Today's News

  • Stolen snowman caper heads south, in a hurry

    (Editor’s note: The following story is partly satirical, partly true and some facts may have been embellished.)

    Christmas-time is not the same right now for Sandy Cook.

    The Williamstown High School instructional assistant is feeling like she was given a lump of coal in her stocking.
    Cook brought a decorative snowman to bring holiday cheer to the halls of Williamstown, but only after a couple days, he was gone.

    The snowman had vanished without a trace, leaving behind only a note pleading for Cook to hurry to save him.

  • Christmas is a family tradition for 4 generations

    What began as a simple Christmas gift exchange between four sisters has evolved into a full-blown, fun, light-hearted gathering that encompasses four generations.

    They are teachers, school principals, homemakers, district court clerk’s and nurses and their purpose is to celebrate the holidays surrounded by women they love.

    Sixteen female members of the Eibeck family traded quips, smiles and laughs and most importantly – gifts during their annual gift exchange earlier this month.

  • Fire leaves Dry Ridge family homeless

    Kimberly Greene was cooking French fries on Dec. 9 and left the kitchen of her family’s Stewartsville Road home for just a second. When she returned, the hot grease had caught fire and spread quickly up the wall.

    “There was smoke and fire,” she said. “We tried to put it out but it just happened so damned quick.”

    She said she grabbed the pan of grease and tried to move it off the stove, but some of the grease splashed on the stove and the fire spread.



    By: Bob Lochte



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  • Jim Thomas at the annual Kiwanis Breakfast


    Jim Thomas works on mixing pancakes for the annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa. Thomas also makes homemade maple syrup for the event.  Photo by Jamie Baker-Nantz

  • Sheriff’s Explorers to collect cell phones


    The Grant County Sheriff’s Explorers are collecting used cell phones, inkjets, iPods, laser toners and laptops. The purpose of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department Explorers Post is to give 14 to 21 years old interested in law enforcement an opportunity to explore this career.
     The group meets at the sheriffs department on Barnes Road in Williamstown. To be added as a drop-off location or to obtain the complete drop-off list, or for more information, contact Deputy Lee Jacobs at 824-9739.

  • Everett Vaker, 10 pound 9 ounce turnip


    Everett Vaker, of Dry Ridge, brought in this 10 pound 9 ounce turnip on Dec. 6 that was homegrown in his backyard garden. Vaker works at Mason-Corinth Elementary.