Today's News

  • St. Elizabeth goes tobacco free Dec. 31

    At the end of the year, all St. Elizabeth Healthcare facilities, including St. Elizabeth Grant County, will be tobacco free.

    Smoking had been permitted in designated areas, but all St. E facilities will be tobacco-free on Dec. 31.

    St. Elizabeth officials made the announcement in conjunction with November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Santa visits Dec. 3

    It will be beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Williamstown on Dec. 3 with the annual holiday extravaganza Santa’s Wonderland.

    The festive day will begin with Pancakes With Santa, sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis Club, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    After pancakes, Santa will be available for a free photo opportunity from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    This will be the only time children will be able to get their photo taken with Santa during the event.

  • Holiday help needed for local families

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.


    Cash Express in Dry Ridge is collecting coats, toys, washable shoes and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15.

    Items collected will be distributed by the Northern Kentucky Community Action –Grant County Center in Williamstown.

    Items can be dropped off at the following:

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  • Checklist for winter garden prep: part 1


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    15 Years Ago

  • Braves cross country finds tough route at state meet

    Winning region was a big accomplishment for the Braves cross country team Nov. 5.

    Running in the state meet was a different story as the boys team finished 26 out of 28 schools, Nov. 12 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Coach Marlon Kinsey saw two different teams. He said he wondered at the start where his team was.

    “For whatever reason, I know we didn’t start fast enough and the entire state crowd was in front of our number one runner,” he said. “Looking at our pack they were even farther back.”

  • Demons soccer becomes reality

    After a year and a half of hard work, Dewayne Johnson got the answer he was looking for, as there will be a Williamstown soccer program starting in the spring of 2012.

    Johnson, who owns a consulting firm, said he put the program together for the students of Williamstown.

    Johnson said the project began with research.

  • Crittenden house fire ruled ‘suspicious’

    Officials are calling a fire that nearly destroyed a house on Main Street in Crittenden as ‘suspicious.”

    The fire, at a white frame house on the corner of Center and Main, started around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12.
    Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton said the fire was called in by a passing motorist.

    “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke billowing from the front two rooms as well as the covered porch,” Burton said. “The fire was traveling up into the eaves of the house.”

  • Fire damages exterior of Dana building

    Automobile parts manufacturer Dana shut down for more than three hours Nov. 8 after part of the exterior of the Dry Ridge building caught fire.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to “smoke in the area” at 12:23 p.m. Nov. 8 after black pads that tractor trailers back into when pulling into Dana’s loading dock ignited.