Today's News


    December 4, 1997
    Students, staff and parents of Dry Ridge Elementary School have a reason to be smiling. DRE was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence an honor shared with only three other schools in Kentucky. This award took a lot of hard work from the staff, administrators and parents.

  • Composting makes fall clean-up easy, efficient

    Today most gardeners do understand the process of composting organic matter and the value of adding this material to their gardens.  However, there are still many who don’t do it because they think it is hard to get started.  Well, fall garden clean-up, leaf raking and a little kitchen debris may be all you need to get a healthy compost pile started this season. Mother Nature will provide the material if you provide the management.  

  • Agnes Beach was a living doll

    Grant County lost a living treasure this week in the passing of Mrs. Agnes Beach.
    If there ever was an example of a lady, it was Mrs. Beach.
    She was soft-spoken, genteel and kind. She was also gracious and loving.
    I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing her on a couple of occasions and when given the opportunity to talk about her dolls, her eyes would dance with delight as she patiently recounted the history of each one and how she came to name them.

  • Graduates: 56, Year: 1956, Reunion: 56 years later

    In 1956, 56 students graduated from Grant County High School and recently, a mere 56 years later they gathered for their 56th high school reunion.
    “We were just a good, close class,” said Goodloe McMurtry of Dry Ridge.

    Thirty-six of the 56 original class members were able to attend this year’s reunion held at the Dry Ridge Christian Church.
    Attendees came from as far away Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Utah.
    “It was a good chance to catch up with everyone,” said Betty Brewer, also of Dry Ridge.

  • Linder ready to fill Adams’ state representative seat

    Brian Linder is heading from the Grant County Courthouse to the capitol building in Frankfort.

    The Dry Ridge resident, who has spent the past five years as magistrate on the Grant County Fiscal Court, rode a decisive victory in his home county to win the bid for state representative.
    He will fill the vacancy left by long-time legislator Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, who decided to retire at the end of his term.
    Linder received more votes than his Democratic challenger, Wanda Crupper Hammons, in each of the three-county 61st District.

  • Williamstown Baptist continues to feed the need for 15 years

    “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” - W.T. Purkiser

    The volunteers of the Williamstown Baptist Church delivered more than 603 meals on Thanksgiving morning.

    “This has become part of Thanksgiving tradition for many people,” said Elizabeth Taylor, a volunteer for the church.

    This is the 15th year the Thanksgiving Day meals have been delivered all across Grant County.

  • Court hears fire/EMS tax pros,cons

    The Grant County Fiscal Court heard arguments for and against a proposed emergency services taxing district Nov. 20 in the first of at least two community forums.

    The pews in the upstairs courtroom at the Grant County Courthouse were filled as the issue of a new taxing district was debated for three hours.

    “We’re not asking for million dollar trucks,” said Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton. “We’re asking for the funding to do the job that has been requested of us by the people of our districts, by Grant County as a whole.”

  • Energy assistance available through CAC

    Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will be providing energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The Subsidy Section will run through December 14, 2012 at each of the agency’s eight neighborhood centers. For the Subsidy Section, families do not need to have a cut off notice.  Household’s income must be at or below 130 percent of poverty or relative to household size below:

    • Household size, 1 – Gross Monthly Income, $1,211

    • Household size, 2 – Gross Monthly Income, $1,640

  • Thayer handily wins re-election bid; eyes Senate majority floor leader spot

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, is looking toward the future after overwhelmingly being re-elected for a third four-year term.
    In the four-county 17th senatorial district of Grant, Kenton, Owen and Scott, Thayer nearly doubled the vote totals — 35,343 to 17,926 — of Democratic challenger David Holcomb.
    Thayer received 5,782 votes in Grant County compared to 2,594 for Holcomb.

  • Paint The Town Purple against cancer begins Dec. 4

    The Grant County and Williamstown school districts have agreed to kick off fundraising for the 2013 Grant County Relay For Life with the Coaches vs. Cancer event held during the Grant County vs. Williamstown boys and girls basketball games.

    The first game is scheduled for Dec. 4 at GCHS. A portion of the proceeds from each of the four games will be donated to the relay, which is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.