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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Police Reports 2-3-11

     

     

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

  • Waiting for a phone call

    Ann was best friends with a girl named Jennifer in high school. After high school was over, Ann started working, while Jennifer went to college. Ann and Jennifer stayed in contact for some time, but eventually lost contact. They ran into each other many years later, as they were both in town for a funeral. They sat together at the funeral and decided to talk on the phone the next night at 6:30.

  • Church News 2-3-11

     

  • Perennials hidden beneath the snow


    Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ.  There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting. Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon, and others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is covered by 4 inches of snow and has endured days of freezing temperatures.
    Lords and ladies