Today's News

  • Construction Coming

    The Grant County Public Library will be expanding by nearly 10,000 square feet after receiving a $1.638 million grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
    The library will receive $81,900 per year from KDLA for the next 20 years through the Public Library Facilities

    Construction Fund grant to assist with debt retirement. The grant is a part of a comprehensive, $20 million investment in library construction across Kentucky. The total budget for the expansion, including furnishings, is $3.8 million.

  • Annual U.S. 25 Yard Sale brings customers to town

    Grant County locals broke out the antique records and vintage comic books for one of the biggest yard sale extravaganzas of the year from June 1 to June 3 during the sixth annual U.S. 25 Yard Sale.

    The annual event incorporates hundreds of yard sales located along 265 miles of U.S. 25 and U.S. 25 West, running from Rocky Top, Tennessee to southern Boone County in Kentucky.
    Judy Wigginton, who originally created the U.S. 25 Yard Sale, said this year’s optimal turnout likely signals an upward trend for participation in the yard sale that crosses state lines.

  • Mt. Olivet Christian Vacation Bible School
  • Fiscal court holds first reading for 911 fee

    The Grant County Fiscal Court held a first reading of an ordinance that would establish a countywide unit service fee to fund the county’s 911-dispatch service. The E-911 board, comprised of mayors from Grant County’s incorporated cities and Judge-Executive Steve Wood, had met several times to discuss the most viable funding mechanisms for the service.

  • Hawaii resident seeks local Vietnam veteran photos for ‘Wall of Faces’

    My name is Janna Hoehn, I am a 26 year resident of Maui, Hawaii. Eight years ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Washington D.C. Because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in high school, the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

  • Car chase leads police into Pendleton County

    Police are searching for an adult male who pulled several local law enforcement agencies into a high-speed pursuit across county lines on May 23.

    Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said that officers from his department began pursuing a Chevrolet pickup truck at about 2 p.m. after one officer recognized the truck as a stolen vehicle he had previously investigated.

    The driver sped down Highway 22 into Pendleton County, and at some point fled the scene on foot, leaving behind an adult female and male juvenile.

  • KSP asking for public’s help in fatal hit-and-run investigation

    Kentucky State Police Post 6 is seeking the public’s assistance in their investigation of a hit-and-run collision that left a young Dry Ridge resident dead on May 21. 

    Trooper David Jones wrote in a press release that the vehicle fled the scene from Dixie Highway near Grant County Foods after striking 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper, a 2016 Grant County High School graduate and football player.

  • Belinda Furman of SES wins KY Elementary Teacher of the Year

    When Belinda Furman entered the front foyer area of Sherman Elementary School and saw the celebration her fellow staff members had planned for her, she could not hold back her tears. The second grade instructor is emotional by nature, and was overcome by the appreciation and loyalty demonstrated by her colleagues, who were congratulating her recent distinction as the 2018 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year at the Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards.

  • Grant County, WHS seniors become graduates