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Today's News

  • CHURCH NOTES 2.16.12

    Christ Community
    • Mary Beth Dorgan delivered the message on “Love.” Sunday evening was fellowship time. Kala Brown and Amanda Smith set up an amazing spread of appetizers and chocolate desserts. For more information call 859-394-2586.
    • Feb. 19 - Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band at 11 a.m.

    Corinth Christian

  • Fire destroys Dry Ridge home

    Danielle Varner wasn’t home when her mobile home caught fire on Feb. 11 and for that she’s grateful.

    The fire, which broke out around 4:30 a.m. on Taylor Lane in Dry Ridge, engulfed Varner’s bedroom, which was reduced to blackened, charred wood.

    The siding from the mobile home dripped like warm cake icing from the frame of the trailer.

    Varner and her mother spent Feb. 13 salvaging what they could of her belongings from a spare bedroom that was not damaged in the blaze.

  • Linder, Adkins file for elections

    With the filing deadline extended several days, two Grant County residents have decided to become candidates in the upcoming election.

    Republican Brian E. Linder of Dry Ridge filed for state representative of the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.

    Linder is currently a magistrate with the Grant County Fiscal Court.

    He joins Scott Bruce in the Republican primary race in May for the right to go against the Democratic primary winner in November.

  • Special Valentines make life sweeter

    The Grant County News asked readers to recognize the special people in their life by submitting nominations for Special Valentines. Twelve Grant County residents were chosen as this year’s recipients.

    Mom gives heart to family, students

    Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Friend. These are all words that only begin to describe my mother, Christine Martin. No matter what it is, she is always there to help.

  • Deputy jailer indicted on bribery charge

    A part-time deputy jailer could find himself behind bars after being indicted Feb. 8 by a Grant County grand jury.
    Jason Stephens, 24, was indicted on charges of bribery of a public servant, a Class C felony with a penalty of five to 10 years and up to a $10,000 fine, and official misconduct in the first-degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Two Grant County Detention Center inmates, Joshua D. Sexton, 28, and Jason D. Angel, 31, also were indicted for bribery of a public servant and being persistent felony offenders.

  • Casino gaming?

    FRANKFORT —  Calling it “the best way to keep hundreds of millions of dollars here at home,” Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, announced their plan Feb. 14 to introduce an expanded gaming bill in the Senate.

    The bill would authorize a statewide vote to amend the state’s constitution to allow expanded gaming in up to seven locations in Kentucky.

  • Adams to retire

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.

    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.

  • POLICE REPORTS-Feb. 16

    (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.)
    Deputy Brian Maines and Probation and Parole executed a warrant for Jordan L. Richardson, 25, of Dry Ridge, at 12:21 p.m. Feb. 6 on Blair Road. Richardson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    The Grant County News provides news coverage of life in Grant County. So, what else is the Grant County News? When Editor Jamie Baker-Nantz or myself get involved in community events, we can bring the power of the press with us.
    Jamie isn’t just presently involved with the organizing of our community’s Relay for Life Event. She’s devoted to it year round.

  • Spring forest fire hazard season begins