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Local News

  • GC staff face-off with UK Alumni
  • TINY TACKLERS: Grant County Youth Football
  • Vietnam Veterans monument dedication set for Sept. 27

    The Grant County soldiers who gave their life serving in Vietnam will be honored at  5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown.
    The names of Staff Sgt. Carl A. Ballenger, Specialist Johnnie David Knight, Specialist Robert Allen Osborne, Private First Class Edger Lee Tomlinson and Corporal Ernest Howard Wilson, the five Grant County natives who died during the Vietnam War, have been etched in stone in a monument in their honor.

  • Alzheimer’s walk planned Oct. 11

    More than 200 people participated in last year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which generated $19,000 in donations.
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

  • Juveniles caught; inmate still on run

    Authorities quickly apprehended two male teenagers Sept. 17 who escaped the Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center.

    The facility is located in southern Kenton County off Interstate 75 near Crittenden.
    The teens escaped shortly after 3 p.m., leading to a slew of law enforcement, including the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton County Police, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, searching the area.

  • Addiction ride raises more than $7,200

    Nearly 200 motorcycles and six vehicles gathered at Grant County Park in Crittenden for a good cause.

    The inaugural Northern Kentucky Ride Against Addiction held Sept. 13 raised $7,297 for Transitions, a non-profit charity that provides life-saving treatment to those with substance abuse disorders.

    With donations still pouring in, the amount raised will likely increase, said April Swope, organizer of the event.

  • School enrollment holds steady

    With students settled into classroom routines, enrollment is holding steady at local schools.
    Grant County Schools saw a slight increase district-wide from last school year with 14 additional students enrolled this year, according to data after Labor Day.
    The total number of students in the district is 3,957.

  • Senior Salute
  • King appointed as Farm Bureau Insurance agent

    Carla King has been appointed as a new agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance at the Grant County Farm Bureau–Dry Ridge Agency. King’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.
    King, a Grant County native, received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northern Kentucky University. Prior to joining KFB, she worked for 14 years in education and has been in the insurance industry since 2010.

  • Dry Ridge Dance features ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop

    Cathy Smith’s eye sparkle when she talks about her love of dance.
    It’s that passion she has for teaching others that prompted her to open Dry Ridge Dance in the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall earlier this month.
    “I live and breathe dance, 24/7,” she said, smiling.

    At 7 or 8 years old, after attending a Western show on a family vacation and seeing Can Can dancers, she told her mother that when she grew up, dancing is what she was going to do.