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Today's News

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    eir sponsorship and support for the cross country tournament. We had a lot of compliments on the tournament and thanks to Dry Ridge Toyota our tournament is becoming one of the best in the state. I also appreciate their sponsorship of the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational Cup. Without their support, our athletes would not be able to experience one of the best soccer tournaments in Northern Kentucky. We appreciate everything they do for the athletes at Grant County High School.

    Scott Shipp

    Jobs for America’s Graduates

    Athletic Director

  • SCAM ALERT

    An alert bank teller held police foil an alleged check scam.

    When two men wearing green traffic vests and white hard hats entered Forcht Bank on Oct. 27 and attempted to cash checks drawn on the account of the Lexington Legends Baseball team, Gayle West noticed something “wasn’t right about the checks.”

    West alerted the Grant County Sheriff’s Office who came to the bank to investigate and ended up charging both men with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Voters have spoken and the winners are . . .

    (Editor’s Note: These results have not been certified, but were the final vote totals given out at the clerk’s office on Nov. 2.)

    Darrell Link narrowly escaped an upset by Republican Steve Wood to win his fourth term in the race for Grant County Judge-Executive.

    Link will continue to run the highest office in the county for at least four more years after beating Wood by 45 votes.

  • Wilson graduates from rocket course

    Army Pvt. Shane A. Wilson has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.   He completed basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. in September, which was a nine-week course.

    He is the son of Hubert Allen Wilson of Crittenden and Cheryl Wilson of Independence.

    Wilson is a 2006 graduate of Simon Kenton High School.

  • Williamstown Family Resource and Youth Center staff attends FRYSC 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Pictured are Kelly West, Williamstown FRYSC coordinator, Michael Denny, director of the Division of FRYSC, Tammy McClelland, Williamstown FRYSC coordinator’s assistant and registrar and Misty Middleton, instructional supervisor and district contact for Williamstown FRYSC.

  • BABY OF THE WEEK

    Hi! My name is Audrey Cecile Browning.

    I was born on April 30 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My parents are Carol Sullivan and Kevin Browning of Williamstown.

    My grandparents are Donald and Clara Gordon of Williamstown and Francis and Betty Browning of St. Augustine, Fla.

    My favorite things to do are rolling over and spending time with my big brother and grandma and grandpa and being outside.

     

  • Race for State

    As fall sports are winding down, cross-country is still remaining.

    Both Grant County High School and Williamstown High School are gearing for the regional meet Nov. 6 at Idlewild Park in Burlington, hoping for a spot in the state meet Nov. 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Grant County

    Coach Marlon Kinsey had a tough decision to make Nov. 1. He had three girls vying for two spots.

    His decision for the two spots was for the girls to run their home course out in the fields next to Sherman Elementary.

  • Election recanvass requested

    The polls may be closed, but the election is not over for three Grant County races.

    Two county-wide candidates have called for a recanvass of vote totals, while two Corinth candidates will see a flip of a coin or drawing of straws decide their fate.

    Republican Steve Wood, who fell short by 45 votes against Judge-Executive Darrell Link, has called for a recanvass of vote totals as a first step in an eventual recount of the votes.

  • Root enlists with Air Force

    Christopher J. Root, a 2008 Grant County High School graduate, enlisted with the United States Air Force on Sept. 23, 2008. He graduated from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 5, 2008. He is serving as an A10 Crew Chief at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Ga. Root has received an award for maintenance professional of the quarter, and will be promoted to a senior airman in March 2011. He is currently serving as a crew chief over Tactical Aircraft Maintenance with the 23rd AMXS in Afghanistan.

  • 100 years young

    Adversity merely slowed her down. Life’s trials only fortified her resolve, and on Nov. 13, Caroline Vice Ransdell will turn 100-years-old.

    She celebrated at an open house on Nov. 7, where she received best wishes from family, friends, former students and a host of Grant Countians. Standing and calling most by their names, at times she giggled like a school girl.

    How has she lived so long, yet remained so young?