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Local Red Cross Chapter Receives $15,000 Grant

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted $15,000 to the American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter to support the nonprofit’s emergency efforts in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. The chapter has responded to a dramatic increase in home fires over the past year, due to individuals staying home much more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dry Ridge, KYGrant County News

Judge sides with Beans against Beshear

Dry Ridge’s Beans Café and Bakery won their lawsuit June 8 against Gov. Andy Beshear claiming executive orders to close indoor dining in December 2020 were unconstitutional. “This case sets a precedent for the Commonwealth that emphasizes the validity of the Constitution above any one individual’s power and control over...
Dry Ridge, KYGrant County News

Maddox for governor? Petition supports run

In only her second two-year term in office, Rep Savannah Maddox, R-Dry Ridge, is gaining some support for a possible future run for governor. A Facebook page and website (www.DraftSavannah.com) named Draft Savannah Maddox for Kentucky Governor was started in late April. The person who started the petition to convince...
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Crittenden, KYGrant County News

Brown named new CMZ principal

Jacob Brown will be leaving his position as assistant principal at Grant County Middle School to lead Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary as its new principal. Brown will begin his new role July 1 to fill the shoes of Nancy Livingood, who served as CMZ principal the past seven years. “I am...
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Remembering Marianne: Tree planted in honor of woman who died of COVID-19

Five months ago, Grant County and the Special Olympics community lost “a ray of light” when 29-year-old Marianne Snowden died Jan. 14 from COVID-19 complications. Family and friends gathered at Grant County Park in Crittenden on June 10 on what would have been Marianne’s 30th birthday to plant a prairie fire crabapple tree near the Cattle Barn in her memory.
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Dry Ridge, KYGrant County News

Milestones

Dennis and Tonya Bowling of Dry Ridge would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabitha Fae Bowling to Jared Samuel Simpson, son of Samuel and Janet Simpson of Russell. The wedding is being planned for 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Williamstown Baptist Church....
Dry Ridge, KYGrant County News

County brings back recycling bin in new location

The Grant County Fiscal Court recently announced a new recycling bin is located outside the Grant County Road Department located at 505 Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge. The bin will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only items listed on the bin...
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U.S. 25 Yard Sale attracts bargain hunters

The U.S. 25 Yard Sale began on a stormy Thursday and ended with sun and smiles on a Saturday. Vendors like Karla Thomas and her daughter Trisha Reed Williams braved the June 3 storm, along with many other customers. The mother-daughter duo credit their location near the Grant County Park’s...
Williamstown, KYGrant County News

Wtown approves EMS agreement

Williamstown is the second local governmental agency to approve a new interlocal agreement with the City of Dry Ridge to continue providing emergency medical services to all of Grant County. Williamstown City Council unanimously approved a resolution on June 7 authorizing Mayor Rick Skinner to execute an agreement with Dry...
Jonesville, KYGrant County News

Driver airlifted to hospital in Jonesville wreck

Jonesville Volunteer Fire Departments and the Grant County’s Sherriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle accident on KY 36 at 12:30 p.m. June 6. According to Jonesville Battalion Fire Chief Chris Curtis, a Ford F-350 rolled a couple of times, which strongly pinned the driver down. “It took about 30 minutes...
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Grant, WHS track athletes head to state meet

Multiple Grant County and Williamstown track athletes are headed to state after impressive performances at their respective regional meets. Five Grant County High School athletes will compete at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class AAA State Meet on June 12 at the University of Kentucky. Brooklyn Hammons was the...
Grant County, KYGrant County News

Live life like someone is writing a novel about you

(Editor’s Note: The following is the speech given by Grant County High School salutatorian Claudia Spratt during the June 4 graduation.) Welcome to the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 at Grant County High School! I am very grateful that we can actually be here tonight and that our guests are able to be here with us. I am also glad that our choir and band can help us celebrate. It has been challenging for music classes this year, so it is nice to hear them perform.
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Lady Braves take home 32nd District title

The Grant County Lady Braves avenged an earlier season loss to Simon Kenton in the 32nd District championship game on May 31, defeating the Lady Pioneers 3-1 in a pitcher’s duel. The Lady Braves scored first in their first at bat. Kylie Rayburn reached on a walk to start the...
Oldham County, KYGrant County News

GCHS advances to Region semis, falls to Oldham

The Grant County Lady Braves advanced in the 8th Region play with a 6-0 win over the Spencer County Lady Bears on Sunday, June 6, at Oldham County High School. Unfortunately, they Lady Braves’ great season came to a halt as host Oldham County defeated them 7-0 in the semi-finals June 7.
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GCMS’ Herald wins state track meet

Lincoln Herald, a Grant County Middle School eighth grader, is now the Middle School State Champion for the boys 1600 meters (one mile) run. Herald achieve a new personal record while beating the Middle School State Meet Record with a time of 4:39.36 at the KTCCCA Middle School State Championship.
Grant County, KYGrant County News

Explore and find where you are meant to be

(Editor’s Note: The following is the speech given by Grant County High School valedictorian Kaitlyn Wilson during the June 4 graduation.) I would like to start off by saying Congratulations to the Class of 2021, we made it! The majority of you know me but for those that don’t, I am Kaitlyn Wilson. I have earned the honor of speaking before you today as the valedictorian that has truly been earned through blood, sweat and many tears.
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Milestones

The Milner family reunion will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at the Welfare House located in Grant County Park in Crittenden. Be sure to pass the word to any out of town relatives. Call Melony Stambaugh at 859-657-6585 for information. Mulligan. The 11th annual Mulligan reunion was held...
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Gateway, Grant Library Announce Partnership for Library Cards

Gateway Community & Technical College and the Grant County Public Library (GCPL) announced a new partnership on Wednesday giving students, faculty and staff the ability to apply for a library card no matter where they live. The two entities completed a memorandum of agreement announced Wednesday. This partnership gives students,...