Local News

  • Missing child located in Crittenden

    A 10-year-old boy went missing Oct. 11 for a few hours in Crittenden, according to Grant County Chief Deputy Brian Maines.
    The juvenile ran into the woods after a fight with his brother. His grandparents called 911 around 5:37 p.m., saying they couldn’t find him and the boy had been missing for an hour, Maines said.
    Maines said Crittenden Fire Department, Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team and Grant County Emergency Management were all called out to look for the juvenile. Two search and rescue dogs were used to track the boy  through the woods.

  • Kentucky Frontiers Friends of NRA to hold dinner, auction Oct. 21

    The Northern Kentucky Friends of the National Rifle Association will host a dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown. Tickets will cost $35 each or two for $60. Special table packages are available. For more information, call Eric at 859-814-7616.

  • GC Boys Basketball to host inaugural Braves Alumni Shootout
  • Former sheriff’s belongings come home to Grant County

    A former Grant County sheriff’s belongings were returned home for an exhibit at Grant County Public Library. The small exhibit will be on display until Oct. 24.
    Sheriff J. H. Leary served and protected Grant County from 1910 to 1913 as the 43rd sheriff of the county. Now, residents can see some equipment and historical items dating back to Grant County’s younger days.

  • Crittenden to create code enforcement board, city website

    Crittenden City Council heard a first reading for the creation of a code enforcement board during its Oct. 3 meeting. A second reading will be Oct. 31 along with a vote to create the board.
    The board will consist of three appointed members who are not already elected officials or paid city employees, according to the ordinance.
    The board will have the power to fine and impose orders for residents who violate any of the regulations, such as unkept yards or rowdy animals.

  • Dog stuck in vent rescued by DRFD

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department had an unusual call Oct. 10 as a dog got his paw lodged in a vent and had been stuck for three hours before being freed.

    Jasper, an Afghan Hound, got a paw stuck in a brass air vent in the kitchen of Fran and Tim Slone’s Grantland Drive home. For three hours, the Slone’s struggled to free Jasper.
    “When Jasper would try to get up, he would howl the whole entire time in pain,” Fran Slone said.
    Firefighter Todd Anderson was able to use a bolt cutter to free Jasper.

  • Glow in the dark in the Park set for Oct. 22

    For the second year in a row, Grant County Parks and Recreation will kick-off Halloween festivities with Glow in the Dark at the Park.
    The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 in the cattle barn at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Pumpkins and glow-in-the-dark paint will be provided for participants, along with refreshments.
    Last year, the glow-in-the-dark event had more than 150 painters decorating pumpkins.

  • Kentucky pension crisis: State retirees now outnumber active state workers

    It’s impossible to know exactly who, where or when, but one day in 2016, a Kentucky state employee packed up her desk, said goodbye to her colleagues and retired.
    Once she hit the exit, the number of retirees drawing a pension from the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (Non-Hazardous), the struggling $2.6 billion fund that serves most of state government, officially topped the number of active workers paying into it.
    The 60-year-old fund has been mathematically upside down from that day forward.

  • Man arrested, suspected of stealing nine trailers

    A Fort Wright man was arrested for allegedly stealing a trailer in Grant County, but police suspect it’s not the only one.
    Jon Tyson Carter, 29, was charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of marijuana and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia on Sept. 28.
    Williamstown Police Sgt. Steve Cornman said he and Officer Chris Collins snuffed out Carter after the victim told police his trailer had been listed for sale on Craigslist.

  • Dry Ridge water main break affects 16 roads

    A mid-morning water main break at the corner of Taft Highway and Warsaw Road left many residents under a boil advisory Oct. 9.
    City Clerk Amy Kenner said the boil warning was just a precaution since service was disrupted for all homes on the west side of I-75 in Dry Ridge.
    Kenner said public works was able to fix the issue in a few hours after the break happened around 11:30 a.m.
    Kenner said the city doesn’t know how many gallons of water escaped or how many residents were affected.
    The following streets were impacted: