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Today's Features

  • Two Grant County students won titles at the district three horse show on June 6 at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.

    Emily Wright won the grand champion title and Mycah Woosley came in as reserve grand champion in contest riding.

    Other Grant County students who placed in competitions were: Mikayla Bowen, Karyna Devis, Payton O’Neill, Sierra Schmitt, Christine Summers, Shane Wright and Hannah Adams.

    Wright and Woosley performed July 7-8 at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Liz Wilson and Kevin Held are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for July 31. A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the JMB Hall on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Williamstown High School and a 2006 graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College and is employed by Great Clips.

    The groom is a 1993 graduate of Conner High School. He is also a 1998 graduate of Cincinnati State and is employed by the Dana Corporation.

  • The Grant County 9 and 10-year-old Allstar Team became District 6 Champions after beating the Owen County Allstar Team on July 7.

    The team moves on to the state tournament in Georgetown on July 14, to compete for title of State Champions in their division.

  • David struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues.

    He’d spent a lot of time behind bars and was referred to as “a revolving door client.”

    That is, until he received treatment while in the Grant County Detention Center for his problems through an inmate re-entry project.

    Since March 2009, David is the program’s most successful client. He’s no longer in jail, but is now involved in addiction recovery programs and is going to college.

  • The family of the late James E. Burgess will hold their reunion at 1 p.m. July 18 at the Meadow View Community Center, Dry Ridge. Everyone should bring a covered dish.

  • Army National Guard Pvt. Brandy M. Mort has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Mort studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. July 20, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., July 19, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

  • Bob and Cassie McCandless of Berry would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Kash Wilson McCandless was born at 8:30 a.m. on April 5, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Charles and Rhonda Fiscus of Corinth. His paternal grandparents are E. Merrill and Deborah Mitchell of Berry and Tom McCandless of Berry.

    Kash was welcomed home by his brother, Nolan Mccandless.

  • The 56th annual Crittenden High School alumni banquet was held May 15 at the Crittenden Baptist Church.

    Alumni and guests gathered at 3 p.m. to socialize and renew old acquaintances and alumni and guests were welcomed by President Julian Wills.

    Donald Bingham gave the invocation and Mary Morgan Kemper, class of 1939, read a poem she had composed, titled “School Day Memories.”

    Merle Simpson recognized the honored class of 1940, which celebrated 70 years. Those present were Mary Frances Spegal Wills and William Wills.

  • The Grant County News won two awards recently in a contest sponsored by the News’ parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, was awarded a first place award for news photography.

    Baker-Nantz submitted three photos she took during 2009. One was a police standoff in Corinth, another involved a fire in Cordova and the third was a photograph of Della Jones watching Barack Obama’s inauguration.

    Baker-Nantz was also awarded for her writing skills.