Local News

  • Enrollment drops for Grant, Williamstown schools

    Student enrollment has dropped for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts for the 2017-18 year.

    Grant County Schools’ enrollment dropped 72 students from the 2016-17 school year to the end of this year’s first month.

    District-wide, the enrollment was 3,650 students compared to 3,722 students last year.

  • New online tool demonstrates differences in health across Northern Kentucky

    Your ZIP code may have a larger impact on your health than your genetic code. As part of an analysis of health status across Northern Kentucky communities, the Northern Kentucky Health Department examined a variety of factors that can impact health, including levels of education and income. The results show significant differences in communities, with life expectancy in certain areas almost 10 years higher than others.
    The analysis is part of a larger project to examine health equity in Northern Kentucky.

  • NKADD Mitigation will help region better prepare for natural disasters

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s eight-county region is better prepared for disasters with the recent approval of its local hazard mitigation plan, which is a long-term strategy to reduce the community’s vulnerability to natural disasters.
    The plan identifies hazards and potential hazards in the Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties. It also creates a framework to help community officials make decisions that may ultimately protect lives and property. This recently approved plan expires in August 2022.

  • Missing child located in Crittenden

    A 10-year-old boy went missing Oct. 11 for a few hours in Crittenden, according to Grant County Chief Deputy Brian Maines.
    The juvenile ran into the woods after a fight with his brother. His grandparents called 911 around 5:37 p.m., saying they couldn’t find him and the boy had been missing for an hour, Maines said.
    Maines said Crittenden Fire Department, Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team and Grant County Emergency Management were all called out to look for the juvenile. Two search and rescue dogs were used to track the boy  through the woods.

  • Kentucky Frontiers Friends of NRA to hold dinner, auction Oct. 21

    The Northern Kentucky Friends of the National Rifle Association will host a dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown. Tickets will cost $35 each or two for $60. Special table packages are available. For more information, call Eric at 859-814-7616.

  • GC Boys Basketball to host inaugural Braves Alumni Shootout
  • Former sheriff’s belongings come home to Grant County

    A former Grant County sheriff’s belongings were returned home for an exhibit at Grant County Public Library. The small exhibit will be on display until Oct. 24.
    Sheriff J. H. Leary served and protected Grant County from 1910 to 1913 as the 43rd sheriff of the county. Now, residents can see some equipment and historical items dating back to Grant County’s younger days.

  • Crittenden to create code enforcement board, city website

    Crittenden City Council heard a first reading for the creation of a code enforcement board during its Oct. 3 meeting. A second reading will be Oct. 31 along with a vote to create the board.
    The board will consist of three appointed members who are not already elected officials or paid city employees, according to the ordinance.
    The board will have the power to fine and impose orders for residents who violate any of the regulations, such as unkept yards or rowdy animals.

  • Dog stuck in vent rescued by DRFD

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department had an unusual call Oct. 10 as a dog got his paw lodged in a vent and had been stuck for three hours before being freed.

    Jasper, an Afghan Hound, got a paw stuck in a brass air vent in the kitchen of Fran and Tim Slone’s Grantland Drive home. For three hours, the Slone’s struggled to free Jasper.
    “When Jasper would try to get up, he would howl the whole entire time in pain,” Fran Slone said.
    Firefighter Todd Anderson was able to use a bolt cutter to free Jasper.

  • Glow in the dark in the Park set for Oct. 22

    For the second year in a row, Grant County Parks and Recreation will kick-off Halloween festivities with Glow in the Dark at the Park.
    The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 in the cattle barn at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Pumpkins and glow-in-the-dark paint will be provided for participants, along with refreshments.
    Last year, the glow-in-the-dark event had more than 150 painters decorating pumpkins.