Today's News

  • Food permits for public events help protect public health

     For many Northern Kentucky families, eating at fairs and festivals is a tradition.
    For many individuals and companies in Northern Kentucky, providing food to those events is a business—and one that definitely booms particularly in the warm weather months.
    Between the two, the public and the operators, the Northern Kentucky Health Department has an important role: Ensuring that the food served at such events is done in a way that prevents the occurrence of food-borne illnesses.

  • Spring has sprung; time to mow your lawn

    The smell of fresh cut grass wafting through the neighborhood is one of the surest signs of spring. You should already be thinking about lawn care since it’s time to clip the grass for the first time. Your most important annual lawn duties begin with that first mowing.
    The first mowing makes the lawn look spring-like and attractive and can improve the aesthetics and value of your property.


    Name: Braydon Dungan
    City of residence: Williamstown
    Parents: Tim and Diane Dungan
    Future Plans: After college, become a physician’s assistant.
     What was your reaction to being named a governor scholar? As my family and I stood in the driveway and opened my letter, I was extremely nervous to see if I was accepted or not. When I finally found out that I was accepted, my family and I were grateful and excited that I was accepted into such a prestigious program.


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Ashley Wainscott, 27, of Dry Ridge, for probation violation, at noon April 21 on S. Main Street. Wainscott was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited William Luke O’Nan, 21, of Dry Ridge, with speeding, failure to produce insurance card and no registration plates, at 4:49 p.m. April 23 on S. Main Street.


    • March 1
    Scott Crisler, 890 Jacob Drive, deck, 480 square feet, estimated cost $1,800; permit fee $53.50.
    • March 3
    Tom Smith, 122 Charles Givin, car port, 560 square feet, estimated cost $2,200; permit fee $65.70.
    • March 7
    Thomas Brag, 8200 Taft Highway, porch and roof, 600 square feet, estimated cost $13,000; permit fee $162.28.
    • March 13
    Jonathan Aquazel, 4775 Elliston-Mt. Zion Road, doublewide, 1,568 square feet, estimated cost $30,000; permit fee $114.55.
    • March 17

  • Pruning spring flowering shrubs

    June 1 is the official cut off that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer.  Does it matter that you know?  Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.


    Michaela Kennedy of Williamstown is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for March and is a senior at WHS. She is the daughter of Tim Kennedy.
    Extra-curricular activities: Varsity Basketball, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club
    Community involvement: As a member of NHS and Key Club we completed many community service projects.  I have coached fifth grade girls basketball intramural team

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  • Brave Tomahawks join NKYFL

    The Grant County Brave Tomahawks became members of the Northern Kentucky Football League, joining 15 teams from Boone, Kenton and Campbell County.
    The league will be celebrating its 55th season as the Brave Tomahawks begins its inaugural campaign in 2017. Among notable NKYFL alumni, University of Kentucky standout, Jared Lorenzen, former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Doug Pelfrey, and league president Gayle Warner.