Local News

  • Santa Sightings
  • Melton, Rogers prepare to take office in 2013

    Incumbents did not fare well in two local races in Grant County.
    Shirley Wilson, who has spent 30 years in the circuit clerk’s office, was beaten by Republican challenger Tina Beach Melton by 1,824 votes.

  • Officers play Santa

    With lights flashing and sirens blaring, police descended on Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge on Saturday, Dec. 8.

    There hadn’t been an armed robbery. No one got pushed or shoved in a shopping frenzy, but there were plenty of smiles as 20 children got to choose clothes and toys for Christmas as part of the annual Shop With A Cop program.

    Money for the annual event comes from a golf scramble and donations. A few businesses either raise  or donate money to help pay for a child to participate.  Thrivent Lutheran’s Financial also donated $1,000.


    The Grant County Fiscal Court paln to hear more public comments about a proposed emergency services taxing district at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13.

    The Grant County Fire Chiefs’ Association proposed an emergency services tax last year to to help generate revenue for both fire and ambulance services.

    After initially proposing a tax rate of 11 cents per $100 assessed value, the association dropped the rate to 7.5 cents, which would cost taxpayers $75 on a $100,000 home.
    It is estimated the 7. 5 percent tax rate would generate about $600,000 per year.

  • KDE recognizes Williamstown’s accreditation accomplishment

    Williamstown Independent was one of seven Kentucky school districts recognized Oct. 8 for achieving voluntary system accreditation earlier this year.
    Superintendent Sally Skinner, school board chair Connie Lawrence and instructional supervisor Misty Middleton were on hand in Frankfort to receive a plaque and banner for their accomplishment from Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and others.

  • Dry Ridge woman keeps eye on prize

    Tammy  Fugate left high school after an incident at an inner-city school scared her so badly that she feared for her safety.
    Fugate, of Dry Ridge, did not graduate but kept the idea of earning a GED in the back of her mind.

    For nearly 12 years, she worked at the Gap, but a few months ago she was the victim of a stalled economy.
    “They called me into the office and said I was losing my job,” said the outgoing mother of a 9-year-old son. “I know it was time to get my GED.”

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  • Dry Ridge gets new postmaster

    There’s a new face at the Dry Ridge Post Office.

    Trish Moneyhon is the new postmaster of the Dry Ridge Post Office, she is a 26-year employee of the United States Postal Service, having previously worked at the Falmouth Post Office for 12 years as well as Foster more than 14 years.

  • How can you help?

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

    Kim Haubner, of Dry Ridge, began a county Christmas party nine years ago.
    This year’s County Christmas Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Ridge Banquet Center at the I-75 Towne Center, formerly the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall.

  • Santa comes to town Dec. 1; parade entries due Nov. 23

    Santa is coming to town and he’s going to make a grand entrance on Dec. 1 during Santa’s Wonderland.
    The community will celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a free pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis at 2:30 p.m. at Williamstown High School.
    Photo opportunities will be available with Santa after the breakfast. Parents should bring their own camera.