Local News

  • 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.

  • DRE receives grant for Born Learning

    A local school was one of 63 schools included in an announcement by Toyota to expand sponsorship for United Way Born Learning Academies.
    Dry Ridge Elementary was named as a United Way Born Learning Academy funded by Toyota.
    DRE Family Resource Director Marianne Smith will oversee the kindergarten readiness program.

  • Coffee shop to open Aug. 1 at Iron Crow

    By Jamilyn Hall

    KPA Intern

  • Williamstown Band Camp
  • Retired KSP trooper battles rare bone marrow disorder

    Retired Kentucky State Trooper and detective Frank Merritt and his wife Trish, were greeted by dozens of well-wishers lined up along Barnes Road, with flags, balloons and law enforcement vehicles parked all along the road when they returned home from an extended stay in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Frank spent months in Cleveland to battle a rare bone marrow disorder, which required a transplant to survive.

  • Wolf Steel celebrates second major expansion in seven years

    Company owners and employees of Wolf Steel U.S.A., a factory in the Crittenden Industrial Park, celebrated their second major expansion July 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    “Wolf Steel has continued to expand because of the quality of the products they produce, thus, creating more job opportunities,” said Crittenden Mayor James Livingood. “The city looks forward to being a partner with Wolf Steel for many more years.”

  • Fair comes to Grant County Aug. 1-6

    By Jamilyn Hall, KPA Intern

  • Event to fight back against heroin addiction

    By Jamilyn Hall, KPA intern