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Today's News

  • Joyce Doyle loves kids

    You can’t be around her for long without realizing that she loves other people’s children and has a sincere desire for them all to succeed.
    She has spent two careers working with and around the children of Grant County.

  • U.S. 25 yard sale brings in shoppers, even Gumby

    They came, they saw and they bought.
    That’s what Judy Wigginton had in mind when she organized the U.S. 25 yard sale held last weekend.
    Several yard sales dotted lawns and parking lots throughout the county, and in surrounding states.
    Tyler Tolle, of Williamstown, found a unique way to grab motorists attention.


    Despite heat and humidity on Aug. 16, the first day of the four-day event, he donned a pickle green Gumby costume and waved people into his yard.

  • Touchdown helps 12-year-old kick cancer

    Jacob Vickers is just 12 years old, but he’s a fighter and a survivor. He was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, or a cancerous tumor of the muscles attached to bone. It is rare and the most common soft tissue tumor in children. In the six years since it was discovered, he’s fought hard and undergone round after round of chemotherapy and radiation. This past July was spent in the hospital.


    His cancer is in remission and he’s been able to return to schools. This year he’s in sixth grade at Grant County Middle School.

  • Back 2 School
  • Walton, boy, July 21

    Josh and Sarah Walton of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child. Phoenix Todd Walton was born at 9:16 a.m. on July 21 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.  He weighed six pounds and 10.6 ounces and was 19 inches long.


    His maternal grandparents are Bo and Kathy Smith of Owenton. His maternal great grandparents are Raymond and Gracie McIntosh of Owenton.


    His paternal grandparents are the late Sgt. Todd M. Walton of Morningview. His paternal great grandparents are Larry and Sherry Walton of Morningview.

  • Ceremony salutes efforts to save lives

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 126 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints. including Post 6 in Dry Ridge.

  • It takes all of us to cover Grant County

    It’s hard to believe that our children have been in school for a week already. I’m still wondering what happened to summer?
    When the students return to school, the News staff gears up to cover as many school and sporting events that we can.
    Believe me, there’s enough activitiy at the schools alone to keep us busy 24/7, throw in all the community events and a 40-hour work week quickly turns in 50 plus hours.

  • Potato, purslane a great combination

    I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra. Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you need to be a wood pecker to eat one.  The little ones are best, of course but often they get too big to be edible. While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same- and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.  

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 8-23-12

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo?
    If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 8-23-12

    August 21, 1997
    Todd Covey, son of Larry and Nancy Covey, of Crittenden, received a bachelor of science degree in economics from Northern Kentucky University. He was honored as the top outstanding student in economics and was also named to the Dean’s List  finishing his final semester with a 3.8 grade point average.