Local News

  • No movement yet on Corinth Post Office

    Corinth City commissioners Barbara New, Aimee Lingle, Jeanette Houk and Deana Caldwell met with Mayor William Hill May 8 for the regular commission meeting.
    City Clerk Tara Wright was unable to attend.  
    Items discussed included a post office update, a possible community garden, problems with the sewer system and the status of the Community Center.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball returned over $1,300 of unclaimed property to Grant County

    FRANKFORT, KY. (May 8, 2017) – Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball returned $1,367.61 worth of unclaimed property to Grant County during the first quarter of 2017. This initiative proactively searches for unclaimed property in three key areas: local government, schools and charities.
    “I am a big believer in property rights,” Ball said in a statement. “One of my favorite things to do in government is to return people’s property to them. It’s why the Unclaimed Property Division in my office is so important.”

  • Grant County Chamber welcomes new businesses
  • Health department offers free diabetes class to be held May 20

    If you want to learn how to better control your diabetes, you can get practical tips at a free class on Saturday, May 20. Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Health Department are offering the comprehensive education from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Grant County Cooperative Extension, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    Registration is required. Lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided.

  • Southern Scions Special Olympics Benefit Ride
  • County health centers change scheduling system

    Starting this month, the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s county health centers are adjusting their hours to provide more flexible appointment times to clients. The changes include:
    • Appointments as early as 7:45 a.m. Monday-Friday mornings
    • Appointments during the lunch hour, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., when centers had previously been closed
    • Early closure from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on two Fridays per month at all health centers, a time when demand for appointments is lower

  • Grant County sees boost in tourism dollars

    Grant County experienced an economic boom in tourism between 2015 and 2016, along with the rest of Kentucky. The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016. The more than five percent increase from $13.7 billion in 2015 was the strongest economic impact growth rate since 2005, according to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Department of Tourism.

  • Brownfield views her works as a privilege, not a job

    Vicki Brownfield was trying to make sense of her recent retirement when she got a call from her former employer, Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School. One of their instructors had to be placed on maternity leave, and they needed a long-term substitute to cover for her. Brownfield did not even hesitate.

  • DR still looking at water rate increase

    The Dry Ridge City Council will go back to the drawing board a third time as they discuss increasing water rates to offset dwindling reserves and increased expenses in utilities.
    The council has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. May 18 after rethinking a second proposed rate that underwent a first reading during the May 15 meeting.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.