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Today's News

  • Operation Imagination offers free programs

    Operation Imagination, a free program for children ages 1 through 6, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grant County Board of Education office, 820 Arnie Rise Blvd., Williamstown, on the following dates:
    • Dec. 16
    • Feb. 17, 2011
    • April 21, 2011
    The program is sponsored by Grant County Community Education and will include evening story time, movement and dancing, singing and crafts based on the theme of the evening. For more information, or to register, call Jill Marksberry at 859-824-2871.
     

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife to hold meeting Dec. 15

    More than 230 people attended a Nov. 29 town hall meeting in Gilbertsville held by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The Monday night meeting was the first of nine sessions scheduled across the state during the next two weeks.

    “A lot of people ran through heavy rain just so they could join us for this meeting,” noted Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett. “That shows us the real interest that people have in fish and wildlife issues.”

  • Wreath ceremony scheduled for Dec. 11

    Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North will participate with Wreaths Across America ceremonies for fallen heroes of on Dec. 11. These ceremonies will be held simultaneously with about 500 others in the United States and 24 off-shore.
    For more information or to obtain sponsorships wreaths,  e-mail, Alvin.duncan@ky.gov. Also, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org or call toll free 877-385-9504.

  • These are a few of my favorite things

    Around October, I start mixing my recipe for the holidays.
    I begin with Christmas music, and if I don’t have a good portion of Bing Crosby, mixed with Rosemary Clooney and dashes of Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Johnny Mathis, I become Grinch-afied. A smidge of the Davis sisters, Skeeter and Betty Jack, singing “Christmas Boogie,” is just icing on the cake. Most of these artists were popular in the 40’s, before I was born, but I listened to Skeeter, as a love-sick teen in my West Virginia home, in the 60’s.

  • Crittenden Baptist keeps eye on future, community’s needs

    It’s nearly impossible not to notice the large red brick structure that is being built on the front of Crittenden Baptist Church on U.S. 25.

    The new building, which measures 105 feet by 114 feet, will be used as a multi-purpose area.

    “We want this to be for whatever the community needs for it to be,” said Minister Bill Page. “Whether it be for tutoring or community meeting space.”

    Crittenden Baptist’s congregation, according to Page, had been exploring and praying about an addition for nearly 10 years.

  • Church Notes 12.2.10

    Camp Northward
    • Camp Northward’s calendar is filling to capacity.
    • The Holiday Compass publication is in the mail. It will help ring in the season, and share many update items. Check the Web site at www.campnorthward.com to mark your 2011 calendar with the updated camp schedule.

  • Lady Braves fine tune for Simon Kenton

    The Grant County Lady Braves will have to make some improvements in time for their regular-season home match up with Simon Kenton Dec. 3, as the team fell to the Lady Rebels 74-36 Nov. 29 at Owen County High School.

    “We have to get better in all aspects of the game,” Coach Darrell Guffey said after the game. “We can’t mature them overnight and we just are going to have to work with them on lots of things.”

    One of those “things” will be getting the girls in better shape with more conditioning in practice.

  • We are thankful. . .
  • Shop local - business matters

    It’s a shame but Grant County lost two locally-owned and operated businesses this week.
    Dairy Queen and Little Shrimp, both in Dry Ridge, have closed or will be closing by the end of the week. Dairy Queen closed on Monday and Shrimp will close on Saturday.
    Donna Cain, owner of Little Shrimp, hung a simple message on the door that said the Shrimp was being forced due to economy and lack of business.
    Her final plea in the note was that Grant County residents would shop locally. Amen!

  • Grant County High School students give help for holidays

    The Grant County High School Caring for Communities Club challenged all third period classes to see who could bring in the most food for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Center in Williamstown. The food drive ran from Nov. 9 to Nov. 22. The JROTC class won the contest with 176 donated items and celebrated with a pizza party on Nov. 24. In total, students contributed 834 items.