Today's News

  • People Poll 12.30.10
  • Shopping with a purpose

    Police officers with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Williamstown Police Department descended on Wal-Mart on Dec. 18 to make Christmas brighter for some families.
    During the 2010 annual Shop With A Cop program, more than 30 families were assisted with clothes, toys and other gifts.
    The children who participate are selected by each school’s family resource center. Each child was able to spend $250 to $300.
    Sheriff Chuck Dills said without the donations and support of the community this program wouldn’t be possible.

  • Our Opinion 12.30.10

    Public service is defined as “the business of supplying an essential commodity or service to the general public.”

    Grant County has been fortunate to have people who are willing to step up and serve the public.

    Elected officials are paid for their work, but in most cases they don’t do it for the money, but rather the act of giving back to their community.

    Being an elected official can’t be an easy job.

  • Grant County girl chosen for Miss Teen America nationals

    Hayley Frances Leach, daughter of Tom and Rebecca Leach of Dry Ridge, has been selected to represent Kentucky as Miss Kentucky Junior Teen at the 2011 Miss Teen America Pageant, to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 13-16, 2011 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

    Over $500,000 in scholarships and awards are given to young women between the ages of 12 and 19, who are active in their schools and communities and who strive to become positive role models to their peers.

  • McDaniel is sworn in as coroner

    Robert McDaniel was sworn in as Grant County coroner Dec. 14 at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown.

    Judge Executive Darrell Link conducted the ceremony.

    McDaniel defeated incumbent Marylee Willoby in the November Election.

  • Gordon-Holt celebrate marriage

    Rhonda Gordon and Tom Holt were united in marriage on Sept. 18 and spent their honeymoon in Daytona, Florida.

    The bride is the daughter of Bonnie Fogle of Ludlow and the late Kenneth Fogle.

    The groom is the son of Elmer and Verna Holt of Williamstown.

    The couple resides in Williamstown.

  • Clifton-Mercer to wed Dec. 31

    Bobby and Linda O’Neill of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer O’Neill Clifton to Scott Wayne Mercer, son of Larney and Barbara Mercer of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church.

    The bride is a 1991 graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed by Bertram Eyecare.

    The groom is a 1985 graduate of Fleming County High School. He is employed by Meyer Tool.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Webster-Dade announce date

    Joe and Jackie Webster of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Jo Webster to Benjamin Andrew Dade, son of Chris and Maria Dade of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for July 2011 and invitations will be sent.

    The bride is a 2009 graduate of Williamstown High School and also a student at Northern Kentucky University.

    The groom is a 2006 graduate of North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island. He is employed by Performance Pipe.

  • Crittenden company has grand re-opening ceremony

    Wolf Steel USA, a manufacturer of stoves and fireplaces in Crittenden, held their grand re-opening ceremonies Friday, Dec. 10, to celebrate the completion of their latest expansion project. The expansion consists of 69,000 square-feet that was added to the company’s existing 39,000 square-foot facility. It encompasses increased warehousing, distribution and manufacturing space.

  • Howe named loan officer

    Boston C. Howe, a Dry Ridge native, has been named a loan officer with Central Kentucky Ag Credit and will work with the Ag Credit lending team at the Lexington Branch.   
    He has a rich background in farming and livestock sales. He worked with S&B Cattle Co. at Bluegrass Stock Yards in Lexington prior to being named an Ag Credit Loan Officer.
    Howe grew up on the family farm in Grant County, which consists of 120 acres. The primary farm enterprise consists of a cow-calf operation and production of alfalfa hay for livestock consumption.