http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Police bust Dry Ridge meth lab http://www.grantky.com/content/police-bust-dry-ridge-meth-lab <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic1_177.jpg" alt="An undercover detective with the Kentucky State Police assists in the clean up of a meth lab found in Dry Ridge on Oct. 14. Three were arrested following an anonymous tip. Photo provided by Grant County Sheriff’s Office" title="An undercover detective with the Kentucky State Police assists in the clean up of a meth lab found in Dry Ridge on Oct. 14. Three were arrested following an anonymous tip. Photo provided by Grant County Sheriff’s Office" align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> Three people were arrested after police discovered an active methamphetamine lab at a Dry Ridge apartment.<br /> The Grant County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office received an anonymous tip through its Facebook page about a possible meth lab at Locust Ridge Apartments.</p> <p> Sheriff&rsquo;s deputies, along with Williamstown Police, attempted to knock on the apartment door around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14.</p> GRANT COUNTY JUDGE-EXECUTIVE http://www.grantky.com/content/grant-county-judge-executive <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/richard_dick_austin.jpg" alt="Additional revneue - “There can always be more money added to the budget and you can do more with those dollars. But, I think you can agree with me that we’ve been through some tough economic times the last few years and I don’t think we shorted anybody on any services. We still delivered a balanced budget every year.” Direction of the county - “There’s going to be change and I think we need to be on the front end of it and be proactive instead of reactive… I think it’s going to challenging for everybody to pull this all together. You go back to business and to have more tax base, that’s all well and good, but we’ve got to have those employees that’s willing to step up and work everyday before you’re ever going to get some of these companies to come in here.” Closing - “I’d like to challenge you to look at the leadership that’s brought you through the last eight years during some of the toughest economic times we’ve ever seen. We tightened our belt in government as we started into the slowdown time. We addressed the sluggish economy and we continued to revisit the purpose of our existence and challenged each department to ascertain that the dollars being requested was to help achieve that purpose. We never came back and asked you for more money. We always kept your tax rate the same.” " title="Additional revneue - “There can always be more money added to the budget and you can do more with those dollars. But, I think you can agree with me that we’ve been through some tough economic times the last few years and I don’t think we shorted anybody on any services. We still delivered a balanced budget every year.” Direction of the county - “There’s going to be change and I think we need to be on the front end of it and be proactive instead of reactive… I think it’s going to challenging for everybody to pull this all together. You go back to business and to have more tax base, that’s all well and good, but we’ve got to have those employees that’s willing to step up and work everyday before you’re ever going to get some of these companies to come in here.” Closing - “I’d like to challenge you to look at the leadership that’s brought you through the last eight years during some of the toughest economic times we’ve ever seen. We tightened our belt in government as we started into the slowdown time. We addressed the sluggish economy and we continued to revisit the purpose of our existence and challenged each department to ascertain that the dollars being requested was to help achieve that purpose. We never came back and asked you for more money. We always kept your tax rate the same.” " align="left" hspace="6" width="89" height="85" /> Braves fall 32-20 in final minutes http://www.grantky.com/content/braves-fall-32-20-final-minutes <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/triston_wallace.jpg" alt="Triston Wallace" title="Triston Wallace" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> Despite a 14-point first-half lead, two touchdowns by Conner in the final minutes cost the Grant County Braves a win.<br /> The Braves fell 32-20 on Senior Night and what was the team&rsquo;s final homegame of the season.</p> Grant Braves feel loss after district finals http://www.grantky.com/content/grant-braves-feel-loss-after-district-finals <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_3_81.jpg" alt="Bethany Lawrence" title="Bethany Lawrence" align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /> Got mud? http://www.grantky.com/content/got-mud <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_14_3.jpg" alt="With mud on her face, Alexis Shelton leaps over a hurdle as Adam Kincer waits his turn during the inaugural Explore the Mud 5K/Obstacle Course at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown. Photos by Mark Verbeck" title="With mud on her face, Alexis Shelton leaps over a hurdle as Adam Kincer waits his turn during the inaugural Explore the Mud 5K/Obstacle Course at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown. Photos by Mark Verbeck" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /> Alzheimer’s walk http://www.grantky.com/content/alzheimer%E2%80%99s-walk <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cades_0.jpg" alt="Jacqueline Cade, Brittany Cade and McKencie Cade stand in remembrance of those affected by Alzheimer’s. " title="Jacqueline Cade, Brittany Cade and McKencie Cade stand in remembrance of those affected by Alzheimer’s. " align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /> NOT MISSING A BEAT http://www.grantky.com/content/not-missing-beat <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/amc_gcmb_beechwood21282.jpg" alt="The Grant County Marching Band performs on Oct. 11 in Richmond. They placed first in Class AAAA and sixth overall. Photos by Annette Crimmins " title="The Grant County Marching Band performs on Oct. 11 in Richmond. They placed first in Class AAAA and sixth overall. Photos by Annette Crimmins " align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> Name of Competition:&nbsp; Madison Central Festival of Bands<br /> &nbsp;Location and date: Richmond on Oct. 11</p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;Ranking and Awards: First in Class AAAA (Best Guard, Best Percussion); sixth overall in Finals Competition</p> Lady Braves defeat Walton, make district finals http://www.grantky.com/content/lady-braves-defeat-walton-make-district-finals <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_96.jpg" alt="Courtney Faehr slides to reach the ball as the Walton goalie comes out to retrieve it. The Lady Braves won 3-2 and move on to the district finals at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at GCMS." title="Courtney Faehr slides to reach the ball as the Walton goalie comes out to retrieve it. The Lady Braves won 3-2 and move on to the district finals at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at GCMS." align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" />