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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Engines roaring: My take on the Quaker State 400

    I was never into NASCAR.

    Usually I would watch “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” or listen to the jokes that comedian Jeff Dunham made about NASCAR just being about left turns.

    When I was given the assignment of the first inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, I will admit I wasn’t marking it as one of my favorites, but when I arrived on July 8 to receive my credentials, something changed.

  • Davis gets first experience of NASCAR

    Amanda Davis of Crittenden knew about NASCAR, but had never experienced a race for herself.

    That was until she went to the first inaugural Sprint Cup Race, “Quaker State 400,” at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta July 9.

    “It was my first race personally,” she said. “I had always followed the sport when I was little. I knew who Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are, but I never went to a NASCAR race or had a big interest in it. I just thought why not go to the race.”

  • DEPUTY INJURED SLIGHTLY IN CRASH

    What should have been a routine traffic stopped turned into a pursuit through Grant County, ending in a head-on collision involving a deputy sheriff’s cruiser.

    A Kentucky State Police trooper clocked a 1995 Chevy Prism going in excess of 90 miles per hour shortly before 9 p.m. July 11 on northbound Interstate 75 between Williamstown and Dry Ridge.

    When the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver drove off the Dry Ridge exit and headed toward Williamstown.