Local News

  • Been married 50 years or more?

    The Grant County News is seeking the names of local couples who have been 50 years or more for an upcoming feature on Valentine’s Day.
    If you know a couple or even want to nominate yourself, send the couples’ name, address and phone number to: jbakernantz@grantky.com or phone them in to 859-824-3343.
    The deadline to submit names is 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.
    Be sure to include your name and phone number.

  • Missing man found

    A missing Dry Ridge man was later found in Boone County.
    The Kentucky State Police issued a missing persons report for Zachary Tyler Young, 21, on Jan. 8.
    He was last seen driving on Interstate-75 headed north around 1:15 p.m.
    Young’s body was discovered inside his 2012 Toyota Tacoma in Burlington on Thursday, Jan. 10.
    Police do not suspect foul play. Complete obituary information, can be found on page 7 inside this issue.

  • Crash claims one

    Max E. Calhoun, 56, of Union, was killed on Jan. 9 in Corinth when the 2005 Honda Goldwing he was driving struck an embankment.
    Calhoun was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Grant County where he was pronounced dead.
    The accident happened at 6:45 p.m. on Interstate-75 in a pouring rain.
    Police said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life.
    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 14 issue of the Grant County News.
    Send letters telling us what makes them special to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge.
    The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.

  • Swearing In
  • It’s all in the cards!

    Some people come to libraries to check out books, but Tim Maloney comes for the cards.

    Maloney, who recently moved from Williamstown to Falmouth, lent the Grant County Library some of his massive collection of library cards for a display in September.

  • Former DR pain clinic owner indicted

    The former owner of the Grant County Wellness Center, a pain clinic in Dry Ridge, faces a federal indictment for prescription drug and money laundering conspiracies.
    Ernest William Singleton, 44, was arrested at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 14 and is charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder funds from October 2010 until January 2013.

  • Snow Fun
  • Volunteers needed for Habitat house

    Volunteers are needed as construction continues on a new house for a Dry Ridge family whose home was destroyed in last year’s tornado.
    Kim Nagle’s Dry Ridge mobile home was destroyed March 2 when a tornado ripped through Kentucky, leaving several dead and many residences damaged in Crittenden.
    TriState Habitat for Humanity held a construction kick-off ceremony Oct. 20 where the family’s home once stood on Adams Road.

  • WHAT 2 WATCH 4

    As one year ends and another begins, we look at the questions that will be asked and answered in 2013.

    1. What, if anything, will happen at the Grant County Detention Center?
    Six lawsuits have been filed by former employees against Grant County Detention Center Jailer Terry Peeples since he took office in January 2011.
    Some of the allegations have included illegal conduct at the jail while others deal with alleged retaliatory behavior by Peeples.