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Today's News

  • Baby of the Week - Addyson Caroline VanHolten

    Hi! My name is Addyson Caroline VanHolten of Dry Ridge.

    I was born on July 23, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My parents are Mark and Karen VanHolten.

    My grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Howard of Dry Ridge, and Gloria VanHolten of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Jim VanHolten of Ark.

  • Cat Attack 1-19-10

    Aww...now that’s more like it. Kentucky’s last five trips to Florida had left it with nothing but a bad sunburn and five straight losses. But the Wildcats turned the tables on the Gators and were the ones doing the frying. My favorite t-shirt from college read “Gator Tail is best when it’s Kentucky Fried.” I couldn’t agree more.

  • Health department seeks volunteers for reserve corps

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department got a helping hand from volunteers in their recent response to the H1N1 virus.

    The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provided citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to respond to events such as the swine flu vaccination campaign as well as other public health emergencies.

  • Neal makes most of his senior season

    Logan Neal always wanted to be a part of the Williamstown cross-country team.

    When he finally got his license and was able to get to and from practice, Neal, a senior, got to experience what he had been waiting for.

    “I had wanted to join for a few years, so when I got my license, it made it a lot easier,” Neal said. “I’ve always enjoyed running. I wanted to be a part of the team.”

    Neal didn’t know what was in store for him with practices that included long runs.

  • Williamstown student surprised by award

    Williamstown High School junior Steven Faulkner was nearly speechless.

    “I’m going to Disneyland,” he said to laughter and applause from a gymnasium full of fellow students.

    Faulkner was surprised Jan. 4 with an announcement that he was selected as the winner of the $500 “Promote Your School” scholarship contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Braves rally after half for win

    The Grant County boys’ basketball team started the first quarter of their game against Cooper with a scoring streak, but cooled as Cooper took control of the game.

    Cooper took the momentum and dominated the play in the first half, matching Grant County basket for basket on their way to a 38-28 lead at the end of the first half.

    GCHS coach Joe Utter reminded his players during halftime that in order to fight their way back in to the game, they would have to play better defense.

  • GOTCHA! Police to add video cameras to arsenal

    If you’re thinking of breaking the law in downtown Williamstown, think again because you might find yourself on camera.

    The Williamstown Police Department has received a $46,324 grant from Homeland Security to buy cameras which will be placed at various locations throughout the city. The cameras will be tied into the city’s cable system so that they can be monitored from a remote location.

    “Six cameras will give you eight eyes on Williamstown at any time and that’s a good thing,” said Sgt. Robert Reed of the Williamstown Police Department.

  • “It is so ordered” - The Abortion Debate

    When my daughter proudly presented me with an ultrasound of my grandson, to be honest, I didn’t see anything that made sense to me. I was excited at the prospects of my first grandchild, but I had no connection to the gray swirls pictured. I had no emotional bond to what my daughter told me was my grandson. But, sure enough, a few months later, he was born. He looked a lot different, but it was the same child that I had strained to see in the cloud of gray swirls, and he’s the same child who is one of my greatest joys today.

  • Dry Ridge sewer rates to increase

    Dry Ridge residents soon will be paying more for water and sewer services.

    The city council approved increased rates during its Jan. 4 meeting to help pay for construction on a new $15 million sewer plant on KY 36 in Williamstown.

    Construction will begin in March, which is when the new rates take effect.

    Funding for the plant is coming from more than 1,800 sewer customers in Williamstown and Dry Ridge, as well as tap on fees.

    The city of Williamstown also recently increased their sewer rates.

  • Budget shortfall tops legislator’s priority list

    As the second week of the 2010 General Assembly winds down, the Grant County News checked in with local legislators, Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

    With an estimated $1.5 billion budget shortfall, what is the best way to balance the budget?