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Today's News

  • Williamstown High School to present ‘Alice in Wonderland, Jr.’
  • NOTEWORTHY:

    Caldwell accepted to
     University of the Cumberlands
    University of the Cumberlands has accepted Bailey Caldwell of Dry Ridge, for the upcoming academic year. Bailey, a current student at Grant County High School, is welcomed into the UC Class of 2023.

    Bellarmine University
    names Kelley to Fall 2018 dean’s list

  • Noel wins state ‘What Home Means to Me’ poster contest

    Eight-year-old Kamyrn Noel of Dry Ridge won for the elementary age in the state ”What Home Means to Me” poster contest.
    Noel was one of several children who live in Meadowview in Dry Ridge who entered the contest. Her “Lilo and Stich”-themed poster and letter will now be part of the regional competition.

  • Superintendents oppose proposed legislation

    With the discussions regarding education and legislative activities, we feel it important to share our thoughts and concerns regarding proposed legislation and its impact on public education and the 90 percent of Kentucky’s children it serves.
    First, we join our other 171 superintendent colleagues in opposing any type of scholarship tax credits, such as currently proposed in HB 205.

  • General Assembly works rapidly as close of 153rd Regular Session approaches

    The pace of activity inside the Capitol is picking up as we rapidly approach the end of the 153rd Regular Session.
    With only a few days left to pass bills, the Kentucky General Assembly has been working in overdrive to develop the best legislative policy for the Commonwealth.
     Many big issues have been addressed in this 30-day short session. This was one of our busiest weeks yet, as bills concerning abortion, medical marijuana, and education had Frankfort buzzing with visitors who attended rallies and committee meetings.

  • Fire blight risk begins at bloom

    Every couple of years we see an increased incidence of a disease called fire blight on ornamental and fruit trees including apple, crabapple, serviceberry, pear, plum and cherry.  Fire blight is a disease caused by a bacterium (Erwinia amylovora) that over winters in sunken cankers on the tree:   once temperatures warm in the spring the bacterium oozes out of the canker, insects land on the sticky substance and spread it with efficiency as they travel from blossom to blossom.     

  • Oh, that Jonah!

    So, this is the last time I’m writing about Jonah -- I promise. Maybe.
    It’s just that his story is so chock-full of things that smack me between my eyes.
    Last week I wrote about being inside the fish. This week, Jonah’s been spit out onto the shore, alive.
    My pastor said of this recently: “The grace of God spins you like a tornado, then it throws you out.”
    He added, “It throws you back in the fray,” back in the game, back in the battle.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Antioch Church of Christ
    • Minister Devin Hurley.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • POLICE REPORTS 3-14-19

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Cpt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Lisa Prince, 51, of Dry Ridge, for violation of conditional release for felony offense, at 1:46 p.m. March 7 on N. Main Street. Prince was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Burn ban in effect until April 30

    The Kentucky Forestry Division has a burn ban in effect until April 30.
    Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lee Burton asks Grant County residents to follow the ban because current weather conditions are just right to cause difficult fires.