Today's News

  • Williamstown resident appears on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

    If Andy Warhol was right, then Linda Twehues recently had a few of her 15 minutes of fame.

    The Williamstown resident was a contestant on a reboot of the classic game show, “Let’s Make a Deal” during a trip to Las Vegas.

    “It’s pretty nerve-racking if you’re not used to things like that,” Twehues said. “There was the excitement of being picked out of everyone. There was 300 people there and they picked about 10 of us.”

  • Contaminated pond makes one sick

    Wildlife officials don’t want the public going anywhere near a small pond at the Lloyd Wildlife Area in Crittenden.

    The warning comes after a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employee contracted bacterial infections from the pond.

    Josh Lillpop, the wildlife area foreman, said an employee was assisting a graduate student with a turtle  sampling project when apparently she came in contact with fecal matter in the small pond, located near the clubhouse and railroad tracks.

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

  • Angel Food, price reduced

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries, now for only $29 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

  • Building permits issued in Grant County in July

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in July 2010:

    • July 6:

    Jerry Stephenson, pole barn, 202 Ridgeway Dr., 384 square feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $73.20.

    • July 7:

    Harvey Perleberg, mobile home, 2450 Stone School House, 980 square feet, estimated cost $25,000; permit fee $100.

    Dan Darrel, pole barn, 1970 Violet Road, 117 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $142.22.

    Kim Crupper, storage shed, 1,200 square feet, estimated cost $10,800; permit fee $53.88.

    • July 8:

  • Old pipe organ to make sweet music

    A promise between unlikely friends was fulfilled nearly 130 years later at Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church.

    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County.

    In 1984, the organ finally made its way to its rightful home at Dry Ridge Presbyterian where it will be played during a free concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 22.

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

  • Reunions

    New Family

    The New family reunion will be held Aug. 15 at the home of Cecil and Barbara New on New Lane, just off Corinth Stringtown Road.

    All family and friends are invited to attend and lunch will be served around 1 p.m. Come and visit with family and friends and enjoy the day.

    Jackson Family

    The Jackson family reunion will be Aug. 15 at the Crittenden Park. All friends and relatives are invited. Bring a covered dish and lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

    GCHS Class of 1990

  • Grant Schools have firm foundation

    With the opening of a new school year, I thought that some of you would be interested in the history of the oldest school year, or a brief history of school in Grant County.

    When Grant County was organized in 1820, there were two schoolhouses in the county. One of these was on Fork Lick Creek near the Old Fork Lick Baptist Church where Hwy. 36 crosses Fork Lick Creek.

  • Chamber sponsors monthly job search group

    The Grant County Job Search Group, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, held their first meeting in June at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.  

    The purpose of the group is to provide support, networking opportunities and helpful advice for job seekers. Representatives from One Stop Northern Kentucky were present to share information about available resources and answer questions. Information was also distributed about Career Connections at the Brighton Center.

  • Births

    Rob and Brandy Bosse of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Madlin May Bosse was born at 9:27 a.m. on March 19 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Philip and Pamela Dalton of Crittenden.

    Her paternal grandparents are Bobby and Freddie Bosse of Dry Ridge and Glenna McComas of Williamstown.

    Madlin was welcomed home by big brother Benjamin, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.


  • Dirt is moving at technology center

    With the sound of a shovel hitting dirt, a dream is closer to a reality at Grant County High School.

    The Grant County School District officially broke ground Aug. 10 on a nearly $10 million career and technology education center.

    The center, which will be a 34,000 square-foot addition to the high school, has been “a long time coming,” said Superintendent Michael Hibbett, who was joined by school board members.

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