Today's News

  • Police investigate break in

    Williamstown Police are investigating a recent overnight break-in at Tractor Supply Company.

    The incident took place June 15 and involved an undisclosed amount of money being taken from the store’s safe, said Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

    “The manager came in to open up and found the store had been broken into over night,” he said. “We suspect that they entered in through the side entrance of the building by breaking out the glass.”

  • Emerald ash borers march on Kentucky

    The purple boxes are back, which means the emerald ash borer (EAB) has returned to Kentucky. They have found the insects in Franklin County, Shelby County, Jefferson County and Jessamine County.

    There is no evidence of EAB in Grant County as of right now, however, Chris Ammerman, Grant County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said, “more than likely they’re here; it’s natural for them to migrate here.”

  • Library summer reading is back!

    The library isn’t just about books anymore. The theme for the this year’s summer reading program is creativity. There will be numerous activities to get the community reading and expressing their creativity.

    At each event, the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program will provide free meals for children. Parents may pay $2.

    “It’s funny, kids always say the food is better here than at school,” Cheryl Clemons, coordinator of youth services, said, noting that it was the same food service.

  • Dry Ridge cuts budget

    Money is tight and pennies have to be pinched in Dry Ridge just like most cities across Kentucky.

    The Dry Ridge City Council recently approved a more than $1.7 million general fund budget for 2009-10 that includes funding cuts to almost every department.

    “I think most of the departments are pretty well stripped,” Cindy Harris, city clerk, said during the council meeting. “There isn’t any fat, particularly in public works or in the police department at all.”

  • Locals chosen as pageant finalists

    Ashley Dawn McMullen, 17, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky Pageant to be held June 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

    The winner will receive $1,000, a crown and banner, bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California.

    McMullen, the daughter of Kayleen Jackson, enjoys cheerleading, gymnastics, swimming, running, basketball and football. She is involved in the Future Farmer’s of America and spirit club.

  • Kinstler-Edwards wed April 25

    Trina Kinstler of Florence and Josh Edwards of Williamstown were united in marriage on April 25, 2009 at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Independence.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Tammy Kinstler of Florence. She is a 2000 graduate of Conner High School and a 2004 graduate of Asbury College. She is employed by WXIX-TV in Cincinnati.

    The groom is the son of Lester and Barbara Edwards of Williamstown. He is a 1999 graduate of Williamstown High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He is employed by Fidelity Investments in Covington.

  • Feagan inducted into Cambridge Who's Who

    Tena S. Feagan has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of medical-legal consulting.

  • Demons get back to business on the court

    Stacey May knows his team is young, but also expects them to compete when it matters.

    May, coach of the Williamstown boys’ basketball team, has started to work with his players and with each day sees improvement.

    “I’ve seen dramatic improvements as individuals and as a team,” May said. “There’s more coaching involved this year and I’ll have to be more of a teacher. We have to be patient because we’ll be young, but the future looks bright. But I’m seeing improvement everyday.”

  • Wright, girl, April 30

    Adam and Alisha Wright of Crittenden announce the birth of their second child.

    Abby Gail Wright was born at 8:36 p.m. April 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Randy and Debbie Gill of Cynthiana.

    Her paternal grandparents are Mark Wright of Verona and Randy and Vicki Dalton of Crittenden.

    Abby was welcomed home by her sister, Kaylee and friends and family.


  • Youth Soccer season comes to a close with championships

    The Grant County Youth Soccer League ended their spring season with two championship games.

    In the U10 game, the Vortex, coached by Victoria Cummins, took on the Wildfire, coached by Brian Gibson. The Vortex took home first place with a 3-1 win.

    In the U14 game, the Blue Wildcats, coached by Dewey Schlueter, played the Big Red, coached by Scott Pence. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and was decided in a shootout. The Big Red came out on top, winning 4-2 after the shootout.