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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ann was best friends with a girl named Jennifer in high school. After high school was over, Ann started working, while Jennifer went to college. Ann and Jennifer stayed in contact for some time, but eventually lost contact. They ran into each other many years later, as they were both in town for a funeral. They sat together at the funeral and decided to talk on the phone the next night at 6:30.

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  • 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

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    This Another Place in Time photo features, from left: Tommy Stone, Paul Shoemaker, Garry Beach, Pete Bunger, Gerald Cruey, Bobby Bosse, Jerry Hasman, Freddie Morgan, Billy Bosse and Jack Simpson in Dry Ridge in 1954.
    Thanks to Garry Beach of Dry Ridge for providing the photo and Richard Stephenson of Lexington, Justine Taylor of Williamstown, Sue Livingood of Crittenden and Donna Hassman of Dry Ridge for calling in correct guesses.
     

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    15 Years Ago

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    15 Years Ago

  • Some people wear more than one hat, but Bethanni Wells, a senior at Grant County High School, is already wearing two crowns, as she enters the 2011 Miss Kentucky Pageant on July 14-16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
    Wells, 17, who was Miss Teen Grant County 2007, holds the title of Miss Kentucky Woolfest 2010. During the Pendleton County pageant, she met Hunter Rounsavall, a director for the Miss My Old Kentucky Home Pageant, who invited her to compete in that pageant on Oct. 30, 2010 in Louisville.