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Today's News

  • CNA embraces clients with care

    Cleveta Utter, of Corinth, was chosen as Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center’s Employee of the Year.

    Utter has worked at Grant Manor for four years, but has been a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for more than three decades.

    “I was stunned that I got it,” Utter said. “I cried. There was a lot of qualified candidates this year.”

  • CHAMBER BANQUET IS APRIL 30

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will host its 41st annual banquet on April 30 at Williamstown High School.

    Representatives from the ARK Encounter will be the honored guests.

    Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

    The chamber’s annual awards for Volunteer of the Year, Grant Countian of the Year, as well as for Excellence in Education and Excellence in Business will also be presented.

  • County lags in physical activity

    Adults in Grant County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at a greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 34 percent of Grant County adults said they had gotten no exercise in the previous month, other that what they may have gotten while at work.

  • VOTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY

    Kentucky residents who wish to vote in the upcoming May 17 primary election - which nominates candidates for major state government offices - have until Monday, April 18 to register to vote.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad will accept voter registration cards until 4 p.m.. A postmark of Monday or before is also required for all mailed voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained online at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

    Voters who have recently moved nbeeed to update their voter registration so that they are alloved to vote on election day.

  • ‘I once was lost, but now I’m found’

    In the song, ‘Amazing Grace’, the words ‘I once was lost, but now I am found,’ speaks volumes to me now.

    I recently became a member of my fiancé’s church, Asbury United Methodist Church in Highland Heights.

    The road to that moment was a long path in my Christian life.

    I was baptized Lutheran in October 1985 at St. John’s in Aurora, Ind. This church was a part of my family with my Grandma Warren and my immediate family all being members.

  • Bank robber sentenced

    One of three Grant County men who pleaded guilty last year in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Wright was sentenced Feb. 25 to two years in prison.

    Dustin Webster, 25, changed his plea Nov. 12 as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

    Along with the sentence, Webster will serve three years of probation after his release and he must repay $2,086 to the bank.

    Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 26, and Ronald L. Hall, 26, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.

  • A RELIGIOUS POINT OF VIEW

    I don’t know I could have missed it, but Feb. 13 was International Day of Self-Love.

    I was probably too busy loving myself that day to notice.

    Daylle Deanna Schwartz, author of “How do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways,” is a huge advocate of loving  yourself. She writes a blog called “Lessons from a Recovering Doormat” at Beliefnet.com and offers “I Love Me” tips.

  • Church Notes

    Camp Northward Connections
    • April 16 - Pancake breakfast ($5) - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a free community Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Egg hunting will be divided into age groups from ‘walkers’ to fifth grade students. There will be prize and candy-filled eggs, door prizes, snacks and opportunities to tour the campus. Call 859-654-3865 for more information.

    Christ Community

  • UNWANTED, UNLOVED

    Kathyrn Howell of Dry Ridge already had a new puppy.

    Boy, was she surprised when her granddaughter saw a black vehicle shove two Golden Retrievers and a small Chihuahua/terrior mix house dog out and drive away in front of her home on Cason Lane.

    She was even more surprised when one of the retrievers gave birth to 10 small, fuzzy babies – a litter of all girl puppies.

    Howell was only able to save eight of the puppies.

  • Help needed for day of prayer

    Volunteers are needed to help with the National Day of Prayer on May 5. If you can help, an organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Williamstown Christian Church.