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Today's News

  • GCHS SHOWS OFF CAREER/TECH CENTER AT OPEN HOUSE

    A celebration years in the making took place Sept. 18 as Grant County Schools dedicated its new Career and Technology Center.

    In August, the district opened the $10 million facility at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    New programs offered at the center include pre-engineering, bio-medical, information technology, health sciences, automotive technology, electric technology and welding technology.

  • Sheriff’s office leaves courthouse

    If you’re heading to the courthouse to pay your tax bill, then you need to change directions.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has closed its office inside the Grant County Courthouse and moved operations to 212 Barnes Road, next to the Grant County Detention Center.

    The new sheriff’s office location will be open for business on Monday, Sept. 26.

    “We outgrew the space at the courthouse and really had no room to expand,” said Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • DRY RIDGE COUNCIL GAINS 1, LOSES 1

    The Dry Ridge City Council welcomed one member and said goodbye to another during its Sept. 12 meeting.

    John Renaker, who drives trucks for Titan Express and Sunflower, took part in his first meeting since being appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The 70-year-old Grant County native fills the vacancy left when Encil Webster resigned in April.

    “I just hope I can do the best and satisfy everybody,” Renaker said. “I know you can’t do that all the time, but I’m going to try to do the best for the city.”

  • Saving Sherman Tavern

    Edna Cummins has been on a mission to preserve Grant County’s historical sites one brick at a time.
    Cummins, of Crittenden, has worked to save and restore old cemeteries and the Lloyd’s Welfare House, but her latest labor of love has been saving Sherman Tavern.

    She, and a group of volunteers, have been working diligently for the last five years holding bake sales, yard sales and dinner on the grounds to raise money to restore the tavern on U.S. 25, in front of Sherman Elementary.

  • Woodruff-Brann wed in Gatlinburg

    Jennifer Woodruff and Alan Brann united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2011 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Jerry Woodruff of Milford, Ohio.

    The groom is the son of Donald and Louise Brann of Williamstown.

    The bride is a teacher at Reading Hilltop Elementary in Reading, Ohio and the groom is a lineman for Owen County Electric.
     

  • Marksberrys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Robert “Bobby” and Dorothy Marksberry of Williamstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23.

    Robert Marksberry and Dorothy Billiter were married by the Rev. Willie Bramble on Sept. 23, 1961 at the Immanuel Missionary Church in Flingsville, Ky.

    They have three children, Mike Marksberry of Jonesville and Debbie Chappell and Pat Conrad, both of Williamstown. The couple has 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

  • Browns celebrate 68 years

    Homer and Thelma Campbell Brown celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    They were married Sept. 13, 1943 in Tempe, Arizona. Homer was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Force at the time.

    Their children are Joyce Reynolds, Sharon Brown, Faye Leach, Sheila Whaley and the late Carl Brown. They have seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Through the years they have been faithful members of the Corinth Christian Church. They are residents of Grant Manor in Williamstown.
     

  • Alumni Association holds 57th reunion

    The Crittenden Alumni Association held their 57th reunion at the Crittenden Baptist Church on May 21.

  • Upcoming events: Sept. 22, 2011

    Operation Imagination set for Sept. 22
    A free program sponsored by the Grant County Community Education will be offered to children, ages 1 through 5, and their parents from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Grant County Board of Education.
    The evening program will consist of a story, singing and crafts based on the evenings theme. Space is limited. Call Jill Marksberry at 824-2871 to register.

    Grant County Extension holds 4-H registration

  • REUNIONS

    GCHS Class of 1976
    The Grant County High School “Spirit of 76” class reunion will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the home of Ron Jump on Fords Mill Road. For more information call 859-802-0803 or e-mail thetaylor@insightbb.com.

    Taylor family
    The family and friends of George and Hallie Taylor will have a reunion at Shelter #3 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden on Oct. 2.
    Bring a covered dish and the meal will be served at 1 p.m.

    Beach family