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Today's News

  • Seniors become more than teammates

    In all the time they played together, Grant County’s eight volleyball seniors became something more than teammates.

    “We became a family. I’m closer with them then I am anyone else. That I won’t spend every day with them, it’s going to be hard,” Natalie Owings said.

    “I don’t have any sisters or brothers, so they are my family. It’s fun to have a family that’s not what I go home to. I can be myself and goof off,” Kelli Noel said.

  • Second Sunday strives to get community active

    A portion of U.S. 25 in front of Grant County Middle School was closed on Sunday, Oct. 12 but not for road construction.

    A statewide effort to encourage Kentuckians to exercise more came to Grant County. Patty Poer, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, said the 2nd Sunday Event, which was organized by the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Services in cooperation with participating government entities, will bring attention to a statewide need for an increase in physical activity.

  • Community Calendar 10/16/08

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at The Country Grill in Dry Ridge.

    CIVIC ORGANIATIONS

    • The Carlsbad Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. All meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Call Nancy McGee at 991-4540 for the location.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Oct. 22 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Lawrence sisters celebrate

    Clifton Webster and Kathleen Lawrence were married on Oct. 17, 1942, by Rev. George Smith near Georgetown.

    Jimmy Whitson and Mrs. Smith were their witnesses.

    They currently reside in Knoxville.

    The couple has three children, Lawrence Webster of Buffalo, Ny., Katsia Baird of Mount Zion and Ricky Webster of Florence; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

    Harry (Pete) Spegal and Eunice Lawrence were married on Oct. 25, 1952, by Rev. W.F. Brosend in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

    Willard and Joyce Slade were their witnesses.

  • Team effort earns Braves win over Ludlow

    Big time players make big time plays and against Ludlow, Grant County looked like they had a roster full of them.

    The Braves defeated Ludlow 55-14, scoring on both offense and defense.

    “It was a nice win,” coach Mike Davis said. “It’s always good when the ball bounces your way. We had a lot of opportunities on both sides of the ball and on special teams. We took advantage of it.”

  • Police Report 10/23/08

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 5:23 a.m. on Oct. 8 on Main Street in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Amy L. Coghill, 29, of Crittenden driving a 1992 Toyota, Megan West, 19, of Corinth driving a 2005 Honda and an unknown driver.

    Deputy Lee Jacobs executed a warrant for James R. Purnell, 20, of Dry Ridge, at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. Purnell was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Elementary boys’ cross country set eyes on state championship

    The Grant County Elementary boys’ cross country team have set their sights on a state championship.

    By taking first at the Northern Kentucky Elementary Championships on Oct. 15, the Braves earned a spot in the Elementary State Championships on Nov. 1. The race will take place at the Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

  • Williamstown seniors look back fondly

    For Williamstown’s three seniors, their final season wasn’t as successful as they had hoped, but they are still taking away fond memories of their time wearing the orange and black.

    “It’s been a lot of fun,” Melissa Snow, who has played for two years, said. “This year has been about adjusting, but I’ve gone to Williamstown my whole life, so I still take it as an honor to represent my school.”

  • Williamstown struts stuff at GCHS competition

    Grant County Marching Band was the host on Oct. 11 as 12 bands from across the area competed in Dry Ridge.

    Williamstown competed in Class A preliminary competition along with Dayton, Beechwood, Raceland, and Lloyd Memorial.

    Williamstown received second place in their division, behind first place Beechwood. Third place in Class A went to Raceland Worthington. The scores were tight, with Williamstown scoring just .67 behind Beechwood.

  • What if I don’t like the way my child’s teacher teaches?

    Q: I do not like the way my son’s teacher teaches. I’ve called other parents and they agree with me. We want to form a group and go to the principal or the school board. What is the best way to do this so that we will be listened to?