Local News

  • Ghost hunter to lead investigation at library for patrons

    Local ghost hunter Eddie Parks may find a ghost at the Grant County Public Library before Halloween. 

    On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., library guests can see for themselves if spirits roam amongst the book cases during Parks’s investigation. 

  • Gov. Bevin announces pension crisis plan

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced his solution to save the country’s worst-funded pension system Oct. 18. 

    His plan protects current retirees’ benefits, ensures most benefits for current employees and restructures the system. 

  • Candidates can start filing Nov. 8 for 2018 election

    The May 2018 primary election may be months away, but candidates interested in running can begin filing for office Nov. 8 at the Grant County Clerk’s Office in Williamstown.

    The deadline for filing is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2018.

  • Jail food service worker accused of misconduct with inmate

    A Kellwell Food Management employee was arrested for having sexual relations with a Grant County Detention Center inmate. 

    Shivon Fields, 38, of Mount Sterling, was charged with third-degree sodomy Oct. 17. 

  • Dry Ridge proposes cost-sharing plan for EMS funding

    Dry Ridge officials hope a proposed cost-sharing plan will ease the long-time burden of the city shouldering the cost of emergency medical services for Grant County.

    Mayor Jim Wells presented the plan during the Dry Ridge City Council meeting on Oct. 16.

    Wells also has talked to all of the mayors and Judge-Executive Steve Wood about the plan.

  • A View From Above

    EYE IN THE SKY- Williamstown High School senior Harold Fernandez has been taking his photography talents to the sky by taking weekly aerial photos using a drone.

    The drone photos are part of Fernandez’s participation in the WHS Student Technology Leadership program (STLP.) 

    Along with the photos, Fernandez posts a thought to go with the image.

  • Vaccination urged as flu season begins

    For fall weather finally starting to appear, flu season also is here.

    Influenza is a serious disease that results in tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations every year, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department. 

    During the 2016-2017 flu season, more than 2,200 cases were reported in Northern Kentucky, and 14 deaths were attributed to complications from the flu. 

  • Halloween in the Park set for Oct. 28

    For the second consecutive year, the Grant County News will partner with the City of Dry Ridge for Halloween in the Park.

    The 31st annual event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Piddle Park in Dry Ridge on Saturday Oct. 28.

    The event will kick off at 3:30 p.m. with pumpkin decorating. The first 200 children will receive a free small pumpkin, provided by Country Pumpkins and paid for by the Grant County Tourism Commission, to decorate and take home.

  • Duke Energy customers to receive smart meters

    Duke Energy is bringing smart meters to Grant County customers.

    Duke Energy announced the switch from walk-by, or traditional meters, to the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter starting February 2018 through June 2018 at the Sept. 5 Grant County Fiscal Court meeting. 

  • Enrollment drops for Grant, Williamstown schools

    Student enrollment has dropped for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts for the 2017-18 year.

    Grant County Schools’ enrollment dropped 72 students from the 2016-17 school year to the end of this year’s first month.

    District-wide, the enrollment was 3,650 students compared to 3,722 students last year.