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  • Upcoming events: August 11, 2011

    Teams forming for Dragon boat race
    Have you ever paddled on a dragon boat?  Here is your opportunity!  Teams are now forming for the Second Annual Dragon Boat Festival. The festival will be held at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County on Saturday, Sept. 10.  Competition begins at 8:15 a.m.
    Create a team and join us for a day of fun, food and festivities. No skills are necessary. For more information call 859-391-7020 or visit the website at www.stelizabeth.com/dragonboat.

  • ‘I don’t feel like cancer defines me’

    In May 2009, Rebecca Ailstock, was just beginning her nursing career, a life-long dream to work in the medical field.

    Ailstock, a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School, started Northern Kentucky University, in the fall semester, right after graduation.

    “I graduated in four years, because I took classes during the summer, so that I could keep up with the four-year thing,” she said. “I really wanted to get in and get out.”

  • Want to have a healthy baby?

    Healthy Baby Workshop will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Workshop activities will provide information about having a healthy baby. All women completing one workshop will receive a gift pack with helpful pregnancy information and baby items.

    For more information or to register, call Camille Croweak at 859-283-0952, extension 115.

  • PREPARE TO PADDLE: Kayaks, canoes ready to take over lake on Aug. 27

    For those who’ve wondered what it would be like to take a leisurely kayak or canoe ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake, you’ll get your chance later this month.

    Williamstown Lake will host the first Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

    “We want to show off the lake in a safe way to the rest of the state,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner. “Kayaking is becoming very popular and we’ve seen it done at other bodies of water and thought it would be something good locally.”

  • Another Place In Time 8-4-11

     

    Welcome to a new Another Place in Time photograph. If you know who is pictured, call the News office at 859-824-3343 and share your guesses with us. If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned.

  • Striped cucumber beetle spreads virus

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 8-4-11

     

    15 Years Ago

    August 1, 1996
    Sandra Taylor, a 16-year-old Grant County High School student, was selected as Miss Grant County Fair out of 13 contestants. The first runner-up was Kathie Morgan; second runner-up was Brandy Blaine; third runner-up was Charity Worthington and fourth runner-up was Kellie Neal. The ladies competed in bathing suit and evening gowns and answered random questions.

  • Cochlear implant give new lease on life

    Monday – for many it’s a dreaded word that starts a work-week, for Pat Conrad it’s music to her ears.

    It was the first word that Conrad heard her doctors say after she underwent surgery for a cochlear implant, where doctors cut into her skull and installed 22 electrodes to allow her the ability to hear from her right ear again.

    She’s so pleased with the results, she’s working on obtaining insurance approval to have the same procedure on her left ear.

  • Shop With a Cop Golf Scramble planned

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamstown Police Department will hold a Shop With A Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    The entry fee will be $220 per team (maximum 22 teams) with a four man scramble format. Mulligans may be purchased for $5 (limit one mulligan per person).

  • 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.