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Today's News

  • It's finally here!

    If you are like me there is no better time in Kentucky than early November. The temperatures have finally cooled down, the leaves are falling, deer hunting starts, and most importantly the Kentucky Wildcats basketball season finally gets started in earnest. Even in a year where I was able to attend my beloved Cincinnati Reds’ first playoff baseball game in 20 years the start of a new UK season can never get here fast enough. 

  • Shelter animals to be euthanized Nov. 15

    Williamstown, Kentucky – November 12, 2010 – It is literally a life or death situation this weekend at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    The shelter must either successfully adopt out a large number of dogs and cats this weekend or many animals will be euthanized on Monday, Nov. 15.

    Grant County Animal Shelter is currently housing over 75 dogs but only has only 60 kennels. The numbers must be reduced quickly to make room for new animals – often entire litters of animals - arriving daily.

  • Gone, but never forgotten

    Ruben Lewis Baker was a handsome man at 19 years old. He’s what the girls called “a looker” with his wavy dark hair and mischievious grin. It probably didn’t hurt that he drove a Chevrolet Malibu, which was also the cool car to have back in 1967.

    He had just graduated from Walton-Verona High School and had his whole life ahead of him, but when Uncle Sam called in 1968, he answered the call because it was his civic duty.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    This is in response to a letter written by John Waltz. Congressman Geoff Davis has been very helpful to myself and all of the soldiers that I have referred to him since our deployment to Afghanistan in 2007-08. He continues to be a strong asset to our unit and, he has also helped other units in this area. Congressman Davis came to my unit’s deployment ceremony and he was at our welcome home ceremony.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant, for nonpayment of fines, for Michael S. Ellis, 38, of Sadieville, at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 on S. Main Street. Ellis was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Gold Powerhouse wins second title

    Not many kids can say they have won a Super Bowl, but for seven players on the Grant County Powerhouse, they can say they have won back-to-back titles, defeating Owen County Oct. 31.

    For coach Scott Mann it was an unexpected, but a big moment.

    “The coaches and I emphasized it had not been done since the teams were split five years ago,” he said.

    In most towns or counties for each level of youth football, there is only one team to play on.

  • Cancer patients receive items of comfort

    More than 50 hats have been delivered to cancer patients at St. Elizabeth Hospital Grant, who suffer the side effects of chemotherapy and radiations treatments.

    The project is being spearheaded by Linda Evans of Dry Ridge. Evans, president of the Dry Ridge Homemakers, brought the project to the Happy Stitchers sewing group, after being contacted by Tina Ellis, administrative secretary at the hospital.

    “It’s one of the the most meaningful things I’ve ever done,” Evans said, after delivering the first batch of hats and heart-shaped pillows.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Chief Rick Kells executed a Harrison County warrant for Jerry C. Fogle, 31, of Dry Ridge, at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 26 on Race Street. Fogle was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Broyles celebrate 50 years

    John and Jeanie Broyles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Williamstown Christian Church.  The party is given by their family and they are requesting no gifts.  All friends are welcome.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Do you know a miracle from a coincidence? When some unusual thing happens in our life, we may not recognize it as a blessing because it wasn’t big enough. For some people, the wall of China would have to fall down to get their attention to be a miracle, otherwise, the unusual thing would just be a coincidence. Really?