Local News

  • 911 fee discussed at town hall meeting

    The first reading of the ordinance for a countywide unit service fee to fund the 911-dispatch service was removed from the May 1 fiscal court agenda after the E-911 Board began considering a lower rate than previously discussed.

  • Grant County school bus involved in minor accident

    A Grant County school bus was involved in a minor accident May 2 that did not injure any students.
    Bus number 163 was at a stop sign around 7:30 a.m. on Sherman-Mt. Zion Road when a pickup truck rear ended the bus.
    There was no damage to the bus and no students were harmed, according to Nancy Howe, public information officer for Grant County Schools.
    Students on board the bus were from Sherman Elementary, Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School.

  • NKCAC to provide garden plants to public

    Each year, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission provides garden plants to families who want to start and tend a garden. Gardening has many positive benefits. It provides healthy food for your family, while promoting exercise. It reduces food bills during the summer months, while providing a family-friendly activity the whole family can enjoy.

  • Fiscal court approves jail healthcare provider after revote

    The Grant County Fiscal Court avoided the potential loss of state inmates from the detention center by approving a contract with a new healthcare provider after a revote during their regularly scheduled meeting on May 1.
    The court reached an agreement with Quality Correctional Health Care after their current providers, Southern Health Partners, had previously informed them that they would cease their arrangement on May 8.

  • Official 2016 highway fatality count released

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 27, 2017) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year, according to numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP). 
    There were 834 fatalities in 2016, 73 more than 2015.

  • Kentucky Backyard Beekeepers

    Just imagine being a 10-year-old child doing one of your favorite things, bounding across green, fragrant pastures, rambling through the boughs and branches of the woods and splashing your way across a babbling brook.

  • Car crashes through Advance Auto in Dry Ridge

    A Ford Taurus crashed through the front entrance of the Advance Auto Parts on Brentwood Drive in Dry Ridge at about 10:45 a.m. April 25. According to retail manager Cody Shell, the driver, later identified as Leonard Owens, said he came to the store in need of new brakes.

    Shell was outside tending to a check engine light when he noticed the car slowly approaching the store. He was checking his data sheet when he heard a loud sound.

  • 911 Board to hold public meeting to discuss funding

    A town hall meeting to dicuss 911 funding options is still set for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, despite confusion  whether the meeting had been cancelled.

    Judge-Executive Steve Wood said April 25 that the meeting to discuss potentially implementing a countywide unit service fee as a funding mechanism for the 911-dispatch service had been cancelled.

    Wood said he spoke with the other board members, which includes mayors from the major cities in Grant County, and the majority consensus was to call the meeting off.

  • Tensions rise at jail budget meeting

    Discussions at a jail budget meeting on April 24 turned sour when members of the Grant County Fiscal Court and officials from the detention center sparred over the necessary number of jail staff and the use of labor from Class D inmates.

    Jailer Chris Hankins and Major Jason Hankins presented their case for the fiscal court to approve provisions for additional employees at the jail, pointing to a staffing analysis from Rodney Ballard of the Kentucky Department of Corrections that recommended 48 active employees.

  • Second fire hits Turner Road in a month

    For the second time in one month, a mobile home fire broke out near the 3000 block of Turner Road on the outskirts of Williamstown. Firefighters responded to the call at about 5:30 p.m. April 19, and were able to knock down the fire in the bedroom, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.