Today's News

  • Three teens charged in ‘White Power’ vandalism

    Three Dry Ridge juveniles were charged with criminal mischief and trespassing in connection with a local restaurant that was vandalized with white supremacist imagery.

    Passing drivers first noticed the words “White Power” and two swastikas painted onto the outdoor sidewall of The Funky Chicken Cupcakery and Café, an upcoming restaurant off Main Street in Dry Ridge, on July 2.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department said the crime likely occurred during the morning on July 1. The three teens were arrested on July 5.

  • Livingood comes out of retirement to become Carroll Co. Schools interim superintendent

    The Carroll County Board of Education named retired Grant County Schools superintendent Ron Livingood as interim superintendent at the June 29 meeting.
    He was the superintendent at Grant County from April 2011 to Dec. 31, 2016, replacing a retiring Michael Hibbett.
    The Carroll County Board approved a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.
    Livingood will work 220 days for the district and will begin his duties July 12.

  • Bevin’s case for pension, tax reform boosted by $138.5M shortfall, legislators say

    FRANKFORT, Ky — As Gov. Matt Bevin advocates for pension and tax reform, his administration must grapple with a $138.5 million shortfall in tax revenues for the most recent fiscal year.
    The shortfall — announced in a Monday news release from State Budget Director John Chilton — presents a short-term challenge for Bevin’s administration since the state is constitutionally required to have a balanced budget each year.

  • Fiscal court approves new position

    The Grant County Fiscal Court hired Riley Colson into a triad position during their special meeting on July 10. Colson will serve as an administrative assistant, human resources coordinator and payroll clerk for the fiscal court.
    The position was originally intended to only be an administrative assistant, but District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley and District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron said they wanted someone who could oversee HR matters as well.


    • June 1
    Robert McDaniel, 3540 Dixie Highway, new home, doublewide, 1,984 square feet, estimated cost $122,000; permit fee $115.52.
    • June 2
    Rurel Gordon, 9650 Dixie Highway, basement, 1,925 square feet, estimated cost $32,000; permit fee $102.07.
    • June 8
    William Massie, 220 Catlett Road, doublewide, 1,344 square feet, estimated cost $60,000; permit fee $123.28.
    Ark Encounter, 1000 Eibeck Lane, shelter, guest service, 1,800 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $221.82.
    • June 12

  • Williamstown Board gives superintendent positive evaluation

    Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Misty Middleton was found to have had an “exemplary” performance in her first year leading the district.
     The Williamstown Independent School Board of Education completed their annual superintendent evaluation and announced their findings during the June 12 board meeting.

  • Will. Council goes into executive session to discuss Ark Encounter, safety fee

    The Williamstown City Council went into executive session during their meeting on July 10 to discuss possible litigation concerning the Ark Encounter.
    According to the Kentucky Open Meetings, public agencies can discuss certain subjects in a closed, or executive, meeting if notice is given in the regular meeting of the general nature of the business to be discussed, and the agency cites the specific exemption authorizing the closed session.

  • Local residents participate in 4-H Camp
  • Little Dippers have fun in the sun