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    15 Years

  • Indian summer unfolding this autumn

  • Local residents meets Turtleman

    Hagen Hedger and Haley Griffin stood in line for over seven hours to see Ernie Brown Jr., “The Turtle Man” recently at Lancaster, Ky.
    Brown, from Marion County, Ky., is the star of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman.”

  • Local judges participate in District Judge College

    District Court Judges Elizabeth A. Chandler and Thomas M. Funk who serve Grant County participated in the 2012 Kentucky District Judge College that took place on Sept. 16 – Sept. 19 at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz, Ky. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education for the state’s district court judges.

  • Grant places in Harrison County Invitational

    The Harrison County Invitational was held at the Cythiana Country Club on Oct. 18. The Grant County Girls Varsity team placed runner up.
    Grant County High School runners placed as follows:

    Mixed 3K run
     Cross Country
    • Molly Howell, second; (14:38.8)
    • Moriah McCain, fourth; (15:41.6)
    • Alexis Dearing, 14th; (18:14.7)
    • Benjamin Spratt, first; (11:51.9)
    • Bradley Perkins, second; (12:33.4)
    • Cameron Beavers, third; (12:46.8)

  • O’Neill, Wilson wed July 11, 2012

    Debra Ann O’Neill and Brad Wilson were united in marriage on July 11, 2012 in Savannah, Ga. The wedding took place in a beautiful gazebo in Whitfield Square.

    The bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Diana Lynn Nicely and Sue Ellen Stamper.

    The groomsmen were the groom’s soon to be brother-in-laws, Brian Nicely and Rob Stamper.

  • NRAgate? Hammons, Linder square off over endorsement

    Things got lively between state representative candidates Brian Linder and Wanda Crupper Hammons during the Oct. 11 candidates forum sponsored by the Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

    Hammons and Linder, who are looking to replace the retiring Royce Adams, were the final candidates at the forum at Williamstown High School.


    Connie Taylor is mad.
    Her anger bubbled over as she stared at hours upon hours of hard work that are now nothing more than a pile of soot, ashes and burned, twisted metal.

    “It’s a sad day for Grant County and I’m glad I didn’t see it on fire because it would have just been too hard,” Taylor said.
    Taylor’s gaze was long and hard at what used to be the Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, which was destroyed in a suspicious blaze around 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 14.


    Spegals celebrate 60 years
    Eunice Lawrence and Harry (Pete) Spegal were married on Oct. 25, 1952.
    After Pete’s service in the U.S. Army in Stettgar, Germany, they were married in Lawrenceberg, Ind.
    After living in Latonia until 1958, they moved to the Lawrence Farm in Mt. Zion, where they still reside.
    They have three daughters, Linda Baker of Mt. Zion, Kimberly and Kerry Curry of Dry Ridge and Karen Spegal of Crescent Springs. They also have six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


    Jessica Fredericks and Phillip Brann were united in marriage on July 14, 2012 at the Williamstown Baptist Church.
    The bride is the daughter of Dale and Lynnette Fredericks of Crown Point, Ind. and is an elementary teacher at Williamstown Elementary School.
    The groom is the son of Donald and Louise Brann of Williamstown and is a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.