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Today's News

  • Jim Wells reflects on first year as DR mayor

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?
    Wells: I’m most proud of increasing the police department staffing and working to ward making Piddle Park a clean, safe and thriving park.

    Looking ahead, what are a few goals you still would like to work towards?
    Wells: We are working to make Dry Ridge a business-friendly location. We are aggressively working to attract more business from retail to restaurants and fabrication to production.

  • Grant, Williamstown compete in Grant County Middle Invitational
  • Would-be robbers locked out of gas station (again)

    A second attempted gas station robbery in the past month was stopped after an observant clerk locked the suspects out.
    Police are investigating to determine whether the two male would-be robbers may be connected to both incidents.

    The most recent attempted robbery occurred at 9:47 p.m. March 19 at the Marathon gas station on KY 36 West in Williamstown.

  • GET OUT, GET FIT

    With warmer weather on the horizon, members of Fitness For Life Around Grant County are getting busier.

    FFLAG members are working to organize the annual Derby Dash on May 7 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The 5K course runs through Williamstown and mail in pre-registration must be postmarked by April 30.

  • Community input sought on local theatre group

    John Siedenberg of Williamstown has been involved with theatre productions most of his life.
    His passion besides God and family is the theatre and he wants to turn that passion into a reality in Grant County.

    Siedenberg is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Main Street Gardens (next to Rulers and Tractor Supply) in Williamstown to explore interest in a dinner theatre project.

  • Needle exchange begins in Grant

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s first-ever needle exchange program will begin March 16 in Grant County.

    The program will initially operate from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Grant County Health Center at 234 Barnes Rd. in Williamstown.
    The goal of the program, which allows participants to exchange dirty, heroin-tainted syringes for clean needles, is to halt the dramatic rise of hepatitis C cases in northern Kentucky during the heroin epidemic.

  • Improvements attract visitors to Piddle Park

    Brandon Holder used to go to Piddle Park in Dry Ridge all the time with his younger brother.

    “We would go down there when nobody else cared about the field and rake it, pick weeds out of the infield and pickup trash,” Holder said. “In the winter when there was ice on the court, Andrew (Simpson) and I would scrape off the court just so we could shoot basketball.”

  • Corinth Post Office looking for new home

    There is a lot of frustration and confusion around the imminent closure and movement of the Corinth Post Office.

    The reasons for seem to be vague.  
    Some say “package liquor store.”  
    Some say “new bar.”

  • Clever alternatives to traditional dyed Easter eggs

    Easter is a time when Christian families gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Religious customs abound on Easter, but a number of secular traditions have emerged as well. Perhaps the most popular secular tradition associated with Easter is the coloring of Easter eggs.

    • Wooden eggs:  Visit a craft store and purchase wooden eggs that can be painted and decorated however you desire. The wooden eggs will be durable and can be stored away for use each and every year.

  • Twenty apply for Williamstown superintendent

    Twenty people have applied to be the next superintendent of the Williamstown Independent School District.

    The district received 20 applications by the March 2 deadline for the position that will be vacant after the current school year.
    Superintendent Sally Skinner recently notified the board that she will be retiring at the end of the school year after more than 40 years in education.