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Today's News

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    With the first full week of school complete, we’d like to take a few moments to reflect and say “thank you” to several people.  First of all, we would like to thank the following for the support they have shown the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) Program: Superintendent Sally Skinner, Instructional Assistant Misty Middleton, middle/high school, Principal Dave Johnstone, Elementary Principal David Poer, the members of the Williamstown Board of Education, the parent and teacher members of both school’s SBDM Councils, our teachers, staff members and co

  • Bachman recounts vist to Kenya

    The Williamstown Woman’s Club met on Aug. 12 with guest speaker Daniel Bachman. There were nearly 50 people in attendance to hear Bachman speak about his recent experiences while on a mission trip in Kenya.

    The group enjoyed a dinner with an international theme and listened to special music performed by Hanna Kinsey, Corey Smith, Caitlyn Treichel and Carley Wagoner. They played “Salute to the Colors,” a piano duo for eight hands.

     

  • Gateway Technical and Community College

    Judith Elizabeth Maurer of Williamstown was awarded a $1,000 Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation scholarship for the fall 2010 semester. Maurer, a student at the Gateway Community and Technical College, was among 25 scholarship recipients.

    Maurer is the spouse of Covington Police Department Capt. William Maurer.

  • Northern Kentucky University

    Rebekah S. Saylor, a junior at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester.

    Saylor is pursuing dual certification in special education and elementary education.

    She is the daughter of  J. O. and Suzanne Covington Saylor and the granddaughter of Roger and Bettye Jo Saylor, all of Crittenden.

  • Police Beat 9-2-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 20 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were Chelsea M. Mardis, 19, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Mitsubishi and Vernon R. Mullins, 66, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2006 Toyota.

  • HORSESHOES VS. CORN TOSS

    As cornhole has become a big craze in the past decade, two men from Grant County remember the days when horseshoe was the game to play.

    Jim Pennington, 88, of Dry Ridge, played horseshoe competitively back in the ‘80s and 90’s in the Boone Woods League and is wondering what the hype of cornhole is all about. Pennington has won many awards over the years, some still hanging in his home. He was the Division I champion in 1996, as well as being the league champion in the same year.

  • Community Calendar 9-2-10

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., Sept. 8, Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9.

    CLUBS

  • Former GC teacher wins award

    Chad Carr, pictured right, bottom, has received the Superintendent of the Year award, for the second consecutive year, for his work as regional vice president/superintendent of a global education company in Columbus, Ohio.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    On behalf of Grant County Community Education and Grant County Parks and Recreation, we would like to thank the following organizations for helping make the 2010 Back to School Blowout held Aug. 7 at Grant County Park a huge success.

  • Harrison College

    Vanessa M. Marshall, a 2007 graduate of Wiliamstown High School, received an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Harrison College in Indianapolis on June 18.

    Marshall is the daughter of Tim and Kim Marshall of Corinth and the granddaughter of Floyd and Sherry Blevins of Amherst, Ohio.