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Today's News

  • St. Elizabeth mobile unit offers health screenings

    The new St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will be offering stroke and cardiovascular screenings at locations throughout Northern Kentucky during the month of August and will be at St. Elizabeth Grant from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9.

    The event is sponsored by the Bank of Kentucky and made possible by the support of John C. Holmes, M.D. and contributions from St. Elizabeth 2008-2010 Vision employee donors. The lab brings technology and expertise for diagnosing cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.

  • Upcoming events: August 4, 2011

    Chipman family to hold reunion
    The decendents of John William and Elizabeth Sheriff Chipman will meet Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Welfare House at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m.
    For more information, call June Griffin at 859-903-9637.

  • Local Students recognized nationally

    More than 6,300 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Anaheim, Calif., July 10-14 for the 2011 National Leadership Conference. From Kentucky, 180 members from 28 schools attended.

    This year’s student-originated theme for the annual national meeting was  “Imagination in Action.”

    Seven Grant County High School students won awards at the national competition.

  • Spillman awarded PMI Scholarship

    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., has awarded an educational scholarship to Tyler Spillman of Crittenden. Spillman attends Morehead State University and will return this fall as a sophomore to study Pre-Vet. He is the son of Bryan and Barbara Spillman of Crittenden.

  • Local students among NC graduates

    The Florence campus of National College (www.national-college.edu) is proud to announce the graduates recognized at the 2011 graduation ceremony. The following local students received their degrees and diplomas at the ceremony held at the METS Center on May 27.

    • Crittenden
    Lynette R. Faust - Associate Degree
    Marcus J. Ricotta - Associate Degree
    • Dry Ridge
    Rebecca A. Alsip - Associate Degree
    • Williamstown
    Josie A. Mullins - Diploma

  • Lodge sponsors Back-Pack Program at DRE

    Grant Lodge #85 had an evening of activities on July 29.

    The lodge had 52 in attendance for a dinner and fellowship. The lodge introduced Mary Ann Smith, of Dry Ridge Elementary School, who has been helping the lodge with their Back-pack Program. This program gives away food in backpacks to deserving children. If you would like to be a part of this program or would like to give a donation, contact Smith or one of the lodge officers.

    A $500 scholarship was given to Andrea Clark and Edwin Dean Faulkner for their future studies.

  • A PHOTO FINISH

    Members of the Grant County High School cross country team gathered at the middle school on the morning of July 22 to participate in a game designed by coach Marlon Kinsey.

    The object of the game was to run to nine different landmarks in and about the middle school, taking pictures on their cellphones to put into a photo contest near the end of practice.

    Categories included: Best overall, dullest, prettiest/ugliest, most original.

    Judges included Kinsey, Grant County News sports writer Matt Birkholtz, asisstant coaches and parents.

  • Planning key to success

    The Grant County Fair and Horse Show may only last nine days, but it takes weeks and months of preparation.

    “It’s pretty hectic and it’s hot,” said Tena Webster, president of the fair board. “We just got to keep a list of things to do and keep it down to a minimum. We do have a new trailer to sell our food out of. So, a lot of our efforts have gone to fixing that up to get it ready.”

  • Quilt Club has fun preparing for fair

    The fair is nearly here, but the Homemakers quilting club has been knitting, sewing and embroidering away for months.

    “I spend a lot of time sewing, and a lot of weeks I spend everyday sewing,” said Bonny Glass.

    Glass has a total of five different items to enter in the Grant County Fair this year. For some of her pieces, like quilt tops, it will take her three to four months to complete. She also volunteers during the fair.

  • Bladder boats make waves

    The Williamstown City Council and Williamstown Lake Association reached an agreement that will continue to allow bladder boats on Lake Williamstown.

    Bladder boats are motorboats that are artificially filled with water or other liquid that are designed to create a large wake. These type of boats are popular with wakeboarders.

    Opponents of bladder boats say they cause damage to docks and cause soil erosion.

     The issue was discussed on May 17 when an ordinance that would have banned bladder boats from the lake was tabled.