Today's News

  • GCHS finishes fifth overall in regionals warmup

    The sun was shining; the stands were full as the Grant County Band took the field at 2 p.m. at Ryle High School for their 2A preliminary performance.

    The band marched onto the field to the cheers of parents, fans and the Grant County football team.  

    This was the first Mid-States contest Grant County has attended and the bands class is determined by band size not school size. Grant County swept all categories of the 2A division where they competed against seven bands. 

  • Combs-Shafer set date

    Steve and Joyce Fuqua of Florence and Tommy Combs of Hillsboro, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melinda Combs to Robert Shafer, son of Debra Shafer of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for Oct. 29 in Florence.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed by Insight Communications.

    The groom is a 2000 graduate of Grant County High School and is a 2010 graduate of Beckfield College. He is employed by Johnstone Supply.

    Invitations are being sent.

  • DRE teacher crafts quilt to raise cancer awareness

     Pam Hutchinson, fifth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary School, had a thought that just wouldn’t die, so instead of ignoring it, she set into action.

  • Free fall clean-up dates for bulky items, appliances planned Oct. 18 - Oct. 29

    Residents in need of ridding their house of unwanted garbage and appliances are in luck.

    The annual Free Fall Clean-up, sponsored by the Grant County News, CSI of Williamstown, Grant County Solid Waste Management and the Grant County Fiscal Court, will be held during the next two weeks.

    General waste and bulky items will be picked up Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, on a resident’s normal collection day.

    Items need to be neatly organized, bagged, bundled or tied and not exceed 75 pounds.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Brian Linder is presently magistrate for Dry Ridge, District 2. He is a Grant County native and has  remained here all his life. I have known him since he was born.

    I have always found him to be honest, truthful, hardworking and to have used integrity in all of his actions. He has worked hard for the citizens of this county and has sacrificed money and time to be a magistrate, so that he can make a positive difference in our government.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I would like to publicly thank Judge Executive Darrell Link for his prompt attention regarding an accident I had in March of this year.

  • Rosenwald School to be dedicated Oct. 23

    School soon will be in session again in an one-room schoolhouse formerly used to educate black students in Grant and adjacent counties.

    The Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, located at Grant County Park in Crittenden, has been refurbished and renovated to serve as a teaching tool about the history of Rosenwald schools.

    The school will be dedicated during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

    For the rest of the story, pick up this week's Grant County News. 

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    In the state of Kentucky, it is the job of the magistrate to oversee the spending of our tax dollars.  Read that again and let it sink in.

    Brian Linder is the person for this job. His experience alone speaks for itself. His daily job for the Owen County RECC is to save us money.  Not for a big company, but for us. Right now, money is hard to come by, and even harder to keep, yet government spending seems to be at an all time high!  Why do I have to stay within my budget, when the government doesn’t have to?  

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    For the years I have known Wanda Hammons, I have known her to be honest, full of integrity, full of character and extremely energetic. She stays busy and prefers it that way. What impresses me the most is her love for her community and its people, and she is always willing to stand up for what is right, regardless of the repercussions.

    Simply stated, Hammons is ‘good people.’ I am proud to speak up on her behalf on whatever endeavor she pursues.

    Darren Graham, NREMT-P, AS, FPC

    Base Manager, PHI 6



  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Wanda Hammons, candidate for Magistrate District 2, is an extraordinary woman with numerous talents and abilities. How fortunate for Grant County that she will devote herself to continued service for the community that she dearly loves.

    Hammons and I worked together for many years for the Grant County Board of Education. I served as director of federal programs and she served as my administrative assistant. She is highly intelligent, energetic, organized and compassionate.