Today's News

  • Band of Spirit advances to state

    Sixteen marching bands competed in the Class A regional competition on Oct. 25 at Beechwood High School.

    Williamstown Band of Spirit took the field at 4 p.m. and entertained the crowd with their best performance of the season.

    When the top eight bands were announced Saturday evening, Williamstown was named among Beechwood, Hazard, Lee County, Nicholas County, Pineville, Harlan, and Paris to advance to state competition on Nov. 1 in Louisville.

  • Judge ruled moist petition can be on Nov. 4 ballot

    Sixteen Dry Ridge citizens will have to recast their local option vote dealing with alcohol sales in the city.

    Circuit Judge Stephen Bates ruled Wednesday, Oct. 22, that the original ballot used by the absentee voters needed to match the language in a certified petition filed by J.B. Barnes.

  • Cross country teams run in Lexington

    Usually during the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Meet of Champions, it’s cold, miserable and a true test of a runner’s endurance.

    This year, the Meet of Champions, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, was held on a warm, fall day when the only thing challenging the runners was getting out from the start as runners were forced to restart several times.

    “We were exhausted,” Grant County coach Marlon Kinsey said.

  • Painter turns barns into canvases

    Most people enjoy lying on the beach or visiting family and friends during vacation.

    For Williamstown resident Terry Rayburn, painting is her relaxation.

    “It’s my greatest pastime,” she said. “It’s the only thing I like to do.”

    Rayburn has transformed two barns on her Lawrenceville Road property into canvases the past two years while away from her job at Bank of Kentucky inside Wal-Mart.

    Her latest work was finished in June and features Jesus overlooking moonlit, rolling mountains and pine trees.

  • Bramlage sentenced to life

    An emotionless Russell Bramlage spoke few words as he was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years for killing his parents last November.

    “There is something that I want to say, but I don’t want to say it in open court. The people that need to hear it are going to,” the 23-year-old said to Circuit Judge Stephen Bates before being led out of the Grant County courtroom.

  • Community Calendar 10/30/08


    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Noble’s Restaurant.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon on Nov. 5 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Noble’s.

    • The Grant County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Williamstown Senior Citizens Center, located at the rear of the city building.

  • Jansen takes part of Georgetown's homecoming

    Kyle Jansen, a junior psychology major from Crittenden, escorted Amy Hines, a junior from Paris, at the Georgetown College Homecoming Court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers football game against Campbellsville University on Oct. 25.

    Jansen is a 2006 graduate from Grant County High School. He is the son of Jim and Bonnie Jansen.

  • Baby of the week: Devon Kinnett

    Hi! My name is Devon Edward Kinnett.

    I was born on January 10, 2007 at St. Luke West.

    My parents are Heather Beach and Brian Kinnett of Dry Ridge.

    My grandparents are Chandra and Troy Beach of Glencoe and Jane and Mike Crider of Verona.

    My great grandparents are Lawson and Kathy Beach and Belinda Poteet of Dry Ridge.


  • Golfers earn all-star honors

    Preparing for the past golf season, Kodi Hall and Zach Wright put a lot of time into practice and playing.

    It paid off as each performed well at their regional tournaments and also earned spots on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s all-star team.

    “As a sophomore, it means a lot because the hard work through the years has paid off and will get my name out to college coaches,” Wright said. “I played well throughout the year and the high school season. Making it to state helped too.”

  • Police Report 11/6/08

    Dry Ridge Police

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:41 a.m. on Oct. 27 on Kentucky 22. The drivers involved were Ryan N. Ray, 27, of Lexington driving a 2002 Mitsubishi and Leah D. Good, 27, of Williamstown driving a 2004 Mazda.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:55 p.m. on Oct. 27 on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was a juvenile, 17, of Williamstown driving a 2000 Ford that ran off the roadway.