Today's News

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit receives Reserve Grand Champion

    Name of competition: 2016 Bourbon County at Bourbon County High School in Paris on Sept. 10.

    Ranking and any awards:   The band of spirit received all awards (Best Music, Best Visual, Best Effect, first place) in Class A during preliminary awards (only band in Class A for this contest) and received a score of 54.25.  Their scored earned them 8th place overall out of the 12 competing bands.  The point spread from eighth through fourth place was only 2.3.  The Finals competition was cancelled due to impending weather.

  • Corinth man dies in single vehicle accident

    Police believe a 76-year-old Corinth man may have had a medical emergency prior to crashing his vehicle into a tree Sept. 6 on U.S. 25.
    Larry Elden Ewing was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2004 Buick LeSabre left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Ewing was driving southbound on U.S. 25 and upon approaching a right-hand curve, the vehicle crossed the northbound lane and exited the roadway, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office accident report.
    The car travelled approximately 200 feet on the embankment before striking a tree head on.

  • Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall returning to Williamstown

    The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will arrive at the Williamstown Municipal Complex, 400 N. Main St. at 10 a.m. and open for viewing at noon on Sept. 29.
    Gen. Norman E. Arflack will speak for the open ceremonies at 6 p.m.

  • Man on a Mission

    When Lt. Col. Charles Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on July 18, John Osborne of Williamstown was right there with him. Just as he was on May 15, 1967, when he flew the last rescue mission of the day into “Chump Valley,” South Vietnam.

    As commander of the 176th Aviation Company, Kettles’ mission was to fly in reinforcements and rescue wounded soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, who were outnumbered by the North Vietnamese near Duc Pho, according to the U.S. Army website.

  • Grant, Harrison battle to scoreless tie

    After a hard fight on both ends, the Grant County Braves tied the Harrison County Thoroughbreds on Aug. 30 in a scoreless game. The Braves record is now 5-0-1, while the Thoroughbreds record is 0-3-1.

    While the game did end in a tie, the Braves played a strong defensive game and kept the ball on offense most of the game. Unfortunately, they were just unable to finish.

  • DRE kicks off WATCH D.O.G.S. program

    The Dry Ridge Elementary cafeteria was filled almost to capacity with men and their children, on Sept. 1, to kick off the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program.

    This is the second year for the program at DRE, and it is the only such program in Grant County schools.

    The national program began in an Arkansas school in 1998. Currently, there are 5,348 registered WATCH D.O.G.S. schools in 47 states, along with schools in Canada, China, Mexico, Barbados and Puerto Rico, according to the national website for the program.

  • Grant County Cross Country Invitational

    Property Transfers
    March 31
    Judy M. Isaacs to Maria D. Thacker, 200 Old Corinth Road,  $51,500
    April 1
    US Bank Trust to Scott Shandel, KY 22, $10,500
    Lori Wells Brewer, Lori Wells and Rodney Wells to Mark Bradley, Greenview Estates, $132,000
    April 2
    Lenville Eugene Davis and Rand Marshall Trustee to Rand Trustee, Lenville Eugene Davis and Sherry Davis, Independence Road, $24,250
    April 4
    Irvin McDaniel Jr., to Barry A. True and Denise R. Pettit, Lakeside acres, $207,000

  • 911 Board looks to increase revenue

    The Grant County 911 Board is looking at options to increase revenue with only enough money in its reserves for 15 months before going broke.
    The board, which is comprised of the Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth mayors, along with the Grant County judge-executive, has a balance of around $176,000.

    To operate the 911 emergency call system, the board pays nearly $40,000 every three months to Kentucky State Police.

    Even as the board’s funds dwindle, KSP is looking to increase the cost from about $160,000 a year to $172,000 a year.