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Today's News

  • Morgan named Grant County superintendent

    Grant County Schools is removing the interim tag from Matt Morgan, who will be the district’s new superintendent.
    A Grant County native, Morgan had been serving as interim superintendent since Ron Livingood retired mid-year at the end of December.  

  • Teen shoots self after standoff with police

    A Williamstown male juvenile died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a confrontation with local law enforcement officers on May 21.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones said that both Dry Ridge and Williamstown police departments responded to a call at about 9:15 p.m. of a young man, listed as missing, who was a potential danger to himself.

  • 2016 GCHS grad dies in accident

    A 2016 Grant County High School graduate was killed after possibly being hit by a vehicle near Grant County Foods on Dixie Highway in Dry Ridge on May 21. Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel confirmed that 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper of Dry Ridge was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Doug Clifton at 4:15 a.m.

  • Sheriff’s Office warns of risks of sexting after multiple student arrests

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is spreading information about the risks of sexting after several Grant County Middle and High school students were charged with possessing and circulating child pornography on May 16.
    The sheriff’s office arrested four middle and two high school students, who were charged with possessing and promoting child pornography, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • GC Conservation requests Arbor Day tree photos

    For over 30 years the Grant County Conservation District has partnered with organizations such as the Grant County Solid Waste 109 Board and the Grant County 4-H Council to distribute around 3,000 Arbor Day trees a year to the five elementary schools located in Grant County.  
    The Grant County Conservation District is trying to find Arbor Day trees that were planted and still living.

  • Storms cancel Relay, committee to reschedule event

    The Grant County Relay for Life committee will meet on May 23 to reschedule the annual event at the Grant County Park after the event was canceled on May 19 due to severe weather. Relay for Life Chairperson Jamie Baker said the event will likely be rescheduled for June.

  • The high cost of freedom

    Every year in early June, we remember the anniversary of the Normandy invasion of World War II commonly called D-day. By the way, the “D” simply stands for whatever day a military assault is planned. For example; D-3 meant three days before a D-Day, while D+7 meant seven days after a D-Day.
    On June 6, 1944, America and her allies engaged in one of the most significant military operations of the 20th century. I have been personally touched by war and have a deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice that men and women give to protect our country.

  • Sweet potato planting time
  • Sen. Thayer wishes a safe, happy holiday

    While Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties, and parades, I write to you with the annual reminder not to forget the true meaning of the event. Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have put everything on the line so we may live in freedom in the greatest nation in the world.

  • Looking back at the 2016 election

    Donald Trump shocked the world when he defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Most political experts gave him little chance to win, as Clinton led in the public polls for almost the entire campaign, and was generally seen as the more conventional choice. But when Nov. 8 arrived, Trump sealed a comfortable win in the Electoral College, despite losing the popular vote by almost three million, becoming the first president in U.S. history with no prior government or military experience.