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Today's News

  • VOTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY

    Kentucky residents who wish to vote in the upcoming May 17 primary election - which nominates candidates for major state government offices - have until Monday, April 18 to register to vote.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad will accept voter registration cards until 4 p.m.. A postmark of Monday or before is also required for all mailed voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained online at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

    Voters who have recently moved nbeeed to update their voter registration so that they are alloved to vote on election day.

  • ‘I once was lost, but now I’m found’

    In the song, ‘Amazing Grace’, the words ‘I once was lost, but now I am found,’ speaks volumes to me now.

    I recently became a member of my fiancé’s church, Asbury United Methodist Church in Highland Heights.

    The road to that moment was a long path in my Christian life.

    I was baptized Lutheran in October 1985 at St. John’s in Aurora, Ind. This church was a part of my family with my Grandma Warren and my immediate family all being members.

  • Bank robber sentenced

    One of three Grant County men who pleaded guilty last year in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Wright was sentenced Feb. 25 to two years in prison.

    Dustin Webster, 25, changed his plea Nov. 12 as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

    Along with the sentence, Webster will serve three years of probation after his release and he must repay $2,086 to the bank.

    Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 26, and Ronald L. Hall, 26, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.

  • A RELIGIOUS POINT OF VIEW

    I don’t know I could have missed it, but Feb. 13 was International Day of Self-Love.

    I was probably too busy loving myself that day to notice.

    Daylle Deanna Schwartz, author of “How do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways,” is a huge advocate of loving  yourself. She writes a blog called “Lessons from a Recovering Doormat” at Beliefnet.com and offers “I Love Me” tips.

  • Church Notes

    Camp Northward Connections
    • April 16 - Pancake breakfast ($5) - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a free community Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Egg hunting will be divided into age groups from ‘walkers’ to fifth grade students. There will be prize and candy-filled eggs, door prizes, snacks and opportunities to tour the campus. Call 859-654-3865 for more information.

    Christ Community

  • UNWANTED, UNLOVED

    Kathyrn Howell of Dry Ridge already had a new puppy.

    Boy, was she surprised when her granddaughter saw a black vehicle shove two Golden Retrievers and a small Chihuahua/terrior mix house dog out and drive away in front of her home on Cason Lane.

    She was even more surprised when one of the retrievers gave birth to 10 small, fuzzy babies – a litter of all girl puppies.

    Howell was only able to save eight of the puppies.

  • Help needed for day of prayer

    Volunteers are needed to help with the National Day of Prayer on May 5. If you can help, an organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Williamstown Christian Church.

  • Time to spruce up!

    If you’ve got a bunch of old tires, car batteries and fluorescent light bulbs lying around your home and don’t know where to dispose of them, you’re in luck.

    The Grant County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring a free tire disposal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 14, April 15 and April 16 at the state road department on U.S. 25, south of Williamstown.

    This program is part of the Kentucky Tire Amnesty Program, which is held every three to four years in all Kentucky counties.

  • SKIN DEEP

    In the 1960s, tattooing was considered anti-social, but by the 1990s it was a trendy fashion statement. Today tattoos on rock stars, professional sports figures and even Christian rock musicians are commonplace.

    Daryl Anness has had a broad spectrum of careers, from welder to certified nurse’s assistant, but none more colorful than his current one as proprietor of Jadloc Tattooing.

    “It’s a passion,” Anness says. “ I love it.” I started out getting tattoos when I was 17.”

  • GCHS To Present ‘Annie’

    Grant County High School will present three performances of the musical “Annie” at 7 p.m. April 15 and 16. Saturday, April 16 will have an additional 2 p.m. matinée.
    “Annie” is based on the popular “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip. The 33-member cast includes Grant County elementary, middle and high students. Directors are Faith Clifton and Cheryl Workman. They encourage everyone to come out for the entertainment performed by Grant County students.