Today's News


    Five students from Grant County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars
    Five students from Grant County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • WHS Band of Spirit finishes fourth at Lafayette Invitational

    Name of competition: 2017 Lafayette Invitational at Lafayette High School Sept. 16, 2017 in Lexington.

     Ranking and any awards:  The Band of Spirit delivered two outstanding performances at the Lafayette Invitational Band Contest. The BOS finished fourth in both prelims and finals.  
    No trophies were given at this contest.  A nice gift basket, including up to $200 in music merchandise, was given to each band.

     Names and number of bands participating:  Eight competing bands.  

  • Clemons delivers 150 backpacks to local elementary schools

    While attending a Kentucky County Clerk’s Association training Lexington, Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons listened to Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock discuss her involvement in the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
    She explained that, as an elected woman, officials are automatically a member and would be eligible to receive the benefits from the organization.


    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?”)