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  • Mullikin sworn-in as interim sheriff

    A retired Kentucky State Police detective was sworn-in Sept. 26 as Grant County’s interim sheriff upon Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills’ retirement at the end of the month.
    Donald “Donnie” Paul Mullikin, a 24-year KSP veteran, will be sheriff until Jan. 8, 2019 when a newly-elected sheriff takes office.
    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood announced Mullikin’s appointment during an Aug. 27 fiscal court meeting.

  • Dry Ridge to send EMS bills to county, cities for second time

    For the second time this year, the City of Dry Ridge is sending letters to the Grant County Fiscal Court and the cities of Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth asking them to pay for EMS calls Dry Ridge handled.
    Mayor Jim Wells announced the number of runs and the amount each government body will be asked to pay during the Oct. 1 Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

  • Grant, Williamstown receive state test scores

    Neither Grant County Schools nor Williamstown Independent Schools were included on a list of the state’s lowest-performing schools recently identified by the state education department based on 2017-18 K-PREP test results.
    However, Grant County had three schools appear on the Target Support and Improvement (TSI) list because a subsection of students performed “as poorly as schools in the bottom five percent.”
    The lowest-performing schools were labeled Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI).

  • Suspect in hammer assault to face murder charge

    A 48-year-old Grant County woman who was fighting for her life after her brother-in-law allegedly hit her multiple time on the head with a ball-peen hammer died from her extensive injuries Sept. 28.
    Forty-two-year-old Joey Thomas Montgomery was initially charged with first-degree assault in the Sept. 18 incident against Kim Montgomery in her Jonesville Road home in Williamstown.

  • GCSO charges Williamstown man with heroin trafficking

    The Grant County Sheriff Office arrested a Williamstown man on heroin trafficking and possession following an investigation that started with an overdose victim. 

    Michael West, 21, was arrested Sept. 10 following an investigation that began Sept. 3. 

  • Williamstown City Council passes tax rate, smoke-free ordinances

     

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    Williamstown City Council passed the 2018-19 property tax rates and a smoke-free ordinance during a Sept. 18 meeting. 

  • WHS alum advances on ‘American Idol’

     

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    A Williamstown High School alumnus has made it through three rounds of auditions for “American Idol,” and is planning on his fourth-round audition in Los Angeles. 

  • Incident shines light on local homelessness

     

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    A recent incident involving the Dry Ridge mayor and a homeless couple has shined a light on homelessness in Grant County. 

  • Courts docs reveal details in Judge Wood criminal cases

    Court documents the Commonwealth filed Sept. 7 revealed more details of an investigation that led to criminal charges being filed against Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood.

    In August, Wood was charged with fourth-degree assault (minor injury), menacing and harassment (physical contact-no injury) after two Grant County Attorney employees filed complaints with Kentucky State Police. 

  • Dry Ridge sues Williamstown over water, sewer contracts

     

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    The City of Dry Ridge has sued the City of Williamstown in an attempt to “rescind the arbitrary and illegal water contract” between the two cities, according to the lawsuit filed in Grant Circuit Court.