Local News

  • Vehicles fished out of local lakes

    The Grant County Emergency Management and Grant County Water Rescue Team went fishing for vehicles submerged in local lakes three times in five days.

    The most urgent came at 9:22 p.m. Oct. 14 when a call came into the dispatch center about a Dodge Caravan that went into Williamstown Lake.


    Christian Ford, a fifth grader at Mason-Corinth Elementary School, is a rough-and-tumble 10-year-old, who has played football since he was in kindergarten, but now he faces a long battle against lymphoma.

    “He loves being outside,” said his older sister, Courtney Ford. “He’s definitely a boy—all boy. He was diagnosed at the end of September with stage four lymphoma. It’s Burkitt Lymphoma.”

  • Child Support Office ranked 7th in state

    The Grant County Child Support office is typically ranked in the mid-40s to high 50s out of 120 county offices in Kentucky, according to Julie Scott Jernigan, assistant Grant County attorney.
    However, as of Oct. 1, the local office is ranked seventh in the state, due mainly to a dramatic increase in collections made for the families and children served by the office.
    For the last two years, the Grant County Child Support office has met its state collections goals for the first time in the history of the office, said Jernigan..   

  • Explore the Mud Run


    The annual Explore the Mud Rin took place Oct. 8 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown. Photos by Mark Verbeck

  • FFLAG concludes trail proposal public input phase

    The self-perception of its citizens is the number one obstacle in achieving a Grant County Gateway trail that will eventually stretch from Crittenden to the Corinth area.
    That was the conclusion of a study given on Oct. 6 at Williamstown High School in the final Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) meeting to garner public support and input about the interest, feasibility and design of a multi-use trail system, now termed a greenway.

  • Grant superintendent to retire Dec. 31

  • Family-friendly Halloween events coming soon

  • Grant, Williamstown named Proficient districts

  • Saint-Blancard returns as KSP Post 6 commander

    Cpt. Richard Saint-Blancard is the new commander of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge, and he is right where he wants to be, doing what he loves, serving the public.

    Saint-Blancard, a 10-year veteran of the KSP, began his law enforcement career at Post 6. He transferred to Frankfort first as a trooper and commander over recruitment, then was promoted to sergeant and commander over public affairs.

  • Jailer, court debate policies, procedures

    A policies and procedures manual for the Grant County Detention Center was finally approved Oct. 3 by the fiscal court.
    The approval, which came 22 months after Jailer Chris Hankins took office, did not come without controversy.
    There was debate about whether or not the inmate handbook would be included or not in the policies and procedures, and if any future changes are made to that handbook, would the fiscal court need to approve those changes.