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Today's News

  • Conservation District awards NKU scholarships

    Diana Clifton and Michelle Marshall recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students attending Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    The scholarships, which are given out twice a year, are provided by the Grant County Conservation District.

    Clifton of Dry Ridge is a mother of a 10-year-old son who attends Williamstown Independent Schools.

    She is currently a sophomore and has a goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in social work.

  • Parent elections to be held for Grant County SBDM

    Parent elections for the Grant County High School School Based Decision-Making Council will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 29 in the GCHS Library / Media Center. All nominations must be submitted by e-mail to Lisa McIntosh at lisa.mcintosh@grant.kyschools.us by April 22. Parents of incoming freshman, current freshman, sophomores and juniors are eligible to vote. Questions may also be e-mailed or call 859-824-9739.

  • Is your mom special?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about those special mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, even aunts who are like mothers.

    Tell us about the special “mother” in your life. Send her name, address, phone number and why she’s special to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or mail to the Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097. Be sure to include your name and phone number. The deadline to send a letter is April 30.

    The Grant County News staff will read the letters and choose some of them to be featured in a Mother’s Day story.

     

  • Cloe is April YPA winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for April is Mackenzie Cloe, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Cloe, a self-professed “country girl,” sees springtime a little different than most people—it’s calving time.

    “Right now all the cows are having babies,” Cloe said smiling. “I show dairy cattle in 4-H during the summer. It’s really rewarding and teaches me responsibilities, but basically, it’s just fun.”

    To prepare her cows for a show, she grooms them and works with them, teaching them to walk on a lead.

  • Star Student - Grant County Middle School

    Trisha Lockaby has been selected as the GCMS Eighth Grade Incredible Inca Student of the Week. Lockaby is wise and practical, and exhibits reasonable behavior day after day, while inspiring those around her. She goes into anything with a positive outlook, which makes her a delight to be around. Lockaby is available to help others when needed, and does so in a bright and sensible manner.

    In her free time, she enjoys swimming, singing and hanging out with friends.

  • Look Good Feel Better

    Eleven women gathered in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County conference room on Monday night.

    The group included two sisters and sister-in-laws. The others were strangers.

    One had long hair, a few had short hair, one sported a bright, pink hat. The women were tall, short, skinny and not-so-skinny. Some were quiet and reserved and some couldn’t contain their giggles.

    Their bond – they are all survivors. Their enemy – cancer!

    They took turns introducing themselves and sharing their cancer journey.

  • Lady Braves sweep season series

    The Grant County softball team set a preseason goal of improving on their .500 record in the district from last season.

    With a 15-0 win in five innings against rival Williamstown on April 21, the Lady Braves did just that, improving to 4-0 in the district and earning their fifth straight win.

  • TRASH TALK

    If you’ve got trash, the Grant County Solid Waste office wants it.

    The solid waste (109) board has set May 3 through May 7 as Spring Clean Up for garbage or bulky items such as furniture.

    Items will be picked up on your regular collection day.

    Trash or items should be organized, bagged or bundled and not exceed 75 pounds.

    “This is a way to clean up the county and provide a service to our citizens,” said Bryan Miles, solid waste coordinator.

    “A lot of counties and cities do some form of this,” he said.

  • Community Calendar 4-22-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. April 27, 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. April 24, 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.

  • Carly Middleton served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 17.

    Carly Middleton, the daughter of Greg and Misty Middleton and a sixth grader at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School, served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 17.