• 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.

  • Y NOT?

    If they build it, will you come?

    That’s the question a committee of areas citizens is trying to find an answer to as they assess the possibility of a YMCA facility or programs coming to Walton.

    The committee is asking residents of surrounding areas to fill out a survey by Oct. 7 to see what programs they would like to see, how much they would be willing to pay in dues and how often they would visit a YMCA facility weekly.

  • 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.