Local News

  • Mead faces additional charges after more dogs seized

    Joan Mead, the 85-year-old woman who was charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty after police and animal control officers seized nearly a dozen animals from her Grant County property is in trouble again in Kenton County.

    Kenton County Animal Control officers removed 11 Pomeranians from a home owned by Mead in Latonia after executing a search warrant of her property on Sept. 20.
    The animals were in poor health and infested with fleas.


    Grant County senior citizens were treated to a free lunch, goodie bags filled with items from local businesses, as well as entertainment and door prizes during the 2013 Senior Bash held Sept. 19 at Grant County Park. Despite a downpour earlier in the day, more than 600 seniors attended the annual event.

  • Former band directors indicted

    The former band director at Grant County High School and his wife, the former band director at Grant County Middle School, have both been indicted by a Grant County grand jury on Sept. 18.
    Kenneth David Owens, 34, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse and tampering with a witness.
    JoAnn Owens, 32, was indicted for two counts of tampering with a witness.
    Both charges are Class D felonies.
    David Owens is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student at GCHS. The contact occurred in 2011 when the girl was 16 years old.

  • Marigold Day 2013
  • Precision Dental provides optimal patient care


    Name: Precision Dental

    Address – 139 S. Main St. in Dry Ridge and 30 North Main St. in Walton
    859-824-7133 or 485-4131

    Website: www.precisiondentalky.com  

    Owner – William ‘Ken’ Rich, Jonathan W. Rich and Adam K. Rich

    Manager – Elizabeth Lawrence

    Service provided – Dentistry for the entire family. Invisilign, oral surgery, root canals, implants, cleanings, restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials and much more.

  • Career Advancement Center ready for students


    Grant County Adult Education:

    • Now has two 24-desk classrooms for GED students, as well as a computer testing lab and offices.

    • Open: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    • For more information, call 859-823-1341 or go to www.grantged.com.
    Brighton Center/One Stop Northern Kentucky:

    • Provides integrated employment, training and support services.

  • Library hosts inaugural health fair Sept. 28

    Books won’t be the only way the Grant County Public Library can provide information about staying healthy.
    The library will host many services and vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 for the inaugural Grant County Health Fair.
    The event originated after St. Elizabeth Health Care approached the library in the spring about organizing and hosting a health fair.

  • Fall perennials anchor color in the garden

    There are some perennials that I can’t live without because of their fabulous late summer and fall performance.  Plant them in your garden now because you will overlook them at garden centers come spring. My mixed perennial beds look the best this time of the year (barring any unpleasant summer drought).  The black-eyed Susan’s, Russian sage and various species of Aster, Salvia and Nepeta are prolific but they are only mediocre anchor plants compared to some of the other species that come on this time of the year.


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