Local News

  • Search on-going in Florida for missing DR woman

    Law enforcement in Panama City Beach, Florida are still searching for a missing Dry Ridge woman.

    Witnesses placed a woman, believed to be 66-year-old Nancy Meither, 100-feet off shore in the Gulf of Mexico in the evening hours Sept. 28. 

  • Local authors to speak at library event Oct. 13


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    Anyone interested in writing will get the chance to interact with local authors at the Grant County Public Library from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13. 

  • Road project could cost county extra $10,000


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    Grant County Road Department Supervisor Steve Tatum reported to the Grant County Fiscal Court during an Oct. 1 meeting that Bluegrass Paving, a company hired to resurface Bennett Road, went over their bid amount by $10,762. 

  • American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for cancer patients


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    For nine years, Williamstown resident Dick Dildine has put down whatever he was doing to drive a local cancer patient to their treatment appointments. 

    Sometimes it was every day for a month straight. 

  • NKU Grant County hosting free grill-out

    Northern Kentucky University Grant County would like to invite the public to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a grill-out from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 9.
    The event will have free hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, drinks and birthday cake. Williamstown Kiwanis will be providing the grill services.
    For any questions, call (859) 824-3600 or e-mail grantcounty@nku.edu.

  • Fall forest fire hazard season underway

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for fall wildfire season.
    Wildfires in Kentucky threaten damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, they place lives at risk, including those of firefighters.
    The vast majority of Kentucky’s wildfires are preventable, the result of arson and careless open-burning (burning of trash, debris and brush).

  • Crittenden Council candidate withdraws

    The field narrows for the Crittenden City Council race from eight to seven candidates.
    Mark Charles Avery dropped out of the race Sept. 26, according to Grant County Clerk records. There are six open seats for the city council.
    The 2018 general election is Nov. 6. Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all city, county, state and federal races.

  • DR Gold Star temporarily closed for remodel

    Gold Star Chili’s in Dry Ridge will be doing a major remodel with the demolition of the interior of its restaurant.
    The restaurant located at 118 South Main Street will be closed for several weeks and is scheduled to re-open mid-October with a new look and menu.
    The new menu will continue to include cheese coneys, chili cheese fries along with new items including burgers with Gold Star Chili’s secret “Heavenly” sauce.

  • Williamstown Kiwanis earns non-profit status, forms foundation

    Williamstown Kiwanis Club recently received approval for a 501c3, or charitable non-profit, status, creating the Williamstown Kiwanis Foundation Inc. to work separately but together with the club.
    Newly-elected president-elect Ralph Korn said it took the club from May to July 2018 to earn the status after getting approval from Kiwanis International, the state and federal Internal Revenue Services (IRS).

  • Williamstown Council to start bid process for water rate study

    Williamstown City Council voted in favor of beginning a bid process for a water and wastewater rate study during an Oct. 1 meeting.
    The rate study will examine water production in its new plant over the course of six months.
    The council will soon start accepting bids and will select one in the coming weeks to begin the official rate study.
    The exact cost is unknown, but Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the city budgeted the money for what they believe the study will cost based on industry averages.