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Today's News

  • Payroll tax generates $1.6 million in 8 months

    Eight months after implementing a 2 percent occupational tax, Grant County has raised $1.6 million in revenue directly from taxpayers.

    Colton Simpson, county tax administrator, estimates the county will collect $2.5 million by the end of January at the current rate of collection. 

  • United Way and partners launch early childhood public awareness campaign in Northern Kentucky

     United Way Success By 6 and its early childhood partners are proud to launch MyPre-K, an early childhood public awareness campaign in Northern Kentucky. The purpose of the general campaign is to show the unlimited potential of young children and elevate Pre-K as the first educational step toward shaping our youth. The tagline for the campaign is “There is no one way to Pre-K.”

  • How to help those in need this holiday season

     Salvation Army

  • Indictments

     The grand jury met Nov. 15 and returned indictments against 20 people. 

  • The day President Kennedy died

     

    It was a beautiful but chilly day on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.  The Pelfrey family was getting ready for my sister, Joan’s, upcoming wedding. My son, Rick, was nearing his third birthday on Nov. 30.  Young John Kennedy was nearing his third birthday, which would be celebrated on the Nov. 25.  

  • 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.)

     

    Dry Ridge Fire Department

    Officer Brad Morris executed a warrant for John Wesley Nash, 19, address unknown, with non-payment of fines, at 11:08 p.m. Nov. 4 on Ferguson Boulevard. Nash was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • 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.)

     

    Dry Ridge Police Department

    Officer Brad Morris executed a warrant for John Wesley Nash, 19, address unknown, with non-payment of fines, at 11:08 p.m. Nov. 4 on Ferguson Boulevard. Nash was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Cockroaches in the house

     

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    My husband hates two things: lying and cockroaches.

  • Holiday greenery has some forgotten symbolism

     

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. 

    Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection. 

  • Give thanks and give back to your community