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Today's News

  • Vacation is the best medicine

    Recently, I traveled to Tennessee for the July 4th holiday to see many of my family members that I had lost touch with. I come from a huge family with my great grandmother having 16 children and my grandmother having six children.
    It had probably been 10 years since I had seen most of these people. My Uncle Robbie always has a big get together on the lake.
    This is the first year I had ever been. My family is rowdy, loud and can roll with the best of them and I love every minute of it. They are mine whether they like it or not.

  • Going, going, gone fishing!

    I just flipped the calendar over and bam, it hit me that it is July already!
    I’m not sure what happened to May and June but they are in the history books now.
    This has been a weird year in terms of weather. First, we had the winter that wouldn’t end and then spring sprang and kept going and now it’s officially summer.

  • Historical society to meet

    The Grant County Historical Society will meet on Monday, July 14 at the Williamstown Baptist Church.
    Dinner will be at 6 p.m., which will be the annual carry-in picnic. Fried chicken, iced tea, plates and utensils will be provided. Bring a side dish, casserole, salad or dessert to share.
    Following dinner there will be music by the Grant County Dulcimer Group.
    During the business meeting, officer for the 2014-2016 term will be installed.
    All who are interested in history are welcome. For more information call 859-242-8685 or e-mail bb15chips@aol.com.

  • ANNIVERSARY

    Tom and Betty Trenary, of Williamstown, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2014.
    The couple were married by A. L. Osborne in 1964 at Mary Helen Methodist Church.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held on July 5 at LaRosa’s in Dry Ridge.
    The Trenarys have two sons, Scott (Lori) and Keith (Marrita), both of Corinth. They also have seven grandchildren, Kodi, Tucker, Hunter, Caylin, Jared, Kati and Cassie.

  • Dry Ridge adds $40,000 to fire dept. budget

    A week before the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year the Dry Ridge City Council approved amending the budget to add $40,000.
    The additional funds were allocated to the Dry Ridge Fire Department, upping its appropriations for the year to $1.028 million.
    Chief Tom Jump said before the first reading of the budget amendment that he did not intend to use all of the funds and any remaining would be put back in the city’s general fund.

  • Linder joins Sibcy Cline Realtors

    Brian Linder has joined the Florence office as a residential real estate specialist for Sibcy Cline Realtors.
    Linder currently serves as Kentucky State Representative of the 61st District including parts of Boone, Kenton, Grant and Scott counties. Linder has prior experience as a manager of key accounts in the utility industry. He is certified as both an Energy Auditor and a Key Account Manager. Linder has a Master of Business Administration degree from Thomas More College and a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from the University of Kentucky.

  • GRANT COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE

    DIVISION SCORES:

    Coach Pitch
    Bluejays 12
    Crush 10

    Yankees 15
    Reds 5

    Make-up game
    Yankees 15
    Woodslingers  5

    Crush 14
    Reds 12
    • Minor Division
    Diamond Dawgs 4
    Bull Dogs 5

    • Rattlers placed first in 12U Majors Baseball division with the regular season and tournament champs.

    • Bulldogs placed first in the 10U Minors Tournament.

  • 2014 Relay For Life Team Totals:

    • St. Elizabeth Physicians, Crittenden - $5,357.80
    • Wal-Mart - $3,834.95
    • Forcht Bank - $3,621.15
    • State Farm Insurance - $3,397.85
    • Grant County News - $3,252
    • Performance Pipe - $2,974.03
    • DC’s Dream Team - $2,774.08
    • Williamstown Schools - $2,600.36
    • Dry Ridge Fire Dept. - $2,582.25
    • Heritage Bank - $2,431.53
    • Mrs. Vickie’s Wildflowers - $1,876
    • Williamstown United Methodist Church - $1,556.39

  • Midway College announces Spring Dean’s list

    Midway College has announced the students who have been named to its Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester. In order to be named to the list, a student must be classified as full time and obtain a 3.60 grade point average for the semester.
    • Tamara R. Smith of Corinth  
    • Gwendolyn P. MacAdams of Dry Ridge

  • Eldridge graduates with bachelors from Centre College

    Ryan Eldridge of Crittenden received a bachelors in international studies at Centre College’s commencement ceremonies, held recently at the College’s Norton Center for the Arts. Eldridge was one of 325 seniors who were granted degrees, a class that posted an impressive four-year graduation rate topping 84 percent, the highest graduation rate among all Kentucky colleges and universities. Governor Steven L. Beshear was this year’s featured commencement speaker.