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  • 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.

  • CRUISE IN

    Classic cars lining the streets of downtown Dry Ridge can only mean one thing.

    Cruisin’ the Ridge is back for its third year.

    Hosted by the Good Old Cruisers and the city of Dry Ridge, the monthly cruise-in events are open to all show cars, trucks, antiques, classics, muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles and tractors.

  • WHS principal search nets 13 applicants

    A new Williamstown Jr./Sr. High principal could be named as early as June 15.

    Although the district is still accepting applicants, there are currently 13 candidates — 11 males and two females — for the job.

    The school’s site-based council recently decided to begin interviewing select candidates June 2 with a tentative goal of wrapping up interviews by June 11.

    The group also tentatively plans to host a meet-and-greet with several finalists for the position June 14 at the school.

    The council hopes to hire a principal June 15.