Today's News


    Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Koebcke of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Brianne to Adam Keith Leach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Leach of Jeffersonville.
    The wedding is being planned for June 28, 2014.
    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2013 graduate of University of Kentucky.
    She is employed by University of Kentucky.
    He is also a 2013 graduate of University of Kentucky. He is employed by Union Pacific Railroad. The couple will reside in Texas.


    The Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay For Life Team’s White Castle Crave Mobile fundraiser has been rescheduled for Sept. 6.
    The Crave Mobile, which suffered mechanical failure, will be set up at the Dry Ridge City Building.
    All proceeds will go to the DRFD Relay For Life team.


    Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge will host a golf scramble to raise funds for the 2014 Trooper Island Camp.
    The fundraiser will be June 27 at Eagle Creek Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the scramble set to start at 9 a.m.
    The entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team. Registration forms can by obtained by contacting Trooper David Jones at 859-428-5609.
     or 859-391-9501.
    Trooper Island Camp is a non-profit organization that operates solely on private contributions.

  • Ghost tour to raise funds for Sherman Tavern restoration

    Have you ever seen a ghost?
    Now is your chance as The Friends of Sherman Tavern will host a paranormal ghost tour at Sherman Tavern from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 28.
    The cost of the tour is $25 with all proceeds going to the restoration of the Sherman Tavern historical site.
    Eddie Parks of northern Grant County will lead the tour with the Tri State Shadow Chasers, a group he founded in 2008.

  • City race deadline is Aug. 12

    The filing deadline may still be two months away, but the first candidate for a non-partisan city race has turned in his paperwork.
    Vincent S. Stephens has filed to run for mayor of the city of Dry Ridge.
    The May primary has set up multiple races in November for county offices, including judge-executive, jailer, clerk and magistrates, pitting a Republican against a Democrat.
    However, non-partisan candidates who would like to run for mayor and city council or commission seats in Williamstown, Dry Ridge, Crittenden or Corinth have until 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to file.

  • Livingood named CMZ principal

    Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary will have a new leader when students return to school in August.
    Heather Clay, who has served as CMZ principal for the past six years, has taken the position of director of student instructional services at the Grant County Schools board office.
    In her new position, Clay will also serves as director of preschool and director of special education.
    Clay said she wanted to make the move to have the chance to make a positive impact on students’ education for the entire district.


    Merle Simpson waited 60 years for his buddy, Paul Marshall Gordon, to make it back to Grant County.
    “It means everything to be here today because he’s coming home,” said Simpson, now a resident of Greensburg, Indiana.
    Paul’s family and friends waited patiently in the hot sun on Tuesday as his remains arrived from Atlanta with a full military escort.

  • U.S. 25 yard sale brings bargain hunters county

    Faye Allen and Peggy Kelley had never visited Grant County before last week.
    The Batavia, Ohio women spent June 5 wandering through yards in search of bargains as the third annual U.S. 25 yard sale got underway.

  • Forcht buys Grant Co. Deposit

    Forcht Bancorp, Inc. reached an agreement on June 9 to buy Grant County Deposit Bank.
    The Forcht Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Forcht Bank, N.A., will acquire all the outstanding shares of Grant County Bancorp, Inc. of Williamstown, the holding company of Grant County Deposit Bank.
    Upon regulatory and shareholder approval, Grant County Deposit Bank will be merged with Forcht Bank.