Local News

  • New faces you'll see at Williamstown Independent Schools

     LaTinna “Dale” Lyons
    Address: Waddy
    Immediate family: Spouse - Michael and three boys: Eric, Zack and Jacob
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching: Eighth/Ninth Grade Pre Alg/Alg I
    Educational background: BS Middle Grades Math/SS, National Board EA Mathematics
    Previous teaching experience: Lincoln County - 10 years. Shelby, Bourbon, Scott, Henry - 10 years.

  • KSP cautions motorists to be aware of back-to-school travel

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  – As thousands of Kentucky students head back to school this week, Kentucky State Police is urging motorists to remain cautious behind the wheel and help prevent injuries and deaths that result each year from school bus-related crashes.
    Last year, Kentucky had 852 school bus related crashes, resulting in 297 injuries and three deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Magistrates tour jail after DOC report

    The Grant County Fiscal Court left in the middle of its Aug. 1 meeting to take a tour of the jail to review the physical condition of the facility.
    The impromptu tour came after the Department of Corrections sent a report on July 22 detailing its July 7 inspection of the Grant County Detention Center.  

  • 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.