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Today's News

  • Cigarette, oxygen tank cause Cherry Hill Drive fire

    Williamstown firefighters said a combination of cigarette smoking next to an oxygen tank caused a fire that sent two Cherr Hill Drive occupants to the hospital May 3.

    Dwayne Eckler of the Williamstown Fire Department said firefighters responded to 15 Cherryhill Drive in Williamstown at about 4 a.m. and had to pull two occupants to safety. One was sitting on the front porch just outside the front door, and the other was trapped inside the bedroom. Both were transported to the hospital for medical clearance. Neither occupant suffered significant injuries.

  • A Bengal fan’s dream:

    As a diehard Cincinnati Bengals fan, it was better than hitting the lottery for Pennie Dunaway.
    A season ticket holder since 1988, the Williamstown resident got a surprise call from her season ticket representative in March to give Pennie big news.
    “She said, ‘You’ve been chosen to represent the Cincinnati Bengals at the 2017 NFL Draft,’” Pennie recalls. “Of course, I’m freaking out. That was probably the best moment for me. I was so excited.”

    With each tidbit of information, Pennie could not believe her luck.

  • WHS ranked 25th best high school in Kentucky

    Williamstown High School is ranked among the best in the state, according to a recent report by U.S. News.
    In its annual Best High School Rankings, the national publication lists Williamstown as the 25th best high school in Kentucky, earning WHS a silver-medal status.
    Nationally, Williamstown is ranked 2,066.

  • DR to raise water rates as expenses rise

    The Dry Ridge City Council heard a first reading of an ordinance May 1 that would increase the water rate for customers.
    The proposed rate increase comes as the city faces a draining utility fund and an upcoming 10-percent increase in the amount the city pays the City of Williamstown for water.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.

  • 911 fee discussed at town hall meeting

    The first reading of the ordinance for a countywide unit service fee to fund the 911-dispatch service was removed from the May 1 fiscal court agenda after the E-911 Board began considering a lower rate than previously discussed.

  • Grant County school bus involved in minor accident

    A Grant County school bus was involved in a minor accident May 2 that did not injure any students.
    Bus number 163 was at a stop sign around 7:30 a.m. on Sherman-Mt. Zion Road when a pickup truck rear ended the bus.
    There was no damage to the bus and no students were harmed, according to Nancy Howe, public information officer for Grant County Schools.
    Students on board the bus were from Sherman Elementary, Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School.

  • NKCAC to provide garden plants to public

    Each year, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission provides garden plants to families who want to start and tend a garden. Gardening has many positive benefits. It provides healthy food for your family, while promoting exercise. It reduces food bills during the summer months, while providing a family-friendly activity the whole family can enjoy.

  • Fiscal court approves jail healthcare provider after revote

    The Grant County Fiscal Court avoided the potential loss of state inmates from the detention center by approving a contract with a new healthcare provider after a revote during their regularly scheduled meeting on May 1.
    The court reached an agreement with Quality Correctional Health Care after their current providers, Southern Health Partners, had previously informed them that they would cease their arrangement on May 8.

  • Official 2016 highway fatality count released

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 27, 2017) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year, according to numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP). 
    There were 834 fatalities in 2016, 73 more than 2015.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Kash Daniel has a lot of lofty goals for himself during his sophomore season at Kentucky and has them posted on his apartment wall so he sees them every night.

    He wants to bench press 405 pounds and squat 550. He wants to play on every special team UK has. He wants to start at linebacker even though UK returns linebackers Jordan Jones and Courtney Love, its top two tacklers from last year.