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Today's News

  • Edmondson, Prokopchak compete at state

    Williamstown High School sophomore Blake Edmondson and freshman Alex Prokopchak competed at the state track meet in Louisville on June 5.

    Prokopchak finished 19th out of 21 competitors in the 800-meter dash. Her time was 2:41.76.

    Edmondson finished 18th out of 23 competitors in the long jump. His distance was 17-04.75.

    The two were the only athletes to make it to the state meet in the first year of Williamstown’s track and field program.

  • Police Beat 6-17-10

    (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 2:54 p.m. May 28 on Ferguson Boulevard. The drivers involved were Ashley R. David, 19, of DeMossville, driving a 2005 Toyota and Rosie P. Baker, 52, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1999 Toyota.

  • Tea Party is fading

    Today’s topic is the Tea Party, a so – called political ‘phenomenon.’  Actually, the facts behind the hype show that the Tea Party is not so phenomenal and that as time has passed, and despite claims, it has proven inconsequential and is fading.  

  • Less is better

    Unable to attack the message, the left has chosen to attack the messengers. Unable to prevail in the arena of ideas, they have set out to marginalize the players. Funny thing, though, for eight years we were told that criticizing the government was the highest form of patriotism. Now, we’re told its racism.

  • Community Calendar 6-17-10

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., June 21, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. June 19, 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.

  • Haubner honored by YMCA

    Austin Haubner, a resident of Dry Ridge, was honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as a YMCA Character Award recipient.

    All 40 YMCA Character Award honorees were recognized for exemplifying the YMCA’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They give of their time unselfishly to help others while wholeheartedly working to better themselves. They are leaders and role models, setting examples for younger generations.

  • Nimersheim to attend leadership institute

    Susan Calloway Nimersheim, director of the Grant County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

  • GCHS students teach DRE preschoolers
  • Courtney chosen to attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Nicole Courtney, a junior at Grant County High School, has been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Couple celebrates golden anniversary

    Jerry and Kay Hicks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from noon to 2 p.m. June 20 at the Williamstown United Methodist Church, where they where married on Father’s Day, June 19, 1960.

    They have a son, Greg Hicks, and his wife, Joyce and a daughter, Sherry Mason and her, husband Tim. The couple has five grandchildren.

    Your presence and best wishes are appreciated, they request no gifts.