Today's News


    Jan. 6
    Jonathan P. and Rebecca L. Haubner to Kenneth L. Erkskine, Warsaw Road, $167,000
    Theodore and Audrey L. Fisk to Jackie Ritchie, Warsaw Road, $179,900
    Pamela and Allen Iseral to Kenneth E. Ritzi, Vallandingham Road, $135,000
    Summerfield Development to Roell Building and Remodeling LLC, Summerfield Subdivision, $20,500
    Kelly and Lauren Taylor to Tonya M. and Benjamin Robison, Corinth-Stringtown Road, $173,000
    Kenneth A. Cooper to Wallace E. Boian, Southern Hills Subdivision, $104,000

  • Gov. Bevin proclaims March 1 - March 7 severe weather awareness week

    Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation proclaiming March 1 - 7, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Grant County Emergency Management recognizes March 1 - 7, 2017, as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”  

  • Two-percent tax rate can’t be justified

    Many have asked why the mayor of Dry Ridge has become so involved and outspoken about the situation plaguing the fiscal court.
    It seems the county’s solution to fix a revenue shortfall is to levy a payroll tax on the backs of its workforce. And since some of the largest employers in the county are located within my city, it’s my obligation to stand up and fight for each and every employee in the city.

  • PET BEHAVIOR: Directed Aggression

    This edition of the newsletter focuses on dog-dog interaction, how it develops into aggression, preventative measures and steps that can help solve the problem once it’s in place.
    Dog-dog aggression has two major root causes:
    1) Negative interaction with other dogs, especially at a young age, and/or 2) a lack of proper early socialization with other dogs. A genetic predisposition toward aggression can also be a strong contributing factor; however, a puppy’s early experiences will have a great influence on how this predisposition is played out.

  • Spring peepers in the air

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.  There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • Desperate as a leper

    To understand the title of this article you must first consider the condition in which lepers lived. Every case of leprosy was severe and could rarely be treated. You were considered an outcast and cursed if you had leprosy in Biblical times.
    Even when entering a community or populated area, the leper had to hold a rag over their face and cry, “Unclean, Unclean!” The disease would start out as white spots on the flesh, and would over time consume the body.


    (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 Satelliah A. Smith, 31, of Crittenden, for no registration plates and failure to appear, at 8:01 p.m. Feb. 23 on Broadway Street.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Matthew Ratcliff, 25, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 4:32 p.m. Feb. 24 on Michigan Avenue. Ratcliff was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • WES dresses to impress for President’s Day
  • Drew Caldwell Memorial Book