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Today's News

  • Holy cow! Just shoot him already!

    In my 25-plus years of working in the community newspaper business, I often get asked when I’m going to write about my family. (Keep in mind it’s usually my family that is doing the asking.)
    I (kind-of) jokingly reply that I have to wait until they are all dead and buried so they won’t sue me.
    When I write a column, I try to find humor in most all situations because that’s how I deal with life and let’s face it families can be just downright funny sometimes.
    Take what started out innocently enough on a recent Sunday afternoon.

  • I believe we will win

    “I believe that we will win” is a chant that takes me all the way back (only three years ago) to high school cheering on our basketball team. This cheer though has taken on a whole new meaning in terms of the US Men’s National team competing in the World Cup.

  • Pavers are good way to honor loved ones

    Many of us are proud of our family members who have served in the military and now there’s a good way to honor their service and do something good in the community.
    Storme Vanover, a local veteran, and members of the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown are selling brick pavers to fund a monument to the five local men who died serving in Vietnam.
    Their goal is to raise money for a memorial to be constructed at the legion hall on U.S. 25 in Williamstown.
    Members of the post will be selling memorial pavers for $50 during the month of June.

  • REUNION NOTES

    The Fortner family reunion will be held on July 20 at the Grant County Park in shelters one and two in Crittenden.
    Send Reunion information to: gcneditorial@grantky.com by noon on Monday and it can be included in the Grant County News for free. Call 859-824-3343 for more information.
     

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Anthony Cook of Owenton and Pam Mullins of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Rashell Newman to Michael David Turner, son of Ken and Patty Wininger.
    The wedding is being planned for 5 p.m. on June 28 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden with Bro. Joe Howard officiating.
    The maid of honor will be the sister of the bride, Stephanie Barnes of Dry Ridge. The bridesmaid will be Mikaela Turner of Carrollton.
    The flower girl will be Layla Newman and ring bearer will be Grace Newman.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Koebcke of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Brianne to Adam Keith Leach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Leach of Jeffersonville.
    The wedding is being planned for June 28, 2014.
    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2013 graduate of University of Kentucky.
    She is employed by University of Kentucky.
    He is also a 2013 graduate of University of Kentucky. He is employed by Union Pacific Railroad. The couple will reside in Texas.

  • CRAVE MOBILE VISIT RE-SCHEDULED

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay For Life Team’s White Castle Crave Mobile fundraiser has been rescheduled for Sept. 6.
    The Crave Mobile, which suffered mechanical failure, will be set up at the Dry Ridge City Building.
    All proceeds will go to the DRFD Relay For Life team.

  • GOLF SCRAMBLE TO BENEFIT KSP TROOPER ISLAND

    Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge will host a golf scramble to raise funds for the 2014 Trooper Island Camp.
    The fundraiser will be June 27 at Eagle Creek Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the scramble set to start at 9 a.m.
    The entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team. Registration forms can by obtained by contacting Trooper David Jones at 859-428-5609.
     or 859-391-9501.
    Trooper Island Camp is a non-profit organization that operates solely on private contributions.

  • Ghost tour to raise funds for Sherman Tavern restoration

    Have you ever seen a ghost?
    Now is your chance as The Friends of Sherman Tavern will host a paranormal ghost tour at Sherman Tavern from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 28.
    The cost of the tour is $25 with all proceeds going to the restoration of the Sherman Tavern historical site.
    Eddie Parks of northern Grant County will lead the tour with the Tri State Shadow Chasers, a group he founded in 2008.

  • City race deadline is Aug. 12

    The filing deadline may still be two months away, but the first candidate for a non-partisan city race has turned in his paperwork.
    Vincent S. Stephens has filed to run for mayor of the city of Dry Ridge.
    The May primary has set up multiple races in November for county offices, including judge-executive, jailer, clerk and magistrates, pitting a Republican against a Democrat.
    However, non-partisan candidates who would like to run for mayor and city council or commission seats in Williamstown, Dry Ridge, Crittenden or Corinth have until 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to file.