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Government

  • New Dry Ridge Post Office opens April 28

    The Dry Ridge Post Office is finally moving into its new home.

    After the opening was delayed because of issues surrounding inclement weather, the new post office at 80 South Main St. will be open for business April 28.

    The window at the current location will close April 27.

    “I’m very excited, but it’s going to be a lot of work,” said Betty Milner, Dry Ridge postmaster. “It will take us awhile to get into the routine of doing things differently.”

  • Tourism to court IDA, again

    The third time may be a charm for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission and the Industrial Development Authority.

    The two group’s will meet April 26 to discuss the possibility of the IDA handling administrative duties for the tourism commission — a move that will save the commission $10,000 annually.

    The meeting comes after what appeared to be an agreement during the commission’s February meeting, followed by an at-times hostile meeting March 9 that led the IDA to pull the proposal.

  • CHAMBER BANQUET IS APRIL 30

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will host its 41st annual banquet on April 30 at Williamstown High School.

    Representatives from the ARK Encounter will be the honored guests.

    Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

    The chamber’s annual awards for Volunteer of the Year, Grant Countian of the Year, as well as for Excellence in Education and Excellence in Business will also be presented.

  • VOTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY

    Kentucky residents who wish to vote in the upcoming May 17 primary election - which nominates candidates for major state government offices - have until Monday, April 18 to register to vote.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad will accept voter registration cards until 4 p.m.. A postmark of Monday or before is also required for all mailed voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained online at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

    Voters who have recently moved nbeeed to update their voter registration so that they are alloved to vote on election day.

  • UNWANTED, UNLOVED

    Kathyrn Howell of Dry Ridge already had a new puppy.

    Boy, was she surprised when her granddaughter saw a black vehicle shove two Golden Retrievers and a small Chihuahua/terrior mix house dog out and drive away in front of her home on Cason Lane.

    She was even more surprised when one of the retrievers gave birth to 10 small, fuzzy babies – a litter of all girl puppies.

    Howell was only able to save eight of the puppies.

  • Time to spruce up!

    If you’ve got a bunch of old tires, car batteries and fluorescent light bulbs lying around your home and don’t know where to dispose of them, you’re in luck.

    The Grant County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring a free tire disposal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 14, April 15 and April 16 at the state road department on U.S. 25, south of Williamstown.

    This program is part of the Kentucky Tire Amnesty Program, which is held every three to four years in all Kentucky counties.

  • Abramson to visit April 12

    Gerry Abramson, who is running for Lieutenant Governor, on the Steve Beshear ticket, will be meeting with Grant County residents at 2 p.m. on April 12 at the Dry Ridge Toyota Community Room.

  • Tourism seeks new home after dispute

    The direction of the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission is up in the air after a proposed agreement with the Industrial Development Authority to handle administrative duties fell through.

    The commission voted unanimously during its Feb. 16 meeting to dissolve the position of executive director effective March 1 and contract administrative services with the IDA.

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

  • Branching Out

    The City of Williamstown has a tree board and they’re hoping to branch out this spring.

    Establishing a tree board was an idea that Catherine Cahill, a Williamstown resident, presented to the council last spring.

    Her goal was to improve the appearance of the city.

    “There are other cities where this has worked,” Cahill said. “Midway is an attractive town and the city of Walton, who has a tree program, looks better than we do.”

  • ARK: YES OR NO?

    Is the Ark really coming to Grant County?

    Yes, yes, yes – at least that’s what Grant County officials say about the proposed $150 million project that developers announced in December 2010 would locate on a 160-acre site off the Williamstown exit at Ky. 36.

    “The developers have been in town this week, working on the project,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

    Skinner said he met with some of the project developers for dinner on March 21.