Today's News


    The deadline to register to vote in the May 22 primary is Monday, April 23. Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad will accept voter registration cards until her office closes at 4 p.m.

    Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23.

    Voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by April 23.

    For more information about voting or where your voting precinct is located call 859-824-3321.


    The Honor Flight Tri-State organization wants to reward veterans by providing free flights to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that honor their service.

    Jouett Faulkner of Dry Ridge lived to see a dream come true when he was whisked away on an airplane last fall to visit the War War II Memorial in Washington.

    The trip and memorial had special meaning for Faulkner because he was part of the 120-man 60th Medical Battalion, Company C, who stormed Omaha Beach during WW II. There were more than 4,000 casualties during that battle.

  • Legislators reflect on 2012 session

    The 2012 session of the General Assembly is winding down as legislators meet this week in a special session to iron out funding for a six-year road plan and discuss a bill involving pill mills.

    From the re-districting battle in the courts to an expanded gaming bill that went down in flames, the regular session has had a lot of action.


    Magistrate Brian Linder called it “a step in the right direction” to providing much-needed funding to the county’s five fire departments.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a first reading April 16 of an ordinance for subscriber fees for fire departments.

    The cost of the dues, which residents of Dry Ridge and Williamstown would be exempt from, would be $25 for the first year.

    A property owner who owns multiple real estate parcels will only have to pay fire dues on three of those for a total of $75.


    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a new program was formed to supplement the health system.The Medical Reserve Corps provides a volunteer pool that can enhance and support public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Since 2002, the program has grown to more than 200,000 volunteers in nearly 1,000 units across the country. Northern Kentucky’s Medical Reserve Corps unit has 382 members, including nine from Grant County.


    Wade Boggs said after speaking to the crowd during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
    Last week, I got to have a one-on-one day with my dad by going to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds on what turned out to be a cool day compared to some of the weather we have had here recently.


    Name: Jamie Spalding, of Dry Ridge

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? Living a healthier lifestyle was a decision that I did not have to make. When I was coming out of elementary school my doctor told me I had one option and that was to take control of my weight. If I did not I would not have a chance to see the age of 50. With the help of both my parents, we took that first step.


    The family of Jesse and Mendola Colson would like to invite you to share in the celebration of their parents’ 70th anniversary. The family will hold an open house at 3405 Keefer Road from 2 to 5 p.m. April 22. No gifts, just well wishes.

  • Hammons serves others

    Hammons serves others
    I would like to endorse Wanda Hammons for state representative for the 61st district.  I had the privilege to work with and learn from Wanda during the Emerge Kentucky 2011 training program. Wanda was always knowledgeable, professional, and serious about serving others. Wanda has the ability to inspire and lift up communities. She has the experience, training and desire to serve the 61st district well. I know she will serve this district and all Kentuckians well for years to come.
    Jennifer K. Adams-Tucker  


    The May 5th Derby Day celebration in downtown Williamstown is once again taking shape.

    The Derby Idol singing competition audition will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and the Derby Idol Jr. audition will be on April 27. 

    Register by calling Stormey at 859-823-0129 or e-mail stormey1956@yahoo.com. You can also see Stormey at Country Heart on Main Street, downtown Williamstown. There is a small audition fee. Finalists will sing on stage at the festival.