Today's News

  • Gouges celebrates 50 years

    Bobby and Sue Gouge will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 4. The Gouges were married by Charles Saylor at Sherman Church of Christ.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at 1935 Sherman Newtown Road in Crittenden. The party is given by the couple’s three daughters, Brenda Gouge, Bonnie Jansen and Barb Deaton.

    The couple requests no gifts.

    The couple has six grandchildren.

    Bobby is retired from Johns Manville Corp. and his wife, Sue, is retired from Grant County Fiscal Court.

  • Martin - Moore to wed

    Ronnie and Phyllis Martin of Georgetown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashli Niccolette Martin to Shawn Victor Moore, son of Steve and Betty Moore of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at The Dry Ridge Banquet Center.

    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2011 graduated of Beckfield College. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Healthcare as a registered nurse.


    Grant County Parks and Recreation held its seventh annual Summer Splash camp July 9-July 13 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    The camp, which features arts and crafts, theater, games, science and lots and lots of water, was attended by 138 7- to 11-year-olds.

    Photos by Bryan Marshall


    For more photos go to slideshows on www.grantky.com

  • Yard sale to benefit Grant County Animal Shelter

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter will hold a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, July 28 to benefit the Grant County Animal Shelter.
    The yard sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grant County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Center at 1350 N Main St. in Williamstown.

    The rain date for the event will be Aug. 4.

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports and assists the shelter in helping homeless pets in the county.

  • Corinth passes budget

    When there’s not a lot of money in a budget, there’s not much to be done, says Corinth Mayor Billy Hill.

    “We haven’t had any new sources of income, so our budget is about the same as last year,” Hill said. “We continue to tread water.”
    Hill said the city saw a decrease in insurance taxes and he believes that’s a result of a stalled economy and people choosing to drop insurance coverage.

    “You also don’t see as many people watering their lawns as you used to,” he said.

  • Barnes Road changes ongoing

    Construction continues on a $3.8 million major realignment and widening of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Contractors are in the process of building a detour road so that work can continue on the new roadway, said Nancy Wood, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 public information officer.


    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.

    Name of Business: Waterline Graphics, 28 Broadway Street, Dry Ridge

    Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

    Contact us: 859-903-9870

    Owner: Dennis Reckers and Coy Lunsford

    Features: Signs, banners, magnetics, 3-D lettering, embroidery, T-shirts and hats

  • MOM’s Christian Day Care earns stars

    STARS FOR KIDS is a voluntary rating system for a licensed and certified child care programs. Programs are given a one to a four STAR rating. All STAR levels are measurable quality indicators above the state minimum requirements.

  • Farm Credit hosts appreciaton event

    Farm Credit Mid-America, an $18 billion financial lending cooperative spanning the states of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, has kicked off their annual summer Customer Appreciation Events.  

    The Dry Ridge office hosted their event June 29 at the Grant County Extension Office where more than 65 customers had the opportunity to network with other Farm Credit members and staff and get the latest association news.     


    When Michele Pope realized she would have to leave her new Shitzu puppy with a dog groomer, she decided she should just learn to do it herself.

    So, Pope signed up for grooming classes in Lexington.

    Her family wasn’t sure what to make of her new found career choice.

    “I always told my mom that I didn’t know what I wanted to be when

    I grew up and grooming seemed like the perfect fit for a career working with animals,” Pope said.