Today's Features

  • 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.


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  • 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.


    Ottis and Kathy Smith of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Smith to Joshua Walton of Pendleton County.
    Walton is the son of the late Sgt. Todd M. Walton, of Saginaw, Mich.
    The wedding is planned for October 15.
    Invitations will be sent to guests.

  • Jimmie and Kasey Griffin of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Samuel Quinn Griffin was born at 8:05 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. He weighed 8 pounds and .9 ounces and was 22 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Mike Knight, Leslie Knight and Paul Rogers, all of Dry Ridge.
    His paternal grandparents are Jimmie and Diane Griffin of Dry Ridge.
    His maternal great grandparents are Richard and Jewel Knight. His maternal great great grandmother is Elsie Readnower.

  • According to 2008 statistics, 30.1 percent of high school students surveyed, in both Grant County school systems, have smoked one or more cigarettes within 30 days prior to the survey, 40.9 percent drank at least one alcoholic drink a month and 23.9 percent used marijuana at least one or more times 30 days prior to the survey.

  • 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.