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Today's News

  • What if you’re just plain wrong?

    How do you react when your belief turns out to be wrong? When in the face of overwhelming evidence, do you change your belief or do you ignore the evidence?  
    In the first church I served, we had a wonderful elderly woman by the name of Ms. Cricket. Ms. Cricket was unlike any other elderly church-going woman I had ever met. She was in her mid 80s, still plowed her own fields, still drank her own homemade moonshine and still had a house full of birds that she spoke with.

  • Looking to volunteer?

    Marc Tepe might be retired but he’s still young and believed he had time to give back to his community.
    Tepe began volunteering in October 2010 for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Grant County Neighborhood Center.
    “We help unload food from the FreeStore truck and distribute to the people of Grant County in need,” Tepe said. “I work with a great bunch of people, including my wife, Sharon, and it’s very fulfilling.”

  • EQUIPPING OTHERS TO DO HIS WILL

    Although, Rhonda Fields had not planned to be a pastor when she came to Grant County, her love of ministry had led her to be prepared.
    When Cornerstone Assemblies of God Church in Dry Ridge decided to disband, there were five people who wanted to stay together and their resolve culminated into Christ Community Church at 139 N. Main Street in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown to study new water plant

    The city of Williamstown is looking to the future and that means there will be a need for more water.
    The city council approved in a special meeting on Feb. 22 for HDR/Quest Engineers to proceed with a preliminary design for a new water treatment plant.
    “We realize that we need a new water treatment plant sooner rather than later,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • Stinky business

    Who is going to pick up the garbage from your home each week?
    Will it continue to be CSI or another company remains to be seen as the Grant County Fiscal Court approved advertising to bid the county’s waste collection contract.
    Companies interested in bidding for garbage collection for the county and Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Corinth must submit a bid by March 30.
    The county and cities currently contracts with CSI in Williamstown. This contract runs through June 30, 2011.

  • Mobile mammography van to visit area

    The St. Elizabeth Healthcare mobile mammography van will visit several locations throughout Northern Kentucky in March. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer can improve the chances that the disease can be diagnosed at an early stage and can be treated successfully. Women age 40 and over should have a screening mammogram every year. The van will be at the following locations:
    • March 19 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walton Pharmacy, 305 Mary Grubbs Highway in Walton

  • FOR THE LOVE OF . . . QUILTING

    Maxine Brown’s eyes sparkle like diamonds, especially when she’s talking quilts.
    They adorn her living room, stacked neatly behind her couch, waiting their turn to be part of her seasonal display.
    “Fabric addict, that’s me,” Brown said, her hands waving to all her handiwork on display inside her home.
    Quilts and quilted wall hangings can be found in her bedroom and family room. She made the log cabin quilt that sits proudly on her bed and used leftover material to sew matching curtains.

  • Recycling options better than ever

    Did you know that you could particpate in curbside recycling for only $3 per month?
    That’s right. Grant County residents can participate in curbside recycling for $3 per month and the recyclable materials will be picked up from your home every two weeks.
    If you don’t want to pay $3 to have recyclable materials, which includes glass, paper, plastic, etc, picked up, you can transport them to three locations in the county.
    Recycling bins are located at:

  • Consider savings, investment in community

    You may be wondering why you received a complimentary copy of the Grant County News delivered to your home this week.
    If you are already a subscriber, then we thank you for your business. By reading this column, I hope you’ll feel good about your decision to bring the News into your home.
    If you pick us on the newsstands on a regular basis, we also appreciate our single copy buyers.

  • WES offers Camp Invention

    Williamstown Elementary students have a chance to become amateur inventors at a new camp this summer.
    Camp Invention will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20-24 at the school.
    WES students who will be in first through sixth grades during the 2011-12 school year can register for the camp.
    The cost is $215 and includes breakfast and lunch. Students who register before March 20 will receive a $25 early registration discount.
    WES is looking for monetary donations for full or partial scholarships from the community.