Today's News

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    My name is John Waltz and I am running for Congress because I share the frustration and anger that so many other people are feeling this year.  Our government is not functional and I am tired of watching those who are supposed to represent us play their own political games.  

  • Calendar 10-28-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Switzer, boy, July 8

    Dennis and Tameca Switzer of Corinth would like to announce the the birth of their first child.

    Trezdon Cole Switzer was born at 7:57 a.m. on July 8, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Daryl and Debbie Vannarsdall of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Ron Kinman of Dry Ridge and the late Sue Kinman and Garey and Louise Vannarsdall of Jonesville.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I write in support of Wanda Crupper Hammons for Magistrate, 2nd District, in Grant County.  Wanda Crupper Hammons, a life-long resident of Grant County,  is honest and hard-working, part-time employee of the Dry Ridge Fire Department.  Wanda is certified in multiple roles in emergency services and has served in that role for 12 years.  Wanda Crupper Hammons also has a backround in administraion having been previously employed for 15 years of the Grant County Board of Education in budgeting and human resources.

  • GCHS finishes fifth overall in regionals warmup

    The sun was shining; the stands were full as the Grant County Band took the field at 2 p.m. at Ryle High School for their 2A preliminary performance.

    The band marched onto the field to the cheers of parents, fans and the Grant County football team.  

    This was the first Mid-States contest Grant County has attended and the bands class is determined by band size not school size. Grant County swept all categories of the 2A division where they competed against seven bands. 

  • Combs-Shafer set date

    Steve and Joyce Fuqua of Florence and Tommy Combs of Hillsboro, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melinda Combs to Robert Shafer, son of Debra Shafer of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for Oct. 29 in Florence.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed by Insight Communications.

    The groom is a 2000 graduate of Grant County High School and is a 2010 graduate of Beckfield College. He is employed by Johnstone Supply.

    Invitations are being sent.

  • DRE teacher crafts quilt to raise cancer awareness

     Pam Hutchinson, fifth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary School, had a thought that just wouldn’t die, so instead of ignoring it, she set into action.

  • Free fall clean-up dates for bulky items, appliances planned Oct. 18 - Oct. 29

    Residents in need of ridding their house of unwanted garbage and appliances are in luck.

    The annual Free Fall Clean-up, sponsored by the Grant County News, CSI of Williamstown, Grant County Solid Waste Management and the Grant County Fiscal Court, will be held during the next two weeks.

    General waste and bulky items will be picked up Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, on a resident’s normal collection day.

    Items need to be neatly organized, bagged, bundled or tied and not exceed 75 pounds.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Brian Linder is presently magistrate for Dry Ridge, District 2. He is a Grant County native and has  remained here all his life. I have known him since he was born.

    I have always found him to be honest, truthful, hardworking and to have used integrity in all of his actions. He has worked hard for the citizens of this county and has sacrificed money and time to be a magistrate, so that he can make a positive difference in our government.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I would like to publicly thank Judge Executive Darrell Link for his prompt attention regarding an accident I had in March of this year.