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Today's News

  • How do you celebrate of night of fright?

     A dense, rolling fog momentarily cloaks the nightmare ahead.

    A hunched hag’s deep, unflinching stare greets unsuspecting visitors as she stirs her cauldron.

    A waterfall of blood and a headless corpse is all that remains at the guillotine.

    A dangling skeleton on a hangman’s noose is a warning to all as to what may come next.

    Visiting 240 Rogers Road in Crittenden is only for the strong and that’s the way Rhonda and Randy Larison like it.

    The couple have been transforming their home for Halloween for several years.

  • What do you think?

    Williamstown Independent Schools is seeking input from the community about priorities and expectations of the district.

    “Improving Student Achievement: A Community Discussion,” a structured, but informal meeting, will be conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    The school board and administrators will use the feedback to help formulate a set of prioritized goals that will be shared with planners at each school.

  • Sharpes celebrate 65 years

    Bob and Norma Sharpe will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The marriage took place on Nov. 20, 1944 and was officiated by Rev. Tom Collins at Williamstown Christian Church.

    Norma Ware Sharpe is a 1943 graduate of Williamstown High School.

    The couple reside on Lakewood Court in Williamstown. They are the parents of five children, Robert of Versailles, Larry of Berea, Sandra Brown of Willamstown and David and Kevin of Lexington. The couple have 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

  • Hutchison resigns from council

    Bill Hutchison has resigned his seat on the Williamstown City Council for personal reasons, said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

    The resignation was effective Oct. 9.

    Hutchison, a Williamstown farmer and businessman, had served on city council since Jan. 1, 2000. A replacement will fill the rest of his term through Dec. 31, 2010.

    Kentucky law gives the city council 30 days to fill the vacancy. Any resident of the city who is interested should submit a letter of interest as soon as possible.

    For more information, call 824-6351.

  • GCHS band places fourth overall

    Mud and white pants are not usually a good combination, however put those two together on a cool October Saturday and you have a typical marching band competition that is accompanied by a rainy season. Grant County Marching Band completed its regular season Saturday at the Boone County Rebel Classic. During preliminary competition, the band competed against former 5A band, Montgomery County. Although the field was not in favorable conditions, the band succeeded in sweeping their class and earned another distinguished performance.

  • Grant County Public Library receives federal grants

    The Grant County Public Library is the recipient of a $4,343 programming grant and a $3,022 assistive technology grant. The projects are made possible by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

    Programming grants promote and support quality programs in Kentucky’s public libraries. Assistive technology grants encourage the expansion and availability of library services to patrons with special needs.

  • GCMS’ season comes to an end

    Before their season started, the Grant County Middle School eighth grade football team set a goal of making it back to the playoffs after reaching the state semi-finals last season.

    With a 6-5 regular season record, the Braves earned a trip back to the playoffs, but fell to Anderson County in the first round with a 26-8 loss on Oct. 20.

  • Police Beat 10-29-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 5:22 p.m. Oct. 4 on Lemon Northcutt Road in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were a 13-year old juvenile of Dry Ridge driving a 2003 ATV and Lisa Coffey, 29, of Dry Ridge driving a 2000 Dodge.

  • Conservation District scholarships awarded

    Debra Hancock and Kari Ritchie were awarded scholarships for non-traditional students by the Grant County Conservation District.

    Hancock is a native of Grant County. She is the mother of three and grandmother of three. Her work experience was in customer service and factories. She recently worked as an aide in Grant County Schools where she became in teaching as a career. She said she was encouraged by many to go to college and pursue a degree in education.

    She is currently a junior.

  • Community comes together for cause

    Mary Michael Kells, Sue O’Conner and Charlene Rogers were the driving force behind the most prestigious fundraising event to ever take place in Grant County.

    The three “First Ladies of Fine Dining” spearheaded the Feed The People Charity Dinner held last Friday in the beautiful, brick dinning room at the former Forum Restaurant in downtown Williamstown.