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Today's News

  • COACH CAL VISITS COUNTY

    True blue Wildcat fans got a chance to meet University of Kentucky basketball Coach John Calipari on June 20 when he made a stop in Dry Ridge.
    The national championship-winning coach visited Wildcats and More in Dry Ridge to sign copies of his new book, “Players First: Coaching From the Inside, Out.”
    About 100 fans took pictures and received autographs from Calipari at the store.
    Calipari said the book shares insights on his coaching philosophy, along with stories about his first few years at UK.

  • HOMECOMING

    Merle Simpson waited 60 years for his buddy, Paul Marshall Gordon, to make it back to Grant County.
    “It means everything to be here today because he’s coming home,” said Simpson, now a resident of Greensburg, Indiana.
    Paul’s family and friends waited patiently in the hot sun on Tuesday as his remains arrived from Atlanta with a full military escort.

  • Livingood named CMZ principal

    Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary will have a new leader when students return to school in August.
    Heather Clay, who has served as CMZ principal for the past six years, has taken the position of director of student instructional services at the Grant County Schools board office.
    In her new position, Clay will also serves as director of preschool and director of special education.
    Clay said she wanted to make the move to have the chance to make a positive impact on students’ education for the entire district.

  • BN Legends hosts basketball academy on June 20

    BBN Legends will host an elite skills camp at 1 p.m. on June 20 at the Williamstown High School.
    BBN Legends is teaming up with Williamstown High School and Wildcats and More to bring the premier Kentucky Basketball Camp to  Grant County.  The camp will feature senior leaders Jarrod Polson (2012 National Champion, 2014 Runner Up, 2011 Final Four) and Terrence Jones (2012 National Champion and 2011 Final Four, current starting forward for the Houston Rockets) plus Final Four MVP Jeff Sheppard along with local basketball coaches.

  • John-Jennings retires from NKU

    Betsy John-Jennings loves watching college students develop from rookies to savvy career professionals.
    She will always cherish the countless transformations she witnessed over the past decade as she says goodbye to the Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center.
    John-Jennings, director of the center, will retire May 30 after about 35 years at NKU, the last 10 in Grant County.
    A retirement celebration was held in her honor on May 22.

  • U.S. 25 yard sale brings bargain hunters county

    Faye Allen and Peggy Kelley had never visited Grant County before last week.
    The Batavia, Ohio women spent June 5 wandering through yards in search of bargains as the third annual U.S. 25 yard sale got underway.

  • In your face!

    Twenty five teams have been working hard in preparation for Friday, June 13 when all that hard work culminates in the annual Grant County Relay For Life.

    The relay is the signature fundrasing event of the American Cancer Society.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. with opening ceremonies and lasts until 7 a.m. on June 14.

  • COLLEGE SIGNINGS
  • HATS OFF THE 2014 GRADUATES
  • From fighter to survivor: WHS graduate is cancer-free

    Skyler Faulkner just had the best week of her young life.
    What culminated in her walking onstage at Williamstown High School to receive her diploma, began with even better news.
    The 18-year-old is now cancer free.

    “I was so relieved. I was so happy,” Skyler said. “I really don’t have time to do anymore treatments. I just have so much that I want to accomplish that I don’t need this holding me back anymore.”