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Today's News

  • No mercy for the hard-of-hearing

    When people are near blindness, straining to see through thick-lens glasses, people, in general, admire their courage and have some sympathy for their challenges. I’m pretty sure if someone is completely deaf, they are also extending understanding.

    Not so, for the hard-of-hearing. People yell at them. Sure, it’s what they have to do to get them to hear, but it’s usually mixed with a good dose of, “You’re really annoying.”

  • Academic honors

    Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 938 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2009 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 19.

    Local EKU graduates include: Sarah Ann Herbstreit of Crittenden, Erica Tina-Marie Anglin of Dry Ridge, Taylor Oren Depp and Chrystal Nichole Varner, both of Williamstown.

    University of Louisville

    The University of Louisville announced that two local students were among their Fall 2009 graduates.

  • Community Calendar 4-1-10

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. April 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. April 3, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

    Corinth Women’s Club - 6 p.m. April 6, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., April 8.

  • MILITARY

    Shane P. Walters has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program. Walters, a 2007 graduate of Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood will report to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training in March 2010.

    He is the son of Mary Walters of Villa Hills and Danny Walters of Dry Ridge.

  • Wilson awarded $6,000 scholarship

    Tyler Wilson, a senior at Grant County High School who is also enrolled at the Boone County Area Technology Center in Hebron, has a passion for cars.

    Wilson won a $6,000 scholarship to Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Northern Kentucky Regional SkillsUSA competition held Feb. 28 at Boone County ATC. He competed for three hours, working on mocked-up metal to simulate working on the body of an automobile.

    “I didn’t believe it,” Wilson said of his win. “My parents were happy and amazed.”

  • Strike up the band!

    David Owens is outstanding in his field and he has the title to prove it. The music and band director at Grant County High School has been given the highest honor awarded a band director in the state of Kentucky.

    Owens was named the 2010 Outstanding Young Band Director by the Kentucky Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Band Masters Fraternity at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association’s annual conference in Louisville in February.

  • Police Beat 4-1-10

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Wright investigated an accident at 4:05 p.m. March 13 on Interstate 75. The drivers involved were Denise F. Abney, 23, of Corinth, driving a 1991 Chevrolet, Lloyd Bowman, 62, of Piqua, Ohio, driving a 2007 Dodge and Andrew Paulus, 42, of Versailles, driving a 2005 Ford.

  • MILITARY

    Army National Guard Pfc. Christopher M. Jump has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment.

  • For the Record 4-1-10

    Marriage Licenses:

    Dec. 21

    Tracy Nichole Wyrick, 30, Owenton, waitress, to James Charles Skinner, 28, Williamstown, unemployed

    Dec. 29

    Denise Lorraine Boomsliter, 51, Crittenden, factory, to Joel Ervin Walz, 59, Crittenden, ITT architect

    Dec. 30

    Amie Lynn Rowland, 35, Huber Heights, Ohio, advertising, to Adam Joseph Weber, 39, Huber Heights, Ohio, welder

    Lisa Lynn Henson, 47, Williamstown, unemployed, to Ted Paul Bishop, 46, Williamstown, mechanic

    Jan. 5:

  • Dry Ridge resident shares muffin recipe with cooks across America

    Dry Ridge resident Robyn Fischesser is sharing her favorite recipe for Snickerdoodle Muffins with other hometown cooks at Just a Pinch Recipe Club, the new online recipe community created for and by cooks in hometown America.

    Fischesser has taken a traditional cookie recipe and added her own unique twist to create a fun-to-eat muffin.

    “She has been an avid and early participant in the Just A Pinch Recipe Club,” said Mary Leanderts, club representative.