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Today's News

  • Facebook Featured Fan: September 1, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Jessica Lynn Purnell

    I live in . . . Alexandria

    About me . . . I enjoy the Reds, scrapbooking and singing in the choir at Asbury United Methodist Church. Next year, I get to marry my best friend, Matt Birkholtz and I am loving planning our wedding with him.

    The Facebook Featured Fan is chosen at random each week. To be eligible, sign up as a fan of the Grant County News at www.facebook.com/Grant CountyNews.

  • Combs-Gruen plan ceremony

    Dana Combs and Glenita Combs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dana Nicole Combs, to John Thomas Gruen, son of Charlie and Linda Gruen of Paint Lick.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 pm, Sept.10 at the Ashley Inn in Lancaster, Ky. A reception will follow at the Carriage House at the Ashley Inn.
    John is the grandson of Mildred Ferguson of Dry Ridge and the late Norman Ferguson; and the late Joe and Janette Gruen and Opal Gruen.  

  • Butcher-Tuttle plan wedding

    Linda and Junior Wilburn of Scott County are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lillian Yvonne Butcher to Albert Tuttle, son of Leon Tuttle and Wanda Moreland of Grant and Owen County.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Macedonia Baptist Church. A reception will follow at Fairway Golf Course.

    The bride is a 1984 graduate of Scott County High School and is the daughter of the late Allen Ray Butcher. She is employed by Grant County Deposit Bank.

  • Be thankful for time with others

    In the past month, I have been to three concerts.

    One was to see Paul McCartney at Great American Ballpark, the best concert I will probably ever see in my life.

    Another was to see four men dressed up as the ‘Fab Four.’

    The final one was to see a classic, the Glenn Miller Orchestra outdoors at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Ind.

    You might be wondering why I would be talking about three concerts in one column.

  • Mayor says water is safe to drink

    Residents of Williamstown will be receiving a letter from the city concerning a water standard violation, but Mayor Rick Skinner urges people not to panic.

    “I researched this and what it amounts to is 67 parts per a billion gallons of water, which means you’d have to drink two liters of water daily for 70 years to have a one in a million chance of having an issue,” Skinner said.

    Williamstown monitors and tests the water for contaminants every 90 days or four times a year.

  • ‘Pill mill’ pipeline must be addressed

    It would be difficult to find a local elected official in Kentucky who doesn’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a major problem in his or her own community.  The facts are staggering.  According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:

    • The abuse of prescription pain relievers is now only second to marijuana.

  • Library services limited Sept. 1 - 3

    The Grant County Public Library will have limited service Thursday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 3.

    During these three days, the library will only be able to register new patrons or assist with checking out books.

    “We cannot place holds, take requests or catalog any new materials during these three days,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

    No materials will be due and no fines will be collected Sept. 1 through Sept. 10.

  • Generous gift

    A $1 million gift from Dry Ridge resident Larry Spears will create the first-ever endowed chair in the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy.

    Larry Spears, a 1959 UK College of Pharmacy alumnus, was recognized for his donation at an Aug. 24 ceremony at UK.

  • Aquatic center moves to board, council

    Just a year after joint discussions began with the Williamstown school district and Williamstown City Council on a lifestyle/aquatic center, the project is taking shape.

    Last week, Margie Jacobs of Tate/Hill/Jacobs Architects Inc. in Lexington, met with members of both groups to present a feasibility study and preliminary drawings of what the facility might look like.

  • Job seekers can get free help

    If you’re looking for a job, want to polish your interview skills and find out what will make you more likely to land a job – then the Grant County Public Library has a new program for you.

    The library will be the site of a Public Library Workforce Center, a program that Wynita Worley, public services librarian, has been working on for a couple of years.

    “We want to provide some training that we haven’t before or enhance what we currently offer,” she said.