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  • Trading spaces

    The recent opening of the new Justice Center in Williamstown has left an empty courtroom and several vacant offices in the Grant County Courthouse.

    There has not been any formal discussion about plans for the upstairs courtroom, said Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

    “I don’t anticipate that we’re going to change that old courtroom,” he said. “We’re going to try to preserve it as it is and continue to use it for community meetings.”

  • Teams rev up for Relay

    Teams for the 2010 Grant County Relay For Life are planning upcoming fundraising events:

    • Spring Bucket Raffle

    The Farm Credit Services RFL team will be taking $2 donations for the chance to win a spring bucket filled with bird seed,  a bird feeder and other spring items at their office, 147 S. Main in Dry Ridge.

    The team is planning a yard sale April 24.

    In May, they’ll have another drawing for a Mother’s Day Special.

    For more information, call 824-4446.

    • Cook out, music, bake sale

  • National Day of Prayer events planned for May 6; volunteers needed

    Heads will be bowed and prayers will be heard throughout Grant County on May 6.

    For the second year, volunteers have organized day-long activities to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

  • Dry Ridge gets new post office

    After nearly four decades in the same location, the Dry Ridge Post Office will be moving later this year.

    Construction on a new $1 million facility on 1.4 acres of land at the corner of Brentwood Drive and U.S. 25 will likely begin in May.

    Midland Retail of Montgomery, Ohio and Rockwood Properties of Sycamore Township, Ohio will build the 4,800-square-foot building, which is estimated to take about four months to complete.

    It will replace the current 1,500 square feet of leased space in the Dry Ridge City Building at 31 Broadway.

  • Is your mom special?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about those special mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, even aunts who are like mothers.

    Tell us about the special “mother” in your life. Send her name, address, phone number and why she’s special to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or mail to the Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097. Be sure to include your name and phone number. The deadline to send a letter is April 30.

    The Grant County News staff will read the letters and choose some of them to be featured in a Mother’s Day story.

     

  • Look Good Feel Better

    Eleven women gathered in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County conference room on Monday night.

    The group included two sisters and sister-in-laws. The others were strangers.

    One had long hair, a few had short hair, one sported a bright, pink hat. The women were tall, short, skinny and not-so-skinny. Some were quiet and reserved and some couldn’t contain their giggles.

    Their bond – they are all survivors. Their enemy – cancer!

    They took turns introducing themselves and sharing their cancer journey.

  • TRASH TALK

    If you’ve got trash, the Grant County Solid Waste office wants it.

    The solid waste (109) board has set May 3 through May 7 as Spring Clean Up for garbage or bulky items such as furniture.

    Items will be picked up on your regular collection day.

    Trash or items should be organized, bagged or bundled and not exceed 75 pounds.

    “This is a way to clean up the county and provide a service to our citizens,” said Bryan Miles, solid waste coordinator.

    “A lot of counties and cities do some form of this,” he said.

  • Williamstown man arrested on federal explosives charges

    A 41-year-old Williamstown resident and two Ohio men were arrested by federal agents April 13 on charges that they illegally possessed and delivered explosives.

    FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents arrested Robert Bancroft of 127 High St. between 6 and 7 a.m., along with his brother, Daniel J. Bancroft, 43, of Sidney, Ohio, and Paul Zahn, 44, of Bainbridge, Ohio.

    The Bancrofts were charged with illegally possessing and transferring explosives, as well as conspiring to transfer explosives.

  • Baby Expo set for April 22; information, prizes to be given away

    New and expectant mothers and fathers can receive helpful advice at the 6th annual Grant County Baby Expo.

    The free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Sherman Elementary.

    No registration is required to attend and door prizes and snacks will be available.

    The Baby Expo is presented by the Grant County Community Collaborative and Grant County Schools Family Resource Centers with financial sponsorship provided by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky.

  • April 19 is deadline to register

    April 19 is the last day for new voters to register to vote in the May 18 primary.