Today's News

  • Lady Braves capture county battle over Lady Demons

    The Grant County Lady Braves volleyball team travelled just a few short minutes to Williamstown on Thursday, Aug. 24, to take on their county rivals, the Williamstown Lady Demons in an early season district matchup.  The Lady Braves swept the first three games of the match to gain the victory on the evening (25-17, 26-24 and 25-17).

  • Narcan distributed to help curb fatal overdoses

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is one of many agencies in Northern Kentucky receiving doses of Narcan to help curb the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioids.

    Gov. Matt Bevin and Northern Kentucky officials announced Aug. 23 at the Boone County Sheriff’s Training Center a partnership to provide 720 doses of Narcan to first responders.

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun

    Eyes were to the sky Aug. 21 with the arrival of the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years.
    Of course, those eyes were covered with NASA-approved glasses to safely view the historic event.
    With Hopkinsville, Kentucky deemed the “point of greatest eclipse,” and the totality of the eclipse set for around school dismissal, many districts across the state canceled classes.

  • Grant County bus driver has 45 years behind the wheel

    Ronnie Atha got ready for his 45th first day of school last week as Grant County Schools headed back to class.
    As a way to supplement his farming income, the 67-year-old Dry Ridge resident began driving a school bus in 1972.

  • Williamstown Independent heads back to school
  • Local governments show support for CERS separation

    Grant County government entities have started showing support for a resolution to separate the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) out from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS).
    The resolution comes as the state threatens to increase contributions for CERS pensions and as the state struggles to find a solution for pension crisis.
    Dry Ridge City Council passed the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)-backed resolution with one nay vote from council member Clay Crupper Sept. 5.

  • New resource officer watches over GCHS

    There is a new face patrolling the hallways at Grant County High School.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Ervin, a 55-year-old Latonia resident, is the new school resource officer (SRO) at the high school.

  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • Ark Encounter to receive $1.8 million state rebate

    The Ark Encounter will receive a $1.8 million sales tax rebate from the state in its first year of operation.
    Under a tax-incentive agreement, Kentucky must pay the Williamstown attraction $1.8 million a year for 10 years as long as the attraction generates at least that much in sales taxes from tickets, food and rides each year.