Today's News

  • Skinner credits team work as key to Williamstown’s success

    Sitting in on a second-grade classroom, it didn’t take long for Williamstown Superintendent Sally Skinner to remember a special moment she shared with one of the students.

    “In kindergarten, one day, nobody could come for Grandparents’ Day, and I got to be your grandma,” she said, smiling, to the young boy. “That was fun. I still have your picture in my office.”

    Skinner, who was awarded the Excellence in Education award at the 2012 Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet, has many fond memories with countless students.

  • Highway named for fallen soldier

     A Williamstown soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be honored with a Memorial Highway along US 25 Dry Ridge Bypass in Grant County.  

    State and local officials will recognize SFC Jason Bishop at 10 a.m. May 11 at US 25 at the intersection of KY 467 in Dry Ridge.

    Bishop, 31, was killed Jan. 1, 2006, in Bayji, Iraq.  

    He was a platoon sergeant who took on a suicide bomber who had an IED, saving all 15 men in his platoon.  

  • Crittenden gas station employee clobbers robber

    A would-be robber was subdued by an employee and a customer after he attempted to rob a Crittenden gas station on May 6.

    The incident occurred at 3:01 p.m. at the Crittenden Marathon HOP (Harper Oil Product) Shop when police say Scott O. Freeman, pulled to the gas pumps in an SUV.

    Freeman, 41, of Louisville, grabbed a windshield washer squeegee and entered the store where he smacked a customer in the face before demanding money from the cash register.

  • Court approves $25 fire dues

    Discussion continued well after the Grant County Fiscal Court approved a final reading May 7 of an ordinance for subscriber fees for fire departments.

    The cost of the dues, which residents of Dry Ridge and Williamstown will be exempt from, will be $25 for the first year.

    A property owner who owns multiple real estate parcels will only have to pay fire dues on three of those for a total of $75.

    The fee will be put on the tax bills mailed to residents in the fall.


    A Corinth man and two Owen County men have been arrested for the murder of a Frankfort man who was found along Interstate 64 in Franklin County on May 6.

    James Simons, 35, of Corinth, was taken into custody at 5 p.m. after the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asked the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating Simons in connection with the murder of Charles Monroe.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills sent an unmarked police cruiser to Corinth where Simons was located outside an apartment he shares with a girlfriend.


    The Crittenden Alumni Association will be having their annual banquet with social hour beginning at 3 p.m. and banquet beginning at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Crittenden Baptist Church.
    The public is invited to come celebrate. For information and reservations, call Julian Wills at 859-824-5772 or Ruth Glacken Meadows at 859-485-7271.


  • St. E offers mobile stroke screenings

    The St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will be offering stroke and cardiovascular screenings at locations throughout Northern Kentucky during May and June. Special pricing of $75 for all three main screenings, including peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm are offered. An EKG screening will be added in June for $35 or $110 for all four screenings.

    Locally, the screening will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12 at St. Elizabeth-Grant County. To make an appointment, call 859-301-9355.


    Registration is open for community classes at the Grant County Career and Tech Center. Classes include:

    • June 12 – July 3 - Website Design class from 6 to 8 p.m on Tuesdays. Eight hour class. The cost for this class will be $40.

    • May 23 – June 27 - Welding (basic) class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Forty hour class. May 28 will be skipped due to Memorial Day. The cost for this class will be $175.

  • School nurses attend conference

    Several local nurses attended the Spring Kentucky School Nurses Conference. Local nurses attending included, Mary Lillard, LPN Mason Corinth Elementary, Rhonda Schlueter, RN NCSN, Grant County Schools district health coordinator, Julie Lewis, RN Williamstown Schools nurse, Tracy Merrell, LPN Dry Ridge Elementary, Valerie Blackburn, LPN, Angie Jones, RN Grant County High School, Julie Spillman, LPN Grant County Middle School and Christy Hagedorn, RN Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary.