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Today's Features

  • Robert McDaniel was sworn in as  Grant County coroner Dec. 14 at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown.
    Judge Executive Darrell Link conducted the ceremony.
    McDaniel defeated incumbent Marylee Willoby in the November Election.

  • Rhonda Gordon and Tom Holt were united in marriage on Sept. 18 and spent their honeymoon in Daytona, Florida.
    The bride is the daughter of Bonnie Fogle of Ludlow and the late Kenneth Fogle.
    The groom is the son of Elmer and Verna Holt of Williamstown.
    The couple resides in Williamstown.

  • Bobby and Linda O’Neill of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer O’Neill Clifton to Scott Wayne Mercer, son of Larney and Barbara Mercer of Dry Ridge.
    The wedding is being planned for 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church.
    The bride is a 1991 graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed by Bertram Eyecare.
    The groom is a 1985 graduate of Fleming County High School. He is employed by Meyer Tool.

  • Joe and Jackie Webster of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Jo Webster to Benjamin Andrew Dade, son of Chris and Maria Dade of Williamstown.
    The wedding is being planned for July 2011 and invitations will be sent.
    The bride is a 2009 graduate of Williamstown High School and also a student at Northern Kentucky University.
    The groom is a 2006 graduate of North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island. He is employed by Performance Pipe.

  • A man dressed as an Afghan border police officer opened fire on NATO troops killing six Americans during a training mission on Nov. 29 and on Dec. 5, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up inside an eastern Afghan army base, killing two NATO service members and at least two civilians, according to the Associated Press.

  • Imagine being burdened under a heavy load, trudging around in a war-torn hostile terrain. Dirty, dead-tired, nerves on edge, and you’re not even sure that there is one soul who cares about the sacrifices you’re making.

    Your lips are  cracked and burning. What you would give, just for something to soothe them?

    That’s where Santa’s elves, from Crittenden Baptist Church, come in. They are busy making sure that local military personnel know they’re not forgotten. These elves are not working at the North Pole, they’re stationed in Crittenden and they work year-round.

  • It’s not even officially winter yet, but Old Man Winter has shown up anyway.

    Grant County received 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, but more snow and freezing rain are headed this way.

    According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, there is an 80 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet blowing into Grant County before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. The snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 2 inches.

  • The pint-sized boy in a red shirt with blond hair had his eye out for bargains.

    “No, that’s too much,” he said, checking a price tag.

    “No, I can’t spend that,” he said, repeatedly as he cruised up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 11 during the annual Shop With a Trooper program that helps families in need.

  • Carolyn Maupin can never forget the Prisoners of War.

    To honor this country’s POWs, Maupin laid a bright green wreath with a large red bow, at the POW flag at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown on Dec. 11 during the Wreaths Across America ceremony.

  • Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church is offering a mix of history and holiday cheer Dec. 22 during its Christmas Candlelight Service.
    The church’s historic pipe organ, built more than 130 years ago, will be played during the 7 p.m. service by Edward Walter, music director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Newport.
    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County after Conrad helped save Clay from a group of men who intended to harm him.