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Today's News

  • HELP US, PLEASE!

    Paws will be running through the grass and digging in the dirt soon at the Grant County Animal Shelter. Eight large play areas are being built to accommodate the adult dogs at the shelter, which means they will stand a better chance to find a permanent home.

    “Play yards makes the dogs more adoptable because it’ll allow them to exercise and they won’t be as excitable when people come to look at them,” said Marsha Chaney, animal shelter director.

  • Speedway brings $$$ to Grant businesses

    A historical event like the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series can have an impact for miles, not just around the track, but also for an impact in the local economy.

    Grant County felt the impact at the hotels and restaurants, as many were booked in advance of the race, some just an hour and a half after the announcement last year.

    “Everybody sold out,” said Karen McIntire, general manager of Hampton Inn. “The fans caught us before we could even think about changing our rates.”

  • Williamstown approves Ark agreement

    After some intense questions and some tense moments of silence, Williamstown’s city council voted in favor of entering into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Ark Encounter.

    Mike Zovath, senior vice president and Jim Parsons, attorney, for Answers in Genesis, the developer behind the Ark Encounter, came to the July 5 council meeting to assure council members that their approval of the agreement didn’t obligate the city financially, but would allow the project to continue to move forward.

  • Police Reports 7-14-11

     

    (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 Police

  • Building Permits 7-14-11

     

  • For the Record 7-14-11

     

  • God wants us to love, be loved

     

  • Church News 7-14-11

     

  • Upcoming events: July 14, 2011

    Elliston Baptist hosts Mullins retirement
    There will be a retirement luncheon for Bernadine Mullins from noon to 3 p.m. July 31 at Elliston Baptist Church, 5750 Elliston Mt. Zion Road in Dry Ridge.
    After retirement, she plans on spending time with her husband, Vernon, reading and being involved with church activities.
    The party is being given by her daughter, Deanna Caldwell. All friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts are requested.

  • Another Place In Time 7-14-11

     

    The APIT photo features 1951 Corinth School Graduates: left to right, Marcella Rogers, Louise Green, Nancy Dailey, Hazel Mulligan and Frances Livingood. There were no guesses this week. Thanks to Hazel Gordon of Williamstown for providing the photo. If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned.