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  • Grant adds two school board members

    The Grant County School Board has added two new members.
    Lisa Smith of Dry Ridge and Bryan Slaughter of Crittenden were recently appointed to the board to replace outgoing members Jim Colson and Alice Heeger-Hartman.
    Both Colson and Heeger-Hartman decided to not run for re-election for their seats in the November 2016 election.
    Smith is not new to serving Grant County Schools.
    She has served as the parent member of Grant County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council the past four years.

  • Blood drive helps offset dip in donations

    Blood is always in high demand at local hospitals, especially during the winter months.  The Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati looked to increase the amount of blood in circulation with their blood drive at the Grant County Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 12.

  • Lt. Gov visits GCHS

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton wants Grant County students to know that the odds are never too great as long as they’re willing to work hard and believe in themselves.

    The Bluegrass State’s second-in-command visited Grant County High School on Thursday, Jan. 12 to view the Career and Technology Center, and to speak with students about her military and engineering careers, her decision to run for lieutenant governor and her life-long hunger for knowledge.

  • Semi-truck crash blocks off all lanes of traffic on I-75 for hours

    Interstate 75 southbound was closed for about seven hours on Tuesday, Jan. 10 after a semi-truck crashed at about 3 p.m., blocking off all lanes, according to Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton.  The closure caused traffic backup well into Grant County.
    Hampton said a semi-truck pulling a trailer full of wood was traveling southbound on I-75 in the slow lane near the 141-mile marker when three vehicles that were pulled off on the right shoulder began merging left.

  • Corinth resident encourages fellow playwrights to pursue their dreams

    As a new year began in 2010, Corinth resident William McCann, Jr. pondered on what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. The 55-year-old English professor at Bluegrass Community Technical College had a lifelong passion for theater, and decided it was time to pursue his dream of writing plays.

  • Jan. 31 is last day to sign up for insurance on HealthCare.gov

    Jan. 31 is the deadline for Kentuckians who did not have health insurance through Kynect last year to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange, now being used for enrollment instead of Kynect. If you do not have health insurance, you face a steep penalty when it comes time to file your tax returns.

  • 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.