Today's News

  • Brothers arrested in truck battery theft cases

    Two Williamstown men may be responsible for a rash of truck battery thefts in recent months.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office arrested brothers Joshua Janson, 26, on May 22, and Brian Helton, 28, on May 27 on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and third-degree burglary.

    Helton also had a bench warrant for contempt of court out of Kenton County.
    While the charges stem from vehicle batteries and other items allegedly stolen April 25 and May 22,  Sheriff Chuck Dills said the pair could be suspects in up to 20 additional cases.

  • Vote recanvass does not change results

    A recanvass of votes in two Republican races in the May primary election did not change the outcome.

    James Comer had requested a recanvass after falling short by only 83 votes on election night.

    However, after all 120 county board of elections in the state rechecked the vote tallies, winner Matt Bevin still had 70,480 votes compared to 70,397 for Comer.
    Comer conceded the election to Bevin after the recanvass results.

  • Williamstown’s Forbes is all about the students

    Paradise Forbes doesn’t hesitate when asked what is her favorite part about teaching.
    It’s the students.

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  • Williamstown Baptist welcomes new minister

    On June 1, Williamstown Baptist Church will officially have a new minister.
    Terry Allen Leap II was born in Fort Thomas in 1975 and grew up in Campbell County.
    In 1998, Terry graduated from Temple Baptist College with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries/Biblical studies.  

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  • Wildcats and More bring UK stars to fans

    Shane Caudill and Junior Fortner, owners of Wildcats and More, have something special to celebrate.
    The store, which opened in October 2013, was awarded for Excellence in Business at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The store is located on Broadway in Dry Ridge. Caudill and Fortner have been business partners for two years.

    Tracie Kinman-Rothwell, Director of Tourism and administrative assistant for the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, nominated Wildcats and More for Excellence in Business award because of their commitment to the community.

  • Driver faces 15 years in 2014 wreck

    A 26-year-old Owen County man is facing 15 years in prison following a 2014 wreck that severely injured a 3-year-old Grant County boy.
    Michael W. Asher pled guilty May 6 to operating a vehicle while under the influence, second offense, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while license suspended and three counts of first-degree assault.