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New safety features added to county schools

New safety features have been added to schools within the county. “Upon arriving at any Grant County Schools campus, visitors will experience two sets of locked doors before entry into the actual school building,” Grant County Schools wrote in a statement. Visitors now have to “buzz” in to the...
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Rain didn't keep fairgoers away

Rain “came at the wrong part of the day,” for the Monday and Tuesday fair crowd, said Grant County Fair Board President Craig Covey. But, the Thursday crowd showed up and packed out the grounds. Volunteers showed up ready to help, enough to where needs were exceedingly met,...
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Golf scramble brings $5K for GC basketball programs

Grant County and Lady Braves basketball teams hosted their annual golf scramble July 22 where $5,000 was raised. Local businesses showed their support for the programs by sponsoring both holes and teams to compete. A total of 12 teams competed in the scramble. Tyler and Ryan Mitts along with Aaron...
DRY RIDGE, KY
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Library offers 'skill builder' backpacks

Grant County Public Library along with Council for a Brighter Future offers “skill builder backpacks” for ages three and up. “Each backpack has a number of activities to help build educational skills, fine motor skills, and more,” reads a library Facebook post. Included in the clear backpacks...
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Multiple Tri-State counties considered high risk for COVID-19

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Within the last 24 hours, several Tri-State communities have upgraded to the highest COVID-19 risk level. Four southwest Ohio counties, Butler, Warren, Clermont and Hamilton, are now at the high risk level. In northern Kentucky, Boone, Kenton, Gallatin and Grant counties are also on high alert. “We’re...
CINCINNATI, OH
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Piddle Park to get handicap accessible playground

Plans for Piddle Park to have a revamped playground have been underway for roughly a year. City officials shared plans with the Grant County Kiwanis last week. Ken Little, with the City of Dry Ridge and Mayor Greg Brockman shared plans to provide a handicap accessible playground in the park.
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Mullet pageant expected to be big draw

Expect to see a lot of hair at this year’s fair. The first ever Grant County Mullet Pageant is being put on by the Grant County Fair July 30. Kim Varner, who is on the fair board, said she saw the idea on social media. “I saw (a mullet...
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GC enrollment deadline for students residing out of county July 29

Anyone who resides outside of the Grant County School District and wishes to enroll in any Grant County school for the 2022-2023 academic year must submit an out-of-district application by July 29, 2022. Anyone who resides outside of the Grant County district and applies after July 29, 2022, will not be eligible to enroll for the 2022-2023 academic year. Out-of-district students also need to be aware that anyone applying after July 1, 2022, through July 29, 2022, will not be eligible to play any interscholastic athletics for the 2022-2023 academic year.
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Lights installed at HS and MS ball fields

Grant County High School baseball and fast pitch softball fields are having lights installed, according to a Facebook post by Grant County Schools. Lights are also being installed on the Grant County Middle School (GCMS) football field. “New lights will be installed on the field there that will give GCMS...
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Grant County News

History Before and Beyond 1990

Local history buffs should soon rejoice to see the birth of the Grant County History webpage that should be launched sometime this year. As the most recent past president of the historical society the creation of the page was a major goal I hoped to see accomplished. Presently we are working on retyping the History of Grant County book, as it was originally written, and that will be a foundation piece on the webpage.
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Jones named Mason-Corinth Elementary principal

David Jones has been named Mason-Corinth Elementary principal. Jones has 15 years of experience in education, including seven years in a principal capacity, a Facebook post by Grant County Schools said. “My goal is to help each of us — students, staff, and community — to grow and develop as...
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Multiple projects underway at Sherman Tavern

The Sherman Tavern, a historic landmark along Dixie Highway, has new projects in the works. Friends of Sherman Tavern are working to preserve history with projects including a farm museum, work on the property root cellar, organizing a records room, a parking lot and more. “We want to celebrate the...
GRANT COUNTY, KY
Grant County News

Kiwanis looking for new members

Grant County Kiwanis is looking for new members, and already gearing up for their annual auction, which has a deadline for donations in December. “For the last 26 years, the auction has been our main fundraiser,” said Grant County Kiwanis President Ken Stone. “That has grown from about—our first year we made over $1,500, I think. And, it’s grown over the years.
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Company to rebuild destroyed Mayfield candle plant

MAYFIELD, Ky. (WKYT) - Mayfield Consumer Products said it will rebuild after its factory was destroyed in the tornado that hit Mayfield. It’s a reversal after the company initially said they would not rebuild. The company said it will invest more than $33 million and employ more than 500...
MAYFIELD, KY
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NKY toddler dies in apparent drowning in backyard pool

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (WXIX) - A Northern Kentucky toddler has died of an apparent drowning a week after she was pulled unresponsive from her family’s pool, according to state police and the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office. Evelyn Strahm, 2, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical...
CINCINNATI, OH