Today's News

  • Public invited to WHS ‘Hunger Games’ event Jan. 26

    Williamstown High School invites everyone to join students Jan. 26 in celebrating “The Hunger Games” Community Reading Challenge with an activity-filled event.

    From 5 to 7 p.m. at WHS, attendees can participate in a variety of games and activities surround the popular book, including archery, a simulation video Hunger Games and a mass “Cornucopia Game.”

    There also will be student-led book club activities to discuss themes, characters and opinions of the books.

  • Link, Thayer say they won’t run to replace Geoff Davis

    Two local elected officials will not run for U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis’ Kentucky’s Fourth District seat after his retirement this year.

    Davis, who was elected in 2004, surprisingly announced in December that he would not run for re-election as representative of the 24-county district that includes Grant County in order to spend more time with family.
    Potential candidates that have been discussed to run for the Republican’s open seat have included Grant County

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

  • Library to host ‘Ready to Read’ fair Jan. 27

    Parents can get their children “Ready to Read” at an early childhood fair at the Grant County Public Library.

    The inaugural event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 as local businesses, childcare centers, preschools, organizations and agencies will present information for families with preschoolers aged 0 to 5 years old.

  • Kentucky Joe ‘voted’ out of agriculture dept.

    Crittenden’s Rodger Bingham is no longer working for the state Department of Agriculture.

    Bingham, known as “Kentucky Joe” from the reality TV show Survivor, was fired from his public relations job with the state by new Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer.

  • Library seeks state funds to expand

    Job applicants searching online for employment opportunities, workshop participants learning how to build a better resume, children learning to read or studying after school – these are just a few ways that Susan Nimersheim sees the library being used, especially in tough economic times.

    Nimersheim, Grant County’s library director, said because usage of the library continues to increase, more space is needed.


    Food Lion in Dry Ridge will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

    Delhaize America,  a North Carolina-based grocery chain operating seven Food Lion stores in Kentucky, including one in Dry Ridge and Cynthiana, is closing all seven locations. The announcement was made on Jan. 11.

    According to one employee, who asked to remain anonymous, the employees at the Dry Ridge store were told at 9 p.m. on Jan. 11, just before the announcement was made public.

  • Do you want to get TECHNICAL?

    Grant County High School students will soon not be the only ones in the community utilizing the new $10 million Career and Technology Center on campus.

    The school district is making plans to offer community classes likely beginning in February at the 34,000 square-foot addition to GCHS that opened in August 2011.







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