Today's News


    If you’re umemployed and in danger of losing your home, you may be eligible for up to $20,000 in loans through the Kentucky Unemployment Bridge Program (UPB).

    To be eligible, the homeowner must have experienced a job loss or reduction in income due to changing economic conditions, through no fault of their own and demonstrate a need for assistance.

    In order to assist Grant County homeowners facing foreclosure, the Brighton Center will sponsor a workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Grant County Public Library in Williamstown.


    The Grant County Parks & Recreation and the Grant County Community Educaion programs are planning the following summer camps:

  • NKU offers free social media workshop

    There will be a free workshop on understanding social media and its applications from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 29 at Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center, 390 N. Main Street in Williamstown.
    A brunch will be served and door prizes will be given. Seating is limited. Call 859-824-3600 to reserve a seat.
    “This is a great opportunity to honor your administrative professional, receptionist or assistant with a free workship,” said Betsy John Jennings, director of extended campus initiatives at NKU Grant County Center.

  • Webster, boy, Dec. 27, 2010

    Jeffrey and Susan Webster of Covington are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Benjamin Richard Webster.

    Benjamin was born Dec. 27, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Ebner of Dry Ridge. His paternal grandparents are Robert and Mary Webster of Burlington.
    Benjamin was welcomed home by his big brother, Jacob.

  • CNA embraces clients with care

    Cleveta Utter, of Corinth, was chosen as Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center’s Employee of the Year.

    Utter has worked at Grant Manor for four years, but has been a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for more than three decades.

    “I was stunned that I got it,” Utter said. “I cried. There was a lot of qualified candidates this year.”


    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will host its 41st annual banquet on April 30 at Williamstown High School.

    Representatives from the ARK Encounter will be the honored guests.

    Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

    The chamber’s annual awards for Volunteer of the Year, Grant Countian of the Year, as well as for Excellence in Education and Excellence in Business will also be presented.

  • County lags in physical activity

    Adults in Grant County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at a greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 34 percent of Grant County adults said they had gotten no exercise in the previous month, other that what they may have gotten while at work.


    Kentucky residents who wish to vote in the upcoming May 17 primary election - which nominates candidates for major state government offices - have until Monday, April 18 to register to vote.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad will accept voter registration cards until 4 p.m.. A postmark of Monday or before is also required for all mailed voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained online at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

    Voters who have recently moved nbeeed to update their voter registration so that they are alloved to vote on election day.

  • ‘I once was lost, but now I’m found’

    In the song, ‘Amazing Grace’, the words ‘I once was lost, but now I am found,’ speaks volumes to me now.

    I recently became a member of my fiancé’s church, Asbury United Methodist Church in Highland Heights.

    The road to that moment was a long path in my Christian life.

    I was baptized Lutheran in October 1985 at St. John’s in Aurora, Ind. This church was a part of my family with my Grandma Warren and my immediate family all being members.

  • Bank robber sentenced

    One of three Grant County men who pleaded guilty last year in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Wright was sentenced Feb. 25 to two years in prison.

    Dustin Webster, 25, changed his plea Nov. 12 as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

    Along with the sentence, Webster will serve three years of probation after his release and he must repay $2,086 to the bank.

    Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 26, and Ronald L. Hall, 26, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.