Local News

  • Beshear: Jury Duty phone scam reported in Kentucky

    Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam.
    The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls have now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest.

  • Thayer re-elected to lead Senate Floor

    After their biannual leadership elections, the Kentucky Senate Majority caucus announced their leaders for the 2017-2018 Sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly.
     Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown was again chosen by the Senate Majority members to lead them on the Senate floor. Thayer was first elected to the Senate in 2003 and was selected as the majority floor leader in 2012 after Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester departed the position to become the Senate President.

  • 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.