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Today's News

  • WHS hosts basketball camp
  • Grant County Fireballs ‘Battle in the Bluegrass’
  • Parting words from a grateful journalist

    When I first started my job as a news reporter here at the Grant County News, I was both excited, and nervous.
    This was my first official job after graduating college in 2016, after several years of working both journalism and public relations internships, as well as working for my university’s student newspaper.

  • Ark Encounter resistance on one-year anniversary

    The Ark Encounter celebrated its first anniversary this month but instead of fanfare and praise, some news media and protestors poured rain on its parade. The Biblical theme park, which consists of a life-size replica of Noah's Ark based in Northern Kentucky, faced 75 protesters and criticism from a columnist who said the group promotes "fringe beliefs." But hey, it’s the Ark, right?  Compared to criticism that Noah faced, I'm sure this modern-day rendition will weather the storm.

  • The Ark is a good neighbor

    I was glad to read the piece in the Grant County News by former Judge Executive Shirley Howard about the tourism boom experienced by Grant County due to the Ark Encounter.

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued productivity

    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod.  
    Some vegetables need attention daily; others can be picked every couple of days.  

  • Dry Ridge Presbyterian to host concert Aug. 6

    Dry Ridge Presbyterian will host the “Patriotism in Story and Music” concert as part of the 226th anniversary of the first congregation organized in Grant County, that is now Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church.  
    The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church, located at 15 Warsaw Avenue in Dry Ridge.  

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Deputy Thomas Britton executed a warrant for Cynthia K. Robinson, 59, of Williamstown, for theft by deception, 11:40 p.m. July 21 on Mitts Road. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Experience normally proves invaluable for Southeastern Conference football players at any school. Kentucky certainly is no exception.
    Just ask junior cornerback Derrick Baity, a three-star prospect from Florida. He played all 12 games as a true freshman in 2015 and started four. Last season, he started all 13 games and had three interceptions, seven pass breakups and 42 tackles.

  • Study analyzes local police agencies

    Issues with effective communication and lack of policy manuals were among the concerns identified in a comprehensive academic study on Grant County’s law enforcement agencies.
    The report was performed last year by the Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville, at the request of Judge-Executive Steve Wood. Local government leaders were interested in an independent observer detailing the county’s law enforcement adequacy.