Local News

  • Citizen advisory commission to help evaluate Grant County Jail

    A four-citizen Grant County Jail Advisory Commission will assist in the evaluation of the operation and maintenance of the Grant County Detention Center.
    The commission, chaired by Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood, will include Carolyn Thomas Thompson of Dry Ridge, Barry Greene and Ralph East of Crittenden and Mike Taylor of Williamstown.

  • Dry Ridge sees big jump in business licenses

    The number of business licenses have increased by more than 140 from last year after the City of Dry Ridge updated its ordinance.
    Earlier this year, the Dry Ridge City Council updated business license fee amounts and strengthened enforcement for businesses that fail to get a license.
    Currently, the city has 460 business licenses on file with about 40 known businesses who have not paid their license fees.
    That number has increased from 317 from the 2015-16 fiscal year.


    (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.)
    Deputy Ben Duffy executed a warrant for David W. Robinson, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:04 p.m. Nov. 1 on Jillian Drive. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Williamstown Senior Center offers diverse programs for all Grant County residents

    Sometimes life’s a party, or at least it was for the senior citizens who attended a Halloween party at the Williamstown Senior Center on Oct. 31.

    “The Halloween party was just too much fun,” said Lisa Meier, the center’s new manager. “We had quite a few people here that day. We wish there had been more, but we’re working on it.”

  • GC Public Library takes part in ‘Drop Your Drawers’ program

    The Grant County Public Library, along with 50 other libraries throughout the state are taking part in the Drop Your Drawers At the Library, during November and December.
    Grant County hopes to collect 1,000 pairs of underpants and will distribute them to the Family Resource Centers at the elementary schools of Williamstown Independent and Grant County School System.
    Those with children may recognize the image of Captain Underpants, a character from the Dav Pilkey series of children’s books.

  • Seven-year-old Kambria Koebbe keeps going, smiling amid health challenges

    Kambria Koebbe, a second grader at Sherman Elementary School, loves being the first one in her household to get up each morning. She plans to be a singing, dancing doctor when she grows up, but in the short-term, she is just excited to be Tinker Bell for Halloween.

    “Sometimes, I like the indoors because of “Wild Kratts,” it’s my favorite TV show,” Kambria said. “I like sports. I used to be on a soccer team, the Purple Cheetahs. Sometimes, when nobody’s around, I like to sing in my room.”

  • Grant native’s first book asks ‘Now What?’

    Rachel Dawn has wanted to be a writer her whole life.
    The spark that lit that passion came after writing one of her first ever stories in Sandra Franks’ third-grade class at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary.

  • Board proposes E-911 taxing district

    The Grant County 911 Board is proposing the creation of a county-wide E-911 taxing district to help boost declining revenue.
    The board, which is comprised of the Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth mayors, along with the Grant County judge-executive, has been looking at multiple funding solutions over the past few months.
    The 911 Board has a budget balance of $172,248 and is required currently to pay Kentucky State Police nearly $40,000 per quarter or $157,259 a year to provide 911 dispatch service for the county.


    Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns. The church is located at 3510 Keefer Road in Corinth.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor Donald Joe Kannady. The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

  • Kill the baker, restore the butler

    The Bible is full of parable’s and foreshadowing that involve stories that have deep meaning for the purpose of bettering the reader.
    The parable that I want to draw your attention to is found in Genesis 40, where the story includes Joseph, the son of Jacob.