Today's News

  • Community Jam planned May 12

    A Community Jam will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. May 12 in Dry Ridge.

    This is a free concert, just off the Dry Ridge exit (159) on Fashion Ridge and Curry Lane, past Cracker Barrel.

    The event will be a coming together to share a good time with the community for all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

    There will be volleyball, kids games, cornhole, hot dogs and more.

    Bands playing include:
    • Vineyard band at 1 p.m.
    • Holdfast at 2 p.m.
    • First Love at 3 p.m.
    • Altared at 4 p.m.


    Christ Community
    • May 3 -  National Day of Prayer, the church will be open all day for anyone who wants to come in and pray or just sit and meditate while listening to soft worship music. Coffee served.
    • May 5 - Dave and Debbie Amsler, who were the Assembly of God Kentucky District Youth Directors for 16 years and now on the mission field, join us to greet people and hand out literature. Again, the church will be opened to visitors.

    Corinth Christian

  • Seniors needed for NKY Games

    Grant County seniors can display their competitive spirt against surrounding counties during the annual Northern Kentucky Senior Games.

    The event, from May 7-16, also includes participants from Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties.

    Most events are held May 7 at Tower Park in Fort Thomas and May 11 at Boone Woods in Burlington.

    Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place winners in each event in each age group for men and women.

  • Williamstown man dies when pickup crashes

    Walter H. Hyden, 36, of Williamstown, died after his 2004 Dodge pickup truck wrecked around 11 p.m. on April 30 on Cordova Road.

    Hyden was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    Police believe Hyden was headed to work at DHL and lost control of the truck, possibly due to the heavy rains in the area or a medical condition.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Hyden ran off the left side of the roadway, traveled 100 feet in a ditch before going airborne and crashing through the side of a barn.

  • Dry Ridge man puts heart, soul into serving community

    Charlie Conley has been a volunteer firefighter for the Dry Ridge Fire Department for 33 years and this year was recognized as the Grant County Volunteer of the Year at the Grant Chamber of Commerce annual banquet April 21.

    “It made me proud,” Conley said. “It made me appreciate everything I have done here.”

    Conley, who has also worked as a truck driver and welder, came to the DRFD in 1979 and currently is the safety chief for the department. He was drawn into joining after a neighbor of his introduced him to it.

  • Run for the Roses

    Before Kentucky’s big race, downtown Williamstown will be jam-packed with activities May 5 at the annual Derby Day Festival.

    Attendees this year can run a race, listen to a variety of local talent, play countless childrens’ games or even attend a wedding.

    Approximately 80 craft and food vendors will be on hand as the city celebrates the Run for the Roses at the Kentucky Derby.

    The Derby Day parade will be at 2 p.m.


    What’s next?

    After several proposals, countless meetings and endless debate, the future of funding for fire and ambulance service in Grant County is still cloudy.

    However, things may get a little clearer next week.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a first reading April 16 of an ordinance for subscriber fees for fire departments.

    A final reading will be voted on during the May 7 meeting at the Grant County Courthouse.


    I am writing to offer my wholehearted support for Wanda Crupper Hammons, a Democratic candidate for state representative of the 61st district.


    I would like to invite the public to visit Webb Park. Two new play centers and swings have been recently added. The improvements were made possible because of a grant the city received from KaBOOM! and generous donations from the community. 


    I hate cancer! It’s ugly and sneaky and sucks (mom, please forgive my use of that word, but that’s just how I feel.)
    Cancer has always been a dirty word in my family, mostly because my mom lost five of her eight brothers to various forms of the disease.