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Business

  • 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.

  • Claudia's Custom Jewelry holds ribbon cutting
  • Grant County Real Estate 411

    Both Grant County and Williamstown High Schools held their proms April 9, and although the weather gave us a scare early, it turned out to be absolutely gorgeous by the time we were scheduled to take pictures. You’re probably thinking, how does that relate to real estate? Well, I was checking the Northern Kentucky multiple listing service to see what kind of homes are available right now. And just like the variety of prom dresses that the girls had to choose from, buyers also have a huge amount of inventory to choose from.  

  • Tripple Ridge: rooted in family, grows customer base

    Pat Schultz has been watering flowers and growing produce for 20 years. Tripple Ridge Greenhouse is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and Schultz has been growing the flowers and produce every step of the way.

    Schultz keeps Tripple Ridge Greenhouse a family business as she works alongside her son and her grandchildren. Schultz used to run the greenhouse with her late husband.

  • Rain dampens farmers, gardeners spring

    “It’s been ugly,” that’s how Deborah Lucas Angel, president of the Grant County Farmer’s Market, describes this growing season.

    “First there was rain, then rain and rain, followed by cold, rain and then wind,” she said.

    She said that some members of the Grant County Farmers Market have managed to get plants in the ground but fear now they’ll rot because of the rain followed by heat and humidity.

  • ON THE JOB: CUSTOMER SERVICE IS KEY AT DRY RIDGE AUTO PARTS

    The Brockman family work together every day and have for the last 30 years.

    They don’t fight and don’t stay mad at each other and they treat their customers like family.

    “We’ve always tried to treat people fair, just like we want to be treated,” said Dave Brockman of the family-owned business, Dry Ridge Auto Parts.

    That attention to detail and concern for customers is what earned Dave Brockman recognition for the 2011 Excellence in Business award given annually by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.