Today's News

  • Legends Baseball to hold tryouts Jan. 22

    When: Jan. 22
    Where: Grant County Middle School
    What: The Legends baseball club, a local traveling team, is looking to add a few players for the 2012 season. They are looking for players that are 11 or 12 years old, but don’t turn 13 by April. The tryout will be held from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 22 in the GCMS gym. For more information, contact Shawn West at 859-242-0149 or Kenny Edmondson at 859-802-9108.


    The final of four games of the Coaches vs. Cancer games between Grant County High School and Williamstown High School will take place on Jan. 23, when the Lady Demons host the Lady Braves. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Behold the Lion

  • CHURCH NOTES 1.19.12

    Christ Community
    • Rhonda spoke Sunday morning on Keeping a Cutting Edge using 2 Kings 6:1-7 as the scripture. Sometimes people become dull, losing their cutting edge and operate without the power of the Holy Spirit. Call on Jesus Christ for his help, go back to the place where power was lost and do the first works over, toss the flesh (wood) into the river of the spirit-filled life and reach out to the Holy Spirit when He comes.

  • 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.