Today's News

  • The Gallery Coffee Shop hosts fundraiser for Free Lunch Kitchen

    Downtown Williamstown was filled with people Oct. 5 as The Gallery Coffee Shop sponsored a live standup comedy fundraiser for the Free Lunch Kitchen.
    During the day, prior to the show, The Gallery hosted an art exhibit that featured the art of local past and present artists.

  • Glow in the dark in the Park set for Oct. 22

    For the second year in a row, Grant County Parks and Recreation will kick-off Halloween festivities with Glow in the Dark at the Park.
    The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 in the cattle barn at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Pumpkins and glow-in-the-dark paint will be provided for participants, along with refreshments.
    Last year, the glow-in-the-dark event had more than 150 painters decorating pumpkins.

  • Kentucky pension crisis: State retirees now outnumber active state workers

    It’s impossible to know exactly who, where or when, but one day in 2016, a Kentucky state employee packed up her desk, said goodbye to her colleagues and retired.
    Once she hit the exit, the number of retirees drawing a pension from the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (Non-Hazardous), the struggling $2.6 billion fund that serves most of state government, officially topped the number of active workers paying into it.
    The 60-year-old fund has been mathematically upside down from that day forward.

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    Corn Pudding

    2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
    4 tablespoons flour
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 tablespoon margarine, melted
    2 cups fat free milk

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. Grease 1 ½ quart baking dish.
    3. Mix corn, flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl.
    4. Combine well-beaten eggs, melted margarine and milk.
    5. Pour into corn mixture and stir to mix.
    6. Pour into prepared baking dish.

  • Man arrested, suspected of stealing nine trailers

    A Fort Wright man was arrested for allegedly stealing a trailer in Grant County, but police suspect it’s not the only one.
    Jon Tyson Carter, 29, was charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of marijuana and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia on Sept. 28.
    Williamstown Police Sgt. Steve Cornman said he and Officer Chris Collins snuffed out Carter after the victim told police his trailer had been listed for sale on Craigslist.

  • Dry Ridge water main break affects 16 roads

    A mid-morning water main break at the corner of Taft Highway and Warsaw Road left many residents under a boil advisory Oct. 9.
    City Clerk Amy Kenner said the boil warning was just a precaution since service was disrupted for all homes on the west side of I-75 in Dry Ridge.
    Kenner said public works was able to fix the issue in a few hours after the break happened around 11:30 a.m.
    Kenner said the city doesn’t know how many gallons of water escaped or how many residents were affected.
    The following streets were impacted:

  • SDIA Patriot Day Fishing Tournament
  • Scholarship to honor memory of GCHS graduate

    Lacking closure for their son’s untimely death, Tony Cooper and Rhonda Carpenter hope to find some positivity with a memorial scholarship fund in honor of their son, Logan Cooper.
    Organized by family friend Christina Pugh, a deserving Grant County High School football player will be able to help pay for higher education in honor of Logan Cooper.


    He might not be playing, but receiver Dorian Baker has not been forgotten by Kentucky receivers coach Lamar Thomas.
    Baker suffered a fracture/dislocation in his left ankle during a preseason scrimmage in August. He originally hoped rehab would help him get back on the field this season but he understood he likely would miss the entire season, something coach Mark Stoops confirmed last week.

  • Lady Braves get by rival Lady Demons in county battle

    Grant County Lady Braves hosted county rival Williamstown High School Oct. 3 and came away with a district win over the Lady Demons.
    The Lady Braves won all three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-18 and 25-19.
    It was also senior night for the Lady Braves. Seniors honored before the varsity game include: