Local News

  • Inmate death brings lawsuit

    The estate of an inmate who ultimately died after suffering medical issues at the Grant County Detention Center has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
    Mark Burden filed the lawsuit in federal court in Covington as representative of the estate of Danny Ray Burden.
    The allegations include violation of civil rights, negligence, infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death and conspiracy.
    The many defendants include Jailer Terry Peeples, multiple jail employees, an inmate trustee and employees of Advanced Correctional Healthcare.


    Neighbors in Warsaw Place Apartments in Dry Ridge were surprised to find five police cars sitting in their parking lot when word spread that something was taking place on May 7.

  • Derby Day 2014
  • National Day Of Prayer observed May 1
  • Community garden needs volunteers for planting

    Can you dig it?
    The folks behind the Grant County Distribution Garden hope you can and will as annual planting is set to begin.
    The Distribution Garden was created in 2010 on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge as a way to benefit seniors and families in need.
    Three satellite gardens will also be tended to this year at Helton Heights and Parkview Manor in Williamstown and Meadowview in Dry Ridge.
    Plants and seeds will also be provided to three local daycares who will need some assistance getting the soil ready for planting.


    It’s been a long time coming, but the hammer finally fell and construction on the Ark Encounter project is moving forward.

  • Parks and Recreation

    GRANT COUNTY JUNIOR CLASSIC TENNIS - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 3. Webb Park, Williamstown. Ages: 8 -14. $15 per participant. Features: T-shirt, instruction and demonstrations.


    YOUTH CROSS COUNTRY SERIES - Registration is Aug. 14 at Sherman Elementary or online at www.grantcountyparks.com. Series includes six races on Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. Cost is $10


  • School calendars set for 2014-15

    Snow and inclement weather wrecked havoc on local schools this year.
    Calendars had to be amended and final days for students pushed back.
    Spring break was canceled for Grant County.
    Now, Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts have approved next year’s school calendars with fingers crossed adjustments won’t have to be made.
    With no missed days, the last day for Grant County and Williamstown students will be May 22, 2015.
    Once again, Grant County Schools will have a calendar with a staggered start for students.

  • Wildcats & More

    Grant County Schools was the place to be April 25 for students who bleed blue and love the Kentucky Wildcats.
    Several current and former UK basketball players visited Grant County elementary schools and Grant County Middle School to talk about the importance of school, being a leader, dealing with bullies and preparing for state testing.

    The School is Cool event was organized by the Dry Ridge business Wildcats and More and also included a free basketball camp and autograph signing.


    The developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline, which would snake across nearly 200 miles of Kentucky, have put their controversial project on indefinite hold, saying they don’t have enough customers for the natural gas liquids it would transport.