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Today's News

  • GCHS hosts robotics tourney
  • FOR THE RECORD

    Property Transfers
    Nov. 2
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Westmark Properties LLC, Brentwood Estates, $66,392
    Jerry and Donna Miller to Candace Hammond and Tony L. Martin, 13.715 acres Chipman Ridge Road, $35,000
    David Allen Sebree, trustee and Betty L. Sebree, trustee to Eva and Warren Lambert, 5.8851 acres Bracht Road, $40,000
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to BAC Home Loans Servicing, 1.959 acres Napoleon Zion Station Road, $40,000

  • 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 Mike Webster executed a warrant for Keith A. Mesmer, 22, of Dry Ridge, for promoting contraband in the first degree, at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 23 on Barnes Road. Mesmer was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Have another spirit

    On edge of the wilderness stood the children of Israel, as they were inching closer to the land God had promised them. Moses called upon the leaders from each of the 12 tribes to go beyond where they were and explore the land, which God said they could possess. Shammua represented the tribe of Rueben.

  • Skunks on the move

    It is that time of year again and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river!  
    We used to get them circling the house on winter evenings but our livestock guardian dogs’ presence has kept them from bay the last few years.  Their presence is not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move!

  • Can we trust our news media?

    Did Donald Trump mock a disabled reporter?
    Surely you saw the video of President Trump appearing to mock a disabled reporter as it was all over the news media and social media. Hillary Clinton made reference to the video during the campaign.
    The video is still being shown and people are believing, even today, that he mocked a disabled reporter simply because they “saw it”.

  • Grant County Extension Loving Stitchers

    The women who attend the Loving Stitchers Club laugh easily and often, and just as quickly shed a tear as they recall difficult times and the encouragement they received from each other.

    The club, which meets every Friday at 10 a.m., is one of two specialty clubs that are part of the Grant County Extension programs.

    It is the newest club where women come together around swatches of colorful print fabric and humming sewing machines.

  • County looks for answers to dire financial crisis

    The Grant County Fiscal Court is looking at any and all options to get out of a deep financial crisis.
    The fiscal court met in a caucus meeting Jan. 23 to discuss ways to crawl out of the financial hole and generate more revenue.

    The ideas thrown around ran the gamut of instituting an occupational tax, an insurance premium tax or both.

    With state inmates slow to return to the Grant County Detention Center, revenue has stalled and the county has been forced to transfer money from the general fund into the jail fund to cover payroll and other expenses.

  • DR hotel, restaurant development moves forward

    Behind-the-scenes work is ongoing to help pave the way for a proposed $15 million development project that could bring three hotels and several restaurants to Dry Ridge.

    The development plans were discussed during the Jan. 16 Dry Ridge City Council meeting as the city looks at aggressive options to draw businesses to the area.

    The project, which would likely be seven parcels of land, would be located on Ferguson Boulevard behind Wal-Mart.

    Mayor Jim Wells said the developers are wanting to locate three hotels, along with three spots for restaurants.

  • Great once again

    Our nation experienced a wonderful American political tradition, as we witnessed the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new president assumed office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan.
    For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College. The Republican Party now holds 33 governor’s offices, 32 State Legislatures and has control of both legislative branches and the governorship in 24 states.