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Today's News

  • Special Olympics torch to run through Grant County

    The Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch will make its way through Grant County on May 27 on the journey to Richmond for the 2010 Summer Games.

    The torch will begin its quest May 17 in Daviess County before continuing on its path through the state May 26 in Kenton County.

    The following day, Grant County will participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

    For more information about this story, pick up a print copy of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Being a survivor

    Barb Burgess never dreamed she would get cancer. That all changed in August 2009 when she went for her annual mammogram.

    The doctors noticed a questionable spot that eventually was diagnosed as breast cancer.

  • Community Calendar 5-27-10

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. June 3, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. May 29, 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.

  • Veterans honored with free lunch, patriotic music

    Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag never seemed more appropriate than May 8 in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    The words to the national anthem, heard countless times before meaningless baseball games, meant everything to a roomful of veterans who fought to preserve freedom.

    Patriotism became contagious as veterans were honored with a free luncheon program that had attendees singing along to inspirational songs and remembering those lost in war.

  • Moran crowned Most Beautiful Overall

    Alexia Rose Moran has done it again.

    On Saturday, May 8 in Louisville, she was crowned the Most Beautiful Overall in the International Fresh Faces of Kentucky pageant.

    Alexis also won best smile and received a trophy, a $300 savings bond and $50 in cash.

    Now, Alexis is on her way to Daytona Beach, Fla., as a Kentucky state title holder for Most Beautiful.

    This will be her first national pageant.

    Alexis is the daughter of Humberto and Amber Moran of Owenton and granddaughter of Charlotte Linville (Claypool).

  • Crittenden, Corinth join KLC lawsuit

    Two Grant County cities recently decided to join a class action lawsuit filed against the Kentucky League of Cities.

    The lawsuit, filed by attorney Brandon Voelker on behalf of the city of Cold Spring, alleges “financial improprieties,” including unauthorized financial benefits, altered compensation without board approval, direct conflicts of interests involving expenditures and breach of fiduciary duties by KLC.

    The claims stem from spending excesses from July 2006 to June 2009 brought to light by the state auditor’s office.

  • Teusink-Yates plan wedding

    David and Darlene Yates of Crittenden are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Destiny Yates to Leighton Teusink, son of Morris and Lindzi Teusink of Clarksville, Mi.

    The bride is a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2006 graduate of Northern Kentucky University.

    She is the director of Pregnancy Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The groom is employed by R.E. West.

    The wedding is being planned and the date will be announced later.

  • Excellence in Education

    Pat Conrad almost missed her calling.

    In her second year at Eastern Kentucky University, she had no desire to become a teacher.

    After spending 28 years as family consumer science teacher at Grant County High School, Conrad can’t imagine being anything else.

  • Google Doodle

    A college scholarship and worldwide Web fame is on the line for a Williamstown High School freshman.

    Emily Caudill, daughter of Scott and Ecie Caudill, is one of 40 regional finalists in a national contest by Google.

    She was selected from 33,000 entries in the Doodle 4 Google contest.

    Caudill is in the Grade 7-9 Category, Region 7. Only one vote per computer. To vote for her doodle, go to www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.htm.

    For more information about this story, pick up a print copy of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Anderson, Burton named EMS Providers of the Year

    They’ve worked together over the past four years, forming a partnership that allows them to know exactly what the other one’s doing.

    Todd Anderson and Lee Burton make up a duo that drives the streets of Dry Ridge and Grant County every third day as EMS providers.

    Because of their dedication to serving others, the Dry Ridge Fire Department named the pair the 2009 Emergency Meducal Service Providers of the Year.