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Website moves to subscription-based service

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Beginning Thursday, Feb. 24, The Grant County News website, www.grantky.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.

We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus some on-line only features such as videos, slideshows, reader forums and more.  A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

If you already subscribe to our print product, you’ll be able to access all of our online content for free, but you’ll need to sign up for an account. To do so, go to www.grantky.com/subscription_services and click the link for “Activate Existing Account.”

You’ll need a number on your subscription label, so have a recent edition accessible when you sign up. There’s a help image on the sign-up page that will show you exactly where to find your account number. Just fill in the blanks online and you’ll have complete 24-hour access to our comprehensive coverage of Grant County.

For readers who are not subscribers, we’re offering a free 30-day online trial.

Sign-up online and see if you like what we have to offer. If you do, we hope you’ll soon become a subscriber to our award-winning news and feature services.
You’ll have the option of becoming a subscriber with access to both our print and online products or our online product only. Look for the Subscribe button at www.grantky.com.

The Grant County News staff remains committed to producing a news product that provides value to its readers.

“An important part of funding our news and information effort comes from subscription revenue,” publisher, Ken Stone said. “We believe it is important readers help pay for these services regardless of whether they choose to read us in print or online.”

“From government news at a city council or fiscal court meeting, to the stories about people and issues that are important to our community, readers of the Grant County News know they can count on the Grant County News for quality news reporting,” said Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor.

In the past year, the Grant County News have been honored with state and company-wide press awards for news coverage, photography, editorial writing and column and feature writing, as well as page design.

The Grant County News’ advertising department has also been honored with awards representing their commitment to quality advertising services.

Instead of waiting for a weekly edition of the Grant County News, online subscribers will have access to updates from the News staff, as well as breaking news coverage.
Readers who do not sign up for a subscription to the website will have only limited access to the Beacon’s website. A limited, online only registration option will be available as well, but this option will not provide full access to the Grant County News’ news and feature stories.

If you’re not a subscriber to the News and you want to be, sign-up online at www.grantky.com or call 859-824-3343.