Local News

  • Rockin’ the Ridge to return, despite revenue shortfall

    The inaugural Rockin’ the Ridge at Piddle Park may not have been a financial success, but Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells said he was happy with how the event turned out.
    “In general, I was very pleased,” he said. “It seemed like everybody was having fun. There were a lot of good comments that it reminded people of the Court Days of years’ past. That’s what our intentions were. The consensus was that it was a success. There weren’t any major failures.”

  • Students set to head back to school

    Summer is coming to a close for students with another school year just around the corner.

    Williamstown Independent will kick off the 2016-17 school year next week on Thursday, Aug. 11.

    In the unlikely event there are no missed days because of inclement weather, Williamstown’s last day of school will be May 18.
    Grant County Schools once again will have a staggered start for students.

    The first day for sixth and ninth graders will be on Monday, Aug. 15 while the rest of students, except preschoolers, will begin classes Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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  • Marlene’s Flowers, end of era

    When Marlene’s Flowers closed the doors on May 10, it marked the end of an era for a longtime Williamstown landmark.

    After nearly four decades of serving generations of Grant County customers, Marlene McComas called it quits.

    “Look at these—these are working hands—I’ve always had big muscular hands,” McComas said, spreading out her fingers and looking down at her hands. “Because I worked on the farm, and I did sewing and I did craft things, even before I got into this business.”

  • Northern Kentucky biting Zika Virus back

    Two Zika virus cases have recently been confirmed in Northern Kentucky, one in Boone County and one in Kenton. However, both of the cases were results of the person traveling outside of the United States in South America or the Central America area, when contracting the virus, according to Steve Divine of the Northern Kentucky Health Department.


    (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 Wyatt Gayer charged Jeremy L. Royalty, 32, of Dry Ridge, with possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (drug unspecified), at 8:20 p.m. July 17 on Main Street.
    Officer David Osborne cited Tanya R. Hisle, 52, of Dry Ridge, with no registration receipt and no registration plates, at 7:10 p.m. July 19 on Taft Highway.

  • DRE receives grant for Born Learning

    A local school was one of 63 schools included in an announcement by Toyota to expand sponsorship for United Way Born Learning Academies.
    Dry Ridge Elementary was named as a United Way Born Learning Academy funded by Toyota.
    DRE Family Resource Director Marianne Smith will oversee the kindergarten readiness program.

  • Coffee shop to open Aug. 1 at Iron Crow

    By Jamilyn Hall

    KPA Intern

  • Williamstown Band Camp