Today's News

  • 2014 Candidate's Forum- Constable, second district

    The following are excerpts from comments from the Candidate's Forum:


  • Build-A-Bear comes to Dry Ridge Fire Dept.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department hld a Build-A-Bear workshop recently. Te event benefitted the Shriners Hospital’s in Lexington and Cincinnati and the stuffed animals will go to sick children.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 facilities and accepts patients for treatment based solely on a child’s medical needs, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
    Children up to age 18 are eligible for care.

  • Lady Demons see improvements

    With one of the youngest teams in the 8th Region, Williamstown softball coach Katie McLafferty knew coming into the season that consistency would likely be an issue.
    And she was right as her young Lady Demons have shown much improvement in the first half of the season with a lack of consistency being the difference between more wins and less losses.

  • Community gets involved in child abuse prevention
  • Jump to represent Kentucky in All Star game

    It’s been more than a month since David Jump took his last shot while wearing the orange and black of Williamstown High School. But that hasn’t stopped the accolades from rolling in for the basketball star.
    Jump, who recently ended his high school career as one of the most decorated players in Williamstown history, was invited to play in the 4th Annual HLT Check Exchange  Kentucky –Virginia All-Star Senior Game scheduled for April 26 at Pikeville High School.


    Ken Stone spent more than 35 years working and being active in Grant County.
    He’s championed causes such as art projects for elderly nursing home residents, feeding the homeless and promoting children.
    His efforts earned him the title of 2014 Grant Countian of the Year from the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

    “I was pleased when I found out,” Stone said. “I remember when I started in Cynthiana and they gave out similar awards, I thought it would be cool to win that award because it was very prestigious.”

  • GCHS holds annual greenhouse sale

    The Grant County High School FFA will hold its annual greenhouse sales from May 5 through May 10. Students have been seeding, transplanting, grooming, fertilizing and watering in an effort to create a saleable product to the members of the Grant County community.  

  • UK Wildcats visit county

    March Madness may be over, but Grant County residents still can catch Big Blue fever.
    The Dry Ridge business Wildcats and More will be bringing several current and former University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball players to town over the next two weeks.
    Seniors Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood will be at the store, located at 61 Broadway St., from 6 to 8 p.m. April 18 for a signing event.

  • Man charged with murder, wife indicted in Grant

    Joshua Hammond — one of three people accused of murdering a Frankfort man in May 2012 — and his wife have been indicted in Grant County for their alleged cover-up of the crime
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Hammond, 33, and his wife, Louanna Hammond, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    Joshua Hammond, James Simons, 37, and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob 30-year-old Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Frankfort Walmart parking lot.


    It’s a dream Andrew Davis has had since seventh grade.
    The Williamstown High School sophomore is one of only 60 students selected as a member of the Class of 2016 of the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University.

    Davis, son of Todd and Amy Davis, will complete his junior and senior years of high school living in Schneider Hall and taking courses offered by WKU.
    At the end of his two-year course of study, he will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.