About Us

Jamie Baker-Nantz, publisher

Jamie Baker-Nantz has been employed at the Grant County News since 1989. She is responsible for all editorial content of the newspaper as well as numerous special sections and projects and oversees a staff of three full-time writers and several contributing writers and photographers. She is a graduate of Walton-Verona High School and holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Eastern Kentucky University. She lives in Dry Ridge with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Katie. She serves as co-chairman of the Grant County Relay For Life and is a member of the Grant County Friends of the Shelter and Grant County Community Education Advisory Board. She is also active with the Grant County 4-H program. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and dancing. Her e-mail address is: jbakernantz@grantky.com


Camille McClanahan, editorial assistant

Camille McClanahan serves as the editorial assistant at the Grant County News. She handles obituaries, as well as submitted copy. She covers Grant County Middle, Grant County High and Mason-Corinth Elementary schools. She also writes feature stories. She is a 2001 graduate of Penn Foster High School and joined the Grant County News in September 2011.  e-mail address is: cmcclanahan@grantky.com

Bryan Marshall, staff writer

Bryan Marshall has been employed at the Grant County News since October 2008. He serves as staff writer, where his duties include writing a mix of feature and hard news stories.

He covers a wide variety of topics, including Dry Ridge City Council, school board and fiscal court.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and English from the University of Kentucky.

He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife, Kelly, and son, Austin.

In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing soccer, cheering on the UK Wildcats, watching movies and spending time with family.

His e-mail address is: bmarshall@grantky.com

Anita Appler, bookkeeper

Anita Appler serves as the bookkeeper at the Grant County News. She is responsible for accounts receivable and payable. She has worked at the Grant County News since January of 2001. She also handles circulation and classified duties. She is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Chardon, Ohio and Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. She lives in Williamstown with her husband, Jon and dog, Zima. She is a member of the Williamstown Lake Association and is involved with Relay For Life. She enjoys boating, gardening, sewing, needle point and laying in the sun. Her e-mail address is: amappler@grantky.com

Janet McKee, graphic artist

Janet McKee is the graphic artist at the Grant County News. She has been employed at the Grant County News since 1988. Her responsibilities include designing ads and handling tearsheets for customers. She is a graduate of Grant County High School. She lives in Dry Ridge with her husband, Harold and daughter, Stephanie. She can be reached at: grantads@grantky.com