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Today's News

  • ENERGY PROGRAM SAVES THOUSANDS

    With Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools feeling squeezed financially, the school districts are saving thousands of dollars after hiring an energy manager last year.

    In July 2010, both school districts joined an energy consortium with three other school districts to hire Jon Nipple as energy manager to propose various ways to save energy and money.

    Since that time, both districts have saved through energy conservation practices and selecting the best utility rates.  

  • HONORING THE FALLEN

    Gov. Steve Beshear spoke during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    Beshear announced the 11-11-11 initiative, an event to honor the state loyal and brave men and women.

    The celebration will include an event at the Capitol, an art contest and additional events to be announced.

    At Monday’s ceremony, a memorial carillon (bell tower) was dedicated. The guest speaker was William A. Boettcher, president of AMVETS National Service Foundation.

  • Siedenberg holds auditions for play

    John Siedenberg II of Williamstown is looking for local actors and actresses to try out for parts in a play he has written called “Beauty of Innocence.”

    The show centers on Charlie who is 16 and pregnant. As she tries to sort through her life while sitting in a city park, a little girl makes her acquaintance. Charlie tells the story of her life and decisions she faces.

    Auditions for the show have been planned for noon to 4 p.m. on June 4 and 2 to 4 p.m. on June 5 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown.

  • DRHS Alumni Association held 64th annual banquet

    The Dry Ridge High School Alumni Association met on April 30 at the Dry Ridge Christian Church.

    The meal was catered by the church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship.
    The class of 1951 was honored and represented by Nora Lee Hubbard Shipp. Although some members could not attend, there were 13 members and guests present.

  • Spotlight On: Grant County Extension Homemakers

    Name: Barbara Faulkner of Dry Ridge
     

    Club: Dry Ridge Homemakers
     

    Hobbies: Piecing quilt tops and restoring old trunks

    Years involved in homemakers: Approximately 23 years
     

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: Fellowship and you keep learning!
     

    What is the best lesson you’d pass onto other homemakers: Sewing
     

  • Action needed to address RX drug problem

    State and local action needed to address prescription drug problem
    It would be difficult to find a local elected official in Kentucky who doesn’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a major problem in his or her own community. The facts are staggering. According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.

  • Celebrate, remember, fight back

    Whew! It’s been a busy year. First, the Grant County Relay For Life wrapped up on May 21 followed closely by end of school activities and graduation on May 27.

    I’m still trying to get my second wind from the relay.

    What an awesome night! The weather was picture perfect. It was one of the nicest Friday nights we’ve seen in a long time. Not too hot, not too cool, just right.

  • Vacation Bible School

    • Corinth Baptist - from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 20-24
     

    • God’s Community -  for ages 2and up; from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22-June 24. Meals will be provided nightly! There will be a program at 11:30 a.m. June 25 and a meal at Webb Park following the program.
     

    • Grant County Church of Christ - from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 12-15 for age 3 through adults.