Today's News

  • Thousands spent on political campaigns

    Several local politicians raised thousands of dollars in hopes of getting elected during the Nov. 2 general election.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link, who won re-election by less than 50 votes against Republican challenger Steve Wood, raised and spent the most money.

    Link totaled $32,982 in receipts while spending $28,025, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Web site.


    Carolyn Maupin can never forget the Prisoners of War.

    To honor this country’s POWs, Maupin laid a bright green wreath with a large red bow, at the POW flag at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown on Dec. 11 during the Wreaths Across America ceremony.

  • Commission approves zone change for Ark site

    The Grant County Planning Commission, in an 8 to 2 vote, gave their approval to a recommendation for a zone change from Industrial 1 and 2, to PUD, (Planned Unit Development) on property on Ky. 36, just off the Williamstown I-75 exit.

  • Holiday closings

    The following Grant County offices will observe these holiday schedules:

    • City of Corinth – closed Dec. 22-25, reopen Dec. 27; closed Dec. 31
    • City of Crittenden – closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 27; closed Dec. 31
    • City of Dry Ridge – closed Dec. 23, 24; closed Dec. 30, 31 (All taxes and water bills are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 29.)
    • City of Williamstown – closed Dec. 23-24; closed Dec. 30-31 (Extra hours: open Dec. 18 - 8 a.m. to noon; Dec. 22 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 29 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

  • Holiday and history

    Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church is offering a mix of history and holiday cheer Dec. 22 during its Christmas Candlelight Service.
    The church’s historic pipe organ, built more than 130 years ago, will be played during the 7 p.m. service by Edward Walter, music director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Newport.
    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County after Conrad helped save Clay from a group of men who intended to harm him.

  • Knoxville Christian presents live nativity

    Dec. 17-17 - Annual live nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. The church is located on Highway 467, a half-mile from the Grant County-Pendleton County line.

  • Church Notes

    Camp Northward
    • Of all the things Christmas is, perhaps the best part is a time of reflection. Remember the gift of the Christ Child, but also remember Christmases of your past, family and friends, (some who are gone); reminisce about your children and anticipate your grandchildren. Take time to reflect on the inside too. Do the people you encounter know that the love and joy of Christmas (Christ) lives within you all year long?

    Clark’s Creek Baptist

  • Teacher honored for work on behalf of veterans
  • Wilson joins Farm Bureau

    Scott Wilson has been appointed as an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Grant County at the Dry Ridge Agency. Wilson’s appointment was announced in Louisville by John Sparrow, vice president of agency support and marketing for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.
    Wilson attended Western Kentucky University and, prior to joining Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, worked for 14 years in the wholesale drug business as a sales representative.

  • Wilson attends 2010 Circuit Court Clerk’s fall meeting

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2010 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting held Nov. 9-10 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the meeting and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The meeting included training for the clerks and offered 6.5 hours of continuing education credit.
    Meeting the Challenge was the theme of the event.