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  • Conley honored

    Charlie Conley was startled to hear his name called at a recent Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

    Sitting in the crowd with his fellow firefighters, he had no idea Chief Robert Bruin had been planning to honor him for his 30 years of volunteer service.

    “He says it’s been longer,” Bruin said. “But, when they kept track with bricks and charcoal, we really couldn’t get his records.”

  • Shop With A Cop

    They’re only neighbors, but it’s hard to believe Josh and Colton are not related.

    If one got a navy and royal blue coat, the other wanted one too.

    Each got their fair share of Star Wars and Bakugan toys.

    The duo were side by side Dec. 12 as they, along with 15 other children, participated in the Shop With a Cop program with Williamstown Police, Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Grant County Detention Center.

    Each needy child chosen by school family resource centers was paired with an officer.

  • Hudson steps down after 28 years in education

    In more than 28 years in education, there is little Mark Hudson has not done.

    While at Williamstown Independent Schools from 1976 to 1980, he taught physical education and middle school math and science and coached seventh and eighth grade basketball, boys and girls golf and cross country.

    Hudson also spent one year as athletic director and head basketball coach at Williamstown.

    When he started working for Grant County Schools in 1985, Hudson taught physical education at Crittenden Mount-Zion Elementary and the old Corinth and Mason schools his first two years.

  • Citizens arrest?

    It had been 15 years since Pamela White shot a gun.

    But, when the Crittenden resident stepped into the simulation booth, it did not take long for her to get comfortable.

    “My first shot I missed,” she said. “After that, I did pretty decent.”

    White and her classmates saw what it was like for Kentucky State Police troopers when they need to draw their weapon when arriving at a crime scene.

    The experience was part of an 11-week KSP Citizens Police Academy conducted at the Northern Kentucky University Center — Grant County.

  • Lottery winner cashes in, despite overwhelming odds

    It was more than a five million to one shot, but the odds did not matter to Ron Wainscott.

    The Frankfort man still played the same Powerball numbers — 8, 12, 14, 22 and 29 — he had since the lottery was introduced 20 years ago in Kentucky.

    Ron, who owns a farm in Corinth, chose the numbers using his birthday, along with the birthdays of his wife and three children when he bought his ticket at Noble’s Restaurant and Truck Stop.

    For the Powerball number, he chose 24, the date he married his wife, Linda.

  • Simplified Census forms coming in 2010

    When the United States Census hits mailboxes in 2010 the process will be simplified for Grant County residents.

    “The head of household is responsible for answering 10 primary questions with an additional seven questions for each additional household member,” said Gayle Brown, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. “A postage paid envelope is included with the Census mailing for easy return.”

    The Census form will be mailed out mid-March and should be returned by April 1, 2010.

  • Five featured in Kincaid Christmas show

    Chuck Estridge is bringing to life the character of Howard, the occasionally obstinate but wise grandfather, in the Kincaid Regional Theatre’s production of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

    The play is set in late 1941. It is the story of the faith of a family and nation on the brink of war as they preparing to celebrate the birth of Christ. Most of the action takes place inside Howard’s home, with a choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio.

  • Feeding the need

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.

    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

    COAT DRIVE

    Cash Express in Dry Ridge is collecting coats, toys, shoes and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15.

  • H1N1 flu clinic planned locally Dec. 5

    Targeted groups will be able to receive a free swine flu vaccination Dec. 5 in Grant County.

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department will be conducting a public clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sherman Elementary School.

    Lines may be closed earlier to allow for all of those in line to be vaccinated by 4 p.m.

  • Living with Lola

    High school sweethearts at Williamstown, Doug and Julie Stanley thought their life was full.

    The couple, who has been married for 12 years, has two biological sons, 9-year-old Brennan and 6-year-old Bryson.

    They soon realized they had more love to give.

    A few years ago, Julie unexpectedly became pregnant for a third time.

    Just as she was getting used to the idea of having another child, Julie had a miscarriage.

    Where some see tragedy, the Stanleys saw it as a sign from a higher power.