Local News

  • Clemons seeks better handicap accessibility at clerk’s office

    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons has made many upgrades and changes to the clerk’s office in her first two years.
    However, there is another change she hopes to bring with the help of the county.
    Clemons wants to make the clerk’s office more handicap accessible.
    Currently, the handicap entrance is at the back of the building, where once inside an elevator can be taken upstairs to the clerk’s office.

  • Santa Claus coming to Williamstown Dec. 3

    Santa Claus is literally coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 3 when Grant County celebrates A Country Christmas in downtown Williamstown.
    The festival gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with a pancake supper with Santa at Williamstown Baptist Church. The free pancake supper is sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis and will last until 6 p.m. Santa will be available for photos. Bring your own camera.

  • Mannequin challenge depicts heroin’s harsh reality

    A YouTube video recreating the devastating impact of heroin posted online by a Williamstown man has gone viral.
    Capitalizing on the popular mannequin challenge trend where people are recorded frozen in action like mannequins, Thomas Worthington collaborated with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Dry Ridge Fire Department, among others, to create the harrowing overdose scene.

  • Stage Right tells ‘A Christmas Tale’ Dec. 9 -11

    What if you didn’t know everything there was to know about your favorite holiday characters like Rudolph, Frosty, Scrooge and more?

    That’s what Stage Right Musical Theatre hopes to provide audiences with in their latest production “A Christmas Tale.”

  • Dry Ridge Antique Mall: ‘More than we ever dreamed...’

    When you step into the Dry Ridge Antique Mall, it’s hard to know where to start as shiny glass, old textiles, crocks, artwork and the scent of homemade soaps and candles entice the senses and draws you into memories of bygone days.
    Gary and Debbie Fogle, owners of the mall, just celebrated the store’s one-year anniversary in October, and they have already expanded into the store next door.

  • GC Schools to honor Livingood, board members at Dec. 8 reception

    Grant County Schools will honor the dedicated service of Superintendent Ron Livingood, along with school board members Jim Colson and Dr. Alice Heeger-Hartman.
    A reception will be held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Grant County Board of Education office, located at 820 Arnie Risen Blvd. in Williamstown.
    Following the reception, the school board will have a special presentation at 6 p.m. to begin its meeting.
    Livingood has served as the district’s superintendent since 2011 and will be retiring at the end of December.

  • Library’s Literacy Bell rings in new readers

    With each ring of the bell, smiles from Williamstown Elementary kindergartners and first graders grew bigger.
    The Grant County Public Library held its inaugural Literacy Bell event Nov. 21 to celebrate local students who have learned to read.


    (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.)
    Kentucky State Police charged Ely Helton, 24, of Corinth, with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and theft by deception, at 9:16 p.m. Nov. 11 on Spears Lane. Helton was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Elliston-Stanley, Eckler McDaniel to host Celebration of Remembrance

    As providers of funeral services in our community since 1881, the staff of the Stanley Funeral Homes and McDaniel Funeral Homes are aware the holidays are often a difficult time for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
    The staff of the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Homes in Williamstown and Crittenden will host the 22nd annual Celebration of Remembrance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Elliston Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown.