Today's News

  • Grant County sees boost in tourism dollars

    Grant County experienced an economic boom in tourism between 2015 and 2016, along with the rest of Kentucky. The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016. The more than five percent increase from $13.7 billion in 2015 was the strongest economic impact growth rate since 2005, according to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Department of Tourism.

  • DR still looking at water rate increase

    The Dry Ridge City Council will go back to the drawing board a third time as they discuss increasing water rates to offset dwindling reserves and increased expenses in utilities.
    The council has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. May 18 after rethinking a second proposed rate that underwent a first reading during the May 15 meeting.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.

  • Lady Demons outhit Lady Braves

    The Williamstown Lady Demons and the Grant County Braves squared off against each other for the first time this season on May 13, at Williamstown High School.  The Lady Demons upended the Lady Braves in five innings by the score of 10-0.  

  • Will. Schools, Crown Services promote Footsteps to Brilliance

    Williamstown Independent Schools, Williamstown Head Start and Crown Services are working together to promote an app called Footsteps to Brilliance to promote kindergarten readiness. 
    There will be a grill out in three neighborhoods. Hot dogs and popcorn are free, along with information on F2B to help parents/relatives prepare their children for school and decrease the summer slide in elementary-aged children.


    Ethan Wilson of Dry Ridge is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for April.
    He is a senior at GCHS and is the son of Amber and Jerid Wilson.

    Extra-curricular activities: I play baseball. I am the varsity baseball catcher and am also on the varsity soccer team.
    Community involvement: I am a member of Sherman Church of Christ and Sherman Baptist youth group.

    Favorite class or classes and why: My favorite class is math class. I love learning new things everyday and being challenged.

  • Sherman Elementary kindergartners visit library, park

    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Tad H. Smail, 20, of Dry Ridge, with speeding, at 2:28 p.m. May 7 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer Brad Morris executed a warrant for Mahlik Hamilton, for non-payment of fines, at 12:33 a.m. May 9 on McCoy Road. Hamilton was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns. • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • It’s more important

    A few weeks ago, we as Christians celebrated the most amazing weekend in the history of the world.
    The weekend Jesus Christ was crucified and arose from the dead. The sad part about this weekend is often times it’s the only time we think about the resurrection of Jesus, it is often the only time we think about the low point (for the followers of Jesus) of Friday and Saturday but also the high point of Sunday! It is often the only time many people read through the resurrection texts such as 1 Corinthians 15.

  • Tomatoes like it warm

    I have patiently waited for some summer-like heat to arrive before planting my pepper and tomato plants.  Now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights the coast is clear for summer vegetables!  
    Tomatoes love two things:  good drainage and heat.  If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past, consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.