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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 10-21-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

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

  • Indictments 10-21-10

    The grand jury, which met Oct. 13, returned indictments against seven people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Tosha M. Adams, 22, criminal mischief first degree and criminal attempt to burglary second degree.

    • Tiffney M. McCoy, 23, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property over $500.

  • OUR OPINION

    Calling all Grant Countians who care about the future of their community!

    Here’s your chance to speak up.

    The Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Williamstown High School.

    Candidates for judge-executive, jailer, coroner, magistrate, mayor and city council will be answering questions that you think are important.

    So here’s your chance to let the Grant County News staff know what you want the candidates to be asked.

  • Phipps-Blaze set wedding date

    Gary and Joy Phipps of Florence are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashlee Phipps, to Matthew Blaze, son of Mark and Darlena Blaze of Mason.

    The wedding will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is a fourth grade teacher at Sherman Elementary School in Dry Ridge.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    I want the folks in your community to know what great band parents are in the Williamstown and Grant County High School band program. Our band pit trailer recently got caught in between two barriers, seeing that we were actually going to pick the trailer up and physically move it, 15-20 of those band parents jumped in and got us on unstuck.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    I want to commend the Grant County High School football coaches and players regarding their courteous, polite, and respectful conduct they exhibited during their trip to their football game at Anderson County.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    A few days ago, I took a min-vacation to a few midwestern states. At one point, I stopped at a state capitol administration department to obtain points of interest information. Surprisingly all the state workers had been replaced by a special group from India (seems there is not any one in the U.S. of A. smart enough to work the state computers). Due to the language difference, I could not explain what I wanted, nor understand what they were saying to me. Needless to say, I left without the information. In frustration, I decided to return home, ending my trip.

  • Braves work to improve fundamentals

    It seems like a long time since the Braves were 2-1 on the season. Actually, it has been four weeks, and since then Grant County has fallen to South Oldham 36-3  on Oct. 8.

    Coach Mike Davis said the team needs to get back to the fundamentals of football.

    “We are still a young football team,” he said. “We were not playing responsibile football.”

    The loss dropped the Braves to 2-5 on the season and for Grant County to get to a .500 record, it will have to start with a win over Oldham County on Oct. 15.

  • BRINGING HOME THE BLUE RIBBONS

    The canned jars of white pears, golden peaches, green beans and relishes were removed from the 2010 Grant County Fair just over a month ago, but Margaret Poor, of Williamstown, is already revving up for 2011.

    “I’m already fixing things for next year, because a lot of the garden stuff isn’t on when the fair is on,” Poor said. “So you start fixing things after the fair for next year. I’ve done tomatoes, tomato juice, applesauce, peaches.”

  • Simpsons celebrate 50 years

    Bob and Wanda Simpson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.

    They were married by the Rev. R.T. Daughtery at the Williamstown Baptist Church.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The party is given by their family and no gifts are requested.

    The Simpsons have three sons and two daughters-in-law. Their names are Steve and Nancy Elliott Simpson, Jim and Mary Ann Draper Simpson and Troy Simpson.