Today's News

  • Crittenden teen knows first-hand how organ donations are needed

    If there is one message that Crosby Fugate of Crittenden wants to get out to the public it would be the importance of becoming an organ donor.

    When Fugate was 12 years old, he got sick.

    He couldn’t eat for days. His mother, Dorie, thought he had a virus.

    When his illness lingered, he ended up spending three weeks in the hospital.

    A liver test confirmed that Fugate had primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease caused by progressive inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts of the liver.


    Some survivors of the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Kentucky Feb. 29 through March 3 may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because they don’t understand the process.

    May 7 is the deadline to register for federal assistance. FEMA officials say it’s important that all tornado victims who suffered damage register as soon as possible.

    There are some common myths surrounding registration.

    FEMA has attempted to address the most common misconceptions including the following:

  • Let’s pray

    Heads will be bowed May 3 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer with day-long activities.

    Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its fourth year in the county.

    “This is not about any one church or any one denomination,” said Pastor Tony McKinnon of Family Worship Center of Grant County. “This is about a community joining with the rest of the state and nation in this day of observance to pray for our country.”

  • ‘Flaming’ fowl feces causes fire

    Laura Webster sat on a white wooden kitchen chair across the road from her Corinth home.

    She watched firefighters from Corinth, Williamstown and Dry Ridge, climb the roof and peel back the blackened tin roof to shoot streams of water inside.

    Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen ran in and out of the frame home grabbing personal items, including a motorized wheelchair, a metal cane and family photos, laying them on the grass in Webster’s front yard.

  • KSP, DEA collaborate to ‘Take Back’ prescription drugs

    Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, April 28 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.

    This is the fourth national DEA “Take Back” initiative the agency has participated in. KSP collected over 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs during previous programs, according to a state police press release. Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at KSP posts across the state.


    I would never fancy myself to be Larry King or anything, but in college I always enjoyed reading his columns in USA Today.
    For the unfamiliar, King would not write about one particular theme or subject, rather he would give his thoughts about a variety of topics in short, succinct sentences.

    I guess you could say it was like he opened up his brain that day and spilled out what was inside onto the page.
    As someone who writes the occasional column, thinking of what to write about can be difficult.


    Name: Adam Walters, of Dry Ridge

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? I wanted to lose weight.

    How have you changed your lifestyle in order to be healthier? I changed my diet and joined the gym.

    What is your favorite fitness activity? I like basketball and weightlifting.

    What suggestions do you have for someone who wants to be healthier - how can they best get started? First, you have to put your mind to it and you must change your diet to a healthier lifestyle.

  • WHS holds Alumni banquet May 26

    The Williamstown Alumni Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Williamstown High School gymnasium. Social Hour and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. The annual alumni banquet is for all graduates of the Williamstown High School and the classes of 1932, 1937, 1942, 1952, 1962, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and the class of 2012 graduates will be honored.


    The Northern Kentucky Tea Party is sponsoring an “End of the Error” from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 28 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. This rally is to educate and motivate voters to end the era of the Obama reign of government. The rally is a gathering of patriots and those interested in learning about fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets and other principals of the Tea Party.