Today's News

  • Dog Days of Summer

    The summer heat has reminded me of an important part of the word of God. The hot summer days, the need for rain and the seeming never ending thirst causes us to want one thing…..to be refreshed.
    The Gospel of John, chapter 4, the story of the woman at the well is recorded. In this story a lady is coming to get water at the well for her and her family. It was the hottest part of the day and she was met by Jesus. Jesus intentionally went to her to minister to her and show her the only thing that would quench her thirst.


    July 17, 1997
    Sally Davis, a constituent services representative for Gov. Paul Patton, visited the area to meet with citizens. Davis was in Grant County to listen to concerns, offer help and advice and provide information on the latest happenings in Frankfort. She is a liaison for 17 counties for the governor’s office.

  • Small ears may mean poor pollination

    I gave up growing corn a long time ago; figured others can grow it better than me so why take up the space.  I drive by Gallrein’s in Bagdad, Kentucky twice a week and their “Sweet Corn” sign has been hung so there are no worries, they have the best corn this side of the Mississippi. The corn is looking good in some areas of my county and not so in others. 

  • Don’t torture yourself...that’s my job

    While my husband Bud and I were attempting to find something decent to watch on television the other night – and it’s a desert out there, I tell ya – I started thinking that it has been some years since I compiled a list of my favorite movie quotes.

    Although there are more interesting things to write about-I didn’t.
    It is sad to say that there are few quotes worth adding since the last time I updated my list. And it’s sad that two of my favorite quotes include the word “taters.”

  • Grant County News Editor receives LCNI writing award

    The Grant County News captured an award for news writing from its parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers LLC annual awards contest.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, received a second place award for news writing. Her entry consisted of three stories – an Easter tornado in 2011, a Dry Ridge pastor who was charged for pornography and a raid at the former El-Amin Pain Clinic in Dry Ridge.

  • Grant County Circuit Clerk participates in clerks college

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2012 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Summer College that took place June 12-13 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the college and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The college included 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.


    Name: Steven Courtney of Dry Ridge

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? I wanted to feel better.

    How have you changed your lifestyle in order to be healthier? I work out five days a week, take vitamins and eat healthy.

    What are your favorite fitness activities? I love trying to do harder core work outs and just things that are really hard.

  • Butler named president-elect of KET Friends Board

    Mary Butler of Dry Ridge has been named president-elect of the KET Friends Board, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Butler has been a Friends Board member since 2009 and served as secretary/treasurer in 2011-12.

    Members of the KET Friends Board promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. The board includes representatives from each of 35 districts that together cover all 120 Kentucky counties.


    Brandon and Amber Harris of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their second child. Jordan Andrew Harris was born at 11:05 a.m. on May 3, 2012 at  St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cecil and Peggy Jackson of Crittenden.

    His maternal great grandparents are Johnny and Janet Bryant and Phillip and Thelma Brown.

    His paternal grandparents are Rick and Junell Harris of Williamstown.