Today's News

  • Loss of uncle sparks desire to help others

    Lee Wilson remembers the exact moment he found out his uncle, Joey Smallwood, had died from a heroin overdose.
    He got the call at 4:18 a.m. March 4.
    “Growing up I was inseparable from him,” the 20-year-old Grant County resident said. “He was like the older brother I didn’t have. I guess the first thing that hit me was tears. I’m not going to lie. I was crying and thinking that I would never ever get to see him again. The memories of playing video games, watching him ride his street bike.”

  • Sylvia’s dishes up local pizza, hoagies

    Sylvia’s Pizza
    118 S. Main Street

    Dry Ridge
    Owner: Sylvia Huhn

    Number of employees: 5

    Service provided: We make the best pizza and hoagies in Grant County.
    Hours of operation:11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Year Established: Jan. 2013, prior to that we were Snappy Tomato Pizza and had been in business since Sept. 14., 1990

  • Going, going, gone!

    Randy Moore was a man looking for a career change when he was 42 years old and that’s when he went back to his first love.
    Now his fast talking ways have earned him top honors as Auctioneer of the Month in 2011 and 2013, as Auctioneer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and a Top 10 Auctioneer in Kentucky in 2013 by the Kentucky Auctioneers Association.

  • April 2014 Child Abuse Prevention
  • The way, the truth, the life

    The increase of Bible-based movies has intrigued me lately. The movies Noah and Son of God have already been released.  Other movies are being released later in 2014 that are reported to be based on Mary, the Mother of Jesus and the Biblical account of the Exodus.  

  • CHURCH NOTES 3-27-14

    Christ Community Assembly of God
    • March 30 - Harold Gambrell will be bring the message.
    • Sundays - Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11a.m.; prayer at 3 p.m.; Wednesday service with adult Bible fellowship and KidZone at 7 p.m.
    • The church is located at 139 North Main St. in Williamstown. For more information, call 859-394-2586.

    Corinth Christian


    Ben Willoughby is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for March.

    He is a junior at GCHS and is the son of Kevin and Linda Willoughby of Dry Ridge.

  • chalk talk

    Name: Emily Barker
    Position: first grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary

    Education background: Dixie Heights High School
    Valparaiso University (undergraduate degree)
    Northern Kentucky University (Masters in Gifted Education)
    Favorite part of job: The kids I work with are the best part of my job. They keep me smiling and always keep lessons fresh and days interesting.

    Hobbies: running, exercising, scrapbooking, shopping and hanging out with my friends and family

  • CMZ does the boot, scoot and boogie

    Grant County Cook: Rhonda Rich

    Residence: Williamstown

    Background: native of Grant County

    Day job: works as a clerk at Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge for 13 years

    Family: Husband, Al; son, Corey and wife, Caitlyn and daughter, Ali

    Signature dish: “I’ve got three recipes that people always ask for - Mom’s Meatloaf, Granny Simpson’s Chocolate Cake and my Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms, with the most requested being the cake. It’s rich and easy.”