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Today's News

  • Wright, Woosley win at Lakeside Arena

    Two Grant County students won titles at the district three horse show on June 6 at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.

    Emily Wright won the grand champion title and Mycah Woosley came in as reserve grand champion in contest riding.

    Other Grant County students who placed in competitions were: Mikayla Bowen, Karyna Devis, Payton O’Neill, Sierra Schmitt, Christine Summers, Shane Wright and Hannah Adams.

    Wright and Woosley performed July 7-8 at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Community Calendar 7-22-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. July 26, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Wilson-Held to wed

    Liz Wilson and Kevin Held are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for July 31. A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the JMB Hall on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Williamstown High School and a 2006 graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College and is employed by Great Clips.

    The groom is a 1993 graduate of Conner High School. He is also a 1998 graduate of Cincinnati State and is employed by the Dana Corporation.

  • Humanitarian League

    Ashley Tieman, a graduate of Grant County High School, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Humanitarian League.

    Tieman won the scholarship based on her humanitarian efforts on behalf of stray animals and an at-risk youth.

     

  • Fair parking will contribute to 4-H

    The Grant County 4-H Council will allow cars to park on the lawn of the Grant County Extension Office during the Grant County Fair, July 23-31, for a $20 donation to 4-H.

    Parking spaces can be used for the entire week of the fair, unless rain makes it problematic.

    Those making donations need to be pick up a parking sign at the extension office for the front windshield of their vehicle.

  • Indictments 7-22-10

    The grand jury, which met July 14, returned indictments against 20 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Cheerie Rae Mullins, 59, seven counts, theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    • Regino Gabriel, 19, assault, first degree, wanton endangerment, first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense and no operator’s license.

  • Grant County 4-H holds fair parking fundraiser

    The Grant County 4-H Council will allow cars to park on the lawn of the Grant County Extension during the Grant County Fair, July 23-31, for a $20 donation to 4-H.

    Parking spaces can be used for the entire week of the fair, unless rain makes it problematic.

    Those making donations need to be pick up a parking sign at the extension office for the front windshield of their vehicle.

  • Low-Cost School, Sports Physicals available

    For the first time, families needing affordable sports physicals for their children under age 20 can obtain them at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown. The health center will again offer school physicals, as in years past.

  • Simpson graduates Cum Laude

    Lindsay Taylor Simpson graduated Cum Laude from South Oldham High School on June 5. Simpson wore honor chords for Beta Club, National Honor Society and for being in the top 10 percent of her class. She was also recognized as an honor graduate for distinguished grades in math, science, practical  living, career studies, social studies and on demand writing.

    Simpson earned an Academic Flagship Scholarship and will be attending the University of Kentucky  in the fall.

  • Road dept. land buy, move draws criticism

    The Grant County Road Department will be getting a new home, but not everyone is happy about the move.

    Charlie Phillips, a resident of Mount Zion, attended a recent fiscal court meeting to express his displeasure with the fiscal court’s site selection for the road department on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge.

    “I’m not unhappy that they bought property,” he said. “I’m unhappy that they bought property along the expressway which would be good for economic development.”