Local News

  • Grant County Chamber welcomes new businesses
  • Health department offers free diabetes class to be held May 20

    If you want to learn how to better control your diabetes, you can get practical tips at a free class on Saturday, May 20. Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Health Department are offering the comprehensive education from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Grant County Cooperative Extension, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    Registration is required. Lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided.

  • Southern Scions Special Olympics Benefit Ride
  • County health centers change scheduling system

    Starting this month, the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s county health centers are adjusting their hours to provide more flexible appointment times to clients. The changes include:
    • Appointments as early as 7:45 a.m. Monday-Friday mornings
    • Appointments during the lunch hour, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., when centers had previously been closed
    • Early closure from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on two Fridays per month at all health centers, a time when demand for appointments is lower

  • Grant County sees boost in tourism dollars

    Grant County experienced an economic boom in tourism between 2015 and 2016, along with the rest of Kentucky. The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016. The more than five percent increase from $13.7 billion in 2015 was the strongest economic impact growth rate since 2005, according to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Department of Tourism.

  • Brownfield views her works as a privilege, not a job

    Vicki Brownfield was trying to make sense of her recent retirement when she got a call from her former employer, Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School. One of their instructors had to be placed on maternity leave, and they needed a long-term substitute to cover for her. Brownfield did not even hesitate.

  • DR still looking at water rate increase

    The Dry Ridge City Council will go back to the drawing board a third time as they discuss increasing water rates to offset dwindling reserves and increased expenses in utilities.
    The council has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. May 18 after rethinking a second proposed rate that underwent a first reading during the May 15 meeting.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.

  • 911 Board to recommend unit fee

    The E-911 Board agreed during a meeting May 11 to recommend a $36 annual countywide unit service fee for the Grant County Fiscal Court to pass to collect revenue. The recommendation comes after researching details about a potential monthly water bill charge.

  • Meet the 2017 Biggest Winner: Karen Schreyer

    The day after Grant County’s Biggest Winner competition ended, Karen Schreyer fell down while running with friends and broke her clavicle.

    “Maybe I was talking too much and not watching where to step,” she said about the injury. “I’ll start running again in July.”

    However, the 61-year-old’s fortunes were reversed at the Derby Day festival when Schreyer was announced as the overall Biggest Winner.