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Today's News

  • Do you want to dance?

    If you’ve got dance fever, but have two left feet or just don’t know the steps, a Williamstown man is one a campaign to change that.

    David Wilson has organized beginning ballroom dancing classes.

    He’s hoping for the class to begin by June 7 and will feature seven dances including the merengue, salsa, fox trot, waltz, rumba, swing and Cha cha.

  • Williamstown student given ‘Great Googley Geek Award’

    During an awards ceremony at Google’s New York office, Emily Caudill, a ninth grader from Williamstown Jr/Sr High School in Williamstown, Kentucky, won “The Great Googley Geek Award”, an honorary doodle award.

    Caudill’s doodle depicts a chemical chain reaction. She said that since the world is made up of chemistry, she would start a chain reaction, and make the world healthy again.

  • Nothing like telling a good story

    I remember, as a kid, how the older men would spin a yarn and pull my leg with stories and anecdotes that entertained me. Occasionally an opportunity arises to which I can continue good stewardship and instill a new generation with thought.

  • Police Beat 6-3-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 11:46 a.m. May 26 on N. Main Street. The drivers involved were Lindsey A. Carroll, 26, of Florence, driving a 1998 Toyota and Keisha Whiteker Delaney, 36, of Corinth, driving a 2004 Chevrolet.

    Dry Ridge Police Department investigated an accident involving an out of county resident.

  • For the Record 6-3-10

    CIVIL SUITS

    March 5:

    Progressive Casualty Insurance Company vs. Derrick W. Huff and Michael D. O’Hara, seeking damages due to an auto accident

    Capital One Bank vs. Roger A. Courtney, default of payment on note

    Nationstar Mortgage, LLC vs. Sean Wiley and Samantha Wiley, complaint for foreclosure

    March 6:

    Christopher Scott Howard vs. Karra Nicole Howard, petition for dissolution of marriage

    March 8:

  • Community Calendar 6-3-10

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., June 9 , Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. June 5, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

    CLUBS

  • Sports Shorts

    GCHS falls on senior night

    Scores: 4-1

    When: May 18

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: The Braves fell to Pendleton County on senior night, but had fun doing it as senior Brandon Epperson played seven positions in the field. The Braves have dropped their last seven games, but hoped to recover before playing Walton-Verona in the district tournament on May 25. Results were not available by press time.

  • Results announced from first bass tournament

    The results for the first Bass Tournaments of the season have been announced by Ronald Reynolds from Reynolds Boat Dock.

    March 25 - There were seven boats, 14 anglers and 12 bass weighed in. The results are as follows:

    • First place – 10.21 pounds: Jeff Workman and Mike Shields, both of Florence

    • Big Fish – 3.68 pounds: Jonathan Wright of Hebron

    April 11 - There were 12 boats, 22 anglers and 22 bass weighed in. The results are as follows:

    • First place – 6.92 pounds: Roger Clemons and Kevin Parton

  • GCMS seventh graders step into the real world

    Seventh graders at Grant County Middle School stepped into to their parent’s shoes on May 13 at the Reality Store.

    The GCMS gym was buzzing with chatter as students moved from table to table opening a make-believe checking account. Students learned how to write checks and balance their accounts. At this point, it was all on them: the cost of food, shelter and a car, including upkeep, taxes, insurances, etc. They were responsible to pay for the necessities of life, right down to their haircuts and toiletries.

  • Crittenden budget discussion gets heated

    It got “hot” in Crittenden after Mayor Gayle Cayton proposed decreasing the fire department’s budget in the 2010-2011 budget.

    Cayton presented the budget to the council on May 3. It called for decreasing the fire department’s portion but allocating more money for police.

    If approved, the budget would decrease the amount paid to the fire department by $5,000 and increase the amount paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s office by $8,000.