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Today's News

  • JB Miller Park dedication March 31

    The City of Williamstown, in partnership with Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FLAGG) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for JB Miller Park at 11 a.m. on March 31.

    The park is located on Humes Ridge Road and now features a one-mile looped walking trail. The public is invited.

  • Helping Out People Everywhere

    When Kim Haubner of Dry Ridge was sitting by her father’s bedside as he spent his last days battling cancer, she thought about people needing a little hope, especially when they were facing life’s trials.

    “It just kept gnawing at me and I knew I had to do something,” said the woman, known for helping out family and friends.

    For the last eight years, she’s organized an annual event known as the County Christmas Party that  helped families with Christmas trees and gifts.

  • We were made to be ‘Courageous’

    I have allowed God back into my life and I couldn’t be any happier.
    With giving my life to God, I have developed a closer relationship to my fiancé, Jessica Purnell and Jesus Christ.
     

    Jessica and I went to Williamstown Christian Church, March 16, for the movie, “Courageous”, a film about five men making a resolution to be better fathers in their home, teaching the Word of God to their families.

    It is an inspirational film that tests you even if you are not a father, if you are living what God has planned for you.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    This is more like it.

    After spending two years on death row with Billy Clyde at the helms of my beloved Wildcats, Coach Cal in his first three years has UK where I want, scratch that, need them to be every year... competing for a national championship.

    My heart breaks and a little piece of me dies every time UK loses.
    Luckily, I have only came near death twice this season when we fell to the hated Hoosiers and the usually overmatched Vandy Commodores.

  • Williamstown needs more firefighters

    Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen is normally the only one at the station when it is time to respond to a call.

    The department has 25 to 35 volunteers, but Whalen may only be able to utilize one to two when a fire needs to be put out.

    And, those volunteers may be busy working or they may have just got off from a 24-hour shift at another fire department.

    That is why staffing is the greatest concern Whalen has for his fire department.

  • Local cadet helps tornado victims

    The U.S. Army Cadet Corps (USAC), headquartered at Forest Hill Station in Millersburg, Kentucky, deployed 50 Cadets and cadre to Frenchburg, Kentucky recently for three days in support of tornado relief efforts.  

    USAC responded to a request from the Menifee County Sheriff’s office for manpower support for the devastated community, hit by tornados earlier this month.   The storms were the worst to hit the eastern part of Kentucky in almost 25 years.  

  • Survey shows interest in YMCA

    Nicole Mize remembers the fun she had as a little girl attending the Florence YMCA with her family.  

    Now with two children of her own, she wants to help bring to Walton a YMCA facility that would serve children from surrounding areas, including Grant County.

  • FEMA SIGN-UPS UNDERWAY FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

    If your home, business or property was damaged in the March 2 tornado that ripped through Crittenden, you may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration and time is running out to register.

    Officials from FEMA, the SBA and Kentucky Emergency Management, are worried that not everyone who received some damage from the storms will apply in time to be considered for assistance.

  • IN THE FIRE

    Sixty percent of the fire and EMS calls answered by the Dry Ridge Fire Department are outside of the city limits.

    However, the city is paying for 100 percent of the needs to provide those services.

    That dilemma could bring crucial changes because of the drain it has put on the city’s finances.

  • BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.

    Name of Business: Beans, located at 20 Broadway Street in Dry Ridge.

    Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

    Contact us: 823-BEAN (2326)

    Owner: Richard Hayhoe

    Manager: Pat Grillo