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Today's News

  • 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

  • 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.