Today's News

  • Halloween in the Park set for Oct. 28

    For the second consecutive year, the Grant County News will partner with the City of Dry Ridge for Halloween in the Park.

    The 31st annual event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Piddle Park in Dry Ridge on Saturday Oct. 28.

    The event will kick off at 3:30 p.m. with pumpkin decorating. The first 200 children will receive a free small pumpkin, provided by Country Pumpkins and paid for by the Grant County Tourism Commission, to decorate and take home.

  • Duke Energy customers to receive smart meters

    Duke Energy is bringing smart meters to Grant County customers.

    Duke Energy announced the switch from walk-by, or traditional meters, to the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter starting February 2018 through June 2018 at the Sept. 5 Grant County Fiscal Court meeting. 

  • Enrollment drops for Grant, Williamstown schools

    Student enrollment has dropped for Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts for the 2017-18 year.

    Grant County Schools’ enrollment dropped 72 students from the 2016-17 school year to the end of this year’s first month.

    District-wide, the enrollment was 3,650 students compared to 3,722 students last year.

  • New online tool demonstrates differences in health across Northern Kentucky

    Your ZIP code may have a larger impact on your health than your genetic code. As part of an analysis of health status across Northern Kentucky communities, the Northern Kentucky Health Department examined a variety of factors that can impact health, including levels of education and income. The results show significant differences in communities, with life expectancy in certain areas almost 10 years higher than others.
    The analysis is part of a larger project to examine health equity in Northern Kentucky.

  • NKADD Mitigation will help region better prepare for natural disasters

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s eight-county region is better prepared for disasters with the recent approval of its local hazard mitigation plan, which is a long-term strategy to reduce the community’s vulnerability to natural disasters.
    The plan identifies hazards and potential hazards in the Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties. It also creates a framework to help community officials make decisions that may ultimately protect lives and property. This recently approved plan expires in August 2022.

  • Missing child located in Crittenden

    A 10-year-old boy went missing Oct. 11 for a few hours in Crittenden, according to Grant County Chief Deputy Brian Maines.
    The juvenile ran into the woods after a fight with his brother. His grandparents called 911 around 5:37 p.m., saying they couldn’t find him and the boy had been missing for an hour, Maines said.
    Maines said Crittenden Fire Department, Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team and Grant County Emergency Management were all called out to look for the juvenile. Two search and rescue dogs were used to track the boy  through the woods.

  • Four Grant County students selected for 4-H NRESci Academy

    Four Grant County middle schoolers were selected to participate in Kentucky 4-H Natural Resources and Environmental Science Academy (NRESci).

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    Bean Soup

    • 7 tablespoon olive oil
    • 7 teaspoon minced garlic
    • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
    • 2 (75.8 ounce) cans of great northern beans, rinsed and drained
    • 7 (74.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
    • 7 (74 ounce) can low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
    • 4 cups kale, torn into small pieces
    • 7 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


    He patiently waited on his chance to play, and never complained. Now redshirt freshman offensive lineman Drake Jackson of Woodford County has worked himself into the playing rotation at center and likely will only continue to play a bigger and bigger role in the seasons ahead for the Wildcats.
    “The energy is really good around here. I am enjoying everything. We are all feeling good. I am playing both center and guard. I am doing left guard, center, right guard. It’s all good,” Jackson said.
    Here’s a few other insights he recently shared.


    • Sept. 1
    Grant County Sanitation, 605 Claiborne Drive, pole barn, 1,200 square feet, estimated cost $35,000; permit fee $334.92.
    • Sept. 5
    Steve Averdick, 11855 Napoleon-Zion Station, basement, 1,705 square feet, estimated cost $34,000; permit fee $110.47.
    Ron Miracle, 2150 Dry Ridge Mt. Zion Road, roof, 252 square feet, estimated cost $1,200; permit fee $56.79.
    Wyndridge Development, 109 Ashley Drive, new home, 1,120 square feet, estimated cost $130,000; permit fee $315.28.