Today's News

  • Sewer rates on rise

    For the second time in a year, Dry Ridge residents soon will be paying more for sewer services.

    The city council approved increased rates during its Jan. 3 meeting to help pay for construction on a new $15 million sewer plant on KY 36 in Williamstown.

    Construction on the facility is about 55 percent complete and will have a capacity of 1.5 million gallons when finished later this year.

  • Church News 1-13-11

    • The church is looking for ways to evangelize outside of the church. Last week, members walked the streets and prayed over the businesses and apartments, asking God to bless Williamstown and save the lost.
    • Sunday evening, 10-year-old Wesley Cain brought the message. It was awesome. There were so many more than usual for Sunday evening, even Wesley’s school teacher and his family came to support him.


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  • On the Job

    Terry Peeples spent three years as a deputy jailer and shift commander at the Grant County Detention Center.

    But, when he walked into the jail Jan. 3, he was in charge and armed with countless ideas for improvements.

    Peeples defeated former jailer Steve Kellam in the May 2010 primary election before besting Republican challenger Harvey Perleberg in the November general election.

  • Turning Back the Clock 1-13-11


    15 Years

  • From the 'Farmers Almanac' pages


    By Jeneen Wiche

  • On the Job

    Rick Skinner has a vision and it involves the future of  Grant County’s largest city.

    Skinner found himself in a new role on Jan. 3 when he moved from being a city council member into sitting behind the desk of the Williamstown mayor’s office.

    Skinner replaces Glenn Caldwell, who served as mayor for 12 years. Caldwell opted not to run for mayor, but did seek a seat on the city council, which he won in the November election.


    The first significant snow of the new year caused only a handful of problems earlier this week.

    An empty tanker truck jackknifed and over turned on Interstate-75 in the southbound lane between Crittenden and Dry Ridge at 9:23 a.m. on Jan. 11.

  • Cats get mauled by Dogs

    Now that was not exactly the start to the SEC season that this year’s Kentucky Wildcats were looking for. The young Cats went to Athens and were soundly beaten by a more experienced team that played about as well as can be expected. That just happens sometimes, but what is more concerning is the second consecutive slow start that this time they weren’t able to recover from. Georgia wins 77-70.

  • Sports Shorts 1.6.11

    Braves struggle at Lloyd Memorial Invitational

    When: Dec. 28-30
    Where: Lloyd Memorial High School
    What: The Braves struggles continued after losing two close games at the Capitol City Invitational at Western Hills High School, only managing one win over the break, defeating Whitham-Hanson Regional, MA 52-29, Dec. 29.
    Upcoming: The Braves will have a tough test on the road as they will gear up for Walton-Verona Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Lloyd Memorial Invitational: 61-56 L, Campbell Co., 74-51 L, Boone Co., 52-29 W, Whitham-Hanson Regional, MA, 72-29 L, Bishop Brossart.