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Today's News

  • Shop with a Cop
  • Country Christmas
  • Kimmich leaves for Frankfort position

    After nearly two years working beside Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich said goodbye to Grant County during the Dec. 5 fiscal court meeting.

    Kimmich, who had previously served as the deputy judge in Boone and Kenton counties, resigned from his position to head to Frankfort to work as scheduler for newly-elected Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover. The fiscal court approved finance administrator Pat Conrad, who has been with the county since Aug. 2008, as the next deputy judge.

  • Dry Ridge Antique Mall: ‘More than we ever dreamed...’

    When you step into the Dry Ridge Antique Mall, it’s hard to know where to start as shiny glass, old textiles, crocks, artwork and the scent of homemade soaps and candles entice the senses and draws you into memories of bygone days.
    Gary and Debbie Fogle, owners of the mall, just celebrated the store’s one-year anniversary in October, and they have already expanded into the store next door.

  • WES celebrates Thanksgiving
  • Mannequin challenge depicts heroin’s harsh reality

    A YouTube video recreating the devastating impact of heroin posted online by a Williamstown man has gone viral.
    Capitalizing on the popular mannequin challenge trend where people are recorded frozen in action like mannequins, Thomas Worthington collaborated with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Dry Ridge Fire Department, among others, to create the harrowing overdose scene.

  • Stage Right tells ‘A Christmas Tale’ Dec. 9 -11

    What if you didn’t know everything there was to know about your favorite holiday characters like Rudolph, Frosty, Scrooge and more?

    That’s what Stage Right Musical Theatre hopes to provide audiences with in their latest production “A Christmas Tale.”

  • Cody Miskell: From GCHS star wrestler to MMA fighter

    When Grant County High School started their first-ever wrestling team Cody Miskell’s sophomore year, he was more than happy to be one of the first on the roster.

    As a little kid, watching UFC fights and movies like “Rocky” with his dad ultimately inspired him to be as rough and tough as the people he saw on screen.

    He knew he wanted to fight just like them.
    Cody’s high school wrestling career was nothing but a success.

  • Ark attendance nearing 500,000

    Since opening on July 7, the Ark Encounter in Williamstown has been flooded with more than 425,000 visitors in four months.
    The life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction is expected to reach a half million visitors by the end of the month, according to Mark Looy, chief communications officer for Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter.

  • Images of war still haunt Dry Ridge war veteran

    Butch Barlow can still feel the texture of a thin rolled-up newspaper he held in his hand, as he looks at a photo from nearly 50 years ago taken in Vietnam.

    “Every time we’d get mail call, when we would be out in the rice paddies or the jungle, they wouldn’t holler my name out, they would holler out, ‘Grant County News, Dry Ridge, Kentucky,’ then everybody would start laughing,” Barlow said. “Everybody would read it, I told my mother to send me the paper. I always read it, so I would know what was going on in Grant County.