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Today's News

  • Barnes Road changes ongoing

    Construction continues on a $3.8 million major realignment and widening of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Contractors are in the process of building a detour road so that work can continue on the new roadway, said Nancy Wood, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 public information officer.

  • BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

    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: Waterline Graphics, 28 Broadway Street, Dry Ridge

    Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

    Contact us: 859-903-9870

    Owner: Dennis Reckers and Coy Lunsford

    Features: Signs, banners, magnetics, 3-D lettering, embroidery, T-shirts and hats

  • MOM’s Christian Day Care earns stars

    STARS FOR KIDS is a voluntary rating system for a licensed and certified child care programs. Programs are given a one to a four STAR rating. All STAR levels are measurable quality indicators above the state minimum requirements.

  • Farm Credit hosts appreciaton event

    Farm Credit Mid-America, an $18 billion financial lending cooperative spanning the states of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, has kicked off their annual summer Customer Appreciation Events.  

    The Dry Ridge office hosted their event June 29 at the Grant County Extension Office where more than 65 customers had the opportunity to network with other Farm Credit members and staff and get the latest association news.     

  • BAD TO THE BONE

    When Michele Pope realized she would have to leave her new Shitzu puppy with a dog groomer, she decided she should just learn to do it herself.

    So, Pope signed up for grooming classes in Lexington.

    Her family wasn’t sure what to make of her new found career choice.

    “I always told my mom that I didn’t know what I wanted to be when

    I grew up and grooming seemed like the perfect fit for a career working with animals,” Pope said.

  • ‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’

    Six locals break a leg at Kincaid Theatre

  • Police investigate burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco

    Williamstown Police are investigating a July 8 burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco.

    The store, located at 1214C North Main St. in Williamstown, was allegedly broken into after two men through rocks through the glass front door, according to police.

    Police believe nothing was taken from the store after the suspects attempted to take money from the registers.

    The suspects are described as white males about 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall.

  • GRANT COUNTY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 7-19-12

    Jarred Baker has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for July 19. He is the son of Michelle and Tim Turner of Dry Ridge.
    Grade in school: Senior at Grant County High School

    Sport(s): track

    Age: 16

    Hometown: Dry Ridge

    Accomplishments: 2011 Cross Country Regional Team Championship

    History in your sport: As of junior year, I have ran cross country for six years and track and field for two.

    What do you do for fun/recreation: I either run, play basketball or hang out with friends.

  • Special Olympics to hold softball tournament

    The Grant County Special Olympics will hold their first ever Special Olympics softball tournament on Aug. 25 at the Grant County High School. They need the following:
    • Volunteer scorekeepers
    • Announcers
    • Umpires
    • Officials
    For more information, contact Beverly Bass at beverlyfbass@yahoo.com.
     

  • BUILDING PERMITS

    • June 6
    Rick Wood, roof, 208 Ridgelea Drive, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $53.88.
    USA Fireworks, temporary tent, 1000 Fashion Ridge Road, 1,200 square feet; permit fee $125.
    USA Fireworks, temporary tent, 111 Stewartsville Road, 800 square feet; permit fee $125.
    • June 7
    Ricky Green, doublewide, 350 Scaffold Lick Road, 1,680 square feet, estimated cost $71,000;  permit fee $113.65.
    Rex Benson, temporary tent, 11 Taft Highway, 1,680 square feet; permit fee $125.
    • June 8