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Today's News

  • Seaman Apprentice completes U.S. Navy basic training

    Navy Seaman Apprentice Luke N. McClure, son of Barbara S. Elliot of Dry Ridge, Ky. and Jeffrey S. McClure of Crittenden, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, McClure completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Epling, boy, Nov. 7

    Mike Epling and Ronni-Ann Miller would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Landon Michael Epling was born at 4:47 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence. He weighed 7 pounds and 1.6 ounces and was 20.75 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Mark Miller of Dry Ridge and Tammy Ashcraft Lonaker of Crittenden.

    His paternal grandparents are the late Michael Reed Epling and Debbie Epling of Elkhorn City.

    Landon was welcomed home by friends and family.

  • Rock quarry moves forward

    Rumors of a rock quarry moving into Williamstown have swirled since a Tennessee company signed a purchase agreement on land in Williamstown almost two years ago.

    Vulcan Materials made it’s first public presentation concerning locating a rock quarry in Williamstown to Grant County’s Industrial Development Authority last month.

    The company is expected to make a more detailed presentation to the Williamstown City Council on March 1.

  • Cheerleaders prepare for state competition

    With a short two weeks in between the region and state competitions this year, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders know that they’ve had to pack a lot of work into a short span of time.

    The squad is preparing to compete in the KAPOS state competition on Feb. 20 at Western Kentucky University.

  • Davis, girl, Sept. 4

    Jonathan and Patrisha Davis of Cincinnati would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Bianca Mae Davis was born at 4:09 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and 10.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Jonathan Radford and Melissa Smith of Bellevue. Her maternal great grandparents are John and Janis Smith of Crittenden.

    Her paternal grandparents are Jonathan Davis Jr. and Glenda Buchanon of Indiana.

    Bianca was welcomed home by Uncle Dion Piceno, Uncle Daniel Piceno and grandparents.

  • Williamstown man sentenced in funny money scam

    A 36-year-old Williamstown man was sentenced Jan. 28 to 30 months in prison for making counterfeit money on his home computer.

    As part of a plea agreement, Thomas Onan admitted to altering $5 bills by washing them in bleach and reproducing an image of a $100 bill onto the original bill using a computer.

    Onan then printed the counterfeit currency and passed it at several stores, including Wal-Mart, Target and McDonalds.

    From March 2008 to November 2008, authorities believe Onan manufactured and passed about $8,000 in counterfeit $100 bills.

  • The big adventure

    A journey begins with one step.

    For Beth and Ed Lorenz, former residents of Dry Ridge, that one step took them thousands of miles from home, family and even Kentucky.

    They are living in Vanuatu, an island in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. It was the site of the television series Survivor in 2004.

    How does a couple from the Bluegrass state find themselves living in a completely different culture with limited access to home and their families?

    For the Lorenz’s, it was the Peace Corps.

  • Pray for me...I'm taking the plunge

    I must be crazy.

    That’s right, certifiably insane.

    For a reason that has escaped me right now, I will be jumping into a pool of ice cold water Feb. 20 in temperatures so frigid the water very well could freeze before I can make it out.

    I have agreed to participate with the Williamstown High School’s Friendship Foundation in the Polar Bear Plunge in Lexington.

    For the uninitiated, the annual event causes hypothermia all in the name of the Special Olympics of Kentucky.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 18 issue of the Grant County News.

  • GC Extension Office plans “Chocolate” class

    The Grant County Extension Office will host an hour long class on “Chocolate,” at noon Feb.9.  The class will be held at the extension office on 105 Baton Rouge Road.  Topics to be covered include: The origin and history of chocolate, the chocolate making process and types of chocolate, chocolate substitutions, melting, tempering and storing. Finally, that age old question will be considered: “Is chocolate good for you?”