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  • Holiday greenery has meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn. I

    When in Rome

  • Christmas is a family tradition for 4 generations

    What began as a simple Christmas gift exchange between four sisters has evolved into a full-blown, fun, light-hearted gathering that encompasses four generations.

    They are teachers, school principals, homemakers, district court clerk’s and nurses and their purpose is to celebrate the holidays surrounded by women they love.

    Sixteen female members of the Eibeck family traded quips, smiles and laughs and most importantly – gifts during their annual gift exchange earlier this month.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 12.8.11

    Nov. 28, 1996

    Wanda Simpson, representing the Grant County Citizen Foster Care Review Board (CFCRB), attended the 1996 CFCRB Training conference held in Owensboro. More than 750 volunteers across the state serve as Citizen Foster Care Review Board members. These review case files of more than 7,000 children that are placed in foster care. The reviewers guarantee children receive services while in alternative care and ensure every effort is being made to locate permanent placement for these children.

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 12.8.11

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo? If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow than many think if you create a favorable growing environment.

    ‘It’s a German thing’

  • Elliston-Stanley to hold ‘Celebration of Remembrance’

     

  • Elliston-Stanley to hold “Celebration of Remembrance”

     

  • Turning Back The Clock

    November 21, 1996

  • Another Place In Time

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo? If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • Santa visits Dec. 3

    It will be beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Williamstown on Dec. 3 with the annual holiday extravaganza Santa’s Wonderland.

    The festive day will begin with Pancakes With Santa, sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis Club, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    After pancakes, Santa will be available for a free photo opportunity from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    This will be the only time children will be able to get their photo taken with Santa during the event.