Local News

  • Schools practice tornado safety

    If practice makes perfect, students at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary will be more than ready if a tornado ever threatens safety at the school.

    Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the tornado that whipped through Crittenden, CMZ was among local schools who participated in a statewide tornado drill on March 5.

  • LOOKING BACK: Tornado changes community

    The sun is shining. Only a couple of bright, blue tarps cover rooflines in Harvester’s Subdivision.
    Flashback to a year ago on March 2 when an EF3 tornado, with winds of 135 miles per hour, ripped through Crittenden and into southern Kenton County, several homes and apartment buildings were knocked off foundations. Others had walls ripped away exposing a baby bed left untouched but a refrigerator tossed around like a toy, while still other residents’ vehicles were mashed and mangled like demolition derby cars.

  • Dry Ridge neighbors say no to outdoor event venue

    More than 70 residents of Dry Ridge-Mt. Zion Road and surrounding areas do not want an outdoor event venue for a neighbor.
    These residents have signed a petition asking the Grant County Board of Adjustments to deny a request by Larry and Mary Creekmore granting a conditional use permit to operate the venue on property they own at 242 Boltz Lake Road in Dry Ridge.
    Mary Creekmore doesn’t understand why the community wouldn’t welcome an event facility that could showcase the beauty of the area and bring business to local hotels and restaurants.

  • Better things from God

    CBS Sports must hate Kentucky.  Why else would they insist on showing the Lattner shot during every basketball game? You remember that shot, right? 

  • LOOKING BACK:One year after deadly tornado slams Crittenden

    Jackie Nelson was listening to warnings for Crittenden residents to take cover when the TV abruptly shut off.
    Her wind chimes started making furious music.
    Trees outside frantically moved from side to side as the sky grew black.
    The tornado had arrived.

    Jackie, who was in her Barley Circle apartment with her two children, 8-year-old Zeke and 5-year-old Cloe, had taken a queen-size mattress off the bed and put it in the hallway between the two bedrooms.
    They huddled under the mattress to take cover from the storm.


    With less than two weeks remaining in the 30-day 2013 session of the General Assembly, there is still much work to be done by lawmakers.
    Newly-elected legislator Rep. Brian Linder, Dry Ridge-R, shares some insight into the session so far and issues at hand in the days ahead.

    With less than two weeks remaining in this short session, how would you assess how things have gone in the General Assembly and what progress still needs to be made?

  • H.O.P.E.

    What started as a vision to help those in need has turned into a reality that has grown beyond Kim Haubner’s imagination.
    The Grant County resident started H.O.P.E (Helping Out People Everywhere) just over a year ago.


    Child welfare has not only been Joel Griffith’s career, it’s been his life-long passion.