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Today's News

  • Mildred and Mitzi minister to residents of Grant Manor

    Mildred Ferguson and her Maltese dog, Mitzi, have made it their mission to look in on the residents at Grant Manor Nursing Home.

    “She isn’t full-blooded, but she is pretty precious,” Mildred said, looking down at the round ball of white fluffy fur.

    Mildred has been involved in Christian ministry since she was just a girl and continues to teach an adult women’s Sunday School class at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    Drivers with their eyes on their cell phones to text instead of the road are now breaking the law.

    Texting while driving is prohibited among about 170 new laws that take effect July 15.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days following the adjournment of the Kentucky General Assembly, unless a bill contains another effective date or is declared an emergency.

    During the 2010 session, 163 bills and eight joint resolutions were signed into law.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Building Permits 7-15-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant county in June 2010:

    • June 3:

    Jack Kemper, roof, 54 Taft Hwy., 200 square feet, estimated cost $2,600; permit fee $44.70.

    Williamstown Baptist Church, ramp, 11 square feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $40.

    John Kirby, retaining wall, 70 Broadway, 50 square feet, estimated cost $20,000; permit fee $61.64.

    • June 7:

    Jeremy Lewis, inground pool, 115 Waterworks Rd., 576 square feet, estimated cost $18,000; permit fee $53.88.

  • McCandless, boy, April 8

    Bob and Cassie McCandless of Berry would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Kash Wilson McCandless was born at 8:30 a.m. on April 5, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Charles and Rhonda Fiscus of Corinth. His paternal grandparents are E. Merrill and Deborah Mitchell of Berry and Tom McCandless of Berry.

    Kash was welcomed home by his brother, Nolan Mccandless.

  • Alumni holds 56th banquet

    The 56th annual Crittenden High School alumni banquet was held May 15 at the Crittenden Baptist Church.

    Alumni and guests gathered at 3 p.m. to socialize and renew old acquaintances and alumni and guests were welcomed by President Julian Wills.

    Donald Bingham gave the invocation and Mary Morgan Kemper, class of 1939, read a poem she had composed, titled “School Day Memories.”

    Merle Simpson recognized the honored class of 1940, which celebrated 70 years. Those present were Mary Frances Spegal Wills and William Wills.

  • Community Calendar 7-15-10

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. July 20, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., July 19, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

  • Baker-Nantz recognized for photography, writing

    The Grant County News won two awards recently in a contest sponsored by the News’ parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, was awarded a first place award for news photography.

    Baker-Nantz submitted three photos she took during 2009. One was a police standoff in Corinth, another involved a fire in Cordova and the third was a photograph of Della Jones watching Barack Obama’s inauguration.

    Baker-Nantz was also awarded for her writing skills.

  • Support young people with attention

    Wondering how you can make a difference in the life of a youth? Many studies in the past two decades have confirmed that youth having caring and supportive relationships with their family members is critical for raising healthy, resilient youth.

  • Reed graduates Academy

    Sgt. Robert Reed, of the Williamstown Police Department, graduated from The Academy of Police Supervision on June 25. Reed attended a three-week course in Richmond through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety cabinet Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    “I believe that this training will be a great benefit to our police department and to Sgt. Reed, as he expands his law enforcement career,” Chief Al Rich said.

    The course consisted of 122 hours of study, which included both practical and situational activities.

  • Roberts completes training

    Army Pvt. Nathan W. Roberts has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat. The student was trained to perform maintenance in various launchers and re-supply vehicles and reload ammunition on these type vehicles.