Today's News

  • Fiscal court reverses decision to close jail

    The Grant County Detention Center will be keeping its doors open afterall.
    After hearing a presentation of three scenarios to consider for the future of the Grant County Detention Center on Sept. 26, the Grant County Fiscal Court voted to rescind Resolution 16-10, which would have closed the jail.

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  • Family Fun Park zips into Williamstown June 10

    The Ark Encounter is not the only attraction opening this summer in Williamstown hoping to bring visitors to Grant County.
    Williamstown Family Fun Park, featuring an 18-hole miniature golf course, a treetop zipline course and childrens’ rope adventure course, is set to open Friday, June 10 at 605 KY 36 West, one mile west of the Ark Encounter.

  • Crittenden family loses home in fire

    When Edward Jones pulled up to his Gardnersville Road home on May 11, flames were bellowing out of the front and side windows.
    Minutes before, he had received a call from his wife, Cheryl, that the house was on fire while unloading materials at a job site in Williamstown.

    “I jumped in the car and went about 80 miles per hour all the way there,” Jones said. “It’s a wonder I didn’t get a ticket.”
    Jones said his wife, who was home alone, turned on the stove to heat it up and got in the shower because her back was hurting.

  • Fiscal Court to study future of jail

    The Grant County Fiscal Court will study the possibility of regionalizing or privatizing the Grant County Detention Center.

    A resolution unanimously passed during the May 16 meeting authorizes Judge-Executive Steve Wood to prepare a report on future options related to corrections in the county.

  • Wood looks forward to improvement, growth in county

    With your first year in office complete, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?

    I am the most proud having opened the term with a strong working relationship between the county and the cities, where we all work together to improve the quality of life in this community.
    The mayors and I meet monthly to discuss issues we are confronting together. I am a true believer we can achieve a lot more working together then we can independently.

  • Fordyce ‘loved every minute’ at SES

    After a distinguished career as an educator, David Fordyce, principal of Sherman Elementary School (SES), will retire at the end of this school year. For 28 years, he has invested himself in the lives of children.

    “I feel I have been blessed,” Fordyce said. “I have been fortunate to work for Grant County for 18 years. I have worked with some of the best administrators, the best teachers, the best staff, the best kids. I had 10 years in Covington, and I loved my years in Covington, but those were all teaching years.”

  • From military service to realty, Simpson leads

    Since the business opened in 1998, Jim Simpson Realtors has been involved in 1,200 real estate transactions, totaling more than $130 million.
    However, Jim Simpson doesn’t credit exceptional business training for his success or the mentorship of other business professionals.

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  • Free kitchen serves hungry, needs volunteers

    The Free Lunch Kitchen in Dry Ridge is undergoing a few changes, but is not closing its doors.
    Located at U.S. 25 and Broadway in downtown Dry Ridge, the Free Kitchen opened in 2007 and serves meals to 45 to 60 people each weekday.