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Today's News

  • Boltz Lake warning lowered to Watch Level

    FRANKFORT—The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) have reduced the harmful algal bloom (HAB) recreational public health warning for Boltz Lake in Grant County to the “watch” level.

  • Community reacts to impact of payroll tax

    Business leaders maintain that the recently implemented countywide payroll tax will deter new businesses from coming to Grant County, while judge-executives from surrounding counties tout the tax as an effective way to increase revenue.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court voted in March to implement the 2 percent payroll tax to avoid a financial crisis, and it went into effect starting April 1.

  • Nine apply to lead GC Schools

    Nine candidates applied to become the next superintendent for Grant County Schools.
    The application deadline ended on March 31. There were one female and eight male applicants for the position, which became open after Ron Livingood retired at the end of December 2016.
    Matt Morgan, who was assistant superintendent of finance and personnel, is serving as interim superintendent.
    Morgan is in his 26th year in education with all but one being with Grant County Schools. He previously said he intended to apply for the position on a permanent basis.

  • Fat vs. thin asparagus

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated. These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good!
    The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.

  • Adjusting our attitude about first impressions
  • Braves drop fourth straight, 10-0

    Grant County’s woes at the plate continued on Thursday, as the Simon Kenton Pioneers travelled to Dry Ridge and handed the Tribe their third shutout in four games.
    Both teams were coming off the Doc Morris Invitational where the Braves sandwiched a 10-5 loss to Glen Este (Ohio) between a shutout at the hands of Cooper and Holy Cross.
    Simon Kenton entered the game on a skid of its own, having lost three of its last four games, including dropping both games in the Invitational, and six of the last ten.

  • Lloyd blanks Demons 6-0

    The Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts made the trip from Erlanger to take on Williamstown in a North-Central Kentucky Conference matchup on April 17 and made the trip back to Erlanger as victors, handing the Demons a 6-0 loss.

    The game moved quickly through the first four innings as pitchers AJ Scroggins and Jerik Ward disallowed any sustained rallies and kept the opposition out of the runs column, and the fifth frame appeared to be much of the same, following Scroggins’ sixth strikeout to start the fifth.

  • Kentucky schools facing several new laws this year

    Kentucky public school students, teachers and officials will by this fall have to adjust to several new laws passed in the 2017 General Assembly.
    “The new Republican majority in the General Assembly led to swift consensus on a number of education-related bills in a short session. The changes will be a lot for school districts to manage, especially with the two more reform-minded bills in the mix — House Bill 520 and Senate Bill 1,” said Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

  • Poll: Kentucky increasingly favors smoke-free law

    Kentucky does not have a statewide smoke-free law, but residents of the commonwealth increasingly favor one, a recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll finds.
    Sponsored by Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the poll has for six years tracked opinions about a statewide smoke-free law.
    The most recent poll finds the highest level of support ever: More than seven in 10 Kentucky adults want such a law, compared to five in 10 in 2011. Fewer than three in 10 opposed the idea, compared to more than 4 in 10 in 2011.

  • Braves drop fourth straight, 10-0

    Grant County’s woes at the plate continued on Thursday, as the Simon Kenton Pioneers travelled to Dry Ridge and handed the Tribe their third shutout in four games.
    Both teams were coming off the Doc Morris Invitational where the Braves sandwiched a 10-5 loss to Glen Este (Ohio) between a shutout at the hands of Cooper and Holy Cross.