Local News

  • Help wanted: Career fair offers job opportunities

    Grant County residents seeking a job will have plenty of options at the Journey Into a New Career Fair.
    The Grant County Career Advancement Center will host the career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9 at the Ridge Banquet Center in the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall.

  • WES Princpal Poer retires after 34 years with Williamstown

    David Poer has seen and done a lot in his more than three decades at Williamstown Independent Schools.
    The long-time educator, who has decided to retire after 34 years, looks back fondly at his time at Williamstown.
    “The school, at that time, was really small,” Poer, 55, said about his first year at Williamstown in 1982. “There were only 550 students kindergarten through 12th. Today, it’s at 832. We’ve grown some through the years.”

  • Park camps to splash back this summer

    After a year hiatus, the Little Dippers and Summer Splash camps are returning.
    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering the two summer camps in June and July.

    The camps were cancelled last year due to financial restraints and dwindling number of attendees, according to county officials.

  • Honoring the Fallen
  • Dry Ridge makes business license changes

    Businesses operating in Dry Ridge will be seeing adjustments to annual license fees and regulations.
    The Dry Ridge City Council recently approved an ordinance that updates business license fee amounts and strengthens enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.

  • Unquestionably free

    There was a popular saying in the days of Ezekiel that said, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?”
    This is not really a proverb that we would take personally or even grasp in this day and time. However, if you lived back in this biblical time period, the interpretation of the proverb would be that the same acts that my father and generations before me took part in, I am going to do the same.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Chief Rick Kells charged Alisha M. Stockton, 30, of Dry Ridge, for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, at 3:29 p.m. May 21 on Warsaw Avenue.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Jerry Breeden, 34, of Dry Ridge, for parole violation, at 3:34 p.m. May 23 on Assembly Church Road. Breeden was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Four-run inning dooms Braves against Bearcats

    The Grant County Braves fell short in advancing in the 32nd District baseball tournament with a 7-6 loss to Walton-Verona.
    The Braves were the away team on the scoreboard, and got the distinction of batting first in the game.

    After a strikeout on freshman Jacob Wilson, sophomore Hoyt Plunkett hammered one to left field right over the wall for the home run to give the Braves an early 1-0 lead.

  • Simon Kenton blanks Lady Braves 8-0

    The perfect weather for the 32nd District Tournament softball opener wasn’t enough to get the Grant County Lady Braves going, as they fell 8-0 on May 25 to Simon Kenton.
    The Lady Pioneers came ready to play, as they scored the first three runs of the game late in the first inning.
    Macy Krohmen led things off with a fly ball to shallow center field, and Whitney McGuffey was unable to find it out of the sky, letting the ball drop a few feet in front of her.
    McGuffey overthrew the ball to first, allowing Krohmen’s hit to go down as a double.

  • Gutman details Grant Co. economic growth

    Wade Gutman, former executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), is accustomed to bringing people around the table, starting the conversation, sealing the deal and then stepping out of the spotlight.

    That is why he is admittedly uncomfortable with all the attention paid him, upon his retirement in December 2015 and his subsequent recognition with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on April 23.