Today's News

  • Duke Energy bringing solar power project to Grant

    Grant County will host one of the three small solar power facilities brought to Northern Kentucky through Duke Energy.

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a proposal by Duke Energy Kentucky on July 10 to build the Grant County plant, along with two in Kenton County, according to a press release from the PSC.

  • Elliston Baptist VBS
  • Stage Right presents ‘Wizard of Oz’
  • Nantz-Waller to wed Sept. 23

    Jamie Baker of Dry Ridge and Jeff Nantz of Lexington are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Frances Nantz to Jonathon Zachery Waller of Tompkinsville, son of Jonathan Waller and the late Shanna Hoover.

    The wedding is planned for Sept. 23, 2017.

    The bride is a 2011 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2014 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in communications.


    The Fortner family reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Grant County Park in Crittenden. Bring favorite covered dish, if desired. For more information, contact John Fortner at 513-528-1352.

  • Wizard of Oz
  • DR Council member dies at age 54

    The Dry Ridge City Council lost one of its own last week.
    Joni Pelfrey died at age 54 on July 12 after battling health issues. She was born Sept. 22, 1962 in Owenton and was the daughter of the late Harold Edward and Anna Lee Barnett Pelfrey.
    Funeral services were held July 15 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown. Burial was in the Williamstown Cemetery.
    Joni was in her second two-year term on the Dry Ridge Council after taking her seat in January 2015.

  • Fiscal Court approves audit agreement

    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a motion to accept an Audit Participation Agreement with Telecom Audit Group during their meeting on July 17. The agreement was crafted for the purpose of identifying improper charges and errors, including but not limited to; excessive tariffs, excessive features, inflated billing and over provision of services that may have been charged to the fiscal court.
    Any excesses the group finds will be returned to the general fund, other than funds from the 911-unit service fee.

  • Williamstown officials question Ark property transfer

    Williamstown city officials are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst ahead of discussions regarding a potential lawsuit with the Ark Encounter.

    City attorney Jeff Shipp sent a letter to the tourist attraction on June 29 rejecting their request to be exempt from the safety assessment fee that establishes a 50-cent charge on three admission-based businesses in Williamstown.

  • Number 56 on my bucket list

    Skydiving was on my bucket list. It’s number 56, in fact. I kind of had it penciled in for the summer of 2015, and then my best friend turned 40 and decided that’s what he wanted to do to celebrate. BINGO!
    Weeks leading up to the event I was pure bottled excitement and eager anticipation.
    As the day drew closer, I started to feel my excitement turn slightly to nervousness and the night before, I was progressively overcome by sheer, paralyzing terror.