.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Farm Service office consolidates with Pendleton

    James Furnish has gone through this before.

    His first job at the Kentucky Farm Service Agency in Nicholas County ended in 1996 when the office closed.

  • News observes MLK holiday

    The advertising and news deadline for the Jan. 19 issue of the Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

    The news and advertising deadline for the Jan. 22 issue of the News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16.

    In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, the News office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19.

     

    Due to the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 19, the News will observe the following deadlines:

    Express:

  • One stop makes school enrollment easier

    Parents new to the community now have a one-stop site to be welcomed and enroll their children in Grant County Schools.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life.

    It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 12 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Farm Service Agency to close Jan. 15

    The Farm Service Agency, located on Barnes Road in Williamstown will close on Jan. 15.

    As part of a restructuring process that began in 2005, the Grant County office will be consolidated with the Pendleton County office located at 400 Main Street in Falmouth.

    For more information, see next week’s Grant County News.

  • Economy, taxes top legislative session

    With state legislators beginning the 30-day 2009 General Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 6, Rep. Royce Adams and Sen. Damon Thayer, the two local lawmakers, talk about issues likely to be discussed during the session. See next week’s News for updates from the session.

    Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge

    As the 2009 General Assembly begins, what are a couple of issues you believe will be the main focus and how do you stand on those issues? What do you personally hope to see discussed during this session?

  • Help with groceries is here

    How would you like to spend $30 for groceries and walk away with enough food to feed a family of four for a week?

    It’s possible, Kim McKinnon said.

    McKinnon and other members of Family Worship Center have gotten involved with Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational relief and support group helping communities across the United States.

    “With this economy, we felt like we needed to help families,” said McKinnon. “This isn’t about Family Worship Center. We want the other churches and the community to get involved.”

  • Icy roads lead to hazardous driving

    The weather outside was frightful on Tuesday, Dec. 23 for motorists and local first responders.

    Drizzling rain and freezing temperatures led to icy roadways and countless wrecks.

    A pickup truck overturned on the U.S. 25 bypass at 4:30 p.m., beginning an onslaught of calls that did not end until late, said Dry Ridge Fire Chief Robert Bruin.

  • Looking back at 2008

    The year 2008 brought Grant County a lot of changes, as well as tragedy and triumph. During the year, Grant Countians faced adversity by acts of nature and crimes committed against each other. The community said farewell to fallen soldiers, former political leaders and teenagers who died much too young. The community also celebrated the opening of a new school in Sherman and a national cemetery in Williamstown. It was a year of sad endings and new beginnings. As 2009 begins, we take a moment to glance back at the news that made 2008 a year to remember.

    January

  • Fire symposium set for Jan. 17, Jan. 18

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will host its second fire symposium featuring two nationally recognized speakers.

    This year’s symposium is planned for Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at Grant County High School.

    The cost of the symposium is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch both days.

    In order to reduce and possibly eliminate the cost to local volunteer firefighters, sponsors from the community are needed. Businesses, individuals or organizations choosing to sponsor a fire fighter will be recognized on a banner and during the programs.