Local News

  • Leach receives human relations award

    For 50 years, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has honored outstanding student volunteers of all faiths who have demonstrated a passion for making the community a better place in which to live with the Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award.

    Recently at Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village, AJC celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Lazarus Awards at a ceremony in which one junior winner and four junior finalists and one senior winner and four senior finalists were presented with cash prizes and recognition of their volunteer accomplishments.



    Name: Sarah Boden
    Address: Dry Ridge
    Parents: Paul and Becky Boden
    College attending: Murray
    Study of Focus: political and legal issues
    Future Plans: To pursue a collegiate golf career. My passion is research. I plan to major in micro biology and minor in Spanish for my undergrad. I then hope to attend medical school and pursue the field of pathology. A dream of mine has always been to contribute to the healthcare industry by unveiling the secrets of a devastating disease.

  • Brothers arrested in truck battery theft cases

    Two Williamstown men may be responsible for a rash of truck battery thefts in recent months.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office arrested brothers Joshua Janson, 26, on May 22, and Brian Helton, 28, on May 27 on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and third-degree burglary.

    Helton also had a bench warrant for contempt of court out of Kenton County.
    While the charges stem from vehicle batteries and other items allegedly stolen April 25 and May 22,  Sheriff Chuck Dills said the pair could be suspects in up to 20 additional cases.

  • The choice is yours

    It is a plain principle even among the likes of people that have grown up around farming, or have mothers, like my own, who like to keep a garden. The principle is simplistic but yet so profound, and it is that principle of what you plant is exactly what you’re going to get when the seed grows. If the farmer plants corn, he will not get a pumpkin in its place, but he will get corn. If mom plants a rose bush, in the next season lilies will not grow. In the place of the rosebush, but it will be more roses.


    (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.)
    Deputy Tony Stigers executed a warrant for Felicia Dollens, 22, of Dry Ridge, for contempt of court, at 5:30 p.m. May 28 on Eagle Ridge Road. Dollens was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    Meagan Kinard is the Grant County Youth Performance Award winner for May.
    She is a junior at GCHS and is the daughter of Charlotte and Marshall Kinard of Dry Ridge.
    Extracurricular Activities: I am involved in Grant County Volleyball, Midwest Xtreme National Club Volleyball, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Health Occupation Students of America and Mu Alpha Theta.  

  • GCHS seniors sign with KY FAME

    The Grant County Schools Career and Technology Center, now in its fourth year, is establishing itself as a “go to” center for regional employers to find and develop qualified, young recruits.

    Among the entities looking at the CTC students is the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME). KY FAME is a company-sponsored partnership of regional employers who share the goals of creating a pipeline for high-demand, highly-skilled workers.