Local News

  • GCHS band marches on

    Dr. Tim Dailey has been hired as the band director at Grant County High School and was on the job on Sept. 16.
    Dailey, was recommended for the job by Bob Gregg, former band director at Williamstown and Bob Elliott, former band director at GCHS, as well as other band colleagues.

    He is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he earned his doctorate of musical arts in trumpet performance.

  • Owen Electric accepts settlement

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has accepted a proposed settlement in a rate adjustment case filed by Owen Electric Cooperative Inc.
    Owen Electric reached a settlement with the Kentucky Office of Attorney General that grants a $4 million increase in annual revenue, which is about $74,000 less than it’s original request and $1.07 million less than subsequent revised request. Owen Electric’s annual revenue will increase by about 2.7 percent.

  • Dry Ridge Polaris coming soon

    Rob Marshall, owner of Dry Ridge Toyota, South 75 Chrysler, and the Marshall Auto Group, is bringing a new business to Dry Ridge.
    “We are very excited to be opening Dry Ridge Polaris in Grant County,” said Marshall.  “We will be open this fall.”

  • Town hall meeting focuses on heroin epidemic

    In an effort to stop a growing epidemic, a town hall meeting will be held Sept. 26 concerning the increase use of heroin in Grant County and other northern Kentucky communities.
    The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Grant County High School auditorium.
    Presenters scheduled for the event include the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, St. Elizabeth Physicians, Parent and Recovery Advocate, medical professional and the event’s sponsor, Champions For a Drug Free Grant County.

  • Celebrating our local heritage

    (Editor’s Note: It is the policy of the Grant County News not to name victims of sex crimes including sexual abuse and rape.)

    A 2013 Grant County High School graduate said she was ruined emotionally and mentally during her sophomore year after allegedly being sexually abused by band director David Owens.
    Owens, 34, of Independence was arrested Sept. 12 by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.


    Looking for a job?
    The Grant County Career Expo may be the answer for those seeking employment or for a career change.
    The Kentucky Career Center-sponsored event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown.


    September 17, 1998
    For their commitment to saving lives, 4,728 gallon blood donors were recognized by Hoxworth Blood Center. Suzann Leist of Crittenden, Lorne Lambert of Dry Ridge, Markeeta Crupper and Danny Mullins, both of Williamstown were among the volunteers donors who reached gallon increments.

  • The sounds of starlings usher in fall

    The other evening I was sitting outside under a tree babysitting our hens. We have only been letting them out in the evening under supervision until we can get a handle on some fox problems (we are working on it!)  As I sat and read a sense of calm came over me and

    I was surprised to realize that it was triggered by a little flock of nasty starlings.  Starlings start to flock up this time of the year and I guess there was just some sort of Pavlovian response that said, yes, fall is just around the corner, the starlings say so.

  • GCHS band director charged first-degree sexual abuse

    Grant County High School band director David Owens has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for alleged inappropriate conduct with a former student.
    Owens was arrested Thursday by the Grant County Sheriff's Office and was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.
    Owens resigned as director in lieu of being fired by the district.
    A meeting is set for Friday afternoon to discuss the future of the Grant County High School Band's season, which kicked off last week at Beechwood High School.