Today's News

  • Girl Scouts host “It’s A Girl’s Life” on July 1 at library

    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council, in collaboration with the Grant County Library will host the free “It’s a Girl’s Life” program beginning at 1 p.m. on July 2 at the Grant County Public Library.

    The program is open to all girls in the Grant County area that will be in grades K-5 in the fall of 2012.  “It’s a Girl’s Life” will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23.

  • Beach named executive director of voc. rehab

    David Beach has been named the new executive director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in the cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment. He has been serving as acting director there since December 2011 and assumed his permanent duties with the cabinet April 16. Dr. Beach previously worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation administrator in the Program Planning and Development Branch of OVR and he is the former Director for Residential Services, Job Placement and Research at the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center.


    Ella Rose Rector and Kenneth Lee Bobb were married on May 19, 1962 in the Florence Christian Church. They celebrated their 50th anniversay in 2012.

    A few years after getting married, the couple welcomed two children, Kevin and Kitty, and moved to the Mt. Zion area of Grant County.

    The couple still resides there and according to Kenny “plan to stay there.”

  • CHURCH NOTES 5.31.12

    Dry Ridge Christian
    • The Helping Hands ministry is looking for volunteers. For more information, call 859-823-0286.
    • Experience worship in a new way. The “116” Contemporary service is happening every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Josh Cummins, along with the praise band, will lead worship.

    Dry Ridge Presbyterian

  • Hope for ‘Good Daughters’

    When my sister was little, she wiped spaghetti sauce from her mouth with a piece of bread.

    This is a significant event in our family’s history because, as the Good Daughter, it is probably the one and only time Peggy ever got in trouble.

    In a nanosecond, Peggy did the bread-wipe and Dad reached over and whacked her hand, which stunned us all.

    Not that Dad whacked one of us, but that it was Peggy—the Good daughter!



    • Dry Ridge Baptist from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on June 3 - 8. For ages 3 through fifth grade.

    • Williamstown Baptist from 9  a.m. to noon on June 4 - 8. Pre-register at www.williamstownbaptist.com. Click on Ministries and Children. For ages 4 through fifth grade.

    •  Mt. Carmel Baptist from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on June 10 - 15. Classes for all ages.

    • Oak Ridge Baptist on June 18 - 22.




    Last week’s results
    Grant County 2, Owen County 1

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
    Owen County 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
    Grant County 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 2 7 0

    Owen County Grant County
    ab h r bi ab h r bi
    Gambrell ss 3 0 0 0 McClure p 3 2 2 0
    Waldrop 1b/2b 4 1 0 1 Stith ss 1 1 0 1
    Sutherland 2b/p 3 1 0 0 Smith 3b 2 0 0 0

  • Congratulations to state qualifiers

    It is amazing the amount of athleticism high school students can obtain in a short amount of time.

    Three of the five student-athletes that went to Louisville last week, had only done their qualifying event(s) just this season and were already one of the top 24 in the state in their respective classes.

    On May 17, Williamstown competed in the Class A State Meet at the University of Louisville.

  • McClure signs with Berea

    Grant County High School senior Morgan McClure got to sign her national letter of intent in a different location than most other athletes that sign in the spring.

    McClure signed her national letter of intent with Berea College out in centerfield of the softball field, May 15.

    “It was a special moment for me,” McClure said. “I have worked really hard to get where I am at today and it was special to share that with my mom, dad and sister. They gave up a lot for me and it was neat to do it on my field.
    Knowing that this is my last year here, it meant a lot to me.”

  • Why do you go to church?

    Have you ever asked yourself the question; why do I go to church? Certainly there are many responses to this question. But really, why do you go to church? I want to challenge all church goers to really think about that question. If you are like me you grew up in church, it was what your family did and you really didn’t think about it.