Local News

  • Busch earns second Sprint Cup win at Kentucky

    SPARTA — In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway, all the talk was about the new package deal that would increase the competitiveness for position that has been lacking at the one-and-a-half mile oval.

    NASCAR got its wish with that change, but there’s no change in who dominates the track.
    Kyle Busch led a race-high 163 laps and took the lead from Joey Logano for good with 18 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night.

  • Clark couple plead guilty to copper theft charges

    FRANKFORT – A Clark County man and woman have pleaded guilty to a combined 33 criminal charges involving theft of copper wire from lighting systems on Kentucky highways, including in Grant County.

  • Woman charged in Grant mail thefts

    A 31-year-old Florence woman allegedly took gift cards, cash and Netflix DVDs after stealing mail from Corinth and Williamstown post offices.
    Amanda Marie Vanarsdale was indicted July 8 by a Grant County grand jury for felony theft of mail matter.

  • Get Fit For Britt set for July 18

    Susie Butler knows what it’s like to lose a  child to the stranglehold of heroin addiction.
    The Williamstown mom hopes no other parent has to go through the pain.
    Her daughter, Brittany Butler, died of an overdose last year, shortly before her 22nd birthday.

  • Parks director to step down

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department soon will again be in search for a new director.
    It will be the county’s second new parks director this year.
    Ben Oldiges, who became parks director in March, will be leaving the department July 24 to seek an opportunity at a larger recreation program.
    Oldiges of Boone County, was hired by the Grant County Fiscal Court to replace Tabatha Clemons.

     The role became vacant after Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.

  • Fun on the Fourth
  • Drysdale to represent Grant on CVG board

    Grant County now has a seat on the board that oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG.)

    Mike Drysdale, president of the Walton-based trucking company Drysdale Direct Express, will serve as Grant County’s voice on the board.

    The 57-year-old’s term expires June 30, 2019.

  • Kenner hired as Dry Ridge city clerk

    The City of Dry Ridge soon will have a new clerk and treasurer with the retirement of long-time employee Cindy Harris.

    Amy Kenner, who moved to Dry Ridge three years ago after living in Corinth, was chosen by the city council to succeed Harris during its June 15 meeting.

  • Honor flight

    It’s been 62 years since Edward Souder returned from Korean soil, but it’s a place he thinks of often, at least once or twice a day.
    Souder, of Corinth, saw a dream come true when he recently participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. where he and other veterans received the red carpet treatment.

    Tears slid from the corners of Souder’s weathered eyes as he recalled the fanfare that surrounded his big day.

    “It’s indescribable,” he said.