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Today's News

  • Business Matters

    Mike Croy knew he wanted to be a jeweler when he was a teenager.
    “I was 14 years old and my neighbor was making jewelry on Pollywog Lake, sitting there, setting diamonds and catching catfish out his back door,” he said. “I said, ‘I want to do that.’”
    The Grant County native has been a jeweler for 36 years and has been self-employed for 29 years.
    He opened Claudia’s Custom Jewelers at 100 South Main St., downtown Williamstown, on Jan. 14, 2011.

  • Business Matters

    For 42 years, the Grant County Chamber of Commerce has been an important part of the progress in Grant County.  It has grown from a small group of founding businesses to the second largest  chamber in the northern region of Kentucky. '

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    You may be wondering why you received a complimentary copy of the Grant County News delivered to your home this week.
    If you are already a subscriber, then we thank you for your business. By reading this column, I hope you’ll feel good about your decision to bring the News into your home.

    If you pick us on the newsstands on a regular basis, we also appreciate our single copy buyers.

  • Robinson celebrates 100th birthday

    Arlin Robinson will celebrate his 100th birthday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 24 at Sherman Full Gospel Church.
    Robinson was born in the mountains of Manchester, Ky. on March 23, 1912.  He spent a lot of his growing up years in the company of his uncle.

  • ON THE HOME FRONT

    Name: Bernice Delph of Dry Ridge

    Club: A former member of Sherman-Mt. Zion  Homemakers and currently a mailbox member.

    Hobbies: I enjoy sewing and making crafts.

    Other clubs/organizations: I am a member of Grace Baptist Church in Florence.

    Years involved in homemakers: 40 years

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: I have made a lot of friendships through the years and continue to use the skills that I learned from past lessons.

  • JB Miller Park clean up planned

    The City of Williamstown, in partnership with Fitness For Life Around Grant County, will be holding a volunteer clean up day at JB Miller Park on March 24.
    JB Miller Park, on Waterworks Road, has been undergoing a renovation and extension of a one mile walking trail that loops around the city’s old water resevoir.
    A work day has been planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 24 or a rain date from 3 p.m. to dusk on March 27.

  • UP AND COMING EVENTS:

    Grant County Emergency Management in cooperation with the National Weather Service is hosting its annual Storm Spotters Trainin from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 3 at the Grant County Public Library in Williamstown.
    This two-hour class, which covers how and what to look for in severe weather situations, as well as precautions that must be taken to ensure your safety, is free.
    For more information, call John Snawder at 513-314-1055 or to register call 859-824-2080 or go to www.grantlib.org.

  • BIRTHS

    Ryan and Betsy True of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Aidan Patrick True was born at 2:01 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Pat Kinman of Dry Ridge and Arthur Kinman of Dry Ridge. His maternal grandparents are Christine Kinman of Dry Ridge.
    His paternal grandparents are Carol and Patrick True of Dry Ridge. His paternal great grandparents are Edna Coleman of Dry Ridge and JoAnne True of Corinth.

  • GRANT COUNTY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 3.22.12

    Billie Hearn has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 22. Hearn is the daughter of Tracy and Bill Hearn

    Grade in school: Junior

    Sport: Basketball

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Dry Ridge

    Accomplishments: Having two records in high school history. One for most blocks and rebounds and the second one being the second highest scorer in Grant County High School history.

    History in your sport: Playing basketball for 11 years.

  • Cats earn way back to Sweet 16

    Kentucky opened NCAA Tournament play March 15, in Louisville against instate rival Western Kentucky.  The Cats jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead, leaving the disappointment of the SEC Tournament title game in the rear view mirror, pushing the ball up the court at every opportunity. After a quick timeout, Western Kentucky went on a 12-0 run of their own, led by freshman T.J. Price to take the lead for the first and only time on the night.

    Kentucky continued the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde act by closing the half with a scoring flurry to take a 45-26 lead into the break.