Local News

  • Obstacles didn’t stop mom’s dedication to son

    The Wenderoth home in Dry Ridge is full of laughter, good-natured teasing and most of all expressions of respect and gratitude.

    When Niki Wenderoth Matt was a young mother of 9-month old McKenzie Matt, she went into premature labor at just 24 weeks into her second pregnancy.

  • DR Police adds another officer

    The expansion of the Dry Ridge Police Department continues with a third hire in less than a year.
    Kyle Wallace, a 22-year-old Crittenden resident, was recently sworn in by Mayor Jim Wells during a city council meeting.

    Wallace graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 with a double major in criminal justice and police studies.

    He previously worked with Grant County Parks and Recreation and helped Dry Ridge as a part-time parks director last year.

  • Jailer reflects on dispute, progress

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?  

  • God’s got your back

    There is nothing in this world that means more to me than being in a prayer meeting with my fellow brethren and when I have seemingly prayed everything that could come to mind, just listening to my pastor pray.
    Your prayers tell a lot about your relationship with God. I’ve been in church just about all my life and I don’t believe I have heard anyone touch the throne of God faster or more effectively than the man of God.

  • Hemp, on the move

    On April 21, the eve of Earth Day, the first interstate delivery of industrial hemp from Kentucky stopped in Grant County before heading to Connecticut, where it will be spun into clothing.

    Firstly, marijuana and industrial hemp are as different as, to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, “lightning and the lightning bug.”

  • GC Library hosts Ready to Read Fair
  • CMZ dedicates ‘Walters Walking Way’
  • Grant shut out by Ryle in five innings

     The Grant County baseball team was shut out 11-0 by Ryle on April 29, in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.  

    The Braves fell to 6-14 on the season while Ryle improved their record to an impressive 17-3.  
    The Raider bats got hot early in the game scoring seven runs in the first two innings bolstered by four hits, three walks, a hit batter and a couple errors by the Braves.  The Raiders also had their running shoes on early.  


    Grant County
    Name: Shania Young
    City of residence: Crittenden
    Parents: Mike and Tonya Young
    Future Plans: I want to be a coach and athlete trainer. I hope to receive an academic scholarship to college and be a student coach during my studies.
    Who is your biggest inspiration and why: My biggest inspiration is Becky Hammon. She was an amazing basketball player in the WNBA and became the first female coach in the NBA leading the Spurs to a summer title.

  • City of Corinth discuss ordinances

    The regular meeting of the City of Corinth Commissioners was held on April 11, 2016 at the city office.  Items discussed included the second reading of Ordinance Numbers 16-01 and 16-02 as well as discussing a possible surcharge on the city sewer bills.
    Shauna Raglan and Kalen Bruce with Kentucky Utitilies (KU) attended the meeting to discuss the franchise agreement with the city.   Raglan related that the current franchise agreement ends July 1.