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Today's News

  • Health officials see success in needle exchange

     

  • Grant County names interim superintendent

    Grant County Schools has decided who will take over for Superintendent Ron Livingood after his mid-year retirement.

    Livingood recently announced he would retire at the end of December.
    The Grant County School Board now has named Matt Morgan, assistant superintendent of finance and personnel, as interim superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

  • Jimmy Thorne: One veteran’s story

    Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Thorne, Sr., a retired Marine Corps veteran, served his country for three decades, plus 17 days.

    He endured the hardships of frigid winter darkness in Norway, near the Arctic Circle, to the hot, humid snake-infested jungles of Vietnam.
    Thorne, of Williamstown, can be seen at many charitable and civic functions working on behalf of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, in his capacity as president of Volunteers In Community Events (VICE).

  • Veterans embody the definition of courage

    “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”- Billy Graham

    When you think of courage, who do you think of?
    The first names that may pop up in your head could be your parents, your older siblings, your grandparents or others of that same manner.

  • Donald Crupper named 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year

    Donald Crupper was recognized as the 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony sponsored by the City of Williamstown and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    He was given a plaque, the key to the City of Williamstown, Senate and House of Representatives citations and named an honorary Kentucky Colonel.
    Donald Crupper was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the oldest of four children.  
    His family moved to Owen County, Kentucky, during the great depression in 1934.  

  • Local runners compete at state XC meet

    The Grant County Braves football team were bounced from the first round of the playoffs after a 51-7 loss to Fern Creek Traditional High on Nov. 4 in Louisville.  
    The final game of the season was typical of the way things have gone for the Braves the last few games of the season.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Fern Creek’s Kyree Hawkins ran in the first score of the game and his team never looked back.  
    They would score 37 first half points.  

  • Braves ousted by Fern Creek Traditional

    The Grant County Braves football team were bounced from the first round of the playoffs after a 51-7 loss to Fern Creek Traditional High on Nov. 4 in Louisville.  
    The final game of the season was typical of the way things have gone for the Braves the last few games of the season.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Fern Creek’s Kyree Hawkins ran in the first score of the game and his team never looked back.  
    They would score 37 first half points.  

  • Grant County hosts archery tourney
  • Citizen advisory commission to help evaluate Grant County Jail

    A four-citizen Grant County Jail Advisory Commission will assist in the evaluation of the operation and maintenance of the Grant County Detention Center.
    The commission, chaired by Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood, will include Carolyn Thomas Thompson of Dry Ridge, Barry Greene and Ralph East of Crittenden and Mike Taylor of Williamstown.

  • Dry Ridge sees big jump in business licenses

    The number of business licenses have increased by more than 140 from last year after the City of Dry Ridge updated its ordinance.
    Earlier this year, the Dry Ridge City Council updated business license fee amounts and strengthened enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.
    Currently, the city has 460 business licenses on file with about 40 known businesses who have not paid their license fees.
    That number has increased from 317 from the 2015-16 fiscal year.