Today's News

  • Voters head to polls Nov. 6

    Voters will be choosing the following in the upcoming Nov. 6 election:
    The top race on the ballot is for president and vice president of the United States. Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrats, are hoping voters will return them to the White House for another four-year term, while Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan hope voters will choose them to run the country for four years.
    Other races include:

    • Circuit Clerk - Voters will choose between Shirley Wilson, the incumbent, or Tina Beach Melton, her challenger.

  • Two more lawsuits filed against Grant jailer

    Two additional lawsuits have been filed by former employees of Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples, brining the total to four in the past six weeks.

    In all, there have been at least six lawsuits filed against Peeples by former or current employees since he took office in January 2011.
    The latest lawsuits were filed both on Oct. 24 — one in Grant Circuit Court and one in Boone Circuit Court.

  • Dry Ridge man killed in tractor accident

    When Chris Ammerman heard the news that his friend, Craig Ruber, had been killed in a tractor accident, he thought it was just another prank that Ruber was notorious for pulling on friends.

    “It’s just hard to wrap your head around,” said Ammerman, Grant County’s extension agent for agriculture.
    Ruber, 40, of Dry Ridge, was moving hay on a farm he owned on Lightfoot Fork Road in Pendleton County, when a bridge he was driving across collapsed around 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 28.

  • Grant band earns runner up honors; WHS places fourth at state contest

    The Grant County High School Band and the Williamstown Band of Spirit once again took center stage at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state finals at Western Kentucky University on Oct. 27.
    Both bands qualified for the evening finals after placing in the top four among 16 other bands in their class earlier in the day.

    In the semi-finals, Grant County placed second, only behind Madisonville North Hopkins while WHS placed fourth behind Hazard, Murray and Beechwood.

  • Warrington - Adkins wed Sept. 28

    Misty Adkins, daughter of David and Vicky Warrington of Verona, and Matthew Adkins of Dry Ridge, son of Dennis and Carol Adkins of Williamstown were united in marriage on Sept. 28, 2012 at the Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast in Brandenburg.

    Randy Johnson officiated the ceremony.

    A reception was held for the couple at the Eagle Creek Country Club.

  • Grayson - Osborne set date

    Kevin and Kathy Grayson of Cynthiana are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laynee Grayson of Dry Ridge to David Osborne, of Dry Ridge, son of Barbara Osborne of Williamstown and the late Roy H. Osborne.

    The wedding is being planned for 4 p.m. on April 20, 2013 at the Williamstown United Methodist Church.

    Invitations will be sent in March.



    The family of Zachary and Emma Dunaway-Milner family reunion will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Walton Senior Citizen Building. Bring a covered dish.

    The 28th annual Vincent family reunion was held Oct. 6 at Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmonson County. An annual Vincent family reunion has been held at Mammoth Cave since 1984.
    The reunion idea was spearheaded by Howell W. Vincent, a well known Covington attorney.

  • Cash Mob gets local shoppers inside local businesses

    Thirty-eight people shopped at the first every Cash Mob on Sept. 27, spending a minimum of $10 between Williamstown’s Mini Mall, HD Computers, Harold Moore’s Print and Frame Shop and Hobbies and Such.  

  • What do the new state test scores really mean?