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Today's News

  • Top Scholars at Georgetown College

    Three local students have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the Spring 2009 semester.

    This is the sixth consecutive semester on the dean’s list for Timothy Joseph Burgess II.

    Burgess will be a senior at Georgetown College in the fall, He is majoring in political science, with a minor in English.

    He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown, and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

  • Caldwell-Clayton to wed July 11

    Susan and Bob Raleigh of Crittenden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Autumn Nichole Clayton to Derek Douglas Caldwell, son of Darrell and Brenda Caldwell of Williamstown. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 at Williamstown Christian Church. The reception will follow at St. Williams on 6 Church St., in Williamstown.

    Both bride and groom are 2006 graduates of Grant County High School. She is a senior at NKU studying social work. He is employed at GSI in Richwood.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • People should have power over government

    There’s been a lot of hype about tea parties lately and I just want to give my opinion on the whole thing.

    I have been researching the economy’s problems and solutions, listening to political voices and talking to family and friends. I don’t watch hours of CNN or talk shows every day but I do stay up on current affairs in the news, catch the occasional O’Reilly on TV and listen to Bill Cunningham on radio. I consider myself an informed citizen, which I find rare these days.

  • Mason prepares to play basketball in Austria

    Storm Mason has been working with the Williamstown basketball team this summer, preparing for his final year wearing the orange and black of the Demons.

    While he has been focused on the Demons, Mason has also been preparing for a trip to Austria, as part of the People to People sports ambassador program.

  • GCHS seniors end time on softball diamond

    When the Grant County High School softball team’s season came to an end, the team’s seniors still took pride in knowing that they played their hardest while representing Grant County.

    “It meant a lot to play for Grant County. When I first came into the program, we weren’t the best by any means, but we became known as a powerhouse,” Alesa Collinsworth said. “We made our mark and were part of a team that made a difference and turned the program around.”

  • Bluegrass Community/Technical College

    Anna Thornton of Grant County achieved dean’s list honors for the 2009 Spring semester at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Wallace honored for Excellence in Business

    A slow economy has not stopped Jason Wallace, owner of Grant County Drugs, from opening more pharmacies in Grant County.

    “Healthcare as a business is immune to the economy,” Wallace said. “Sickness doesn’t stop because the economy is down, people are still going to get sick and will still need their medicine.”

    Wallace was honored with the 2009 Excellence in Business award at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

  • Burgess, boy, April 21

    Lisa and Patrick Burgess of Daytona Beach, Fla., announce the birth of their son.

    Elijah Patrick Benjamin Burgess was born on April 21 at Halifax Hospital in Florida.

    He weighted 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His paternal grandparents are Joyce and Russ Burgess of Daytona Beach, formerly of Crittenden. His great grandfather is Estill Mitts of Dry Ridge.

    Burgess was welcomed home by his family.

     

  • Grant students recieve Georgetown scholarships

    Rachel Madden, daughter of Bill and Sheila Madden of Dry Ridge, has been awarded the Christian Leadership Scholarship, the Valedictorian Scholarship and a Music Scholarship to attend Georgetown College. Madden is a 2009 graduate of Calvary Christian School.

    To receive a Christian Leadership Scholarship, a student must show Christian leadership and values within his or her community.

    Christian Leadership Scholarships are renewable for all four years, provided the recipient maintains their active role in the Christian community at Georgetown College.

  • Motorist rescues family

    Candi Cook was headed home for a family cookout but put her picnic supplies to use to help a family trapped inside a burning car.

    Cook was traveling south on Interstate-75 around 6 p.m. on June 27 when a quarter mile ahead she saw a car flip twice and catch fire.

    “The woman managed to get herself and the two kids out, but the man was still in there,” Cook said.

    The 1996 Lumina stopped rolling and landed on its top trapping Ben Boutwell, 27, of Carrollton inside.