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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Sgt. Robert Reed, of the Williamstown Police Department, graduated from The Academy of Police Supervision on June 25. Reed attended a three-week course in Richmond through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety cabinet Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    “I believe that this training will be a great benefit to our police department and to Sgt. Reed, as he expands his law enforcement career,” Chief Al Rich said.

    The course consisted of 122 hours of study, which included both practical and situational activities.

  • Army Pvt. Nathan W. Roberts has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat. The student was trained to perform maintenance in various launchers and re-supply vehicles and reload ammunition on these type vehicles.

  • ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. July 12, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., July 14 , Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., July 8.

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

    CLUBS

  • ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. July 12 Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. July 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

    COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE

  • Jeremy and Celisa Whaley would like to announce the birth of their son.

    Blake Austin Whaley was born on Feb. 3, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 6.7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His grandparents are Rick and Carol Whaley and Mark and Melissa Meadows. His great grandparents are Willena and the late Emerson Whaley, Larry and Judy McClanahan and Bob and Judy Hegge. His great great grandparents are Adelene and the late Joseph McClanahan.