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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Best-selling author visits library July 10

    New York Times best selling author, Linda Castillo, is coming to the Grant County Library, July 10. She will be there at 12:30 for an “Eat & Greet”.
    The library will be providing lunch and Barnes & Noble of Florence will be there selling her new book. Participants should register either online or by calling the Grant County Library at 859-824-2080.

  • WES student pen pals help bring Seattle couple together

    A romance that sparked with the help of some Williamstown Elementary pen pals has led to the couple getting engaged.
    When WES third grade teacher Michelle Whaley and RTI coordinator Carleen Ficker were looking for a group of soldiers to write to so they enlisted the help of Ficker’s daughter, Kelly.
    The 27-year-old Butler, Kentucky native who lives in Seattle, Washington recalled meeting Captain John Benson, 27, at a cancer fundraiser.

  • 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.

  • Man wanted locally, charged in Fla. murder

    A Kentucky man who is wanted for sending life-threatening messages to a Grant County woman is in a Florida jail for allegedly killing a man with a hatchet.
    Arthur DeCarvalho, 26, of Crescent Springs was arrested by the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office on June 7.
    He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old David Elsey.
    When the crime occurred, DeCarvalho was wanted in Grant County after allegedly violating a domestic violence injunction when sending the mother of his child violent text messages.

  • COACH CAL VISITS COUNTY

    True blue Wildcat fans got a chance to meet University of Kentucky basketball Coach John Calipari on June 20 when he made a stop in Dry Ridge.
    The national championship-winning coach visited Wildcats and More in Dry Ridge to sign copies of his new book, “Players First: Coaching From the Inside, Out.”
    About 100 fans took pictures and received autographs from Calipari at the store.
    Calipari said the book shares insights on his coaching philosophy, along with stories about his first few years at UK.

  • 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.

  • Tick, Tock

    Don Hubbs constantly hears the hum of “tick tock” all around him. He’s well aware of time passing as he’s spent the last 40 years making quartz clocks.
    Hubbs, of Dry Ridge, began his fascination with time when he started constructing clocks in Richmond in 1975.
    He stopped making clocks for a time, but after meeting and marrying his wife, Janie, a Florida native, the idea of mastering time appealed to both of them.