Local News

  • MAKING THE GRADE: Schools receive test scores

    Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts are proficient in the third year of Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System.
    Improvement in assessments were seen in nearly all local schools at both districts.
    Grant County’s overall score rose from 65 in 2012-13 to 68.2 last year, placing the district in the 75th percentile in Kentucky.

  • Health officials encourage flu shots

    The season for runny noses, sore throats and achy muscles is back as health providers promote influenza vaccinations..
    The typical flu season goes from early October through the end of May and flu shots and nasal sprays are already available.
    During the 2013-2014 season, a total of 1,341 cases of flu were reported in Northern Kentucky, with 77 of those in Grant County.​

  • Police bust Dry Ridge meth lab

    Three people were arrested after police discovered an active methamphetamine lab at a Dry Ridge apartment.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip through its Facebook page about a possible meth lab at Locust Ridge Apartments.

    Sheriff’s deputies, along with Williamstown Police, attempted to knock on the apartment door around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

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  • MentorHOPE helps at-risk youth

    The statistics are alarming.
    Sixty-three percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
    Ninety percent of all homeless and runaway children are living without fathers in their lives.
    Of all high school dropouts, 71 percent come from fatherless homes.
    A new non-profit, faith-based program in Grant County hopes to alter those statistics by matching local at-risk children from single parent households with Christian adults.
    MentorHOPE, a one-on-one mentoring program, targets children ages 6 to 14 years old.

  • Town hall meeting to focus on drug abuse

    Community members will gather Oct. 23 to discuss how to be part of the solution against drug abuse in Grant County.
    The town hall meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grant County High School.
    Last fall, Champions for a Drug Free Grant County held a similar town hall meeting focused on the rising heroin epidemic with more than 300 people in attendance.

  • Escaped inmate caught

    An escaped inmate is back in custody at the Grant County Detention Center after more than a month of freedom.
    Uriah Lee Snyder, 31, was caught last week by the Parke County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Office, in Rockville, Indiana.
    He was extradited back to Kentucky on Oct. 13 by Bobby Webb and Mike Webster of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Snyder was in jail on probation charges stemming from prior charges of second-degree robbery.
    He was found living in a tent behind a friend’s house with his girlfriend, said Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Second man arrested on murder charge

    A second man has been arrested on murder charges in connection to a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.

    The body, which has not been positively identified, is believed to be that of Randall Russ, a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for nearly two months.
    The second arrest comes a week after Charles Black, 50, of Hillsboro was arrested and charged with murder, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and theft by unlawful taking auto-over $500 in connection with the investigation.