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Today's News

  • Merchants take concerns to council

    The Williamstown Main Street Merchants want downtown Williamstown to be cleaned up to encourage new growth.

    That’s the message that merchants plan to bring to city council meeting on Aug. 2.

    “Other cities have worked with merchants to clean things up and that’s what we want,” said Marlene McComas, a long-time business owner in Williamstown.

    Debbie Stone, owner of Massage on Main, will serve as spokesperson for the merchants group and has prepared a Power Point presentation for the city council.

  • Purcell tapped to fill seat on Crittenden council

    Crittenden City Council has a new face at the table, after member Gary Greenwell offered a letter of resignation at the June meeting, citing health issues.

    James Purcell, county attorney for 21 years and Grant County District Judge from 2003 to 2006, was sworn into office, by Megan Simpson, the city clerk/treasurer, on July 6 and immediately took his seat at the table. Purcell will finish the term vacated by Greenwell and has filed for election to council in November.

  • IN THE KNOW

    Grilling for

    the cause

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Grant County will hold a grill out fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    The lunch cost $6, which includes: rib eye steak sandwich, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw and dessert. All proceeds will go to benefit breast cancer patients.

    Free eye screenings

    offered at St. Elizabeth

    Dr. Charles Breen will conduct free eye screenings at St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Grant County in Williamstown from 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 30.

  • Sex crimes land Crittenden man in prison

    A 54-year-old Crittenden man was sentenced to life in prison July 22 after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree sodomy of an 11-year-old boy.

    Daniel Newman, who had previously been convicted of 21 felony sex crimes against children in other northern Kentucky counties, could be eligible for parole after 20 years in prison.

    He was arrested May 15, 2009, at his apartment in the Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden after teachers at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary overheard two male students talking about the crimes the previous day.

  • Rich family vacations at Lake Cumberland
  • Kyle-Burger wed May 8

    Melissa Ann Kyle of Dry Ridge became the bride of Jeffrey Ross Burger on May 8, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fairfield, Ohio.  

    The bride’s parents are Nancy and James Hudson of Dry Ridge and Mark and Lisa Kyle of Carrollton.  

    The groom’s parents are Diane and Ron Cantrell of Fairfield and Ken and Diane Burger of West Chester, Ohio.    

    The bride wore an ivory strapless satin Oleg Cassini ball gown with a bodice of beaded embroidery and a chapel length train. A cathedral veil completed her attire.  

  • Guest has worn out welcome

    I feel violated! There I said it. No, I haven’t been the victim of a violent or even minor crime, but I feel violated anyway.

    An unwanted, unwelcome “guest” has invaded my personal space and he’s worn out his welcome.

    There’s a mouse, not in my house, but in the News office.

    I recently went on vacation and didn’t notice anything amiss before I left. But, upon my return when I opened my closet to put away my camera and purse, I noticed the “gifts” Mr. Mouse had left me.

  • Melton to celebrate 80th birthday

    The family and friends of Charlie Melton are invited to share in the celebration of his 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Eagle Creek County Club, 990 Crittenden Mount Zion Rd., Dry Ridge.

    Guests are asked to R.S.V.P. by calling 859-428-2986 or 859-317-2915.

    Bring your good wishes and memories.

  • We've only just begun

    Hello Grant County. My name is Matt Birkholtz and I am the new sports reporter for The Grant County News. I would like to share my story and how I got to this point in my life.

    I am 24 years old and am from Aurora, Ind. I remember loving sports since I was 5 years old and can remember watching the Cincinnati Reds, pretending to be like Eric Davis and Barry Larkin, sliding into the television set as they won the 1990 World Series.

  • Community Calendar 8-5-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., Aug. 11, Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

    CLUBS