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  • Closures

    Grant County Public Library

    The Grant County Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 10 for staff training.
    No materials will be due Aug. 8 through Aug. 13.
    The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. For more information call 859-824-2080 or go to www.grantcountypubliclibrary.org.

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  • ARK UPDATE: Public Q&A set for Aug. 9

    Grant County residents can have their questions answered and hear details about the Ark Encounter project coming to Williamstown.

    The City of Williamstown will be holding a Community Listening Session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Williamstown High School cafeteria to give an update on the project.

  • Jonesville bank to close

    The Grant County Deposit Bank Jonesville branch is set to close January 2012. The Jonesville community may be a casualty of the national economic and regulatory climate.

    “New banking regulations that are coming down the pike, and plus we’re having to compete—we’re the only bank in Grant County that is independent, all the other banks are regional banks.” said Tom McCandless, president of Grant County Deposit Bank. “Given that—we’re having to consolidate operations somewhat in order to be competitive.”

  • Grant County Real Estate 411

    Part of my full-service package as a Realtor is offering decorating, design and staging advice to my clients. There are several basic suggestions I have for sellers when listing their homes. Some of them involve pets. I love animals–I have four dogs (two outside, two inside), plus a grand-dog named Gus who visits from Lexington. Gus is a 6-month old Labrador that’s as big as a 6-year-old kid. Bella and Barkley are my two little Yorkies that live in the house with us. Or, I should say, we live in Bella and Barkley’s house!  

  • Grant County Martial Arts celebrates 20 years

    Grant County Martial Arts is kicking and punching in to its 20th  year of business. The martial arts school in Dry Ridge teaches Shaolin, Tai Chi and in the fall basic mixed martial arts will be offered.


    Daniel Lester, the previous owner, passed Grant County Martial Arts to its second owner, Kevin Brandenburg in its 19th year of business.

    Brandenburg has owned the martial arts school for a little over a year and is a Sifu, or teacher, at the martial arts school. He has been with the company for 13 years and is a second degree black belt.

  • HELP US, PLEASE!

    Paws will be running through the grass and digging in the dirt soon at the Grant County Animal Shelter. Eight large play areas are being built to accommodate the adult dogs at the shelter, which means they will stand a better chance to find a permanent home.

    “Play yards makes the dogs more adoptable because it’ll allow them to exercise and they won’t be as excitable when people come to look at them,” said Marsha Chaney, animal shelter director.

  • Speedway brings $$$ to Grant businesses

    A historical event like the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series can have an impact for miles, not just around the track, but also for an impact in the local economy.

    Grant County felt the impact at the hotels and restaurants, as many were booked in advance of the race, some just an hour and a half after the announcement last year.

    “Everybody sold out,” said Karen McIntire, general manager of Hampton Inn. “The fans caught us before we could even think about changing our rates.”

  • BOOMING BUSINESS!

    Numerous tents selling fireworks popped up in Grant County, including many in Dry Ridge, as buying bigger, aerial fireworks became legal in Kentucky.

    The General Assembly passed a law during the 2011 session allowing they sale of class C (1.4 G) fireworks, such as bottle rockers, Roman candles and fire crackers in the state.

    Dry Ridge resident Rex Benson of Big Rex’s Fireworks said the law change is a win-win situation.

  • Allstate office under new ownership

    Dave Worthington is stepping down as agency owner/manager of Grant County’s Allstate office, but he’s leaving the agency he started in the “good” hands of his daughter, Christa Worthington Ruber.

    “I just knew I didn’t want to do it anymore,” he said, of his 28th year in the insurance business. “There have been a lot of changes in the business and I’m ready to cut back.”

  • Corinth cable meeting set

    Williamstown is offering free standard installation to the primary outlet for the first 150 Corinth customers to sign up for both cable and Internet service.

    An informational meeting concerning the expansion of Williamstown Cable to Corinth is planned for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Corinth Community Center.

    For more information call Corith Mayor Billy Hill at 859-824-5922.