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Today's News

  • In your face!

    Twenty five teams have been working hard in preparation for Friday, June 13 when all that hard work culminates in the annual Grant County Relay For Life.

    The relay is the signature fundrasing event of the American Cancer Society.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. with opening ceremonies and lasts until 7 a.m. on June 14.

  • COLLEGE SIGNINGS
  • HATS OFF THE 2014 GRADUATES
  • From fighter to survivor: WHS graduate is cancer-free

    Skyler Faulkner just had the best week of her young life.
    What culminated in her walking onstage at Williamstown High School to receive her diploma, began with even better news.
    The 18-year-old is now cancer free.

    “I was so relieved. I was so happy,” Skyler said. “I really don’t have time to do anymore treatments. I just have so much that I want to accomplish that I don’t need this holding me back anymore.”

  • Forcht buys Grant Co. Deposit

    Forcht Bancorp, Inc. reached an agreement on June 9 to buy Grant County Deposit Bank.
    The Forcht Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Forcht Bank, N.A., will acquire all the outstanding shares of Grant County Bancorp, Inc. of Williamstown, the holding company of Grant County Deposit Bank.
    Upon regulatory and shareholder approval, Grant County Deposit Bank will be merged with Forcht Bank.

  • DR budget features raises

    The City of Dry Ridge had more money in their pockets heading into the 2014-15 budget after dealing with bone-deep cuts and dwindling reserves the past several years.
    While the city’s budget has decreased or remained relatively stagnant recently, the city council’s approved budget for next fiscal year includes increases in nearly every department.
    Money has also been budgeted for pay raises and two new employees, if needed.
    “I think it was a fair budget,” said Mayor Clay Crupper. “I think it was fair to everybody.”

  • GRANT COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE
  • TEMPERS FLARE AFTER COURT

    A passionate debate about the sheriff’s office budget boiled into a heated confrontation and near physical altercation after the June 2 Grant County Fiscal Court meeting.
    The incident featured Judge-Executive Darrell Link and members of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office exchanging words with Link allegedly making threats and bumping into an off-duty deputy.

  • GRANT COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE
  • Teacher fired for alleged inappropriate communications

    A Williamstown Junior High veteran teacher was fired at the end of the 2013-14 school year after allegations of inappropriate communications with a student.
    Angela Williams, who taught social studies at Williamstown for nine years, had her contract officially terminated June 3.
    Through a letter from Superintendent Sally Skinner, Williams was suspended with pay May 27 while the district investigated the alleged conduct.