Today's News

  • Summer Splash, Little Dippers camps back again

    Summer Splash and Little Dippers camps will be back again this year, albeit with slightly shorter hours.
    The Grant County Parks and Recreation camps, held at Grant County Park in Crittenden, returned last year after a one-year hiatus due to budgetary restraints.
    Despite the county’s struggling finances this year, the camps will be offered for Grant County youth.

  • W illiamstown Elementary students show off their talent
  • Lady Demons lose in seventh inning

    The Williamstown Lady Demons softball team entered the May 18 contest against the Shelby County Lady Rockets with a school best 16-9 record.  It was a battle of dueling pitchers until the top of the 7th inning when Shelby County scored 4 times to break a 1-1 game wide open and beat the Lady Demons 5-1.

  • Checkmate: Grant County Chess Team finishes successful season

    For Dylan Strong, chess is like a game of war where many armies are attacking each other.

    “I’ve always loved the idea that it’s two ideas going against each other, it’s two minds going against each other in the game,” the Grant County High School senior said. “It can sharpen your brain power, and it can also tire you out. I’ve had that happen many times.”

  • Local athletes shine at state track meet

    Several local high school athletes competed May 20 in the state track and field meet at the University of Kentucky.
    The Williamstown High School 4x800 relay team place eighth in the state with a time of 8.41.29. It was a new school record for the team, which consists of Micah McCain, Caden Tien, Bradley Perkins and Jackson Reaves.
    In the 4x400 relay, a team of Perkins, McCain, Ben Kinsey and Jeff Kinman finished with a time of 3.58.40 to place 24th in the state. Perkins also placed 17th in the state in the 800.

  • GCHS senior charged with disorderly conduct

    A Grant County High School senior was charged with disorderly conduct after pushing his way to the front of the line for graduation tickets and cussing at teachers, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Chief Deputy Brian Maines said during an assembly for graduation practice on May 22, several seniors became upset and unruly after being informed that the graduation would be moved inside due to rain. A school resources officer requested help from additional deputies as a precaution, and the officers were able to calm the students down, Maines said.

  • Nineteen-year-old faces multiple sex-related charges

    The Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge arrested  19-year-old Alec Franks of Grant County on May 20 on multiple sex-related charges.  
    KSP Detective Troy Brooks investigated a complaint that Franks had intercourse with an underaged female.  
    Franks was interviewed and placed under arrest at the Dry Ridge Post.  
    After being advised he was under arrest, Franks ran to the front door of the Post building in an attempt to escape.   

  • Kentucky State Police Memorial Service Honors Fallen Troopers
  • Williamstown City Council to recommend N. Main St. traffic light be reactivated

    The Williamstown City Council approved City Attorney Jeff Shipp to craft a letter to the Kentucky Highway Department recommending the reopening of the traffic light at the intersection of North Main Street and Baton Rouge Road in front of Tractor Supply.

    The intersection is a high traffic area, and a large volume of vehicles trying to exit the parking lot has caused congestion at times.

  • Dry Ridge passes water rate hike

    The Dry Ridge City Council approved an increase in water rates during a May 23 special meeting.
    The council previously discussed several options about the exact amount of the increase, even holding first readings on two separate rate increases.
    However, council members decided to look at the rates again during a meeting last week to create a new rate structure that breaks pricing into three different tiers depending on how much water a customers uses per month.