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  • World's smallest mom has third child

    Stacey Herald may be the World’s Smallest Mom, but her love for her children is larger than life.

    At only 2 feet 4 inches tall, doctors always warned Stacey, who lives in Dry Ridge with her husband Wil, that she and her baby may not survive a pregnancy.

    Undeterred by the risks, Stacey and Wil welcomed their third child, Malachi, on Nov. 18, 2009.

    Malachi only weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces and was 14 inches long at birth.

    He joined sibling sisters, Kateri, 3, and Makya, 2, in the Herald family.

  • Grant man nabbed in Anderson heist

    It took all of two minutes for a pair of deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to nab a Grant County man accused of robbing a Town & Country Bank branch June 15 in Lawrenceburg.

    Sgt. Greg Boblitt said he received a dispatch at 2:55 p.m., telling him that the branch at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 had been robbed.

    By 2:57, he and Deputy Brian Boggs had Jason W. Artip of Stewartville Road, Williamstown, under arrest and charged with second-degree robbery.

  • LaRosa's to open Dry Ridge location

    LaRosa’s, a Cincinnati-based company with 62 locations in four states will be opening a restaurant in Dry Ridge.

    The newest restaurant in the community will be located adjacent to Skyline Chili on Blackburn Drive and owned by Ron Rosen and Gary Holland. The pair also own Skyline.

    “We are personally committed to Dry Ridge and surrounding communities in Grant and Owen counties. LaRosa’s is all about family and we’re excited to be a part of bringing families together and creating memorable experiences,” said Holland.

  • All in the family

    Larry Lilly grew up working on automobiles.

    As a youngster, he rode most anything that had wheels, so it wasn’t much of a stretch for him to turn to repairing cars as a career choice.

    Lilly, of Dry Ridge, worked for Delta Airlines and tinkered with his father, Ray, for several years. In 1995, when Delta gave him the choice of relocating or not having a job, he opted to turn that part-time passion into a full-time job and he opened Lilly’s Auto Care in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown adds positions

    Several positions eliminated in the Williamstown Independent Schools’ 2010-11 tentative budget have been reinstated.

    The school board voted June 14 to bring back three of the four positions that were previously eliminated for budgetary reasons.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Crittenden fire chief refuses to sign contract

    A review of a new contract between the city of Crittenden and the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department was tabled at the council meeting on June 1, when Chief Dave Owens said that he would not sign it.

    Although the budget, which reduced the fire department’s allocation, was passed without discussion, the new contract had yet to be reviewed and signed.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Sewer rates climb

    Sewer customers in Williamstown will pay 35 percent more after July 1.

    Customers’ bills will climb from the current cost of $11.50 for 1,000 gallons or less and $6.30 for each additional 1,000 gallons of wastewater the city treats to $14.95 for 1,000 gallons and $8.20 for each additional 1,000 gallons of wastewater.

    These new rates are effective July 1, 2010.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Johnstone named WHS principal

    The interim tag has been removed from David Johnstone after being named full-time principal at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School.

    The 55-year-old Edgewood resident was one of 14 applicants for the position.

    “I’m really excited about it,” Johnstone said. “What I saw (as interim) was a really good situation. There’s a lot of great kids and a lot of dedicated employees. There’s a lot of closeness with the community.”

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • DRE teacher saves choking student

    Belinda Furman’s fourth grade class at Dry Ridge Elementary had just begun testing last month when her students began to call out her name.

    “When I turned around, I instantly knew he was choking because he had both of his hands around his neck,” Furman said.

    The student, Alan Simpson, had popped a piece of hard candy into his mouth and it apparently became lodged in his throat.

    Furman grabbed Simpson and performed the Heimlich maneuver.

    Furman said it happened so fast that the gravity of the situation was slow to sink in.

  • A Williamstown family is trying to bounce back after their home was destroyed in a fire May 25.

    “It’s totaled,” said Angela Noel. “Everything is gone.”

    For about a year, Noel had lived with her husband Edward Perry, their three sons and her mother-in-law at the home on Short Street in Williamstown.

    In a matter of minutes, it all went up in smoke and flames.

    For more information, please pick up a copy of this week's print edition of the Grant County News.