Local News

  • Get Fit For Britt set for July 18

    Susie Butler knows what it’s like to lose a  child to the stranglehold of heroin addiction.
    The Williamstown mom hopes no other parent has to go through the pain.
    Her daughter, Brittany Butler, died of an overdose last year, shortly before her 22nd birthday.

  • Parks director to step down

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department soon will again be in search for a new director.
    It will be the county’s second new parks director this year.
    Ben Oldiges, who became parks director in March, will be leaving the department July 24 to seek an opportunity at a larger recreation program.
    Oldiges of Boone County, was hired by the Grant County Fiscal Court to replace Tabatha Clemons.

     The role became vacant after Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.

  • Fun on the Fourth
  • Drysdale to represent Grant on CVG board

    Grant County now has a seat on the board that oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG.)

    Mike Drysdale, president of the Walton-based trucking company Drysdale Direct Express, will serve as Grant County’s voice on the board.

    The 57-year-old’s term expires June 30, 2019.

  • Kenner hired as Dry Ridge city clerk

    The City of Dry Ridge soon will have a new clerk and treasurer with the retirement of long-time employee Cindy Harris.

    Amy Kenner, who moved to Dry Ridge three years ago after living in Corinth, was chosen by the city council to succeed Harris during its June 15 meeting.

  • Honor flight

    It’s been 62 years since Edward Souder returned from Korean soil, but it’s a place he thinks of often, at least once or twice a day.
    Souder, of Corinth, saw a dream come true when he recently participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. where he and other veterans received the red carpet treatment.

    Tears slid from the corners of Souder’s weathered eyes as he recalled the fanfare that surrounded his big day.

    “It’s indescribable,” he said.

  • DR adds 2 police officers

    The Dry Ridge Police Department tripled in size July 1 as two new officers were sworn in to protect and serve the city.
    David Osborne and K.J. Little, both Dry Ridge residents, are now part of the force after being hired to expand the department in an effort to fight drug use and other crimes.

    “We’re looking forward to being able to curb some of these problems that people are complaining about,” said Mayor Jim Wells.

    Chief Rick Kells previously was the sole police officer for the city.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Candace Lynn Brewer, 56, of Corinth, with theft by unlawful taking under $500, at 3:50 p.m. June 26 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Officer K.J. Little cited Robert F. Richter, 46, of Dry Ridge, with improper display of registration plates, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, at 1:49 p.m. July 1 on KY 22.

  • Educators leave mark

    Sandra Collins Franks
    What schools did you teach in: I have been an elementary education teacher for 15 years and media specialists for 10 years. Before that I was a bus driver, school bus driver trainer and Kindergarten aide for Grant County Schools.

    Educational background:  I graduated from Grant County High School and attended Northern Kentucky University for my bachelors in elementary education/language arts endorsement and masters, my media specialist rank I from UK and Northern and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.


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