Local News

  • 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.

  • Local event raises money for teen with muscular dystrophy

    When doctors informed Jenny Mitchell that her son Garrett was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 8, she was swarmed with mixed feelings of both despair and confusion.
    But none of those feelings could change the love she felt for her son, whose family and friends affectionately nicknamed “Bear” due to his warm and affectionate personality.

  • Interstate wreck closes I-75 northbound

    All three northbound lanes on Interstate 75 were closed near the Scott-Grant County line for about four hours on July 19 after a collision involving a semi-fuel tanker and a passenger vehicle.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones said the incident occurred at about 7:25 a.m. The driver of a 2004 Lincoln passenger car was transported by the Scott County ambulance service. The drivers were the only individuals involved in the collision.
    KSP handled the investigation, while the Scott and Grant County sheriff’s offices both assisted at the scene.

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  • Ark agrees to pay city safety fee

    The Ark Encounter has agreed to pay the 50-cent per ticket Williamstown safety assessment fee after a lengthy debate with the city council that has spanned weeks.

    Answers in Genesis Co-Founder Ken Ham offered a statement to the Grant County News, in which he explained that Ark Encounter officials never said they would not pay into the fee. He added that the Ark Encounter has been paying into the fee since the city began collecting from businesses on July 1, and offered to pay the city a capped amount of $350,000, later increasing the offer to $500,000.

  • Grant County Fair returns July 28 - Aug. 5

    It’s fair time once again.
    The annual Grant County Fair and Horse Show opens Friday, July 28 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The rides, however, do not open until 6 p.m. nightly Monday, July 31.
    Admission remains “Pay one price,” meaning $10 includes unlimited rides and all shows.

  • Braves Bash to provide free school supplies

    For years, local students have gone to Grant County Park in Crittenden at the end of the summer as vendors handed out free school supplies for the new year.
    However, the annual Back to School Blowout, along with Senior Bash, were eliminated this year due to county budget cuts.
    Knowing the importance of the event, the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers for Grant County Schools decided to organize Braves Bash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Grant County High School to make sure students still get the supplies they need for school.

  • Black remains in jail in role in DR man’s death

    One of two men sentenced in connected to the 2014 death of a Dry Ridge man was denied parole on July 20.
    Kevin Howard and Charles Black both pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of University of Cincinnati professor Randall Russ, who was killed in Fleming County in October 2014.
    In July 2016, Howard, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.
    Black, 53, pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit robbery and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.