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Today's News

  • RELAY RAISES $85,000

     

    By: Paige Taylor

    Purple and white balloons filled the bright, clear sky on Friday night after being released from the triumphant hands of cancer survivors.

    Relay for Life was an event where the community rejoiced with cancer survivors and remembered those that lost their difficult fight. Survivors proudly displayed their medals and paraded confidently through Grant County Park.

    The event was not only for the survivors, but for the community that came together to arrange an incredible occasion.

  • State OKs incentives for Ark project

    The Ark Encounter received the nod from state officials last week, which amounts to $43 million in tax incentives for the project that will construct a wooden replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown.

    The tax incentives were granted under the Kentucky Tourism Development Act. According to the state’s website, “eligible tourism attractions allows a rebate of sales tax up to 25 percent of a projects capitol costs over a 10 year period, provided the projects have a positive economic impact.”

    Local officials expected the state to OK the project.

  • Going native
  • NOTEWORTHY

    Jennifer Maddox, of Dry Ridge, was one of the 2,200 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 30 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Maddox earned a B.S.N., nursing, degree.

    Lacy Walters of Williamstown was named to the dean’s list at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2011 spring semester.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

  • Williamstown senior attends National 4-H Congress

    Katie Nantz was the sole Grant Countian to be invited to the 4-H National Congress in Atlanta in November.

    It was the first time in many years that a Grant County 4-H member was selected for the honor.

    The 18-year-old Williamstown High School senior was one of only 30 4-H members from Kentucky selected to attend the five-day event.

    The purpose of the National Congress is for attendees to come together to learn about community involvement, diversity and service to others.

  • One Stop Northern Kentucky offers resume assistance

    The One Stop Northern Kentucky Resource Center at 101 N. Main Street (Grant County Courthouse), Room 305, in Williamstown will offer the following services:

    • Individualized resume assistance - June 1 and July 6

    • Job search success tips – June 14 and July 12 at 10 a.m.

    Topics include: resume and cover letter techniques, job search strategies and skill analysis

  • News observes early Memorial Day deadlines

    The news and advertising deadline for the June 3 issue of the News is 5 p.m. on May 27. The News office will be closed May 30.

  • Memorial Day Service set for May 30

    • 1 p.m.
    • May 30

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North
    205 Eibeck Lane,
    Williamstown

    • Presentation of Colors - Grant County Honor Guard

    • Introduction - Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Kenneth Lucas

    • Special guest speaker - Governor Steve Beshear

    • Unveiling of Carillon Tower/Plaque - Members of AMVETS National Service Foundation; Members of Veterans Program Trust Fund; Governor and KDVA Commissioner

  • Correction

     In the May 12, 2011 issue this picture should have said Hunter Pendleton hands off the baton to senior William May. The Grant County News apologizes for this error.

  • A Blast From The Past 5.26.11

    15 Years Ago
    May 21, 1996
    The Tom Duncan and Arby’s-Shoney’s little league baseball team beat Ft. Mitchell Garage 9-6 in come-from-behind fashion.

    With two outs in the top of the sixth inning, and Grant behind 4-2, scored seven runs for the win.

    25 Years Ago
    June 12, 1986
    Two Grant County High School runners finished in the top three spots of the state track and field meet recently: junior Kelli Phillippi and senior Marlon Kinsey.