Today's News


    CLASS OF 1972
    The GCHS Class of 1972 45th class reunion with potluck picnic will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the cattle barn at Grant County Park in Crittenden. Fried chicken, rolls, drinks and dessert will be provided. Bring a chair and a dish to share. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. Couples cost $25 and singles cost $15. Make checks payable to: GCHS Class of 1972 and return to Libby Breeden Jackson, 287 Shawnee Run Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.



    (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.)

    Chief Rick Kells charged Brian Patrick Rountree, 35, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking under $500 shoplifting, at noon Sept. 17 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Officer Brad Morris investigated an accident at 6:58 p.m. Sept. 4 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were an unknown hit-and-run and Jeremy K. Schinck, 41, of Williamstown, driving a 2012 Toyota.

  • Lloyd Area Skeet Club wins KSSA Team trophy

    The five-man team from the Lloyd Area Skeet Club at the Lloyd Area Wildlife Preserve in Crittenden won the Kentucky Skeet Shooting Association (KSSA) team trophy. The annual contest, started many years ago, pits five members from the different skeet clubs in Kentucky against each other in the 12-gauge match competition.

  • Former Grant County residents honored

    Ruth and Harold Odor, formerly of Grant County, will be honored at the Hall of Faith banquet to be held Friday, Sept. 29 in Mason, Ohio.
    Each year, the Christian communities operated by the Christian Benevolent Association recognize honorees who have led lives of service to churches and communities.

  • Third time’s a charm as Ella Ruth enters the world

    When my wife was pregnant with our first child nearly 11 years ago we ultimately just wanted a healthy, precious baby.
    However, if we were able to choose the gender, we definitely were hoping it was a girl.

  • Meet your new community reporter

    My dad bet the barn against me. He believed I wouldn’t find a job working for a newspaper right out of college.
    Well, looks like I have all his cows now.
    He’s proud, and I’m happy to be the new staff writer at the Grant County News.
    As a mechanical engineer, my dad wasn’t completely enamored by the idea˜of me becoming a journalist. His first job, as a father, was to worry about me — specifically about me not being able to find a job as a journalist after I graduated University of the Cumberlands.

  • What is your sign from God?

    For the most part I’m not a fan of the “Messages from God” billboards (“What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not’ didn’t you understand?” “Keep using my name in vain and I’ll make rush hour longer,” “You think it’s hot here?”)

  • Local governments show support for CERS separation

    Grant County government entities have started showing support for a resolution to separate the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) out from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS).
    The resolution comes as the state threatens to increase contributions for CERS pensions and as the state struggles to find a solution for pension crisis.
    Dry Ridge City Council passed the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)-backed resolution with one nay vote from council member Clay Crupper Sept. 5.

  • New resource officer watches over GCHS

    There is a new face patrolling the hallways at Grant County High School.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Ervin, a 55-year-old Latonia resident, is the new school resource officer (SRO) at the high school.

  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.