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Today's News

  • EGGciting
  • All-day preschool begins next year

    Amanda Newman knows the benefits of preschool in preparing students for kindergarten.
    She has been on both sides.

    In her third year as a preschool teacher at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Newman spent one year each teaching kindergarten at CMZ, Mason-Corinth Elementary and Sherman Elementary.
    “Kindergarten is packed with so much information that students who attend preschool will have all the pre-literacy and pre-mathematical foundation blocks in place for learning to happen naturally,”

  • Jim Wells reflects on first year as DR mayor

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?
    Wells: I’m most proud of increasing the police department staffing and working to ward making Piddle Park a clean, safe and thriving park.

    Looking ahead, what are a few goals you still would like to work towards?
    Wells: We are working to make Dry Ridge a business-friendly location. We are aggressively working to attract more business from retail to restaurants and fabrication to production.

  • Grant, Williamstown compete in Grant County Middle Invitational
  • Would-be robbers locked out of gas station (again)

    A second attempted gas station robbery in the past month was stopped after an observant clerk locked the suspects out.
    Police are investigating to determine whether the two male would-be robbers may be connected to both incidents.

    The most recent attempted robbery occurred at 9:47 p.m. March 19 at the Marathon gas station on KY 36 West in Williamstown.

  • GET OUT, GET FIT

    With warmer weather on the horizon, members of Fitness For Life Around Grant County are getting busier.

    FFLAG members are working to organize the annual Derby Dash on May 7 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The 5K course runs through Williamstown and mail in pre-registration must be postmarked by April 30.

  • Community input sought on local theatre group

    John Siedenberg of Williamstown has been involved with theatre productions most of his life.
    His passion besides God and family is the theatre and he wants to turn that passion into a reality in Grant County.

    Siedenberg is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Main Street Gardens (next to Rulers and Tractor Supply) in Williamstown to explore interest in a dinner theatre project.

  • Needle exchange begins in Grant

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s first-ever needle exchange program will begin March 16 in Grant County.

    The program will initially operate from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Grant County Health Center at 234 Barnes Rd. in Williamstown.
    The goal of the program, which allows participants to exchange dirty, heroin-tainted syringes for clean needles, is to halt the dramatic rise of hepatitis C cases in northern Kentucky during the heroin epidemic.

  • Improvements attract visitors to Piddle Park

    Brandon Holder used to go to Piddle Park in Dry Ridge all the time with his younger brother.

    “We would go down there when nobody else cared about the field and rake it, pick weeds out of the infield and pickup trash,” Holder said. “In the winter when there was ice on the court, Andrew (Simpson) and I would scrape off the court just so we could shoot basketball.”

  • Corinth Post Office looking for new home

    There is a lot of frustration and confusion around the imminent closure and movement of the Corinth Post Office.

    The reasons for seem to be vague.  
    Some say “package liquor store.”  
    Some say “new bar.”