Today's News

  • Prescription refills available

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed an amended Executive Order on March 5 that will allow Kentuckians displaced by recent storms to access up to a 30-day supply of needed medicines from a pharmacist.

    Invoking legislation enacted in 2010, this is the first time this particular executive order has been issued.

    Grant County joins 23 other counties which have been affected by the March 2 tornado.

  • Health Department offering tetanus shots

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering free tetanus vaccines, especially for victims of last week’s tornadoes, emergency workers and volunteers.

    Clinics were held earlier this week and the vaccine will also be distributed free on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the health department’s centers in Grant, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties.

  • Inmates assist in clean up efforts

    When the tornado passed and the damage was evident in Crittenden, clean-up assistance came from more than just community volunteers and fire fighters.

    Jailer Terry Peeples received a call shortly after the storm from Grant County Emergency Management director Rick Willoby asking if inmates could help clearing debris in the ravaged neighborhood of the Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden.

  • Four die following Friday tornado

    A green plastic coat hanger lay casually in the middle of Barley Circle in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 3.

    Bright pink drinking cups sat side by side on a dish drainer inside a first-floor apartment. A heavy stainless steel refrigerator hulked out of place in the middle of the kitchen, it’s cord dangling into space, while in the next room a baby’s bed, with the sheets and blankets still inside lay on its side teetering from the front of the building, which was no longer there.

  • Tornado rips through Crittenden

    Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden didn't fare well in the wake of a tornado that roared through Grant County on Friday, March 2.
    Many of the homes suffered damage as minor as shingles being ripped off to the entire side of the home torn away.
    Three apartment buildings were destroyed.
    As of Saturday, there were only minor injuries reported.
    Emergency crews including police, fire and emergency management were on the scene and assisting  residents.

  • Cats down ‘Dores to claim SEC title

    When Kentucky outlasted Vanderbilt in Memorial Gymnasium two weeks ago the Cats looked to be in the driver’s seat for the SEC title.  With Saturday’s hard fought victory at home, the Wildcats claimed their 45th SEC championship outright with two games remaining in the regular season.

  • District tournament gives Braves boost

    March Madness comes around once a year, grasping the hearts and souls of basketball fans.

    For the Grant County Braves it came a few weeks early as they clinched a spot in the regional tournament this week, with an upset win over Walton-Verona 55-50, Feb. 22 in the 32nd District Tournament.

    The atmosphere was like nothing I had seen, except on few occasions, like the comeback win the Braves had at Williamstown High School in December.


    Jake McKinley has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 1. McKinley is the son of Steve and Sheri McKinley.
    Grade in school: Senior
    Sport: Basketball
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Dry Ridge
    Accomplishments: North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week three times, NCKC All-Conference team, All “A” team, 32nd District team twice.

  • Aaron Goe wins first collegiate baseball game

    Former Grant County High School Baseball player Aaron Goe won his first collegiate baseball game for Morehead State, defeating Jackson State 12-4 Feb. 24 in Morehead.

    Goe threw six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out six. He also had two assists on the field defensively.

    Goe was named All-State Honorable Mention and received team Most Valuable Player and Ace awards as a senior. He had a 0.92 earned run average in 53 innings last season for the Braves.