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    There is a battle in our country. It is going on every day and it is being fought without many people even knowing it is happening. It is the battle for our American way of life and the freedoms that we treasure and enjoy.

  • GCHS Marching Band earns championship title

    When Grant County Marching Band arrived at Madison Southern High School in Berea, they knew they had a huge target on their back as the defending KMEA AAAA East Regional Champions.  In order to defend that title, Grant County knew that they had to bring a champion performance to the field.  

  • Burgess shakes hands with former president

    Tim Burgess, 22, of Williamstown attended the Jack Conway Rally held on the campus of the University of Kentucky Oct. 11.

    Burgess met up with President Bill Clinton. Clinton can be seen holding the photo of himself and Burgess taken at the White House in January of 1993, when Burgess was 4 years old.

    Over the years, the two have corresponded through the mail, but this was the first time they had seen each other in 18 years.


  • For the Record 10-29-10



    Sept. 14:

    (Special Warranty Deed) Forcht Bank to Cynthia A. Cahill, lot 2 of Country Club Estates, $168,000

    (Commissioner’s Deed) BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP; Gregory W. Carr and Susan M. Carr, husband and wife; and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Federal National Mortgage Association, lot 16, Section 2 of Steers Estates, $155,000

  • Police Beat 10-28-10

    (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 charged Tonya A. Beach 32, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500 at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 on Ferguson Boulevard. Beach was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    The Dry Ridge Police Department investigated an accident involving out of county residents.

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    Pink is the new black – at least at PHI Air Medical.  No, it is not a fashion statement, rather a statement about life and health.

    October is breast cancer awareness month. PHI Air Medical is on a mission to touch the lives of moms, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and female friends this month.  

    One in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime, 40,000 die each year and every 14 minutes a life is lost to the disease – the reality is that precaution and awareness are the best defense.

    Fast facts about breast cancer:

  • Donald and Thelma Tolle will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 29.

    They were married in Newport, Kentucky.

    The couple has four children: Donald Tolle II, of Williamstown, Barbara Bell of Owenton, Becky Hensley of Williamstown and Brenda Hartman of Sparta. They have 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    They are planning a trip to celebrate.

    Donald worked for Littleford Brothers for 30 years and retired from factory work in Florence. His wife, Thelma, worked for 15 years and is retired from CBS Temporary Services.



    Those of us in Grant County have a special service in our community that some may not know about.

    Recently, I had to have surgery for cancer that required radiation twice a day for five days consecutive days and occurring six hours apart, at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Thomas More Parkway.

    Due to some circumstances, I was not able to drive myself and needed help. I called the coordinator of the American Cancer Society and talked to Darlene Houchens. She in turn called volunteers that take their own time and expenses to help those in need like myself.

  • Record Breaking

    One plays offense.

    One plays defense.

    For both, senior Jackie Kinman and sophomore Mackenzie Tucker, a highlight of the 2010 soccer season was breaking school records.

    Kinman broke the all-time school record for goals scored, surpassing Emily Yager in career goals finishing with 33.

    Tucker, in just her second year on the team, has broken the record for shutouts, recording 10 shutouts in just two years as goalkeeper.

    The opportunity to break the records were a big part of the season for both Kinman and Tucker.

  • Wright places 7th at state championship

    All things come to an end and for Grant County High School senior golfer Zach Wright his high school golfing days ended finished in seventh place, shooting  a two-round total of 149 at the state tournament Oct. 7-9 in Bowling Green.

    It wasn’t where he was hoping to be, but it was a reasonable finish.

    “I am definitely pleased with where I finished,” he said.

    Wright said that he shot three over par on the last three holes of the state tournament and if he would have shot a par on those three holes he could have placed as high as third.