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Today's News

  • Annual fair nears brings new events, activities

    New events, musical entertainment and a way to avoid parking headaches highlight the 2011 Grant County Fair and Horse Show.

    The week-long festivities at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown will be July 29 to Aug. 6.

    Rides will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 and go through the last day of the fair.

    Admission is $8 per person and includes unlimited rides and grandstand events.

    Children under 2 years old receive free gate admission, but must purchase individual ride tickets for $2 per ride.

  • Another Place In Time 7-21-11

     

    Welcome to a new Another Place in Time photograph. If you know who is pictured, call the News office at 859-824-3343 and share your guesses with us. If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned.

  • P.O.’d: Jonesville fights to save post office

    Williamstown is on track to be the home to Ark Encounter, Sparta just hosted an inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Dry Ridge Post office just moved into a $1 million facility and the citizens of Jonesville are fighting to keep their little post office.

    “How come they’re picking on the Jonesville Post Office?” Katherine Harris asked Bob Redden, a Post Office Review Coordinator for U. S. Postal Service on July 12.

  • Ark is moving; groundbreaking set for August

    The Ark Encounter project is moving.

    Even though no dirt has been moved since the $150 million project was announced in November, there’s been much activity, mostly getting agreements signed, property purchased and data gathered.

    The project, which will involve a full-scale wooden replica of Noah’s Ark, as well as a bird sanctuary, a biblical village and animal shows, is on track for a ground breaking ceremony in late summer.

  • Curing root crops for storage

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 7-21-11

     

    15 Years Ago

    July 18, 1996

  • Will Ark park cost taxpayers’ money?

    What will the cost of the Ark Encounter be for Grant County?

    To date, the project, which is estimated to bring more than 900 full and part-time jobs to the community, has cost a little bit of money, a 100-acre piece of property, some cooperation and a lot of time.

  • Grant County Real Estate 411

    Part of my full-service package as a Realtor is offering decorating, design and staging advice to my clients. There are several basic suggestions I have for sellers when listing their homes. Some of them involve pets. I love animals–I have four dogs (two outside, two inside), plus a grand-dog named Gus who visits from Lexington. Gus is a 6-month old Labrador that’s as big as a 6-year-old kid. Bella and Barkley are my two little Yorkies that live in the house with us. Or, I should say, we live in Bella and Barkley’s house!  

  • Summer: SAVE YOUR SANITY

    ‘I’M BORED!’

    It’s that dead time of summer that parents and grandparents fear - mid-point of summer vacation.

    That’s right, there’s just about four weeks left before the school bell rings and students return to Grant County and Williamstown for the start of the 2011-2012 school year.

    You’ve swam in the pool, you’ve rented a bazillion movies, you’ve been on a vacation, your wallet is empty and so is your patience level. What should you do?

  • Grant County Martial Arts celebrates 20 years

    Grant County Martial Arts is kicking and punching in to its 20th  year of business. The martial arts school in Dry Ridge teaches Shaolin, Tai Chi and in the fall basic mixed martial arts will be offered.


    Daniel Lester, the previous owner, passed Grant County Martial Arts to its second owner, Kevin Brandenburg in its 19th year of business.

    Brandenburg has owned the martial arts school for a little over a year and is a Sifu, or teacher, at the martial arts school. He has been with the company for 13 years and is a second degree black belt.