Local News

  • Rust travels between host plants

    Last year, our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.  In a good year, the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year.  The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too.


    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Jay R. Risch, 49, of Corinth, for failure to produce insurance card and improper equipment, at 10:02 p.m. April 5 on McCoy Road.
    Officer David Osborne cited Christopher A. Henry, 26, of Berry, with no registration plates and failure to produce insurance card, at 3:06 p.m. April 6 on Short Race Street.

  • Morehead concert choir, chamber singers to visit Mt. Olivet Christian April 12


  • Free trees available for Crittenden residents

    Crittenden residents have an opportunity to pick up and plant a new tree at their homes.
    A thousand trees are being donated by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, who received a grant to help people replace trees lost or damaged in the 2012 tornado.
    While the exact date of availability of the trees has not been announced, they are expected to arrive at the Crittenden City Building the week of April 11.
    Residents who would like a free tree can contact the city building at 859-428-2597 to see if the trees have arrived.

  • Seminar to focus on growing business


  • Debate continues over Ark road improvements


  • Light the Night promotes power of prevention


  • Marshall promoted to editor

    Bryan Marshall is taking on a new role with the Grant County News.
    Marshall, staff writer since 2009, has been named editor following the resignation of Publisher Jamie Baker-Nantz to take another job.
    “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Grant County News as editor. Jamie has built this newspaper into something the community should be proud of and I hope to continue that success,” Marshall said.

  • Resource officers utilize body cams

    Nearly everyone has a video camera at their fingertips in a world fueled by technology.
    Social media even further increases access to images that would otherwise be unseen to the masses.

    As officer-involved shootings become news nationwide, law enforcement look to turn the cameras around as body cameras become popular tools.  


    After nearly three decades, Jamie Baker-Nantz is saying goodbye to the Grant County News and hello to a new opportunity.
    Baker-Nantz recently accepted the position of executive director of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority.
    She will fill the role left vacant after Wade Gutman retired in December.
    Baker-Nantz’s last day with the Grant County News was March 30.