Local News

  • Northern Kentucky county health centers to distribute overdose reversal kits

    As part of on-going efforts to reduce the harm of heroin use, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is now offering free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers.

    The overdose reversal kits will be available at the following days, times and locations.

    Those interested are encouraged to call the health center to schedule an appointment and avoid a wait, but walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Flu season starting early

    The flu season may be starting a little early this year in Kentucky.
    ​The Kentucky Department for Public Health has already received reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, indicating the presence of flu circulating in Kentucky. There have been 10 cases reported statewide.

    “Our normal flu monitoring doesn’t begin until Oct. 1,” said Emily Gresham Wherle, public information administrator, Northern Kentucky Health Department.

  • Grant County EMA named ‘Most Improved Program’ in state

    The Grant County Emergency Management Agency was recently recognized as the “Most Improved Program” in the state.

    The award was presented to Grant County EMA director Les Whalen, who also serves as Williamstown Fire chief, Sept. 8 during the Kentucky Emergency Management Association annual awards in Louisville.

  • Enrollment slightly dips at schools

    Enrollment at Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts has dipped slightly from last year.
    However, the decrease in student population is not great enough to cause much concern in school officials.

  • Fiscal court to discuss jail options

    The Grant County Fiscal Court will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 that could decide the future of the detention center.
    Judge-Executive Steve Wood and Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich plan to present three potential scenarios to magistrates on how to move forward with closing the jail or keeping the facility open.

    The cost analysis of each proposal also is expected to be presented to give the fiscal court necessary data to make a final decision.

  • 2 Point Farm participates in national Alpaca Farm Days

    Alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why raising alpacas and alpaca fiber products are perfect for environmentally conscious individuals. 2 Point Farm will welcome guests to join them to meet their herd of Suri Alpacas, learn about their care and the many uses for their amazing fiber.

  • Corinth Post Office will be back

    Corinth is looking for a new post office location.
    Bruce Adams, architect/engineer with Facilities Implementation Department of the United States Postal Service (USPS), addressed the Corinth Commission about the status of the the post office.
    Adams told residents that the current office has closed after the building owner decided to not renew the lease.
    “We are officially looking for a new, alternate quarters location,” Adams said, adding that the facility needed to be about 1,590 square feet and located within the city boundaries.   

  • Sewer charge feedback, post office update heard at Corinth meeting

    A full agenda and lively discussion highlighted September’s regular monthly meeting of the Corinth City Commission.  
    For health reasons, Mayor Billy Hill was unable to attend the meeting.  
    All commissioners and City Clerk Tara Wright were in attendance.  
    The meeting venue was changed from Thomas Lane to the City Park Building due to a large funeral at an adjacent funeral home and an expected larger than normal attendance of the meeting.  

  • Simon Kenton hand Braves first loss

    The Grant County boys soccer team took their first loss on Sept. 13 against district rival Simon Kenton 4-1.
    The only goal for Grant County was scored by Cameron Smith in the second half.  
    The rivalry between the Braves and the Pioneers showed itself early.
    Simon Kenton was able to score within the first minute and a half.
    This tested the Braves, but they were able to keep their intensity and continue to battle with the Pioneers.