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Business

  • Marconi's Pizza open in Crittenden

    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.

    Name of business: Marconi’s Pizza, located in Dalton Plaza, 35 Harlan Street (in Dalton Plaza), Crittenden

    Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

    Contact us: 859-428-3278(FAST)
    Manager:  Aaron Moorhead

  • Sugar Daddy's doughnuts

    Greg Traylor doesn’t come close to resembling a little, old lady dressed in a white apron hand cranking out fresh donuts on a daily basis, but he does whoop out one tasty treat after another.
    Traylor has worked in construction. He’s worked as a bull dozer operator. He’s operated a backhoe and done septic work and excavating, but cakes, pies and doughnuts?
    Greg isn’t afraid of hard work, just ask anyone who knows him, but he never dreamed that upon opening a donut shop in Dry Ridge he’d be the busiest he’s ever been.

  • Grant Red Cross finally finds a home

    The Grant County Unit of the Red Cross has finally found a home.

    The organization had bounced around for several years.

    In tough times they met in a donated space that contained mold, mildew, mice and rats.

    “It was simply unacceptable to bring clients in there or hold meetings, especially area meetings with volunteers from other counties in that space,” said Diana Morgan, the unit’s team leader.

    When the Grant County Judicial Center was completed and all court functions moved from the courthouse, space became available.

  • Looking for a job? One Stop could help

    Unemployed Grant Countians now have a new service available to help them find a job.

    A new One Stop Northern Kentucky satellite office opened March 7 in Grant County to provide free, on-site, employment services.

    The office, located at room 305 on the third floor of the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Library branches out!

    The Grant County Public Library is reaching out to the community beyond the walls of its Williamstown facility.

    Two new programs allow readers to get books to read without even stepping foot inside the library.

    The Outreach Homebound service is available to any residents of Grant County who have physical limitations or an illness that prevents them from traveling to the library.

  • Tourism director’s position dissolved

    Judy Mullins is being let go 10 years to the day she became executive director of Grant County Tourism and Convention Commission.

    The commission voted during its Feb. 16 meeting to dissolve the position of executive director March 1 and contract administrative services with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

    The commission will pay the chamber of commerce $1,700 a month for a year.

    The move will save the tourism commission a little more than $10,000 per year, said commission member Randy Slayback, who made the motion to dissolve the position.

  • DRY RIDGE POST OFFICE OPENING DELAYED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

    The opening of the new Dry Ridge Post Office has been delayed because of issues surrounding recent inclement weather.

    The public will be notified when the $1 million facility on 1.4 acres of land at the corner of Brentwood Drive and U.S. 25 will be open.

    It will replace the current 1,500 square feet of leased space in the Dry Ridge City Building at 31 Broadway.

    The post office has been at its current location for nearly four decades. It was built in 1971, along with the city building under Mayor Howard O’Banion.

  • BUSINESS BOOST

    The economic boom created with a $125 million Noah’s Ark-centered tourist attraction opening in Williamstown could trickle down to surrounding cities.

    “I think it’s going to be a big impact for Dry Ridge with all the restaurants and motels we have here,” said Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper. “There will probably be more jobs and everything else. I think there will be more hotels and restaurants.

  • Owen Electric rates increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted East Kentucky Power Cooperative a $43 million rate increase.

    The PSC on Jan. 14 approved both a settlement and the resulting pass-through rates to be charged by the 16 electric distribution cooperatives that own and purchase power from EKPC. The new rate hikes take effect immediately and includes Grant County customers of Owen Electric Coop.

  • SNOW KIDDING?

    The first significant snow of the new year caused only a handful of problems earlier this week.

    An empty tanker truck jackknifed and over turned on Interstate-75 in the southbound lane between Crittenden and Dry Ridge at 9:23 a.m. on Jan. 11.