Williamstown in 1982. “There were only 550 students kindergarten through 12th. Today, it’s at 832. We’ve grown some through the years.”

  • Park camps to splash back this summer

    After a year hiatus, the Little Dippers and Summer Splash camps are returning.
    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering the two summer camps in June and July.

    The camps were cancelled last year due to financial restraints and dwindling number of attendees, according to county officials.

  • Honoring the Fallen
  • Dry Ridge makes business license changes

    Businesses operating in Dry Ridge will be seeing adjustments to annual license fees and regulations.
    The Dry Ridge City Council recently approved an ordinance that updates business license fee amounts and strengthens enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.

  • Unquestionably free

    There was a popular saying in the days of Ezekiel that said, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?”
    This is not really a proverb that we would take personally or even grasp in this day and time. However, if you lived back in this biblical time period, the interpretation of the proverb would be that the same acts that my father and generations before me took part in, I am going to do the same.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Chief Rick Kells charged Alisha M. Stockton, 30, of Dry Ridge, for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, at 3:29 p.m. May 21 on Warsaw Avenue.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Jerry Breeden, 34, of Dry Ridge, for parole violation, at 3:34 p.m. May 23 on Assembly Church Road. Breeden was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.