Local News

  • Dry Ridge makes business license changes

    Businesses operating in Dry Ridge will be seeing adjustments to annual license fees and regulations.
    The Dry Ridge City Council recently approved an ordinance that updates business license fee amounts and strengthens enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.

  • Unquestionably free

    There was a popular saying in the days of Ezekiel that said, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?”
    This is not really a proverb that we would take personally or even grasp in this day and time. However, if you lived back in this biblical time period, the interpretation of the proverb would be that the same acts that my father and generations before me took part in, I am going to do the same.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Chief Rick Kells charged Alisha M. Stockton, 30, of Dry Ridge, for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, at 3:29 p.m. May 21 on Warsaw Avenue.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Jerry Breeden, 34, of Dry Ridge, for parole violation, at 3:34 p.m. May 23 on Assembly Church Road. Breeden was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Four-run inning dooms Braves against Bearcats

    The Grant County Braves fell short in advancing in the 32nd District baseball tournament with a 7-6 loss to Walton-Verona.
    The Braves were the away team on the scoreboard, and got the distinction of batting first in the game.

    After a strikeout on freshman Jacob Wilson, sophomore Hoyt Plunkett hammered one to left field right over the wall for the home run to give the Braves an early 1-0 lead.

  • Simon Kenton blanks Lady Braves 8-0

    The perfect weather for the 32nd District Tournament softball opener wasn’t enough to get the Grant County Lady Braves going, as they fell 8-0 on May 25 to Simon Kenton.
    The Lady Pioneers came ready to play, as they scored the first three runs of the game late in the first inning.
    Macy Krohmen led things off with a fly ball to shallow center field, and Whitney McGuffey was unable to find it out of the sky, letting the ball drop a few feet in front of her.
    McGuffey overthrew the ball to first, allowing Krohmen’s hit to go down as a double.

  • Gutman details Grant Co. economic growth

    Wade Gutman, former executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), is accustomed to bringing people around the table, starting the conversation, sealing the deal and then stepping out of the spotlight.

    That is why he is admittedly uncomfortable with all the attention paid him, upon his retirement in December 2015 and his subsequent recognition with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on April 23.

  • Walton ends Lady Demons’ season

    The Walton Verona Lady Bearcats slid past the Williamstown Lady Demons 7-2 on May 25 in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament.
    Williamstown left 10 runners on base throughout the game, and pitcher Jade Pinkston was the only Lady

    Demon to have more than two hits.
    Pinkston’s first hit came early in the first, as she attempted to begin a two-out rally, doubling to right field.

    Cierra Magee followed with a double to center, putting the Lady Demons on the board first with Pinkston’s run.

  • FFLAG looks to bring new trail to Grant County

    Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) will hold a community listening and design session at 6 p.m. June 2 in the cafeteria of Williamstown High School.
    They are asking for community input on their latest project and will have a representative on hand from the Kentucky League of Cities to take questions.

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