Today's News

  • Melton joins St. Elizabeth in Dry Ridge

    Brian Melton joined St. Elizabeth Physicians Dry Ridge full-time at the end of Jan. 2017.
    Melton finished his nurse practitioner program at Northern Kentucky University in December 2016. Melton said it was an easy transition as his dad, Gary Melton, built the office 36 years ago and he spent a great deal of his childhood in the office.

  • NASCAR Cup Series: Quaker State 400
  • Secular groups protest Ark Encounter after one-year anniversary

    More than 100 protesters gathered outside of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown on July 8 to voice their concerns over the business’ influence in the area. The protest lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and featured several notable guest speakers, like author of the Friendly Atheist blog Hemant Mehta and Planned Parenthood state director Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin.

  • Summertime fun in the country

    I grew up during the 1940s and 1950s.  In those days, we bought gas at a service station, where they cleaned your windshield, pumped your gas, checked the air in your tires and checked your oil. 
    I can recall how strange it felt to pump my own gas for the first time. 
    We learned to dance with our sisters and brothers to all of the favorite music of the 50s.  I even taught my brother, Randy, how to dance the polka as we watched the Lawrence Welk Show.   

  • Changes coming, but relay will survive

    Have you ever had one of those days where you just wanted to throw in the towel?
    Maybe it was even more than a day, maybe things kept going wrong so your bad day turned into a week, maybe a month or maybe even it felt like a whole year.
    That’s kind of what this year’s Grant County Relay For Life event felt like.
    The relay was originally set for May 19 at Grant County Park.

  • Bramble, viruses

    We gave up on the raspberries a couple of years ago, their fruit was so perishable and the plants lacked vigor.  
    We would cut the ‘Royalty’ raspberries all the way to the ground each year and forgo an early crop to manage disease but it didn’t seem to pay off.  It was never a total loss, but about half the canes would be dried up and diseased by now.    
    One problem that materialized is a condition called “doubles”, which is caused by a virus, as are most bramble troubles.  

  • Stop praying that!

    One of the biggest differences that I see the more I am in ministry is that the American Church and the First Century Church pray for different things.
    I know that is not a shocker for most of us. Now some of the things we pray for are quite obviously not what God would have us pray for. For example, I remember watching someone buy a lottery ticket one day and turn around to pray over that ticket.
    Now that is clearly not something that we believe God is going to answer yes to right?

  • CHURCH NOTES 7-13-17

    Church of Christ
    • July 16 – July 19 – Evangelist Kyle Knarr with special music each night at 7 p.m.
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Faith to Stand event to focus on drug prevention, education

    For the second year, several community organizations will collaborate for an event focused on education and the prevention of drug addiction running rampant in Northern Kentucky.


    (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 Dorothy L. Wilson, 72, of Williamstown, for speeding, at 6:56 p.m. June 29 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer David Osborne charged Robert G. Curry, 42, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property (shoplifting) with a value of $500 or more but less than $10,000, at 4:57 p.m. July 1 on Ferguson Boulevard.