• 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.

  • Harvest yields good for Grant County in 2011

    Grant County has bucked the trend, at least this year when it comes to harvest yields.

    While the heat and dryness of the summer were hard on corn and soybeans, especially in central Kentucky, as well as many other parts of the nation, Grant County experienced a good year, especially for tobacco.

    “This crop was probably the best tobacco crop we’ve raised in at least five years,” said Chris Ammerman, Grant County Extension Agent for Agriculture.



  • Donations needed to honor veterans

    Virginia McKenney is on a mission.

    But it’s not one for personal gain, but rather to see that the servicemen and women buried at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown are honored with a wreath.

    McKenney, a long-time volunteer for a variety of causes including Wreaths Across America, is hoping businesses and individuals will step up and donate the $2,200 still needed.

    “I’m begging anyone who will listen,” McKenney said. “I do believe it’s an attainable goal.”

  • It’s fresh, healthy at Lori’s Cafe

    It’s not hard to find Lori’s Café, tucked inside Dry Ridge Toyota, just follow your nose.

    The smell of breakfast – bacon, eggs and biscuits – will lead the way.

    Lori’s Café opened in September 2010 when the new car dealership opened.

    The head chef is Lori Walters Henry. Her goal is to serve healthy breakfast and lunches at affordable prices.

    The self-professed “foodie” also wants to introduce Grant County palettes to different tastes such as lentils and turkey burgers.

  • Houchens named Forcht market president

    Forcht Bank announced today the selection of Craig Houchens as its new Market President for Grant County.   
    Craig Houchens has more than 21 years of banking experience, and has served Grant County his entire banking career.  He has spent the last 17 years at the Dry Ridge Banking Center in various capacities in management, customer service and lending.

  • Stanley elected Sgt. of Arms

    Doug Stanley, of Williamstown, representing Elliston-Stanley Funeral Homes in Williamstown and Crittenden and Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona was elected the sergeant-of-arms for a one-year term at the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky’s 129th annual convention.

    Participants received 10 hours of continuing education and heard from speakers concerning topics such as stress management and humor, finance and mourning and celebrations.

  • Aquatic center project moves to design phase

    A joint venture for an aquatic center/classroom addition is moving along and the next step in the process is to get some public input.

    The Williamstown City Council and Williamstown Board of Education will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Williamstown High School and the public is invited to share their ideas.

    The idea of an aquatic center that could be used by the community and the school district coupled with the need for more classrooms at Williamstown, brought the two entities together.

  • Comics, sports cards invade Dry Ridge

    The Sports Card and Gaming Exchange wants to be your full service hobby and collectibles store.

    Open for just a few months, they’re gaining momentum. The shop has been generating word-of-mouth “buzz” and they are beginning to build a clientèle, according to owners Rick and Amy Shy.