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Today's News

  • Haynes wins GCHS’ first wrestling state title

    Grant County High School can now claim they have a wrestling state title.

    Freshman Tommy Haynes won the 112 lb. weight division in the Kentucky Junior Varsity State Championships Jan. 29 at Moore High School in Louisville.

  • News staff wins state press awards

    The Grant County News captured seven awards during a meeting last week of the Kentucky Press Association in Lexington.

    The News competed in the Weekly Class III division, which is for larger Kentucky weekly newspapers.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor, Bryan Marshall, staff writer and Linda Lawrence, editorial assistant for the Grant County News, all received recognition.

    Lawrence won three awards including a first place for photography, a third place for feature writing and an honorable mention for column writing.

  • CORRECTION

    The phone number for the Grant County Neighborhood Center listed in the heating assistance story in the Jan. 27 issue of The Grant County News should have been 859-824-4768.

    The News apologizes for the error. To report an error call Jamie at 859-824-3343.

  • WHAT’S SO SPECIAL?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life and why they are special. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Grant County News.

    Send letters to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Feb. 4.

  • Kiwanis Auction is Feb. 4, 5

    The annual Kiwanis Auction begins at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. The first item will be sold at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

    The auction can be viewed live at the Williamstown City Building or on Williamstown Cable Channel 16 or Insight Channel 21 or as a Web cast at www.heloit.com/live-video/.

    There will also be many last minute items featured in a silent auction in the hallway of the city building.

    Call 823-5421 to register for a bid number until 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. After 4 p.m. call 859-866-3109 to register. Call 859-824-3633 to place a bid.

  • 100 days and counting

    Williamstown Independent Schools celebrated their 100th day of school Jan. 28.

    Isabelle Bush places a Hershey Kisses Candy on a number chart after searching her teacher Heather Kightlinger’s classroom. The students had to search and place 100 of the Kisses on the chart.

    Grant County Schools will celebrate their 100th day Feb. 2. Check out next week’s Grant County News for pictures from Mason-Corinth Elementary, Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Dry Ridge Elementary and Sherman Elementary schools.

  • DRY RIDGE POST OFFICE OPENING DELAYED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

    The opening of the new Dry Ridge Post Office has been delayed because of issues surrounding recent inclement weather.

    The public will be notified when the $1 million facility on 1.4 acres of land at the corner of Brentwood Drive and U.S. 25 will be open.

    It will replace the current 1,500 square feet of leased space in the Dry Ridge City Building at 31 Broadway.

    The post office has been at its current location for nearly four decades. It was built in 1971, along with the city building under Mayor Howard O’Banion.

  • BUSINESS BOOST

    The economic boom created with a $125 million Noah’s Ark-centered tourist attraction opening in Williamstown could trickle down to surrounding cities.

    “I think it’s going to be a big impact for Dry Ridge with all the restaurants and motels we have here,” said Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper. “There will probably be more jobs and everything else. I think there will be more hotels and restaurants.

  • Parent needed for superintendent search

    Grant County Schools are looking for a parent to help decide who will be the district’s next superintendent.

    Michael Hibbett announced in November that he will be retiring after the 2010-11 school year.

    As the school board begins the process to select a new superintendent, a screening committee is being organized for the search.

    The board also is using the guidance of the Kentucky School Board Association’s Superintendent Search Service to assist in the search.

  • Thieves make clean sweep at laundromat

    Thieves have been cleaning up at Spin City Laundry in Dry Ridge.

    On four separate occasions,  coins were removed from washing machines, dryers and the change machine at the 24-hour laundromat.

    The first incident occurred on Oct. 21, 2010 when the facility was targeted by what Dry Ridge and Williamstown police are calling an organized ring or rings of four men and women.