Local News

  • GCMS students donate gifts to Northern Kentucky Community Action

    Recently, 37 Grant County Middle School students traveled to Wal-Mart to purchase Christmas gifts for Grant County families who needed help during the holiday season.

  • Counterfeit $100 bills surface in Grant County

    The Dry Ridge Police Department, along with other police agencies in Grant County, are looking for two subjects who passed a counterfeit $100 bill at several local businesses in Dry Ridge and Williamstown.

    The serial number on the bill was LB15340433E. The persons described as the alleged perpetrators are a black male, thin build and a black female medium build.

    They were in a cream large body sedan.


    Despite the frigid 20-degree temperature, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the hallowed ground of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN), on Dec. 10, to ensure that each grave was decorated with a fresh pine wreath topped with a velvety red bow for the Christmas season.

    “As we all get wrapped up in the holiday spirit with our families, sometimes we forget,” said Al Duncan, director of KVCN. “The wreath laying is a nice way to let our veterans know that we have not forgotten about them this holiday season.”

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  • Conrad excited for ‘huge job’ as deputy judge

    Taking over as Grant County deputy judge-executive, Pat Conrad knows the job won’t be an easy one.
    “It’s pretty humbling because that’s a huge job,” Conrad said. “It’s a lot of responsibility. It requires problem-solving skills. You have to have good communications skills. You have to have a strong backbone. So, it’s a huge responsibility.”

  • State inmates slowly returning to jail

    At one time, the Grant County Detention Center housed about 290 state inmates.
    That number nosedived to 65 the past few months as the fiscal court looked into the possibility of closing the jail and necessary improvements were made to the facility once the decision was made to keep the doors open.
    However, as fresh paint is put on the walls, the HVAC and smoke evacuation system is finally working and plumbing problems are well underway of being fixed, the population of the jail is expected to slowly increase.

  • GC Oil named Convenience Store of the Year

    Grant County Oil was recently recognized as the 2016 Convenience Store of the Year during the Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Stores Association, Inc. (KGCSA) annual awards event.
    The Williamstown company, ran by Jeff, Pennie and Jason Dunaway, was honored at the event at Talon Vineyards and Winery in Lexington.

  • GC Library hosts Polar Express
  • Corinth Fire, Dollar General sponsors Gatlinburg Relief Fund

    The Corinth Fire Department and Dollar General in Corinth are sponsoring the Gatlinburg
    Relief fund and are accepting donations of toys, clothing, coats, shoes and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Gatlinburg relief fund. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is recovering from multiple wildfires.
    Donations may be dropped off at Dollar General in Corinth on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 or anytime at Mason-Corinth Elementary or the Corinth Fire Department through Dec. 17. For more information, call 824-9886 or 813-2037.