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Today's News

  • Don't cook or clean, but his kitchen is ready to feed hungry

    Larry Spears doesn’t cook, he doesn’t serve and he doesn’t clean at the Spears Kitchen in Dry Ridge, but he is the driving force behind getting people a good, hearty, warm meal for free five days a week.

    For all of his work in Grant County, Spears was named the Grant Countian of the Year at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on April 24.

    “It means a lot to me because I’ve spent a lot of my life here,” Spears said.

  • Grant Illusion Magic Show scheduled for May 7

    The Grand Illusion Magic Show will be 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Williamstown High School gymnasium. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 859-234-8450. The advanced price is $7.50 or $10 for adults at the door and $7.50 for children. Children under age 5 are free.

    The show is sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis and proceeds will benefit the North Key Project, the Senior Scholarship program and Little League Tournaments.

  • Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all

    I spent Mother’s Day in West Virginia with my mother, Reda Cochran Bailes, and her sisters, Erma and Velma. Or as my great nephew Ethan wrote, when he was 7-years old, in his essay, “We have a big dinner on Mother’s Day, and the ‘Ants’ come.”

  • Got 25 cents?

    Women, pull the change purses out of the closet. Men, find an old bucket in the garage. Children, break into those piggy banks. It’s time to gear-up for the Dry Ridge Elementary School’s Relay for Life Team Quarter Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8 at the JMB Hall in Dry Ridge. Attendees need only two things - lots of quarters and a storage container for all those coins.

    The Dry Ridge Elementary School Relay team has been hosting two quarter auctions a year for the last five years, and the event has continually grown.

  • CU Choir recognized

    The Campbellsville University Chamber Choir visited the State Capitol recently to perform for the governor and Congress, and to be recognized for their success. Among the performers was Tim Howe, son of Rodney and Nancy Howe of Dry Ridge.

    Howe also performed with the Campbellsville University Handbell Choir at the Gosser Fine Arts Center on April 10.

     

  • Police Beat 5-13-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:39 a.m. April 30 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. The drivers involved were Charles E. McNay, 48, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2004 Chrysler, Melissa P. Gouge, 45, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Dodge and Kimberly Lund, 38, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2010 Dodge.

  • Fire leaves Williamstown family homeless

    Tommy Dezarn was at work on April 28, and his wife, Terri, was at their daughter’s home in Williamstown, taking care of their grandchildren, when she got the news that their house might be on fire.

    Utha Simpson, Dezarn’s mother who lives outside of Williamstown, was notified by her neighbor that  an alert for the Williamstown fire department came across their scanner; there was a fire on Waterworks Road. She immediately called her daughter.

  • Game boot camp rolls into library

    High school gaming fanatics can learn how make their own game May 15 at the Grant County Public Library.

    The library will host a free Game Design Boot Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for high school students from Grant and surrounding counties.

    Experience is not necessary to participate, said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

    Dr. Jerzy Jaromczyk of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Computer Science, along with about 10 UK students, will lead the program.

  • Fair Board plans consignment auction

    The Grant County Fair Board will hold a consignment auction at 10 a.m. May 1 on the fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road. Items will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 29-30, and will not be accepted on the day of sale. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any items and no junk will be accepted. The Grant County Fair is a non profit organization and a tax deduction is available for donated items. For more information on terms and conditions, call Tena Webster at 859-663-7752 or Nick Kinman at 859-760-6642.

  • Williamstown native awarded WLK scholarship

    Williamstown native Kaitlyn McKinnon received a $1,500 college scholarship from the Women Leading Kentucky organization.

    McKinnon, a freshman at Northern Kentucky University with a 3.7 GPA, moved to Northern Kentucky from Georgia in her freshman year of high school. That transition was a huge challenge for her, and she considers it “one of the greatest things to ever happen to me.”