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Today's News

  • Fryar, boy, January 13

    Jamie and Dustin Fryar of Williamstown announce the birth of their child.

    Daniel Gordon Fryar was born at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth South Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Reynae and Chris Lockhart of Wiliamstown and David and Lorraine Rice of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Norma Mattingly and the late Stephen Madewell and Pat Madewell of Cincinnati.

  • Maines, boy, May 27

    Timmy and Traci Maines of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their son.

    Jackson Ryan Maines was born at 2:16 p.m. May 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighted 7 pounds and 10.6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Clayton Baker of Independence and Gail Baker of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Joe and Shirley Haas of Taylor Mill.

  • What I would have said...

    On April 15, 2009 I, unintentionally, attended a Tea Party event at the Grant County Courthouse

    ‘Unintentionally’ because it was held on the same day as the circuit court met (and that was probably why others happened to attend) I simply walked into it. I was offended by the lack of fact in the fiction presented by the speakers. It was dishonest and shameful.

    I listened to such a ludicrous mix of disinformation, misinformation and, well, lies, that when asked if anyone else wanted to speak, I was inspired to raise my hand.

  • GCHS soccer team competes 7-on-7

    Using this summer to prepare for the start of the regular season, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team played in a seven-on-seven league to hone their skills.

    “The seven-on-seven league is mainly a way for the boys to stay in shape and work on their touch over the summer,” coach Dave Schmitt said.

    The league consisted of teams from Northern Kentucky, with Grant County and Owen County joining the group. Along with Schmitt, Tom Barnett coached the team.

  • WHS seniors make most of their final season

    For Zack Anglin and Anthony Sarcione, they just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play baseball their senior year.

    The first-year players joined Patrick Spoonamore, Jordan Perkins and Richard Moore as the teammates spent the end of their senior year on the baseball diamond.

    “I got away from the sport, but I got back into it and I enjoyed myself. I wish I had played my whole high school career. It was a good experience,” Anglin said.

    “This has been the best experience that anyone could have,” Perkins said.

  • Cahoon - Miracle to wed July 11

    David Scott Cahoon and Mellony Ann Miracle will be married at 2:30 p.m. July 11 at the home of Ed and Rosie Gabbert, 106 Lynwood Drive in Williamstown.

    The bride is director of business development at LifeCare Hospital in Miamisburg, Ohio.

    The groom is minister at Mount Olivet Christian Church.

    All are invited to the outdoor wedding and picnic reception immediately following the ceremony. The couple will reside in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown girls earn spot in AAU national tourney

    When Hannah Scroggins and Shelby Beckham started their AAU basketball season, the girls were looking forward for the chance to play in the national tournament in Florida.

    Their team, the Basketball Club of Kentucky Firebirds, earned a trip to Disney World, the site of the national tournament, with a second-place finish in the Kentucky AAU tournament in March. The national tournament is July 15 through 20. The Firebirds are a 10 and under team.

  • School is NOT out for some students

    Unlike the song, school is not out for summer for everyone.

    Some students at Grant County High School and Williamstown Independent Schools have been hard at work in the classroom while others are enjoying their break.

    At Grant County High School, about 60 students attend summer school in the morning while the afternoon session has an enrollment of about 35.

    Summer school, which costs the district about $16,000, began June 15 and ends July 10 for Grant County students.

  • 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.

  • Collier graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Shane A. Collier graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Collier is the son of Jeff and Betty Collier of Williamstown.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School.