• 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.

  • 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.

  • Grant Manor receives national award

    Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.

  • Metro names Rowland Fleet, Facilities Director

    Metro has named Carlos Rowland, of Dry Ridge, Metro’s new Fleet & Facilities Director, effective Aug. 1. He reports to Metro’s Chief Operations Officer, Inez Evans.

    Rowland’s responsibilities include the oversight and management of Metro’s buses, vehicle fleet, facilities and equipment to ensure efficient, effective and safe operation. He has 40 years of public transit operations,maintenance and support experience.

  • Farley knows a thing or two about shoes

    You could say that TJ Farley likes shoes.

    The Cordova man actually likes them so much that he carries about 700 pounds of them everywhere he goes.

    The shoes, which range in size from itty bitty to large enough for a large, hairy pulling machine, aren’t for him. They’re for the horses he shoes as a farrier.

    Farley has spent the last 20 years working as a blacksmith and putting shoes on horses. His specialty is special needs horses.

  • Community hears Ark developers

    Rumors were squashed, concerns were heard and questions answered during an Aug. 9 public meeting about the $150 million Ark Encounter project coming to Williamstown.

    The community listening session drew approximately 500 attendees who heard details on the project and had a chance to offer their input as it moves closer to breaking ground.


    It didn’t take long for Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, to tackle any controversy surrounding the Ark Encounter.

  • Country Grill set to re-open after fire

    The Country Grill in Dry Ridge will reopen Aug. 11 after an electrical fire forced the restaurant to close for more than two months.

    “We’re excited,” said owner Mike Hare. “Everyone’s excited about getting reopened. Everywhere we go, people are asking when we are reopening. We’re ready to go.”

    The fire broke out on June 6.

    Hare said the employees smelled smoke and then noticed a haze in the dining room just after lunch.

    The source of the smoke eventually was found in the attic above the kitchen.

  • ZOMBIES invade county for movie

    An infestation of zombies recently invaded Grant County as a movie crew came to town to film the western horror film “Revelation Trail.”

    The film, directed by John Gibson of Ft. Thomas, shot footage at on the farm of Judy Mullins and at Mullins Log Cabin in Berry.

    “It was just wild to look out my windows and see zombies and cowboys sitting on my front porch, walking up and down my drive, in the fields, just everywhere,” Mullins said.

  • 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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