Local News

  • County, Dry Ridge offer online tax payment

    Taxes for Grant County and the City of Dry Ridge can be paid online for the first time this year.
    “When we went to where you could view your taxes online, we were planning to be able to pay your taxes online,” Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said. “We were already accepting credit cards.

  • Legislative candiates share views at forum

    Three candidates for state legislator shared their ideas on battling the heroin epidemic, solving state pension problems and more on Oct. 20 at the Meet the Candidates Forum.
    The forum, held at Williamstown High School, is sponsored by the Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Jamie Baker, executive director of the chamber, served as the forum moderator. In an election year where the majority of the seats do not have enough candidates for a real race, only three candidates participated in the forum.

  • Grant teacher finalist for national award

    A Grant County teacher is one of only three Kentucky teachers nominated for the Presidential Award For Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

    Shannon Brickler, a curriculum specialist at Sherman Elementary School, was nominated for the PAEMST in mathematics. The PAEMST was established by Congress in 1983 to recognize those teachers who create and implement an instructional program that revolves around content knowledge and helps students to learn.

  • Down On the Farm
  • Bumper sticker theology

    On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.
    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner.
    Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”
    I’ve seen those slogans before and they’re often associated with 12-step programs like AA, although they don’t belong to them exclusively.

  • Bluebirds fly past Braves

    The Highland Bluebirds flew into Grant County on Oct. 21, and left with a 50-0 win over the Grant County Braves.  

    It was a rough senior night for the Braves.
    It didn’t take long for the visiting team to cross the goal line.  

    Less than two minutes into the game, Bluebirds quarterback Brady Gosney completed a seven-yard pass to receiver Braden Posey for the first score of the game.  

  • St. Elizabeth to hold annual Lights For Life

    Holiday traditions that bring families together can be particularly difficult for those who are grief-stricken.

    In their 10th annual Lights for Life, at 4 p.m. Oct. 30, St. Elizabeth Grant County Hospital, 238 Barnes Road in Williamstown, is offering a time of remembrance and healing.

  • Local movie ‘Liberty’s Prisoner’ now available to watch
  • Sherman Church of Christ adds multi-purpose building

    On Sept. 18, the congregation of Sherman Church of Christ held their first worship service in their new building.

    “We had one great big combined service, and it was so nice to have all of our people in one service,” said Scotty Simpson, the church’s associate minister. “We wouldn’t have been able to fit them all in this one (the original building).”