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Government

  • Ark story can only be found here

    “The Ark Encounter is going to be a tremendous boom for everyone,” Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, told more than 300 Grant County residents in attendance at the annual chamber banquet on April 30.

    He was the guest speaker during the banquet, which featured a Noah’s Ark theme and is held annually to honor award recipients.

    Award recipients included: Tabatha Fryman, Grant Countian of the Year; Dave Brockman, Excellence in Business; Heleen Geisbers, Excellence in Education and Jack Eckler, Volunteer of the Year.

  • BIN LADEN IS DEAD

    When President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by American military forces, Army Staff Sgt. Dirk McComas, was in California visiting with his brother Darrenn, and packing as many visits with family and friends as he could into his 14-day leave from Afghanistan.

    “My first thought when I saw it on the TV was, awesome, we got him,” said McComas. “My next thought was, it’s going to get bad really quick. I need to get back there.”

  • Webster resigns from Dry Ridge Council

    Encil Webster was born and raised in Covington, but Grant County always felt like home.

    “My grandparents and parents were from Grant County,” he said. “We spent every available moment I could get, all my life, in Grant County because I loved the rural life, the camaraderie and the friendships that you just don’t get in a larger city.”

    Webster recently resigned from the Dry Ridge City Council so he and his wife could move closer to their daughter and three grandchildren in Tennessee.

  • BUILDING PERMITS

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in the March 2011:
    • March 2:
    Ginger Jamsen, storage building, 2100 Turner Road, 288 square feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $36.62.
    • March 9:
    Christina Souder, new home, 3095 Baton Rouge Road, 1,655 square feet, estimated cost, $134,000; permit fee $430.47.
    • March 23:
    Gold Star Chili, range hood, 355 Violet Road, 24 square feet, estimated cost, $5,500; permit fee $50.
    • March 24:

  • BRIDGING THE GAP

    Construction continues on the bridge at the south end of Williamstown. The bridge remains closed to traffic, but transportation officials say all work should be completed by Labor Day.

  • 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.