Local News

  • Local community enjoys 2017 eclipse
  • Corinth man faces charges after police pursuit

    Scott R. Goble of Corinth is facing numerous charges following a high-speed chase that led police through two counties on Aug. 10.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Daniel was dispatched to Joe’s Place on KY 36 just a few miles west of Cynthiana at Poindexter around 2:30 p.m.
    The initial call was for a stolen vehicle.
    While Daniel was taking a statement from the victim, the stolen truck peeled out and headed toward Junction Pike where the driver turned and then pulled onto Lafferty Pike toward Colemansville and back to KY 36.

  • Ritzi named new Animal Shelter director

    Kathleen Ritzi has always been an animal lover.
    That love and passion for animals has led her to be named the new director of the Grant County Animal Shelter.
    Ritzi replaces Marsha Chaney, who took over shelter duties in August 2010 and led the facility to be named the Animal Shelter of the Year during the 2016 Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association’s annual training conference in Louisville.  

  • Hotel development underway in Dry Ridge

    Site work is well underway for three hotels and three restaurants in Dry Ridge.
    The land being developed is located on Ferguson Boulevard behind Wal-Mart.
    The developer, Om Laxmi Narayan, LLC, plans to initially construct a three-story, 79-suite Comfort Suites hotel that could open in late summer 2018.

  • Kidnapping suspect captured in Grant Co.

    A 25-year-old Florence man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Erlanger was found and arrested in Dry Ridge on Aug. 10.

    Brandon Foley allegedly held his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend against her will and assaulted her for several hours on Lori Drive in Erlanger.

  • Stage Right hosts educational workshop

    Stage Right will host an educational workshop from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 29 at the Grant County High School auditorium. The workshop is open to the first 50 students who register.
    The performances are Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 in the GCHS Auditorium.
    The show is “Once Upon a Mattress”, which is the story of the princess and the pea.  The program offers a chance to work with professional instructors who are working in theatre and the opportunity to learn not just acting but about all aspects of the theatre.  

  • Fall poultry event coming to Williamstown Tractor Supply

    With interest in keeping backyard chickens continuing to grow, some Kentucky families are looking to start or add to their flock this fall. And though many people associate spring, as being the ideal time to jump into poultry, backyard chicken experts with Tractor Supply Company say there are benefits to starting in the fall.

  • Charlottesville suspect beliefs were ‘along the party lines of the neo-Nazi movement,’ ex-teacher says

    Former Randall K. Cooper High School history teacher Derek Weimer, 45, of Florence told The Enquirer in an interview that he was probably the closest to James Alex Fields Jr. out of everyone on the faculty.
    “I’m sure if you would ask James he would say I was his favorite or one of his favorite teachers,” said Weimer, adding that he had Fields in three classes directly and had regular interaction with him after classes and during free time.

  • Norfolk Southern to begin resurfacing railroad crossings

    The Norfolk Southern Railroad Company will begin resurfacing several railroad crossings in Grant County and surrounding areas. Traffic will be detoured around the closure.
    The roads affected will be:
    • 11 privates from MP 56.25 – 43.53
    • Mason Cordova – Williamstown – MP 43.10
    • Private Road – MP 42.10
    • Lincoln Ridge Road - Williamstown – MP 41.95
    • 10 privates from MP 41.81 – 37.90
    • Barnes Road / KY 2359 – Williamstown MP 36.50

  • Gov. Bevin launches ‘Message of Hope’ campaign

    Gov. Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky in order to raise awareness for Kentucky’s opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” (DLTD) initiative.

    “Though this promotion is intended to be encouraging and fun, it seeks to raise awareness across the Commonwealth about a tragically serious epidemic,” said Amanda Stamper, director of communications. “Last year, 1,404 Kentuckians died as a result of an opioid overdose.