Local News

  • Study analyzes local police agencies

    Issues with effective communication and lack of policy manuals were among the concerns identified in a comprehensive academic study on Grant County’s law enforcement agencies.
    The report was performed last year by the Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville, at the request of Judge-Executive Steve Wood. Local government leaders were interested in an independent observer detailing the county’s law enforcement adequacy.

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  • Corinth resident publishes plays by KY prisoners

    Grant County Adult Education has found a new home.
    The program just moved into its new space at 118 South Main Street, unit 6, in Dry Ridge, located behind Gold Star Chili and next to the WNKR radio station.

  • Wynn named administrator of emergency room services in Georgia

    Dr. Brett Noble Wynn, a 1991 graduate of Grant County High School, has been named administrator of emergency room services at Higgins Hospital in Bremen, Georgia. Wynn is an emergency room physician with the Carrollton Emergency Physicians located in Carrollton, Georgia.

    Higgins Hospital is one of three hospitals in West Georgia, which this group of emergency room physicians serves.
    Wynn is a graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky Medical School. Wynn is married to Suzanne Sexton and has two daughters.

  • Livingood excited for new interim role

    Carroll County Schools interim superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., took over the district’s leadership position July 12. He has a one-year contract with the district as the board of education begins the search for a new superintendent.
    Livingood retired in December 2016 after serving as superintendent of Grant County Schools for more than five years.

  • Grammy award-winning singer Steven Curtis Chapman to perform at Ark Encounter Aug. 5

    Fans of Grammy award-winning singer, Steven Curtis Chapman can hear him in Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    Chapman will be the first public Ark Encounter performer since the park’s grand opening last year. Over the course of his three-decade career, he has won five Grammys, 58 Dove awards, and one American Music Award. Chapman has sold nearly 11 million albums and has had numerous No. 1 radio hits, including “Live Out Loud”, “Love Take Me Over” and “Speechless.”

  • Summer Splash
  • Will. City Council discusses new soccer complex

    The Williamstown City Council discussed potentially leasing a parcel of land near the new Williamstown water treatment plant to Hans Philippo to begin building a new soccer complex during their July 18 meeting.
    Philippo, co-owner of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions Soccer Club, said he was ready to begin the project as soon as the city had the land prepared.

  • Overdoses more than double at St. Elizabeth hospitals for first half of the year

    Overdose cases have deluged St. Elizabeth emergency departments this year, escalating to more than double the number the six hospitals had seen by this time last year.
    The hospital system released the second quarter heroin-overdose reversal numbers on Thursday. Emergency staff at the six St. Elizabeth hospitals around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky turned around 1,238 overdoses so far this year. During the first half of 2016, the total was 554.