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Today's News

  • Trim a Tree

     The past two years, the Grant County News has asked readers to Style Santa for our Christmas-themed art
    contest.

    This year, we decided to have readers show off their skills by
    trimming a tree.
    Pictured are the winners in the four age groups.

  • SERVING THE COMMUNITY
  • State inmates slowly returning to jail

    At one time, the Grant County Detention Center housed about 290 state inmates.
    That number nosedived to 65 the past few months as the fiscal court looked into the possibility of closing the jail and necessary improvements were made to the facility once the decision was made to keep the doors open.
    However, as fresh paint is put on the walls, the HVAC and smoke evacuation system is finally working and plumbing problems are well underway of being fixed, the population of the jail is expected to slowly increase.

  • GC Library hosts Polar Express
  • ARK
  • IN REMEMBRANCE

    Despite the frigid 20-degree temperature, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the hallowed ground of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN), on Dec. 10, to ensure that each grave was decorated with a fresh pine wreath topped with a velvety red bow for the Christmas season.

    “As we all get wrapped up in the holiday spirit with our families, sometimes we forget,” said Al Duncan, director of KVCN. “The wreath laying is a nice way to let our veterans know that we have not forgotten about them this holiday season.”

  • Kimmich leaves for Frankfort position

    After nearly two years working beside Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich said goodbye to Grant County during the Dec. 5 fiscal court meeting.

    Kimmich, who had previously served as the deputy judge in Boone and Kenton counties, resigned from his position to head to Frankfort to work as scheduler for newly-elected Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover. The fiscal court approved finance administrator Pat Conrad, who has been with the county since Aug. 2008, as the next deputy judge.

  • Shop with a Cop
  • Country Christmas
  • Dry Ridge Antique Mall: ‘More than we ever dreamed...’

    When you step into the Dry Ridge Antique Mall, it’s hard to know where to start as shiny glass, old textiles, crocks, artwork and the scent of homemade soaps and candles entice the senses and draws you into memories of bygone days.
    Gary and Debbie Fogle, owners of the mall, just celebrated the store’s one-year anniversary in October, and they have already expanded into the store next door.