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Today's News

  • Prison escapees caught

    Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington were arrested Jan. 5 just over the Harrison County line near Grant County.

    Jordan Green, 24, and Waltez Franklin, 23, escaped the facility sometime Jan. 4.
    Green, who was convicted in Boone and Kenton counties on robbery, burglary and theft charges, was described as “extremely dangerous” by the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

  • Body Works Gym celebrates 10th anniversary

    Ten years ago to the day, Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge opened it’s doors.

    “There was a tremendous need in our area for people to be able to exercise with the proper guidance and equipment,” said Justin Baker, owner. “We felt like we had the perfect opportunity to come and change many lives.”
    Baker has spent much of his life interested in fitness and quality of life. He is aware of Kentucky and Grant County’s obesity levels and many of the health-related issues that accompany that distinction.

  • County goes ‘wet’

    Grant County will soon be “wet.”

    By a 525-vote margin, voters were in favor of county-wide alcohol sales during the Dec. 22 local option election.
    There were 2,424 votes in favor and 1,899 in opposition.

    Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Corinth are already “moist,” meaning alcohol sales by the drink are allowed in qualifying restaurants.

  • WRAPPING UP THE HOLIDAYS!
  • 2015 WHAT MADE THE NEWS?

    From continued work on the Ark Encounter to Grant County voting to go ‘wet,’ there were many news stories on the front page of the Grant County News during 2015 that will have a lasting impact on the community.
    This is a sample of the stories from the year.

     

  • WET OR DRY? VOTE IS DEC. 22

    The voters of Grant County will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and decide whether all of the county will be ‘wet’ or whether it will remain ‘moist’ with liquor by the drink allowed in the city limits of Corinth, Dry Ridge and Williamstown.
    Those supporting the end of prohibition say that the impact will be a boost to the economy and increased revenue for the county’s budget.

  • WREATHS FOR CHRISTMAS
  • Main Street Gardens offers event, meeting space

    Hans Philippo has a vision for Grant County and that’s why he’s purchasing property up and down U.S. 25 and opening a variety of businesses.
    He arrived in the United States from Holland on his 23rd birthday and he had little money of his own, but he was a hard worker and had a knack for business.

  • Braves pull away for 56-40 win over rival Demons

    Walking into the gym Dec. 8, one thing was clear, it was Williamstown’s night to host cross-county rival Grant County.
    It has been all Grant County recently in this basketball matchup, but Williamstown looked to change that.
    However, after a great back and forth game where both teams had their strong points, Grant County pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 57-40.

  • Spreading H.O.P.E. one event, donation at a time

    It stands for Helping Out People Everywhere, but sometimes H.O.P.E. provides just that — hope.
    “It’s not all about the wants and the needs,” Kim Haubner, who founded H.O.P.E. in 2012 as a way to reach out to those in need. “Sometimes, it’s just about hugs and prayer. I think that’s what we lack of a lot.”
    In 2013, the organization helped more than 36,000 in Grant and surrounding counties with food, hygiene products and clothing.