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Today's News

  • GCHS Percussion, Winterguard compete

    The Grant County High School Winterguard and indoor percussion competed at John Hardin High School March 26.

    The Winterguard took first place with a score of 68.3.

    Indoor percussion finished in fourth place with a score of 69.75.

    Next up for both squads is the Tri-State Championships at Ryle High School in Union.

    On April 1 at 9:45 p.m. the indoor percussion will compete.

    Winterguard will compete on April 2 at 11:20 a.m.

    The Tri-State Championshios includes schools from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

  • Grant County Baby Expo set for April 7

    Are you expecting a baby? Have you had a baby in the last year? Do you sometimes have questions about your pregnancy or little one and wish you had some expert advice?
    You can ask the experts at the sixth annual Grant County Baby Expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Sherman Elementary School.
    The event is sponsored by the following organizations: Grant County Community Collaborative, Grant County Family Resource Centers, Williamstown Family Resource Center and Grant County Community Service.

  • Murphy heads to Dominican Republic

    William Murphy’s first year at Pikeville College’s School of Osteopathic Medicine is a lot more than textbooks and lectures.
    The 22-year-old Williamstown native is headed to the Dominican Republic from July 5-12 on a week-long school mission trip with 16 fellow students and five doctors to run a town clinic.

  • Saylor, boy, Jan. 24

    Joshua Douglas Saylor and Adrea Lynne Powers of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their son.
    Kody William Douglas Saylor was born at 11:01 p.m. Jan. 24, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
    He weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His maternal grandfather is Neil Powers of Elsmere. His paternal grandparents are Bill and Kimberly Saylor of Dry Ridge. His great grandmother is Faye Powers.
    Kody was welcomed home by his family.
     

  • Marksberrys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Beuna “Pete” and Shirley Sebree Marksberry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 at the Farm Bureau in Williamstown.
    They were married on April 15, 1961.
    The Marksberrys have one son. The party is given by their son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Susan Marksberry.
    The couple has two grandchildren, Derrike and Harley Marksberry.
     

  • Correction

    In the March 24 issue, the spring sports preview was to include Victoria Clark and Taylor Souder on the GCHS softball team. The News apologizes for these errors.

  • Switzers hold reception

    Jessica C. Macaya Switzer and Travis Switzer, along with their families, would like to invite family and friends to a reception in honor of their marriage, which took place March 25 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    The reception will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 2 at the home of Kenny and Sherry Ruby at 2295 Knoxville Road in Dry Ridge. Please RSVP by calling 824-6545.
     

  • Early warning, detection is key

    Chris Lawrence isn’t one who seeks the limelight, but the Grant County resident felt that if he spoke up and shared his battle with ulcerative colitis that nearly developed into cancer, others, especially men who are often reluctant to go to the doctor, might read his story and be moved to act.
    His story can be found on the front page of this issue.
    When he began his interview with the News, he was quick to make two points: one, he wasn’t speaking out to promote himself and two, he wanted to bring light on the importance of listening to your body.

  • A Blast From The Past 3-31-11

    15 Years Ago
    April 5, 1996
    The Lady Braves softball team got their first win of the season, defeating Bourbon County 17-5.

    25 Years Ago
    April 17, 1986
    Williamstown Demons  baseball started the season 1-2, defeating Gallatin County 10-6. Craig Houchens led the Demons with three hits.
     

  • Here’s your chance to nominate

    Have you ever wondered why so-in-so got chosen to be Grant Countian of the Year or this lady or gentlemen were honored by the title of Excellence in Education or Business or even Volunteer of the Year?
    It all starts out with a nomination for these annual awards given by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to be a nominator or to be a recipient of these community awards, but you must be nominated.