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  • Williamstown, Dry Ridge council members discuss water fee contract


    Several Williamstown city council members advocated moving forward with the current terms of the water-purchasing contract with the city of Dry Ridge during their bi-monthly meeting on March 21.

  • Kentucky legislature finishes 2017 session with flurry of final bills

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky General Assembly ended its 2017 session late Thursday by approving a final batch of mostly low-profile bills and gubernatorial appointments, although Republicans and Democrats argued over measures to interfere in zoning lawsuits and limit the availability of prescription painkillers.
    As the clock struck midnight and the session ended, an amended version of House Bill 281, which would have reduced the power of Attorney General Andy Beshear in a couple of ways, died for a lack of action on the House floor. The Senate passed it earlier in the evening.

  • Light the Night

    ‘Prevention is our superpower, and each one of us has the ability to be a superhero to children’
    —Karla Hurley, MCE Family Resource coordinator

    A call went forth for all Grant County “superheroes” to step up and be counted at the Light the Night Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation Ceremony held March 30 at Grant County High School.

  • Business license fee approved after revote

    The Grant County Fiscal Court approved 3-1 a business-licensing fee on April 3, with Judge-Executive Steve Wood, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron and District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting yes, and District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley voting no.
    The ordinance passed after a recall vote was held, with Newman initially voting no, along with Riley, only to change his vote later.

  • Stallion Stampede Color Run
  • Williamstown Baptist Easter Egg Hunt
  • Spring Clean NKY

    Josh Cobb’s story is becoming all too common in the battle against drug addiction.
    The 28-year-old recovering addict from northern Kentucky nearly died last year from a carfentanyl overdose.

    His organs began shutting down.
    He had to be put on dialysis and undergo two surgeries.

    “I’m very grateful to be here,” Cobb said. “It really is a privilege because there was one point in time I wasn’t sure if I was still going to be here or not.”

  • Legislators reflect on ‘productive’ session

    This week marks the final two days of the 2017 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly as lawmakers return to Frankfort March 29 and 30.
    With a flurry of bills passed this session in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, look back at the session and what still lies ahead.
    How would you assess the session so far with only a couple days remaining?

  • Blaze burns through home

    Residents at a Warsaw Road home in Dry Ridge had to flee outside as flames ripped through the structure on March 28.
    Dry Ridge Fire Chief Rodney Smith said the fire likely started in the garage, and took about 30 minutes to get under control. Smith said the entire Dry Ridge Fire Department responded, as the fire was of considerable size.

  • Police still investigating fatal hit-and-run

    Williamstown police are reviewing video footage for leads in the hit-and-run incident that killed a local restaurant employee on March 4.

    “We do have some leads that we’re following,” Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said.
    Rich said he and the department hope to make an arrest sometime within the next few weeks.

    The victim’s family was later located in New York, and Rich said two of his brothers met with the Grant County coroner to confirm his identity.