Local News

  • Library offers Hot Reads for Cold Nights

    As temperatures drop, the Grant County Public Library hopes residents pick up a book.
    Similar to its popular summer reading program, the library is once again offering Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading program with prizes for participants.
    “This is the fourth year that the Grant County Public Library has sponsored this reading promotion,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “During the winter months, many people cannot get out to do things, but reading is something that they can easily do at home.”

  • Snow learning keeps GC Schools moving

    For the past three years, bad winter weather may have meant no classes for Grant County Schools, but that didn’t stopped the learning.
    Grant County was one of 13 original districts who applied to utilize snow learning days, which have students work on assignments outside of class so days called off for inclement weather are counted as school days.
    The district used five snow learning days in the first year, followed by three last school year.

  • Local legislators look ahead to 2017 session

    When the 30-day 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly begins Jan. 3 in Frankfort members of the Republican party will have a majority in the House and Senate.
    With Matt Bevin, Kentucky also will has a Republican governor as well.
    Grant County’s two legislators, Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, talked with the Grant County News about what Kentuckians can expect in the upcoming session.

  • A Christmas Tale
  • 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.”