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  • Free smoking cessation class offered

    A free smoking cessation program can help you save more than $21 per week if you successfully quit smoking, based on the average cost of cigarettes for someone who smokes a pack a day.

    Three sessions of the Cooper-Clayton smoking cessation program start soon. The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking program is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Classes will meet once a week at each of the following three times and locations:

  • Dry Ridge is moist

    Dry Ridge officially is moist.

    The city council adopted an ordinance on Monday, Dec. 22, allowing alcohol sales by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities with a seating capacity of at least 100 people and which derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

    The ordinance came after voters passed a local option to allow alcohol sales in the November election.

    Mayor Clay Crupper said an ordinance needed to be passed within 60 days after the election.

  • Lady Liberty

    When Felicity Spicer walks into a room, her 100-watt smile gets noticed.

    Spicer’s charm, personality and poise garnered her the title of 2008 Grant County High School Homecoming Queen which led to an invitation to make an appearance at the Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2 in Memphis.

    “This door is definitely opened by the hand of God because I couldn’t have dreamed of such an honor,” Spicer said.

  • Decorations bring Williamstown family together

    For Jeremy Souder, decorating at Christmas time is a tradition his children don’t ever forget.

    “It’s something me and my kids do together every year. If it wasn’t for them, I probably wouldn’t do everything we do,” Souder said. “But it’s what we do. We’ve got more decorations in the attic that we didn’t put out this year.”

    With their house on Main Street in Williamstown, the Souders decorate and display their Christmas spirit to all who pass by.

  • Corinth lights are for love of season

    Billy Hill likes Christmas lights.

    Hill, the mayor of Corinth, has been decorating his home for as long as he can remember.

    While he doesn’t have a theme, he uses only red and white lights.

    “I think it makes them standout,” he said.

    Hill’s home on Old Corinth Owenton Road features a horse and carriage, two deer and lighted Christmas wreaths.

    “I just like decorating,” he said. “It’s not fancy, but I like it.”

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages Crittenden Church

     Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton helped put out a fire that damaged Violet Ridge Church of Christ in Crittenden on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The fire started just before 8 a.m. in an addition to the church that was about a month from completion. For more on this story, see the Jan. 8 Grant County News.

  • Governor brings tax talk to town meeting

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his proposal to soften the blow of the state’s budget crisis to Grant County on Thursday, Dec. 18, during a town hall meeting.

    More than 400 people from Grant and surrounding counties packed the Grant County High School auditorium to hear the governor’s response to an estimated $456.1 million deficit in this fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 1 issue of The Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.

    The News office will be closed for New Year’s on Thursday, Jan. 1.

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 5 issue of The Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

     

     

  • It's a family tradition in Dry Ridge

    It is hard to miss the glow of lights coming from the top of the hill at 45 North Main St. in Dry Ridge.

    Candy canes, icicle lights and two snowmen “keeping eye over the hillside” are just a few of the decorations celebrating the holidays at Christopher Ballard’s house.

    “The main feature is the three-dimensional, animated deer,” he said. We also put a strobe light tree down the right hand side of the house. We put a couple things underneath it to make it look like there’s presents.”

  • Crittenden couple brings tradition from Texas

    Having recently moved here from Austin, Texas, didn’t not stop the Milberg family from lighting up their yard for Christmas.

    Tom and Carla Milberg of Crittenden, along with their children Miranda, 13, Thomas, 9 and Timmy, 8, moved to Grant County in August of this year. Their house which is off of South Main Street in Crittenden is not hard to miss because of the giant ferris wheel that spins and the Christmas music heard from the street.