Today's News

  • Payten Renee Rodgers

    Micheal and Krystal Rodgers of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Payten Renee Rodgers was born at 9:48 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.
    She weighed 8 pounds and two ounces and was 20 ½ inches long
    Her maternal grandparents are Cliff and Trish Kreke of Crittenden.
    Her paternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Rodgers of Crittenden and Tammy Sexton of Florence.



    Chief Whalen of the Williamstown Fire Department has given the gift of life to the citizens of Williamstown. Through a grant he obtained, assembled and arranged installation of reflecting house numbers for mail boxes.
    These reflecting number plates enable ambulances to quickly locate the site of an emergency; and in 911 calls....minutes matter.


    “It means a lot to me when I don’t have food. Thank God. Thank You. May God bless you all.”
    That is what is written on the first paper plate on a stack of other paper plates all filled out with personal messages by people who had a free meal at the Free Lunch Kitchen in Dry Ridge.
    The second plate reads, “It helps with grocery bills. Also helps when I’m not feeling well. A good hot meal makes me feel better.”

  • Karter Anthony Beach

    Hi! My name is Karter Anthony Beach.
    I was born on August, 24, 2011 and just celebrated my second birthday with my family and friends at a Disney Pixar Cars Party.
    I enjoy playing with my big brother, Kyle, and my big sister, Kelci.
    My parents are Michael and Ginna Beach of Gadsden, Ala.
    My grandparents are Janice Sue Hanson of Gadsen, Jaunita Beach of Dry Ridge and the late David Beach. My great grandmother is Deloris Harvey of Dry Ridge.

  • Parsons, boy, July 27

    Josh and Angie Parsons, of Williamstown, would like to announce the birth of their third child.
    Brody Wade was born at 8:05 p.m. on July 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.
    He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Phyillis Bush of Williamstown, and Robert Bush of Kingman, Ariz. His paternal grandparents are Edie Parsons of Dry Ridge, and David and Kim Parsons of Union.
    Brody Wade was welcomed home by his big brother, Nash and big sister, Ryan.

  • Silvanik to lead Dry Ridge Christian

    Bob Silvanik is anxious to learn more about Dry Ridge, especially the people in his new congregation at Dry Ridge Christian Church.

    Silvanik, the former minister at North Middletown Christian Church in Bourbon County, began his duties on Oct. 1.

    In order to get to know the community better, he’s been attending community functions such as the monthly Grant County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

    He describes himself as a “late-bloomer” when it comes to church.

  • Does God love me?

    I was in my office and a lady walked in. The look on her face told the story, the words from her mouth cut me to the core: “I’ve had a hard week. I don’t know what to say but to ask does God really love me?”

    She didn’t cry, but she looked up at me wanting an answer. I’d say many of us are asking this same question, “Does God really love me”?


    The Williamstown Baptist Church is again delivering Hope Thanksgiving Day meals to shut-ins and those in need throughout Grant County. In 2010, this project reached over 550 people in the community, the largest number since this ministry started. The meals will be delivered by noon on Thanksgiving day. If there is someone in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal with all of the trimmings, contact the church at 859-824-4102 and ask for Diane. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 20.