Local News

  • 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.

  • A Wall to Remember

    Aged warriors, snapped to attention, some with a sharp salute, while others stood with hand over heart, as the Young Marines of Northern Kentucky posted the American flag and the Williamstown High School choir sung the National Anthem in soft harmony.

    The opening ceremonies of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) took place on Sept. 29 at the Williamstown City Complex.
    After brief opening remarks by Mayor Rick Skinner, the crowd, many of whom were wearing caps bearing “Vietnam Veteran,” was welcomed by Judge Executive Steve Wood.

  • Police investigate school threats

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is not clowning around while investigating threats made over social media against local schools.

    Grant County Schools notified parents and staff on Oct. 2 via the district’s one-call system about a post on Facebook that mentions shooting someone at Grant County Middle School.
    The post came from a person with the profile name “Bozo Daklown” and used a profile photo of a clown.

  • Community visits Vietnam Traveling Wall
  • Congressional Medal of Honor recipient speaks at closing ceremonies

    As official ceremonies surrounding the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) in Williamstown came to a close on Oct. 2, 86-year-old Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles stood straight in his uniform, as he walked up on stage.

  • Grant County Marching Band places first in Class AAAA

    Competition:  Dixie Heights “Festival at the Heights” at Dixie Heights in Fort Mitchell on Oct. 1.

    Ranking/Awards:  First place, Class AAAA.  Fifth Place Overall
    Participating Bands:  Lloyd Memorial, Rowan County, Powell Co., West Jessamine, Beechwood HS, Grant Co., Campbell Co., Paul Laurence Dunbar, George Rogers Clark
    Score:  69
    How do I feel:  The kids are getting better every week and they were able to give their two best performances to date.  

  • Sherman Elementary celebrates World School Milk Day

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne charged Julianne Wiese, 62, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18 on Taft Highway.
    Officer David Osborne cited Jennifer L. Smith, 41, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 4:52 p.m. Sept. 20 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.