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Local News

  • Dry Ridge gets new postmaster

    There’s a new face at the Dry Ridge Post Office.

    Trish Moneyhon is the new postmaster of the Dry Ridge Post Office, she is a 26-year employee of the United States Postal Service, having previously worked at the Falmouth Post Office for 12 years as well as Foster more than 14 years.

  • How can you help?

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

    COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARTY
    Kim Haubner, of Dry Ridge, began a county Christmas party nine years ago.
    This year’s County Christmas Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Ridge Banquet Center at the I-75 Towne Center, formerly the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall.

  • Santa comes to town Dec. 1; parade entries due Nov. 23

    Santa is coming to town and he’s going to make a grand entrance on Dec. 1 during Santa’s Wonderland.
    The community will celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a free pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis at 2:30 p.m. at Williamstown High School.
    Photo opportunities will be available with Santa after the breakfast. Parents should bring their own camera.

  • Corinth commission approves sale of city building

    The Corinth City Building is getting a new owner.
    During Monday night’s commission meeting, Corinth commissioners voted 2 to 1 to enter in a land contract/lease agreement with the Corinth Water District to buy the building at 215 Thomas Lane.
    Commissioners Paige Allen and Donnie Dyer voted in favor of the motion, while Ted Fisk voted against it. Commissioner Jenny Dietz was absent from the meeting.

  • Election runs smoothly

    It wasn’t perfect, but election day went well for Grant County, according to County Clerk Leatha Conrad.

    The lights were finally turned off at the clerk’s office nearly five hours after the polls closed at 6 p.m. Nov. 6.
    Some voters claimed they were initially given wrong ballots while paper ballots ran out briefly in one precinct.

    Conrad said one set of paper ballots ran out in precinct 9 in Corinth because turnout was heavier than expected.

  • THANK YOU!

    The rain fell, sometimes beating so loudly, the veterans in the crowd strained to hear, but the rain, nor cooler temperatures didn’t deter a small crowd of veterans from gathering at schools throughout the county on Nov. 12 for Veterans Day ceremonies.

    A ceremony was also held at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    Members of the Grant County JROTC program stood respectfully outside in the cold rain waiting to place wreaths at the base of flags for each branch of service.

  • Scores reveal mixed results

    A new assessment and accountability system provided mixed results, but a path for the future for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts.

  • Grant Co. News seeks sports correspondents

    The Grant County News is now accepting resumes for sports correspondents to cover boys and girls basketball (high school, middle school and elementary), high school wrestling, cheerleading and dance competitions.
    Correspondents work as independent contractors and are paid per story/photo.
    Resumes should be sent to jbakernantz@grantky.com. No phone calls.
    Interviews for correspondents will be scheduled based on resumes received.

  • GCHS students take on role of candidates

    “Do you want a Socialist world or a Mitt Romney world?” asked Mitt Romney last week at Grant County High School.
    OK, maybe it’s wasn’t the real Mitt Romney, but rather Stephen Fightmaster, a senior at GCHS, who was portraying Romney in a mock presidential debate.

  • MOCK OR NOT

    They aren’t quite 18, but that did not stop local elementary students from making their vote heard.

    Kindergarten and fifth graders were just two of the groups of students at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary who headed to the polls Nov. 2 to choose a president.

    Using a makeshift voting booth, one-by-one, the students circled the photo of the candidate they wanted for president.
    After they cast their ballot into a baby wipe container, they received an American flag sticker, symbolizing that they voted.