Local News

  • April 2014 Child Abuse Prevention

    Grant County Cook: Rhonda Rich

    Residence: Williamstown

    Background: native of Grant County

    Day job: works as a clerk at Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge for 13 years

    Family: Husband, Al; son, Corey and wife, Caitlyn and daughter, Ali

    Signature dish: “I’ve got three recipes that people always ask for - Mom’s Meatloaf, Granny Simpson’s Chocolate Cake and my Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms, with the most requested being the cake. It’s rich and easy.”

  • GET FIT!

    Grant library to host health fair

    • March 27
    • 2 to 7 p.m.
    • In conjunction with registration for Fitness For Life Around Grant County’s annual Biggest Winner challenge
    • Vendors include:
     - NKHDD will be providing free adult vaccines for Tetanus, Dipheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
    - Free video otoscopy from Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky
    - Acupuncture therapy by Dr. Greg Koo
    - Stroke prevention from St. Elizabeth Cardiovascular

    What can I win?

  • Pain clinic owner sentenced

    The former owner of pain clinics in Dry Ridge and Georgetown that illegally dispensed prescription drugs to thousands of patients, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on March 18.
    Ernest William Singleton was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell for drug trafficking, money laundering, opening and maintaining a drug involved premise and conspiracy offenses.
    Singleton will have to serve at least 85 percent or 17 years of his prison sentence.


    Diana Morgan is no stranger to packing her bags quickly and heading off to a town she may never have visited before.
    That’s what happens when you’ve worked as a Red Cross volunteer for 21 years.
    Morgan, of Dry Ridge, has been deployed to the Falmouth flood in 1997, as well as ice storms in Pendleton County, followed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
    Most recently, she traveled to Charleston, West Virginia in response to a chemical spill on Jan. 9.

  • Wtown driver hits train

    A Williamstown woman reportedly suffered non life-threatening injuries March 16 when her vehicle collided with a train in Richwood.
    Melissa Hemingway, 44, drove her 1986 Buick Somerset approximately a half mile southbound on the tracks on Old Lexington Pike before colliding with an oncoming northbound Norfolk Southern train, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.  
    The train, estimated to be traveling at 25 miles per hour, went into full emergency brake mode, but still pushed the car back 215 yards.  

  • Vigil to honor overdose victims

    Kim Haubner is tired of reacting to bad things that happen in Grant County.
    Instead she wants to be proactive and help find solutions.
    Haubner, the founder of Helping Out People Everywhere or HOPE, a volunteer community based organization that provides food, clothing and other necessities to families in need, has organized a Candle Light Vigil to remember those lost to heroin and other drugs.

  • MSU student killed in I-75 collision

    A senior at Morehead State University was killed on March 16 when he rear-ended a tractor trailer truck on Interstate-75.
    Joseph “Joey” Lorenz, 23, of Covington, was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Deputy Coroner Lamar Fowler.
    Lorenz was traveling southbound around 7:32 p.m. near the 149 mile marker when the wreck occurred in the middle of a snow squall.
    Williamstown Officer Steve Cornman said there was a wreck involving several vehicles ahead of the semi truck.

  • Spring forest fire hazard season now in effect

    Kentucky’s Division of Forestry reminds everyone that February 15th through April 30th is spring forest fire hazard season in the state.
    That means it’s illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of woods or brush between six in the morning and six at night.  The idea is to prevent forest fires by burning outdoors only at night when a forest fire is less likely to spread.

  • Sheriff’s office alerts residents with phone app

    First came Facebook, now the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the community with a smart phone mobile application.
    The free MobilePatrol app allows users to have access to up-to-date information, including emergency alerts, arrest warrants, jail bookings, VINE notifications, a county directory and links to other valuable information.