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Today's News

  • Ghost tour to raise funds for Sherman Tavern restoration

    Have you ever seen a ghost?
    Now is your chance as The Friends of Sherman Tavern will host a paranormal ghost tour at Sherman Tavern from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 28.
    The cost of the tour is $25 with all proceeds going to the restoration of the Sherman Tavern historical site.
    Eddie Parks of northern Grant County will lead the tour with the Tri State Shadow Chasers, a group he founded in 2008.

  • City race deadline is Aug. 12

    The filing deadline may still be two months away, but the first candidate for a non-partisan city race has turned in his paperwork.
    Vincent S. Stephens has filed to run for mayor of the city of Dry Ridge.
    The May primary has set up multiple races in November for county offices, including judge-executive, jailer, clerk and magistrates, pitting a Republican against a Democrat.
    However, non-partisan candidates who would like to run for mayor and city council or commission seats in Williamstown, Dry Ridge, Crittenden or Corinth have until 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to file.

  • Livingood named CMZ principal

    Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary will have a new leader when students return to school in August.
    Heather Clay, who has served as CMZ principal for the past six years, has taken the position of director of student instructional services at the Grant County Schools board office.
    In her new position, Clay will also serves as director of preschool and director of special education.
    Clay said she wanted to make the move to have the chance to make a positive impact on students’ education for the entire district.

  • HOMECOMING

    Merle Simpson waited 60 years for his buddy, Paul Marshall Gordon, to make it back to Grant County.
    “It means everything to be here today because he’s coming home,” said Simpson, now a resident of Greensburg, Indiana.
    Paul’s family and friends waited patiently in the hot sun on Tuesday as his remains arrived from Atlanta with a full military escort.

  • HATS OFF THE 2014 GRADUATES
  • U.S. 25 yard sale brings bargain hunters county

    Faye Allen and Peggy Kelley had never visited Grant County before last week.
    The Batavia, Ohio women spent June 5 wandering through yards in search of bargains as the third annual U.S. 25 yard sale got underway.

  • Forcht buys Grant Co. Deposit

    Forcht Bancorp, Inc. reached an agreement on June 9 to buy Grant County Deposit Bank.
    The Forcht Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Forcht Bank, N.A., will acquire all the outstanding shares of Grant County Bancorp, Inc. of Williamstown, the holding company of Grant County Deposit Bank.
    Upon regulatory and shareholder approval, Grant County Deposit Bank will be merged with Forcht Bank.

  • DR budget features raises

    The City of Dry Ridge had more money in their pockets heading into the 2014-15 budget after dealing with bone-deep cuts and dwindling reserves the past several years.
    While the city’s budget has decreased or remained relatively stagnant recently, the city council’s approved budget for next fiscal year includes increases in nearly every department.
    Money has also been budgeted for pay raises and two new employees, if needed.
    “I think it was a fair budget,” said Mayor Clay Crupper. “I think it was fair to everybody.”

  • Why me?
  • CHURCH NOTES 6-12-14

    Christ Community Assembly of God
    • June 21 - Cookout for fathers and sons.
    • Wednesdays the church is studying the Walk of Repentance at 7 p.m.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information about the church, call 859-394-2586.

    Corinth Christian
    • The Bible Book for June is Romans.
    • June 15 - Baby Bottles are due in for Care Net Pregnancy Center.