Today's News

  • WES celebrates Thanksgiving
  • Mannequin challenge depicts heroin’s harsh reality

    A YouTube video recreating the devastating impact of heroin posted online by a Williamstown man has gone viral.
    Capitalizing on the popular mannequin challenge trend where people are recorded frozen in action like mannequins, Thomas Worthington collaborated with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Dry Ridge Fire Department, among others, to create the harrowing overdose scene.

  • Stage Right tells ‘A Christmas Tale’ Dec. 9 -11

    What if you didn’t know everything there was to know about your favorite holiday characters like Rudolph, Frosty, Scrooge and more?

    That’s what Stage Right Musical Theatre hopes to provide audiences with in their latest production “A Christmas Tale.”

  • Cody Miskell: From GCHS star wrestler to MMA fighter

    When Grant County High School started their first-ever wrestling team Cody Miskell’s sophomore year, he was more than happy to be one of the first on the roster.

    As a little kid, watching UFC fights and movies like “Rocky” with his dad ultimately inspired him to be as rough and tough as the people he saw on screen.

    He knew he wanted to fight just like them.
    Cody’s high school wrestling career was nothing but a success.

  • Ark attendance nearing 500,000

    Since opening on July 7, the Ark Encounter in Williamstown has been flooded with more than 425,000 visitors in four months.
    The life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction is expected to reach a half million visitors by the end of the month, according to Mark Looy, chief communications officer for Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter.

  • Images of war still haunt Dry Ridge war veteran

    Butch Barlow can still feel the texture of a thin rolled-up newspaper he held in his hand, as he looks at a photo from nearly 50 years ago taken in Vietnam.

    “Every time we’d get mail call, when we would be out in the rice paddies or the jungle, they wouldn’t holler my name out, they would holler out, ‘Grant County News, Dry Ridge, Kentucky,’ then everybody would start laughing,” Barlow said. “Everybody would read it, I told my mother to send me the paper. I always read it, so I would know what was going on in Grant County.

  • Harold Elliston honored for years of law enforcement service

    Harold Elliston was honored on Nov. 10, at a luncheon meeting of KSP Post 6, at the Williamstown Baptist Church for his years of service to the Kentucky State Police.

    He was also an officer for the City of Dry Ridge for more than four years.

    Kentucky KSP Commissioner and Post 6 Commander Rick Saint-Blancard presented Elliston with a certificate of recognition and a Superman T-shirt.

    Many of his former colleagues stood and shared what Elliston’s mentorship meant to them personally.

  • A Country Christmas to kick off holidays in Williamstown

    Grant County will be celebrating the upcoming holiday with A Country Christmas, the annual festival formerly known as Santa’s Wonderland.
    The event, highlighted by a parade, live nativity, merchant open houses, festive music and more, is sponsored by the Grant County Chamber and Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Williamstown Senior Center offers diverse programs for all Grant County residents

    Sometimes life’s a party, or at least it was for the senior citizens who attended a Halloween party at the Williamstown Senior Center on Oct. 31.

    “The Halloween party was just too much fun,” said Lisa Meier, the center’s new manager. “We had quite a few people here that day. We wish there had been more, but we’re working on it.”