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  • Grant County Schools building new bus garage beside Sherman Elementary

    Grant County School District recently approved the construction of a new school bus garage that will be built on Sherman Elementary School’s campus in Dry Ridge.

    Scott Shipp, director of operations for the school district, said administrators decided to build the new garage by Sherman Elementary because they have plenty of open acreage, and it prevented them from having to purchase additional property.

    The new garage will be located on the south end of the property, on the other side of the entranceway after turning onto the campus from U.S. 25.

  • Dry Ridge native wins Military Spouse of the Year award

    Dry Ridge native Lindsay Dickey may no longer wear the military uniform, but she still lives the military lifestyle as the wife of an active serviceman. Her loyalty and dedication to her family and the military were recently recognized when she was honored with the Military Spouse of the Year Award at her base in Fort Irwin, California.

  • Kentucky’s 2016 annual unemployment rate falls 5 percent

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in 2016 from 5.3 percent in 2015, while nonfarm employment gained 28,100 jobs, according to the Office of Employment and Training. It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent.

  • Answers in Genesis receives Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications

    The apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) was recognized for excellence at the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Orlando with the prestigious Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications. The award is one of the top commendations given by NRB.

  • Teen dies of accidental self-inflicted gunshot

    A Grant County teenager died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 2:20 a.m. March 6, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones.

    Jones said 17-year-old Roy Hamon III, of Crittenden, was pronounced dead by the Grant County coroner just prior to being airlifted from the Grant County Park. The initial investigation indicates that Hamon III was holding a handgun when he accidentally shot himself in the head. No foul play is suspected at this time.

  • Severe storm causes damage throughout county

    A severe thunderstorm caused sporadic damage throughout Grant County on March 1, leaving several buildings without roofs, and knocking over multiple trees and electric lines.

    Grant County Emergency Management Director Les Whalen said the Crittenden area was probably hit hardest, with structural damage to several homes, including roofs blown off a mobile home and several barns, a tree knocked over onto a truck and several porch roofs ripped off as well.

  • Police investigate fatal hit and run

    Williamstown police are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on KY 36 between Skyway Drive and the Marathon gas station at about 7:10 p.m. March 4.
    Police found a Hispanic man, later identified as 30-year-old Jose Jacinto Contreras, lying in the road after arriving at the scene. He was already dead by the time police arrived, according to Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich.
    Rich said Contreras was an employee at El Jalisco restaurant in Williamstown.

  • Gov. Bevin proclaims March 1 - March 7 severe weather awareness week

    Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation proclaiming March 1 - 7, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Grant County Emergency Management recognizes March 1 - 7, 2017, as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”  

  • Grant County Schools’ preschools earn five-star rating

    Grant County Schools recently announced that 100 percent of its Preschool programs – located at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Dry Ridge Elementary, Mason-Corinth Elementary and Sherman Elementary -- have earned the highest Kentucky All STARS rating for early childhood education programs.  This mark of excellence comes after rigorous independent reviews of facilities, staff, instruction, family engagement, policies and procedures.  

    What is Kentucky
    All STARS?

  • A Look at Linder

    Brian Linder may work at the state legislature, but he firmly believes government operates best at the local level.

    “The closer you are to the voter, the more you’re held accountable,” Linder said. “The mayor of Dry Ridge, Jim Wells, anybody can walk in and see him right now. Not everybody can walk in and see the governor of Kentucky. So I think that’s where most decisions need to be pushed.”