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Today's News

  • Flachs girl, Dec. 19

    Charlie Flachs and Sheila Prince of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their second child.

    Morgan Lee Flachs was born at 2:46 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2008, at St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18.75 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Pete and Judy Loomis of Crittenden.

    Her paternal grandparents are Charles and Joan Flachs of Corinth.

    Morgan was welcomed home by Adam Prince and Amber Flachs.

     

  • GCHS cheerleaders prepare for opportunity to repeat as region champs

    For the Grant County High School cheerleaders, the chance to perform at the KAPOS regional competition at Shelby County gives them the opportunity to repeat as eighth region champions.

    Last year, the varsity and junior varsity teams each took first place at the regional competition. Now, they’re looking for the chance to set the standard for Braves cheerleading.

  • Times, choices are tough

    Times are tough and businesses are hurting.

    I see it when I drive past local eateries and retail stores and their parking lots are nearly empty.

    I hear it in conversations around me at church, in the grocery store and at the post office.

    Business slows down and workers get laid off.

    Laid off workers don’t go out to eat which means less tips for local waitresses and waiters. Less tips mean less money to purchase items from the school fund raiser.

  • Community Calendar 1-15-09

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Jan. 19 at Dana in Dry Ridge.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Jan. 21 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Noble’s.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Williamstown.

    COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Farm Service Agency to close Jan. 15

    The Farm Service Agency, located on Barnes Road in Williamstown will close on Jan. 15.

    As part of a restructuring process that began in 2005, the Grant County office will be consolidated with the Pendleton County office located at 400 Main Street in Falmouth.

    For more information, see next week’s Grant County News.

  • Lady Demons win at home

    The Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons each wanted to win.

    Tied heading into the fourth quarter, the game between the county rivals came down to which team executed down the stretch.

    The Lady Demons made their free throws and slowed Grant County’s defense on their way to a 51-45 victory.

  • Economy, taxes top legislative session

    With state legislators beginning the 30-day 2009 General Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 6, Rep. Royce Adams and Sen. Damon Thayer, the two local lawmakers, talk about issues likely to be discussed during the session. See next week’s News for updates from the session.

    Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge

    As the 2009 General Assembly begins, what are a couple of issues you believe will be the main focus and how do you stand on those issues? What do you personally hope to see discussed during this session?

  • Help with groceries is here

    How would you like to spend $30 for groceries and walk away with enough food to feed a family of four for a week?

    It’s possible, Kim McKinnon said.

    McKinnon and other members of Family Worship Center have gotten involved with Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational relief and support group helping communities across the United States.

    “With this economy, we felt like we needed to help families,” said McKinnon. “This isn’t about Family Worship Center. We want the other churches and the community to get involved.”

  • Things to be thankful for this New Year

    In December of 2007, I lost a friend.

    Only two years older than me, Kyle was a friend from high school. Since he could drive, he would help me get from place to place, coming in through the clutch over and over again whenever I needed a ride.

    When he died, I took it hard. I hear all the time that young people think they’re invincible and nothing can ever harm them. I knew that wasn’t true, but when Kyle passed, I had to confront the fact that I had taken things for granted.

  • Icy roads lead to hazardous driving

    The weather outside was frightful on Tuesday, Dec. 23 for motorists and local first responders.

    Drizzling rain and freezing temperatures led to icy roadways and countless wrecks.

    A pickup truck overturned on the U.S. 25 bypass at 4:30 p.m., beginning an onslaught of calls that did not end until late, said Dry Ridge Fire Chief Robert Bruin.