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Today's News

  • 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
  • Prather goes to World Series

    Ben Prather, son of Berkley and Shannon Prather and the grandson of David and Carol Rhoton, will be going to Winchester, Virginia to compete in the Cal Ripken World Series.
    Prather is the starting third baseman on the Southeastern Lexington 10-year-old all-star team.  The team claimed the Ohio Valley Regional title in Newburgh, Indiana, defeating Mattoon, Illinois 3-0 in the title game.
    The Lexington team will represent the Ohio Valley Region in the Cal Ripken World Series in Winchester, Virginia, on Aug. 9 through Aug. 16.

  • Golf Scramble to raise funds for Shop with a Cop

    Grant County Sheriff’s office and Williamstown Police Department will hold the 14th annual Shop  With A Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22 at the Eagle Creek Country Club in Crittenden. The entry fee is $240 per team with a maximum of 22 teams. Format will be a four-man scramble. Mulligans are $5. Limit one per person.

  • Bumper crop squash not a sure thing

    You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash?  Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away.  Well, that’s never really been a problem for me.  I have a little bit of that problem this year and I give credit to the variety and the fact that it was plated later than usual.  Others, however, have not been so blessed.