Today's News

  • Thomas enjoys tutoring, flipping pancakes

    A retired school principal in the Fayette County Public School system, James Thomas moved back to his native Grant County in January of 2011.
    Not long after moving back, his sister Carolyn Thompson suggested that he join the Williamstown Kiwanis Club.

    Joining the club opened doors to volunteering in Grant County, especially when a fellow member signed him up to be a part of the reading program, One to One.

  • DR Police adds another officer

    The expansion of the Dry Ridge Police Department continues with a third hire in less than a year.
    Kyle Wallace, a 22-year-old Crittenden resident, was recently sworn in by Mayor Jim Wells during a city council meeting.

    Wallace graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 with a double major in criminal justice and police studies.

    He previously worked with Grant County Parks and Recreation and helped Dry Ridge as a part-time parks director last year.

  • Bottoms up: First alcohol sales on tap

    It was termed a “historic event in Grant County” by Darren Spahr, chairman of the group that petitioned for the Dec. 22, 2015 special election, turning the county from moist to wet. Now, four months since the vote, some people may be asking, where are the changes?

    The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly and there has been a state-required 60-day waiting period after the election. This time allowed for certification of the vote and for government officials to set up guidelines for licensing and fees, and to name Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) administrators.

  • Man flown to hospital in crash with school bus

    A 63-year-old Dana employee was taken to the hospital by helicopter April 20 after his vehicle collided with a Grant County Schools bus.

  • The story behind the story: Author speaks at Grant County Library

    After hours of planning and much anticipation, best-selling author Jay Asher walked into the Grant County Public Library on April 19. Dressed California casual, carrying a backpack instead of a briefcase, he addressed his audience as if he were greeting new and special friends.


    The ages of his audience was a mixture of children, teens, parents and grandparents. Some had read his New York Times young adult bestseller, “Thirteen Reason Why” and some had not.

  • Jonesville Fire Chief Duvall dies at 43

    Nearly every fire department has a ‘cat in the tree’ story, but for Jonesville Assistant Fire Chief Allen Cammack, that story is a reminder of the many ways Chief Chase Duvall showed his willingness to do whatever it took to help someone in need.

  • Ark road fix part of final road plan

    It took a fight, but more than $10 million in funding for road improvements around the Ark Encounter in Williamstown were included in the final state road plan.

    The road plan, along with the state budget, was passed April 15 during the final day of the 2016 General Assembly.

    The road project to fix the exit and widen KY 36 surrounding the entrance of the Ark attraction was included in the governor’s budget, but was taken out of the House road plan by House Democrats, according to Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge.