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Today's News

  • Remembering 9/11

    Most people remember exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.
    For Joe McManis, it’s a day he will never forget.
    The Dry Ridge resident worked for 17 years as a corporal with the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police Department.

    On that fateful morning, he was stationed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA — about a half mile from the Pentagon.

    Making his rounds in the center pier of the airport, McManis was suddenly grabbed on the arm by a woman in a business suit.

  • Police veteran recalls fatal shooting early in career

    Captain Dennis Switzer wanted to be in law enforcement since he was in the sixth grade.

    He is now a 17-year-veteran with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Only five months in, Switzer saw first-hand how dangerous and deadly the job could be any given day.

    An Air Force veteran, Switzer was in southern Grant County on Feb. 3, 1999, when the call came across dispatch of an armed robbery in Williamstown.

    The suspect, 53-year-old Kenneth Hutcherson of Frankfort, had just robbed the BP gas station and fled in a maroon 1995 Buick Skylark.

  • Honoring the AMERICAN WORKER

    Cindy Whittamore has worked since she was 16 years old.
    Since November 2004, she’s been greeting customers at the Waffle House in Dry Ridge and she has a hands-on approach to work.
    Her employees consider her a “blessing.”

    “There’s isn’t a job she won’t tackle or try to do. There isn’t a task she expects us to do that she wouldn’t herself. Cindy is a friend to all and gives her best everyday,” said Kim Barber.
    Whittamore, of Dry Ridge, enjoys her customers and employees.

  • Braves lose OT heartbreaker 36-33 to Lloyd

    The Braves suffered a close, heartbreaking overtime loss Sept. 4 against Lloyd in a game that had to be completed the following day after bad weather.
    In a back-and-forth game in which no team had more than a touchdown lead, Grant County fell 36-33 to drop their first game of the season.

  • Water rates rise

    Williamstown residents will be paying more for water starting this month.
    The city council approved an ordinance, which took effect on Sept. 1, that raises the city’s water rate for the next three years.

    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the increases are required by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the USDA Rural Development to secure funding for a new water treatment plant.

  • Behind the Badge

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Burke died nearly five years ago.
    He stills remembers it like it was yesterday.
    “It will always come and go no matter how many years go by,” Burke said. “It’s how you deal with it on a day-to-day basis and if you can turn it off.”
    The 15-year law enforcement veteran was handling a routine execution of a misdemeanor arrest warrant when the situation went from dangerous to deadly.

  • DOGS STOLEN

    Several residents on Folsom-Jonesville Road are missing their best friends after reports of stolen dogs two weeks ago.

    Marsha Chaney, Grant County Animal Shelter director, said a man came to the shelter Aug. 21 asking if anyone had brought several dogs in that day.

    When Chaney told the man that no one had brought in any dogs, he said a white male, likely in his 40s, driving a grey truck with a tinted windows had taken his dog and others earlier that morning.

  • Lady Braves best Lady Demons in straight sets

    When the Grant County Lady Braves visited Williamstown on Aug. 25, it was a battle of epic proportions.
    Grant County swept the Lady Demons in three straight games by the score of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15.  

    It was David verses Goliath, senior leadership verses youth.  
    The Lady Braves boast a 7-1 record so far this year primarily due to the experience of their players.  

    Williamstown fell to a record of 1-4 primarily due to their inexperience.  
    But the near-capacity crowd saw some good volleyball.  

  • Braves dismantle Owen County 47-14

    Grant County scored two touchdowns less than three minutes into the game and never looked back.
    The Braves destroyed Owen County 47-14 on the road to improve to 2-0 on the season.

    “We played very well and we came out ready to play,” said coach Kevin Siple. “The key for us was to get off to a quick start. We scored on our first offensive drive with only one minute and 18 seconds off the clock.”  
    The opening score came off a 22-yard pass from quarterback Joseph Knipp to Robert Spohn.

  • FFLAG looks to bring new trail to Grant County

    Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) will hold a community listening and design session at 6 p.m. June 2 in the cafeteria of Williamstown High School.
    They are asking for community input on their latest project and will have a representative on hand from the Kentucky League of Cities to take questions.