Local News

  • Grant County bus driver has 45 years behind the wheel

    Ronnie Atha got ready for his 45th first day of school last week as Grant County Schools headed back to class.
    As a way to supplement his farming income, the 67-year-old Dry Ridge resident began driving a school bus in 1972.

  • Barnes Road crossing may remain open

    It appears that Barnes Road railroad crossing in Williamstown will remain open, at least for now.
    In June, the Williamstown City Council discussed a recommendation sent by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 to close the crossing.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the transportation cabinet believes the crossing is too dangerous and sent a letter to the council addressing the issue.

  • Eimer resigns as NKU-Grant County director

    With mixed emotions, Correy Eimer announced his resignation Aug. 15 as director of the Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center.
    Eimer took over the reigns at NKU-Grant County in August 2014.
    His last day before leaving to become the Kentucky Career Centers operator with Brighton Center will be Sept. 9.
    Elmer said he will miss the personal relationships he has created the most.

  • Crittenden man wrecks semi after alleged heroin use

    A 28-year-old Crittenden man wrecked his semi tractor-trailer Aug. 18 in Green Township, Ohio after he ingested heroin and lost consciousness, according to police.

    Scotty R. Kinmon was operating a 2000 Freightliner semi-tractor and trailer westbound on Interstate 74 when the semi slowed to a stop and began rolling backward.
    The semi then jackknifed and struck a guardrail blocking all westbound lanes of Interstate 74, according to law enforcement.

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun

    Eyes were to the sky Aug. 21 with the arrival of the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years.
    Of course, those eyes were covered with NASA-approved glasses to safely view the historic event.
    With Hopkinsville, Kentucky deemed the “point of greatest eclipse,” and the totality of the eclipse set for around school dismissal, many districts across the state canceled classes.

  • 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.