Local News

  • DOJ report: Medical, mental health provisions subpar at jail

    The Department of Justice toured the jail for two days in July to report the county’s efforts have fallen short of compliance with federal standards. 

    The report details significant safety threats for inmates because of a lack of medical and mental health provisions that should have been fixed after 2016’s inspection. 

  • Corinth mayor to step down after moving out of city

    As candidates begin filing for the 2018 election, the City of Corinth will be looking for a mayor a little sooner.

    Long-time Mayor Billy Hill will be stepping down during the city commission’s December meeting after recently moving to Williamstown for health reasons.

    Hill had placed his Corinth home on the market and it quickly sold.

  • Benefit for Pollitt family draws more than 1,000

    Between 1,200 and 1,500 people showed up to support the Pollitt family at a benefit organized by the Independence Fire Department Nov. 18 at St. Barbara’s Church in Erlanger.

    Although they’re still counting, Independence Firefighters Union President Clint Green estimates that the event brought in about $30,000 to $35,000 in donations. Green said they’ll have the final donated amount after counting and paying a few more bills for the event.

  • Fire destroys Meadowview Apartments, leaves 24 without shelter

    A fire destroyed four homes at Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge Nov. 16 leaving 24 people without their belongings or a place to call home. 

    No one was injured. 

    Delayed reporting of the fire contributed to the overall damage, along with an undivided attic and doors being left open, according to the fire report. 

  • Linder ‘welcomes’ harassment investigation

    Rep. Brian Linder, R- Dry Ridge said Nov. 20 that he “whole heartedly welcomes any and all investigations” into his involvement with a confidential harassment settlement with a female legislative staffer last month. 

  • Dry Ridge sets Dec. 7 deadline for EMS decision

    The City of Dry Ridge has given Grant County Fiscal Court and the cities of Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth a Dec. 7 deadline to respond to an EMS cost-sharing plan.

    If they decide against the proposal, the city plans to cease all EMS services outside of Dry Ridge city limits beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Elliston-Stanley to hold Celebration of Remembrance

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    As providers of funeral services in the community since 1881, the staff of the Stanley Funeral Homes and McDaniel Funeral Homes is aware the holidays are often a difficult time for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

  • James Butch Barlow named 2017 Williamstown Veteran of the Year


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    James Butch Barlow, who was born on March 29, 1947 to the late Eddie and Helen Barlow, was recognized by the City of Williamstown as the 2017 Veteran of the Year on Nov. 10 at a ceremony at Williamstown High School.  

  • Inmate population up, but issues continue at jail

    Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins said the increasing inmate population has brought in the potential for more revenue, but computer, technology, staffing and supply issues hinders the jail from keeping the inmates or deputies safe. 

  • Crittenden Council suggests taxing district to solve EMS funding

    Crittenden City Council seemed unimpressed by Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells’ EMS cost-sharing plan during a Nov. 7 meeting. 

    Instead, Crittenden asked about alternatives to the plan, including the creation of taxing districts as a way to pay for an ever-increasing EMS service budget Dry Ridge has funded for the last 17 years.