Today's News

  • GCHS class of '99 seeks classmates

    The Grant County High School, class of 1999, is making plans for their 10 year class reunion. They are currently gathering contact information of fellow graduates and setting a date for the event.

    Send your most current contact information including: name (ladies, please include your maiden name),email, address and phone number (optional) to gcclassof99@yahoo.com, or you can mail your information to Amber Ailstock Hedges, 125 Ten Mile Drive, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.


  • CAT ATTACK 2-18-09

    What a difference a week makes.  Last Wednesday morning.

  • National FFA week set for Feb. 21-28

    Grant County Future Farmers of America will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21 through Feb. 28. Step Up, Stand Out is the theme this year and more than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it’s also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.

  • Local business partners with Dress for Success

    Landing a job in today’s challenging economy is no easy task, but for anyone attempting to enter the workforce, making a good first impression is a crucial step towards success. Wearing proper business attire to a job interview, for example, speaks volumes about what you have to offer.

    But for women attempting to enter the workforce, a common problem exists: without a job, they can’t afford a suit, and without a suit, they can’t get a job.

  • Adventures in the snow


    Last week the blizzard struck Grant County. Of course, like any true Floridian, I was miserable. I mean come on, snow, then ice, then more snow.

  • Residents cope with no power; crews deal with ice, snow

    After Grant County was pounded by snow and ice last week leaving residents without power for days and tree limbs littering the roadsides, Judge-Executive Darrell Link issued an emergency declaration making the county eligible for federal aid.

    Link sent the paperwork declaring a disaster on Saturday, Jan. 31 to the governor’s office. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had already declared an emergency and Pres. Barack Obama signed off on the declaration meaning that money spent on snow removal and cleanup can be recouped.

  • Community Calendar 2-12-09




  • Demons dominate Walton-Verona for district win

    The Williamstown Demons saved their best performance of the year for the final regular season district game against Walton-Verona.

    The Demons controlled the game from the tip, winning 75-48 for their first district win on Feb. 6.

  • Crittenden mayor dies

    When Megan Simpson didn’t receive a daily phone call from Crittenden Mayor Ralph Byrley, she feared the worst.

    Byrley died at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 at his home following a long battle with cancer.

    “He was such a good Christian person,” said Simpson, who is the city clerk of Crittenden. “He was just a part of the family and will be missed.”

    Byrley served on the Crittenden City Council on three separate occasions. He was elected mayor of Grant County’s northernmost city in 2007.

  • Fuel, generators, bread fly off store shelves

    While snow and ice overtook Grant County, several businesses in Grant County stayed open to assist the community.

    In Mason, Bruce’s Grocery stayed open to help customers buy items close to home and provide products when their power went out.

    “Some items we sold quite a few more of and some we ran out quick on. A lot of kerosene heaters and anything pertaining to heat without electric. A lot of customers saw their neighbor go by and would tell them they would like something dropped off on their way back home,” said Lee Bruce, co-owner of Bruce’s.