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  • How Kentucky’s non-compliance with Real ID licenses may cause you real problems

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s decision to ignore federal security regulations for driver’s licenses will begin inconveniencing residents in coming weeks, and the pain is expected to become widespread by early next year.
    Beginning Jan. 30, Kentuckians no longer will be able to use their driver’s licenses to enter the two military bases in the state — Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. If Kentucky does not comply with the REAL ID regulations by Jan. 22, 2018, residents won’t be able to use their state-issued license to board planes for domestic flights.

  • School resource officer program expands

    The school resource officer program has expanded at Grant County Schools.
    The program, which is run through the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, began in 1999.
    Before the Christmas break, Troy Hagedorn previously was assigned as a school resource officer at Grant County High School and Robert Morgan at Grant County Middle School.
    Under the recent expansion, Morgan will now be covering SRO duties at GCHS and Lee Jacobs will be the school resource officer at GCMS.
    Morgan and Jacobs both will use K-9s to assist at the schools as well.

  • How did CVG finally get Southwest?

    Southwest Airlines has nabbed flight commitments from at least one of Cincinnati’s nine Fortune 500 employers and expects to win business from all of them once it begins flying from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in June.

  • First snowfall of 2017 hits Grant County

    The first significant snowfall of 2017 hit Grant County Thursday, Jan. 5, bringing with it about one dozen traffic incidents, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    Although less than two inches of snow fell, Dills said that several cars struck each other around the south end of the county near KY 330.  

    None of the crashes handled by the sheriff’s office caused significant injuries.
    Snowplows began clearing the roads at about 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 and finished around 2 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, according to Dills.

  • SNOW DAY!!!
  • GC natives march in Rose Bowl Parade

    As the U.S. Air Force celebrated its 70th birthday, two Grant County natives performed on the biggest stage of their lives by blasting the tunes of the world’s most powerful military.

    Master Sgt. Jeremiah True and Tech. Sgt. Saundra Sininger both performed across Southern California for several days with about 100 other members of the U.S. Air Force Total Force Band before a grand finale at the 128th Rose Parade.

  • Remembering Cecil Jackson: A life among the animals

    Cecil Elmore Jackson, Sr. spent his entire life around animals.  From growing up on a Grant County farm, to a five-decade career at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, he held a connection with his work that made him a beloved figure in the wildlife community, as well as the Northern Kentucky area.

  • State police recover vehicle stolen from Tenn.

    Kentucky State Police Post 6 recovered a stolen vehicle from Tennessee in Grant County on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8:25 p.m., according to a press release by Trooper David Jones.
    Trooper Joseph Kenny recovered a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee from 104 Gouge Drive in Dry Ridge. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Trousdale County Tennessee.  
    Police charged Martine Lincoln, 34, of New Boston, Ohio with receiving stolen property under $10,000.  

  • Local pastor finds value in tales of beloved superheroes

    Figurines of Batman, the Incredible Hulk and other comic book characters sit next to books on theology and Christianity in Pastor Terry Leap’s office at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    Leap, in addition to his calling as a minister, is an avid comic book collector who loves the tales of good vs. evil found in many of America’s favorite superhero stories.
    Leap was fascinated by stories of heroes with superhuman abilities during his childhood, and began buying, selling and trading comics his senior year of high school.  

  • McDaniel resigns from Corinth Commission

    Lila McDaniel resigned from her position on the Corinth City Commission after a change in primary residence to Dry Ridge disqualified her from continuing to serve.
    McDaniel, a funeral director for several locations in Grant County, previously lived in Corinth but recently made a Dry Ridge address her primary residence.  She continued using her Corinth address to accommodate her schedule, since she works in both locations and is married to Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.