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Today's News

  • When jail deaths go unnoticed

    HAZARD, Ky. – Larry Trent was just one of the 154 or more inmates who died in a Kentucky jail during the past 6½ years.
     Arrested on July 5, 2013, in his car outside a Hazard doughnut shop, the 54-year-old Trent told police he drank “about four beers and mouthwash” before driving to the store with his 10-year-old grandson.
     Booked into the Kentucky River Regional Jail, Trent couldn’t post bond, so he remained in custody. Four days later, he was dead, allegedly the victim of a fatal beating by two jail deputies.

  • ‘Wet’ petition is now in clerk’s hands

    Those interested in seeing Grant County have alcohol sales have amassed more than 2,000 signatures.

    The petition containing 2,409 signatures was delivered to the Grant County Clerk’s office on Monday, Oct. 8.
    The minimum number of signatures needed for the petition was 1,613, but Darren Spahr, a Dry Ridge resident, who leads the wet drive wanted the petition to include more than the law required in case some of the names are not valid.

  • Tiny Tacklers
  • KY 1995 residents say ‘no thanks’ to road signs

    A federal highway project has some residents of KY 1995 upset.
    There are 49 signs in less than a mile, many of them just a few feet apart on the right-of-way but in front of people’s homes.

    When a large tractor with a roll bale of hay hit one of the signs, as Paul Simpson feared it would, he went in search of answers.

  • See You At The Pole!
  • Career Center celebrates two-year anniversary

    United Way pulled together Grant County stakeholders four years ago to better understand the big issues the community was facing.
    It was discovered that adult education and job/career advancement was an increasing need.
    In response, Gateway Community and Technical College, Grant County Adult Education, Kentucky Career Center and United Way of Greater Cincinnati partnered to open the Grant County Career Advancement Center in September of 2013.

  • Braves shut out 5-0 by Frankfort

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team took on the Frankfort Panthers on Sept. 22 and it was a difficult matchup for the much smaller Braves.

    The team fought but would take the defeat by a score of 5-0.
    The loss would give the Grant County team a 5-6-1 record with only five more games to go this season.

    The Braves came in to the game confident after a good showing in the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.
    Strong attacking by sophomore Ashton Johnson in the first half gave the Braves glimmers of hope in the opening minutes of the first half.

  • FURRY FIRSTS!

    Four-legged Grant County residents will take over Grant County Park in Crittenden on Oct. 17.
    Diana Morgan is passionate about the things she gets involved with and she loves her dog.
    She also hates cancer and as team captain for the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay for Life team looked for a way to combine those two passions. Her solution was to organize the first Bark For Life, a canine event to fight cancer.

  • Lawson becomes Braves’ all-time rushing leader

    Senior running back Hunter Lawson continued to break records Sept. 29 as the Grant County Braves football team notched their third win of the season.
    A third-year starter, Lawson rushed for 119 yards in the game and became the school’s all-time career rushing leader.
    Lawson has rushed for 1,781 yards for the Braves during his tenure, eclipsing former school recorder holder, Mitch Howard.

    Howard ran for 1,708 yards during the 1994-97 seasons.

  • SENIOR BASH 2016