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  • Marconi's Pizza open in Crittenden

    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.

    Name of business: Marconi’s Pizza, located in Dalton Plaza, 35 Harlan Street (in Dalton Plaza), Crittenden

    Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

    Contact us: 859-428-3278(FAST)
    Manager:  Aaron Moorhead

  • Sugar Daddy's doughnuts

    Greg Traylor doesn’t come close to resembling a little, old lady dressed in a white apron hand cranking out fresh donuts on a daily basis, but he does whoop out one tasty treat after another.
    Traylor has worked in construction. He’s worked as a bull dozer operator. He’s operated a backhoe and done septic work and excavating, but cakes, pies and doughnuts?
    Greg isn’t afraid of hard work, just ask anyone who knows him, but he never dreamed that upon opening a donut shop in Dry Ridge he’d be the busiest he’s ever been.

  • Addicted

    Jimmie thought he was a good father. Three years later, he knows he was lying to himself.

    The 30-year-old Grant County resident would come home after a day of landscaping full of energy and play with his daughters.

    Jimmie was there for them when they needed him, taking them to the bus stop every morning and driving them to school if need be.

    A football-field length away in a shed behind his Dry Ridge home, Jimmie was making methamphetamine daily.

  • Motorists feel pain at the pumps

    With rising gas prices having no end in sight, people are finding different ways of getting to and from work.
    The national average of gas according to AAA for March 14 is $3.55 per gallon and in Kentucky the average is $3.53 per gallon.
    For Claude Jones of Williamstown, the recent increase in prices has made some lifestyle changes for him and his mother, Rhoda Jones.
    “I live with her right now so that helps cut some money down,” he said. “We have carpooled with both of our vehicles to help with gas.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Grant Red Cross finally finds a home

    The Grant County Unit of the Red Cross has finally found a home.

    The organization had bounced around for several years.

    In tough times they met in a donated space that contained mold, mildew, mice and rats.

    “It was simply unacceptable to bring clients in there or hold meetings, especially area meetings with volunteers from other counties in that space,” said Diana Morgan, the unit’s team leader.

    When the Grant County Judicial Center was completed and all court functions moved from the courthouse, space became available.

  • Looking for a job? One Stop could help

    Unemployed Grant Countians now have a new service available to help them find a job.

    A new One Stop Northern Kentucky satellite office opened March 7 in Grant County to provide free, on-site, employment services.

    The office, located at room 305 on the third floor of the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • LAKE RESIDENTS SUE CITY

    Nearly two dozen property owners filed a lawsuit against the City of Williamstown on March 3 because of improper water treatment and removal of sludge.

    Also in question is the water quality for the lake, which provides much of the drinking water for Grant County.

    “Recently there has been discussion and reports amongst the community that the water in the lake may be unsafe to drink as a result of the treatment plant deposits,’ the lawsuit reads.

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner  said the city tests the water from the lake daily.