Today's News

  • Students receiving free/reduced lunches increase

    Rising unemployment and a declining economy has forced many parents to cut costs anyway they can.

    Local school cafeterias are making sure students are fed without a struggling family taking a hit in the wallet.

    Grant County and Williamstown Schools have seen the number of students on free or reduced meals increase the past several years.

    At least half of the students enrolled in each district participate in the program.

    Eligibility is determined by household size and annual family income.

  • Denny, girl, Sept. 13

    Todd Coye and Sabrina N. Denny of Jonesville would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Zoey Nicole Denny was born at 6:21 a.m. on Sept. 13 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 1.8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Donnie and Debbie Tarter of Dry Ridge. Her maternal great grandparents are Harold Tarter of Somerset and the late Wilma Tarter.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Simon and Ollie Denny. Her paternal great grandparents are  Newton and Lucy Denny of Falmouth.

  • Bowers’ sisters join Marine Corps

    Melissa and Morganne Bowers have joined the United States Marine Corps.

    The sisters grew up in a military family and decided they wanted to serve their country, together.

    “We love the military lifestyle and it’s something we wanted to do, but didn’t want to go by ourselves,” said Morganne.

  • Saylor, girl, Sept. 3

    Joshua Douglas Saylor and Ashley Lauren Lakes of Corinth would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    McKynzie Jordyn Saylor was born at 10:26 a.m. on Sept. 2 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighted 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Doug and Lynn Lakes of Corinth. Her maternal great grandparents are  Vurl and Lloy Lakes of Cincinnati and Beverly Roe of Wilmington, Ohio and the late Harold Green.


    As chair of the Kentucky county Judge-Executive Legislative committee, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to your Judge-Executive Darrell Link, for the excellent work he has done on behalf of Grant and all of Kentucky’s counties.

  • Voting is for legal citizens

    With the election now just past, I was searching for a topic and while I was researching, I thought why not talk about voting in the election.

    An article on www.foxnews.com stated that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had shot down a law proposing that voters in Arizona prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting their ballots.

  • Bonnie Murphy loves children, horses, fall

    Bonnie Murphy of Williamstown loves working with children and if she’s not, then she’s probably working with her horses or on an idea to decorate her lawn.

    Her fall theme this year was a baseball diamond with scarecrows batting the ball. Her field even has a refreshment stand and cheerleaders.

    “I don’t like Halloween or scary stuff,” she said. “But I love fall stuff, especially the cute stuff.”

    She doesn’t decorate year round, just for fall and Christmas.

  • GCHS JROTC wins three tophies

    The Grant County JROTC teams traveled to Mount Sterling, where they competed against nine other high school JROTC units at the Montgomery County High School Invitational Raider and Drill Competition on Oct. 30.

    Morehead University and The University of Kentucky’s Senior ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officers were in attendance to observe the competition and talk to the JROTC cadets about their schools and how cadets could continue their education at the next level of learning institutions.

  • Blackburn completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Aaron M. Blackburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Marshall Blackburn of Dry Ridge and a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • Hitchner completes infantry regiment

    Tyler Hitchner, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, graduated from ECHO Company 1st Battalion 414th Infantry Regiment on Nov. 5, at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

    Hitchner is currently attending a class for field artillery automated tactical data systems specialists.

    His father is Brad Hitchner of Dry Ridge and his sister is Jessie Hitchner of Ohio.