Today's News

  • Casino gaming?

    FRANKFORT —  Calling it “the best way to keep hundreds of millions of dollars here at home,” Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, announced their plan Feb. 14 to introduce an expanded gaming bill in the Senate.

    The bill would authorize a statewide vote to amend the state’s constitution to allow expanded gaming in up to seven locations in Kentucky.

  • Adams to retire

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.

    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.


    (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.)
    Deputy Brian Maines and Probation and Parole executed a warrant for Jordan L. Richardson, 25, of Dry Ridge, at 12:21 p.m. Feb. 6 on Blair Road. Richardson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    The Grant County News provides news coverage of life in Grant County. So, what else is the Grant County News? When Editor Jamie Baker-Nantz or myself get involved in community events, we can bring the power of the press with us.
    Jamie isn’t just presently involved with the organizing of our community’s Relay for Life Event. She’s devoted to it year round.

  • Spring forest fire hazard season begins


  • Linder, Adkins file for elections

    With the filing deadline extended several days, two Grant County residents have decided to become candidates in the upcoming election.
    Republican Brian E. Linder of Dry Ridge filed for state representative of the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.
    Linder is currently a magistrate with the Grant County Fiscal Court.
    He joins Scott Bruce in the Republican primary race in May for the right to go against the Democratic primary winner in November.

  • 2012 Region 6 Wrestling Preview

    Region 6 Info

    Date: Feb. 10-11
    Location: Boone County High School
    Timeline: Feb. 10 5 p.m. - Weigh-Ins
                               6 p.m.  - Championship Round of 16

  • Pray for wisdom, obedient heart

  • 100 days of school
  • 100 days of school


    With snow days being something, so far this year, only a wish or dream for most students, the 100th day of school fell on Jan. 31.
    Elementary schools in the county celebrated in various ways. Most incorporated the 100th day of this school year into classroom work with a little fun on the side. Activities ranged from spelling and counting games to coloring and snacks.