Today's News

  • CHURCH NOTES 12.1.11

    Christ Community
    • Dec. 3 – The children will be performing with their hand bells during the day and participating in the parade.  
    • Dec. 11 - Children’s Christmas Program will be at 6 p.m.

    Corinth Christian



  • Fire damages machines

    Two machines caught fire Nov. 23 at a Williamstown automotive parts manufacturer.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department responded shortly after 8 a.m. to Gotec Plus Sun on Industrial Road in Williamstown after furnace filters ignited inside a machine outside of the factory, according to Assistant Chief Jeff Nantz.

    Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which was contained inside the machine, within 10 minutes of arriving.

    However, fire also was discovered in part of the duct work on the roof as well.

  • Donations needed to honor veterans

    Virginia McKenney is on a mission.

    But it’s not one for personal gain, but rather to see that the servicemen and women buried at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown are honored with a wreath.

    McKenney, a long-time volunteer for a variety of causes including Wreaths Across America, is hoping businesses and individuals will step up and donate the $2,200 still needed.

    “I’m begging anyone who will listen,” McKenney said. “I do believe it’s an attainable goal.”

  • Ambulance tax vote could be delayed

    Questions and concerns still surround a proposed new taxing district that would help create funding for more ambulance service throughout the county.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court is scheduled to vote on a second and final reading of the ordinance at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, however it is unclear if the vote will take place as planned or be tabled while more information is gathered.


    MacKenzie Tucker, a junior at Grant County High School, is thankful for the blessings she has in life. She realized that there are others who may not be as fortunate as she is.

    Tucker, a member of the The Dry Ridge Baptist Church Youth Group, helped out with the church’s sixth year of

    Building a Wall of Food for less fortunate families in the community.

  • Elliston-Stanley to hold ‘Celebration of Remembrance’




    By: Camille McClanahan

  • Are parents living too much through kids?

    As a sports writer, I’ve witnessed parents living vicariously through their children in sports. I know it’s not only in Grant County, but also is a national issue.

    I have seen a parent get into a volatile argument with the coach, parents yelling about the game calls from the referees in the stands at a football game, even parents from different schools getting into nasty exchanges in the stands.