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  • Resource officers utilize body cams

    Nearly everyone has a video camera at their fingertips in a world fueled by technology.
    Social media even further increases access to images that would otherwise be unseen to the masses.

    As officer-involved shootings become news nationwide, law enforcement look to turn the cameras around as body cameras become popular tools.  

  • BAKER-NANTZ LEAVES NEWS

    After nearly three decades, Jamie Baker-Nantz is saying goodbye to the Grant County News and hello to a new opportunity.
    Baker-Nantz recently accepted the position of executive director of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority.
    She will fill the role left vacant after Wade Gutman retired in December.
    Baker-Nantz’s last day with the Grant County News was March 30.

  • All-day preschool begins next year

    Amanda Newman knows the benefits of preschool in preparing students for kindergarten.
    She has been on both sides.

    In her third year as a preschool teacher at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Newman spent one year each teaching kindergarten at CMZ, Mason-Corinth Elementary and Sherman Elementary.
    “Kindergarten is packed with so much information that students who attend preschool will have all the pre-literacy and pre-mathematical foundation blocks in place for learning to happen naturally,”

  • Jim Wells reflects on first year as DR mayor

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?
    Wells: I’m most proud of increasing the police department staffing and working to ward making Piddle Park a clean, safe and thriving park.

    Looking ahead, what are a few goals you still would like to work towards?
    Wells: We are working to make Dry Ridge a business-friendly location. We are aggressively working to attract more business from retail to restaurants and fabrication to production.

  • EGGciting
  • Demons down Trimble County 8-3

    The Williamstown Demons baseball team took the field March 26 to try and earn their third win this season as they took on Trimble County.
    The team played great and set the tone early to win 8-3.

    Starting the game, the Demons came out with hot bats.
    It took the team one inning to get on the board first and get the lead.
    Strong defense and another fantastic outing by junior pitcher Chris Parsons kept the visitors scoreless for three innings.

  • Grant battles Pendleton on tennis court
  • Lady Braves suffer 16-3 loss against Cooper
  • KELLS NAMED YPA WINNER

    Nicholas Kells is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for February.
    He is a sophomore at GCHS and is the son of Greg Kells and Michele Middleton of Dry Ridge.
    Extra-Curricular activities: Varsity soccer, national English honor society, technology student association (VP), Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), student council (vice president for class of 2018), future problem solving team, VEX Robotics and Northern Kentucky youth advisory board member.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • April 3 – April 6 – Revival with Rev. Johnny Jervis.
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • Meeting times are Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Thursday prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.