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Today's News

  • Churches offer Lenten meals

    • St. William Catholic Church
    The annual Lenton Fish Fry has returned to St. William Catholic Church and continues through April 15.
    The meal, including battered cod, three sides, cornbread, dessert and a drink will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at 6 Church Street, off Waterworks Road. The cost is $7.50 per meal.
    Phone orders can be called in to 859-866-5107.

    • Family Tabernacle Church of God

  • ACS offers free makeovers

    The American Cancer Society is offering free makeup to female cancer patients at their Look Good Feel Better Session on April 18 at St. Elizabeth Grant County.
    Patients will learn how to enhance their appearance utilizing make up techniques. The session starts at 6 p.m. and is limited to the first 12 callers. Call the American Cancer Society to register at 859-647-2226.

  • GCHS Class of 1961 seeking information

    The Grant County High School class of 1961 will have their 50th class reunion on May 28.
    Addresses for the following people are needed: Audrey Beagle, Kathryn Milner, Eddie Coulson, Joan Kerns and Helen Wynn.
    If anyone has these addresses, call Elsie Dever at 859-824-5945.

  • Skirvin graduates basic combat training

    Army Pvt. Kristian L. Skirvin has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Detention Center opens canteen

    A former Grant County Detention Center library has been transformed into a store where inmates can purchase everything from Slush Puppy drinks and snacks to toiletries and 15-inch digital TVs.
    The Grant County Detention Center Canteen opened Feb. 25 to the delight of many inmates.
    “I’m like a kid in a candy store,” said one inmate as he filled up his bag.
    The canteen is the first of its kind in a detention center in Kentucky, said Jailer Terry Peeples.

  • Is this really starting over?

  • Roadblocks won’t stop meth makers

    Where there is a will there’s a way.

    That was the overall feeling from four Grant County inmates when asked if making pseudoephedrine a prescription drug would deter methamphetamine manufacturers.

  • Going on a treasure hunt

    I may have the best job in the world, because I get to go on a treasure hunt, and I’ve already started. What I’ve found so far has been priceless.
    As part of an ongoing series, we will be presenting Grant County’s Living Treasures.
    Recently, I sat down with Anna Mary Gordon who turned 100 on March 19. I was humbled to be entrusted with her story.
    She prospered by hard work, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit in a time when it was difficult just to do the daily chores required to function and to get from one place to another.

  • For The Record March 24, 2011

    Deeds
    (Commissioner’s Deed) Forcht Bank; Allen Brown, Becky Brown, City of Williamstown, County of Grant and Wells Fargo Bank, by Edward M. Bourne, Master Commissioner to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lot 46, 47, 48 and 49 of Roselawn Drive Addition, $105,000
    Jan. 6:
    Brenda J. Mullins Egleston and Sidney Darrin Egleston to Michael S. Yarter and Patricia N. Yarter, lot 1 and 2, Section 1 of James F. Wilson, Jr. Subdivision, $160,000

  • METH MESS

    Numbers don’t lie. Kentucky State Police reports that there were 1,080 methamphetamine labs found statewide during 2010, exceeding all previous year totals.

    From 2004 to 2009, there were 11,465 meth-related arrests in the state.

    There were at least six meth lab busts in Grant County in 2010, including three at Locus Ridge Apartments in Dry Ridge in a three-month span.