Local News

  • Fiscal court reverses decision to close jail

    The Grant County Detention Center will be keeping its doors open afterall.
    After hearing a presentation of three scenarios to consider for the future of the Grant County Detention Center on Sept. 26, the Grant County Fiscal Court voted to rescind Resolution 16-10, which would have closed the jail.

  • ‘Seussical the Musical, Jr.’ opens Oct. 7 - 9

    A 45-member cast primarily comprised of Grant County and Williamstown students will hit the stage Oct. 7-9 for “Seussical the Musical, Jr.”

    The production is part of Stage Right Musical Theatre Company’s Rising Stars, an arts education initiative.

  • DRE fifth graders make Monster Dolls
  • Rhoton chosen as AARP Grandparent of the Year

    Everyone thinks their papaw is the best but I’m going to tell you why I think mine is the best and why I think he should be the AARP Grandparent of the Year.

    My papaw is David Rhoton.  He is a veteran of the Vietnam Era, a Christian and just a great friend to everyone.

  • Northern Kentucky county health centers to distribute overdose reversal kits

    As part of on-going efforts to reduce the harm of heroin use, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is now offering free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers.

    The overdose reversal kits will be available at the following days, times and locations.

    Those interested are encouraged to call the health center to schedule an appointment and avoid a wait, but walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Flu season starting early

    The flu season may be starting a little early this year in Kentucky.
    ​The Kentucky Department for Public Health has already received reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, indicating the presence of flu circulating in Kentucky. There have been 10 cases reported statewide.

    “Our normal flu monitoring doesn’t begin until Oct. 1,” said Emily Gresham Wherle, public information administrator, Northern Kentucky Health Department.

  • Grant County EMA named ‘Most Improved Program’ in state

    The Grant County Emergency Management Agency was recently recognized as the “Most Improved Program” in the state.

    The award was presented to Grant County EMA director Les Whalen, who also serves as Williamstown Fire chief, Sept. 8 during the Kentucky Emergency Management Association annual awards in Louisville.

  • Enrollment slightly dips at schools

    Enrollment at Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts has dipped slightly from last year.
    However, the decrease in student population is not great enough to cause much concern in school officials.

  • Fiscal court to discuss jail options

    The Grant County Fiscal Court will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 that could decide the future of the detention center.
    Judge-Executive Steve Wood and Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich plan to present three potential scenarios to magistrates on how to move forward with closing the jail or keeping the facility open.

    The cost analysis of each proposal also is expected to be presented to give the fiscal court necessary data to make a final decision.