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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a new program was formed to supplement the health system.The Medical Reserve Corps provides a volunteer pool that can enhance and support public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Since 2002, the program has grown to more than 200,000 volunteers in nearly 1,000 units across the country. Northern Kentucky’s Medical Reserve Corps unit has 382 members, including nine from Grant County.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    Wade Boggs said after speaking to the crowd during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
    Last week, I got to have a one-on-one day with my dad by going to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds on what turned out to be a cool day compared to some of the weather we have had here recently.

  • GRANT COUNTY’S HEALTHY HEROES

    Name: Jamie Spalding, of Dry Ridge

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? Living a healthier lifestyle was a decision that I did not have to make. When I was coming out of elementary school my doctor told me I had one option and that was to take control of my weight. If I did not I would not have a chance to see the age of 50. With the help of both my parents, we took that first step.

  • ANNIVERSARIES

    The family of Jesse and Mendola Colson would like to invite you to share in the celebration of their parents’ 70th anniversary. The family will hold an open house at 3405 Keefer Road from 2 to 5 p.m. April 22. No gifts, just well wishes.
     

  • Hammons serves others

    Hammons serves others
    I would like to endorse Wanda Hammons for state representative for the 61st district.  I had the privilege to work with and learn from Wanda during the Emerge Kentucky 2011 training program. Wanda was always knowledgeable, professional, and serious about serving others. Wanda has the ability to inspire and lift up communities. She has the experience, training and desire to serve the 61st district well. I know she will serve this district and all Kentuckians well for years to come.
    Jennifer K. Adams-Tucker  

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    The May 5th Derby Day celebration in downtown Williamstown is once again taking shape.

    The Derby Idol singing competition audition will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and the Derby Idol Jr. audition will be on April 27. 

    Register by calling Stormey at 859-823-0129 or e-mail stormey1956@yahoo.com. You can also see Stormey at Country Heart on Main Street, downtown Williamstown. There is a small audition fee. Finalists will sing on stage at the festival.

  • Grant County Extension Office offers Biggest Winner classes

    Banding Together to Prevent Diabetes - Instructor: Northern Kentucky Health Department                             
    • April 18 - extension office from 6 to 7 p.m.                

  • Calhoun serves as page

    Nolan Calhoun, son of Amanda and Michael Calhoun, served as a page to Representative Royce Adams on Feb. 2. Calhoun is an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School.

    He was selected as the winner of an art and essay contest through the Family Resource Youth Services Centers of Kentucky. Calhoun is a member of the academic team, National Junior Honor Society, science explorers, broadcasting club and student leadership. He placed fourth in the state history bee and third in state geographic bee.

  • FIRED UP

    Fire chiefs believe fire dues proposed by Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link won’t solve their funding issues and will likely make the lack of funding more of an issue.

    Link introduced the possibility of fire dues at the last fiscal court meeting and a first reading is expected to be voted on during the April 16 meeting.

    The cost of the dues would be $25 for the first year with the fire chiefs setting the amount for their district after that.

  • Williamstown envisions future look for downtown

    A revitalized downtown, beautification and tourism development are just three strategies the City of Williamstown may use as it looks to the future.

    The city recently held a community meeting at Williamstown High School outlining a proposed master plan to shape the city’s development.

    That plan, along with a draft of a strategic plan for the city, was created by a variety of public input and the help of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC.)