Local News

  • Crittenden man wrecks semi after alleged heroin use

    A 28-year-old Crittenden man wrecked his semi tractor-trailer Aug. 18 in Green Township, Ohio after he ingested heroin and lost consciousness, according to police.

    Scotty R. Kinmon was operating a 2000 Freightliner semi-tractor and trailer westbound on Interstate 74 when the semi slowed to a stop and began rolling backward.
    The semi then jackknifed and struck a guardrail blocking all westbound lanes of Interstate 74, according to law enforcement.

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun

    Eyes were to the sky Aug. 21 with the arrival of the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years.
    Of course, those eyes were covered with NASA-approved glasses to safely view the historic event.
    With Hopkinsville, Kentucky deemed the “point of greatest eclipse,” and the totality of the eclipse set for around school dismissal, many districts across the state canceled classes.

  • Local community enjoys 2017 eclipse
  • Corinth man faces charges after police pursuit

    Scott R. Goble of Corinth is facing numerous charges following a high-speed chase that led police through two counties on Aug. 10.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Daniel was dispatched to Joe’s Place on KY 36 just a few miles west of Cynthiana at Poindexter around 2:30 p.m.
    The initial call was for a stolen vehicle.
    While Daniel was taking a statement from the victim, the stolen truck peeled out and headed toward Junction Pike where the driver turned and then pulled onto Lafferty Pike toward Colemansville and back to KY 36.

  • Ritzi named new Animal Shelter director

    Kathleen Ritzi has always been an animal lover.
    That love and passion for animals has led her to be named the new director of the Grant County Animal Shelter.
    Ritzi replaces Marsha Chaney, who took over shelter duties in August 2010 and led the facility to be named the Animal Shelter of the Year during the 2016 Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association’s annual training conference in Louisville.  

  • Hotel development underway in Dry Ridge

    Site work is well underway for three hotels and three restaurants in Dry Ridge.
    The land being developed is located on Ferguson Boulevard behind Wal-Mart.
    The developer, Om Laxmi Narayan, LLC, plans to initially construct a three-story, 79-suite Comfort Suites hotel that could open in late summer 2018.

  • Kidnapping suspect captured in Grant Co.

    A 25-year-old Florence man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Erlanger was found and arrested in Dry Ridge on Aug. 10.

    Brandon Foley allegedly held his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend against her will and assaulted her for several hours on Lori Drive in Erlanger.

  • Stage Right hosts educational workshop

    Stage Right will host an educational workshop from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 29 at the Grant County High School auditorium. The workshop is open to the first 50 students who register.
    The performances are Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 in the GCHS Auditorium.
    The show is “Once Upon a Mattress”, which is the story of the princess and the pea.  The program offers a chance to work with professional instructors who are working in theatre and the opportunity to learn not just acting but about all aspects of the theatre.  

  • Fall poultry event coming to Williamstown Tractor Supply

    With interest in keeping backyard chickens continuing to grow, some Kentucky families are looking to start or add to their flock this fall. And though many people associate spring, as being the ideal time to jump into poultry, backyard chicken experts with Tractor Supply Company say there are benefits to starting in the fall.

  • Charlottesville suspect beliefs were ‘along the party lines of the neo-Nazi movement,’ ex-teacher says

    Former Randall K. Cooper High School history teacher Derek Weimer, 45, of Florence told The Enquirer in an interview that he was probably the closest to James Alex Fields Jr. out of everyone on the faculty.
    “I’m sure if you would ask James he would say I was his favorite or one of his favorite teachers,” said Weimer, adding that he had Fields in three classes directly and had regular interaction with him after classes and during free time.