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  • Special Valentines

    My special Valentine is George, my inspiration to keep going and live each day to the fullest. He is my husband, my companion and my rock when obstacles and challenges seem they can never be resolved.

    Although, he is permanently disabled, he is the one person I can count on to bring a smile to my face and to tell me that the obstacles and challenges can be overcome with a little effort.

    He is in the fifth and final stages of Parkinson’s disease.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    GCHS Class of 1996 planning reunion
    The Grant County High School Class of 1996 will hold their 15-year reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Double Tree Inn, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
    The cost is $35 per person and includes a buffet dinner and entertainment. Reservations should be made immediately. Please RSVP, with payment by check made payable to Gena True, 5085 Waynesville-Jamestown Road, Jamestown, Ohio 45335.
    For more information, call Amanda Naranjo at 859-823-1027.
    Donations needed for Adams Benefit

  • Valentine blooms that keep giving


    I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months, if I keep them out of direct sunlight. One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.
    Valentine’s favorite

  • How do you know when you’re in love?

    The subject of love or even strong like may make some first grade students  squirm  or even stick out their tongue, but if you want to know an honest answer to a simple question, then ask a child. With Valentine’s Day looming, here are the responses the News staff received from first grade students in Grant County and Williamstown schools.

  • Turning Back the Clock 2-10-11

     

    15 Years Ago

  • Donations needed for Adams’ benefit

    There will be a benefit auction on March 5 at the Corinth Community Center. The proceeds will go toward cancer treatment medical bills for Evelyn C. Adams. Doors open at 9 a.m. for preview and the auction will begin at 10 a.m.
    Jerry Chism will be the primary auctioneer. Donations for the auction are still needed. If you have something to donate, call 859-234-5395.

  • News staff wins state press awards

    The Grant County News captured seven awards during a meeting last week of the Kentucky Press Association in Lexington.

    The News competed in the Weekly Class III division, which is for larger Kentucky weekly newspapers.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor, Bryan Marshall, staff writer and Linda Lawrence, editorial assistant for the Grant County News, all received recognition.

    Lawrence won three awards including a first place for photography, a third place for feature writing and an honorable mention for column writing.

  • WHAT’S SO SPECIAL?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life and why they are special. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Grant County News.

    Send letters to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Feb. 4.

  • Kiwanis Auction is Feb. 4, 5

    The annual Kiwanis Auction begins at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. The first item will be sold at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

    The auction can be viewed live at the Williamstown City Building or on Williamstown Cable Channel 16 or Insight Channel 21 or as a Web cast at www.heloit.com/live-video/.

    There will also be many last minute items featured in a silent auction in the hallway of the city building.

    Call 823-5421 to register for a bid number until 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. After 4 p.m. call 859-866-3109 to register. Call 859-824-3633 to place a bid.

  • Perennials hidden beneath the snow


    Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ.  There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting. Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon, and others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is covered by 4 inches of snow and has endured days of freezing temperatures.
    Lords and ladies