Local News

  • Donald Crupper named 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year

    Donald Crupper was recognized as the 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony sponsored by the City of Williamstown and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    He was given a plaque, the key to the City of Williamstown, Senate and House of Representatives citations and named an honorary Kentucky Colonel.
    Donald Crupper was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the oldest of four children.  
    His family moved to Owen County, Kentucky, during the great depression in 1934.  

  • Grant County hosts archery tourney
  • A Country Christmas to kick off holidays in Williamstown

    Grant County will be celebrating the upcoming holiday with A Country Christmas, the annual festival formerly known as Santa’s Wonderland.
    The event, highlighted by a parade, live nativity, merchant open houses, festive music and more, is sponsored by the Grant County Chamber and Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Citizen advisory commission to help evaluate Grant County Jail

    A four-citizen Grant County Jail Advisory Commission will assist in the evaluation of the operation and maintenance of the Grant County Detention Center.
    The commission, chaired by Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood, will include Carolyn Thomas Thompson of Dry Ridge, Barry Greene and Ralph East of Crittenden and Mike Taylor of Williamstown.

  • Dry Ridge sees big jump in business licenses

    The number of business licenses have increased by more than 140 from last year after the City of Dry Ridge updated its ordinance.
    Earlier this year, the Dry Ridge City Council updated business license fee amounts and strengthened enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.
    Currently, the city has 460 business licenses on file with about 40 known businesses who have not paid their license fees.
    That number has increased from 317 from the 2015-16 fiscal year.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Deputy Ben Duffy executed a warrant for David W. Robinson, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:04 p.m. Nov. 1 on Jillian Drive. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Williamstown Senior Center offers diverse programs for all Grant County residents

    Sometimes life’s a party, or at least it was for the senior citizens who attended a Halloween party at the Williamstown Senior Center on Oct. 31.

    “The Halloween party was just too much fun,” said Lisa Meier, the center’s new manager. “We had quite a few people here that day. We wish there had been more, but we’re working on it.”

  • GC Public Library takes part in ‘Drop Your Drawers’ program

    The Grant County Public Library, along with 50 other libraries throughout the state are taking part in the Drop Your Drawers At the Library, during November and December.
    Grant County hopes to collect 1,000 pairs of underpants and will distribute them to the Family Resource Centers at the elementary schools of Williamstown Independent and Grant County School System.
    Those with children may recognize the image of Captain Underpants, a character from the Dav Pilkey series of children’s books.

  • Seven-year-old Kambria Koebbe keeps going, smiling amid health challenges

    Kambria Koebbe, a second grader at Sherman Elementary School, loves being the first one in her household to get up each morning. She plans to be a singing, dancing doctor when she grows up, but in the short-term, she is just excited to be Tinker Bell for Halloween.

    “Sometimes, I like the indoors because of “Wild Kratts,” it’s my favorite TV show,” Kambria said. “I like sports. I used to be on a soccer team, the Purple Cheetahs. Sometimes, when nobody’s around, I like to sing in my room.”