Today's News


    Julian Wills didn’t know he was about to be named the 2015 Grant Countian of the Year as he sat smiling and greeting friends and neighbors in Williamstown’s gym on April 25.
    His trademark dark glasses hid the look of surprise when the Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s annual award was given to him.

    He looked around the room and it still didn’t sink in.

  • Police search for home invasion suspect

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a 21-year-old man charged in connection with an April 26 home invasion in Dry Ridge.
    George E. Pickett is wanted for his involvement in an home invasion robbery on Michigan Avenue that led to a bullet grazing a woman’s head.

    Pickett is currently charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Police spent the afternoon of May 5 in hopes of locating Pickett in several Dry Ridge locations.

  • Derby Day 2015
  • Demons down Gallatin in late rally

    The Williamstown Demons baseball team defeated Gallatin County on May 4 by a score of 10-2.  
    By looking at the score, you would think that it was really a lopsided game but the Demons trailed 2–0 heading into the fifth inning.  


    Four people have been arrested in a home invasion in Dry Ridge that led to a bullet grazing a woman’s head.
    Nineteen-year-old Daniel M. Swope of Dry Ridge is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

    Three juveniles were also charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.
    The charges stem from a home invasion April 26 on Michigan Avenue where several masked and armed individuals allegedly broke into a residence.

  • Plant sale benefits FFA

    The Grant County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) will hold their annual plant sale until 6 p.m. on May 4 through May 8 at the Grant County High School greenhouse.

    Students from Grant County High School have raised all vegetables and flowers for sale.

  • Pedestrian run over at crosswalk

    A 62-year-old Dry Ridge man is in critical condition after he was hit, run over and then backed over by a vehicle April 20 while walking into Wal-Mart.

    Jerry Younger was heading from the parking lot to Wal-Mart at the crosswalk in front of the store at noon when a Lexus SUV plowed into him.
    The vehicle was driven by 81-year-old William Donnelly of Fort Thomas.
    Younger was halfway across the crosswalk when the vehicle first made impact.

  • Dry Ridge to expand police department

    Dry Ridge will expand its own police department instead of consolidating services with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

    The city council unanimously made the decision during its April 20 meeting after previously hearing proposals from Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells and the sheriff’s office.