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Today's News

  • Engagements

    Randy and Karen Collins of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Collins to John Tuggle, son of Wendell and Peggy Tuggle of New Liberty.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the JMB Banquet Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College.

    She is employed by Med Care Pharmacy.

  • Fox, girl, June 16

    Tim and Tiffany Fox of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Maci Kenetha Fox was born at 7:17 p.m. June 16 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Tim and Sharon Beach of Dry Ridge. Her maternal great grandparents are Opal Beach of Dry Ridge and the late Marvin Beach and Jesse and Mendola Colson of Corinth.

  • GCHS cross country hosting GC Invitational

    The Grant County High School cross country team is hosting the 37th annual Grant County Invitational, Sept. 11 at Sherman Elementary School.

    Last year, the Braves cross country team had a good showing as current senior Jordan Cummins finished in fourth place in the home meet with a time of 16:56.1.

    Overall the team had a strong showing as four of their top runners finish in the top 20.

    On the girls’ side, the Lady Braves will look to improve from last year after finishing 11th out of 12 schools in the meet.

  • Take advantage of good weather while it lasts

    Hot weather and I usually do not mix.

    As a teenager, my parents took us on a family vacation to Florida to visit some relatives.

    It was blistering hot all day at the beach. Not being an ocean person, the sun simply glared on me the entire afternoon.

    When it was time for lunch, I started feeling ill at Denny’s.

    The group was sitting at a half-circle booth table with lucky me in the middle, which meant either half of the people had to get up to let me out or I had to crawl underneath the table.

  • Paint the town blue and gold

    The homecoming festivities for Grant County High School will include a parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the outlet center and ending at GCHS.

    Parade participates should arrive at 5 p.m., when floats line up. The GCHS Braves will be playing Pendleton County after the parade. Parade floats from churches, businesses, clubs, etc. are needed. For more information, call Christa Ruber at 859-393-2844.

  • Get fit with Challenge 10-10-10

    Grant County residents can stay fit and win prizes at the same time by participating in the Challenge 10-10-10 program.

    Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents from Grant and surrounding counties are challenging participants to complete at least 10 physical activities, each lasting at least 30 minutes, between now and Oct. 10.

    Challengers must track the activities they complete on a form that must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11, in order to be eligible for prizes.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Times are difficult right now in the schools. Money is tight and some districts are having to choose to drop programs and let teachers go due to budget constraints. This is where we must consider carefully the best interests of the students, all students, before we decide to restructure the  curriculum and eliminate pieces of a child’s education.

  • First state furlough day is Sept. 3; local offices feel impact

    The majority of state workers will be furloughed Sept. 3 for the first of six days throughout the fiscal year.

    The furloughs, which will reportedly save $24 million and at least 413 state employee jobs, will impact some Grant County offices.

    Court will not be in session at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown, but the Circuit and District Clerk’s office will remain open.

  • Community Calendar 9-9-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9.

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

    CLUBS

    Grant County Fair Board - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.

    Grant County Women’s Club - Sept. 9. Call Lila McDaniel (859-824-4417) for more information.

  • Scouts participate in flag retirement ceremony

    Boy Scout Troop 712 and Cub Scout Pack 318 went on their annual Family Campout to Blue Licks Battlefield Park in July.

    At their camp fire, scouts participated in a flag retirement ceremony. Roy Osborne and Keith Hinton taught the scouts the proper way to retire a flag and stressed the seriousness of the ceremony.

    The troop plans to do these ceremonies periodically and will accept worn American flags from businesses and individuals. For more information regarding Boy Scout and Cub Scout chapters in Grant County, call 800-872-6887.