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.

  • Business Matters

    Changing lives.

    That’s the number one goal for Justin Baker at Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge.

  • Crittenden Tastefully Simple Consultant cooks up success

    Rhonda Krummen of Crittenden and an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team leader with the national direct seller of delicious,
    easy-to-prepare foods.
    Krummen earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding new

  • Bank of KY named a Top Workplace again

    The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation is proud to be recognized as one of the region’s Top Workplaces for 2012.  
    This is The Bank of Kentucky’s third consecutive year receiving this award.  

  • Recipe for success: treat others like you want to be treated

    Integrity is defined as “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character.”

    That’s how people who do business with Donnie Sechrest describe him – a man of integrity and character.

  • Survey shows interest in YMCA

    Nicole Mize remembers the fun she had as a little girl attending the Florence YMCA with her family.  

    Now with two children of her own, she wants to help bring to Walton a YMCA facility that would serve children from surrounding areas, including Grant County.

  • Dry Ridge couple sues Wellness Center

    A Dry Ridge couple is suing the Grant County Wellness Center, LLC and its owner after they were allegedly fired for expressing concerns about how the pain clinic operated.

    Lamar and Eileen Fowler filed the lawsuit Jan. 17 in Grant District Court accusing the defendants of fraud, breach of contract and negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation.

    The defendants are listed as the Grant County Wellness Center, 99 South Main St., Dry Ridge, owner Ernest Will Singleton and three unidentified employees.

  • News staff wins 9 Kentucky Press awards

    The Grant County News captured nine awards during a meeting recently of the Kentucky Press Association in Lexington.

    The News competed in the Weekly Class III division, which is for larger Kentucky weekly newspapers.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News won four awards.

  • Jack’s General Store offers old-fashioned country atmosphere

    Jackie Miller hopes people can forget about life’s problems when they enter his Williamstown store.

    He considers Jack’s General Store in the Midway Plaza to be “a dying breed,” a mom-and-pop store where you never know what you may find.


    Food Lion in Dry Ridge will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

    Delhaize America,  a North Carolina-based grocery chain operating seven Food Lion stores in Kentucky, including one in Dry Ridge and Cynthiana, is closing all seven locations. The announcement was made on Jan. 11.

    According to one employee, who asked to remain anonymous, the employees at the Dry Ridge store were told at 9 p.m. on Jan. 11, just before the announcement was made public.