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Today's News

  • Adoption events planned to ease overcrowding

    The Grant County Animal Shelter has too many cats and dogs.

    In an effort to ease the overcrowded conditions, two adoption events have been scheduled for this weekend.

    On Saturday, Aug. 7, volunteers in conjunction with Dinovite will set up from noon to 4 p.m. at 101 Miller Drive in Crittenden.

    Dinovite produces and distributes dog food and pet products at its Crittenden factory.

  • Big Bite!

    Calean Nix, 9 of Crittenden, caught a bass in a private pond with his stepfather, Jon Thomas on June 13.

  • Eastern Kentucky

    Jaclyn Porter was named to the dean’s list and the president’s list for the spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Porter earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and will be a senior this fall majoring in elementary education.

    She is the daughter of Ray and Sue Porter and the grandaughter of Ray and Ruth Porter and Howard and Betty Brewer.

     

  • Stroude returns from Iraq War

    Grant County welcomed home one of its own local heroes on July 29.

    Johnathan Manning Stroude came home from a tour in Iraq just in time to celebrate his 26th birthday, which was July 31. He was among 167 troops who returned home safely.

    While serving in Iraq, Stroude received a promotion to specialist (E-4) and an award for meritorious conduct.

    Stroude was welcomed home by many loved ones and friends at the Old Worthington Homestead in Sherman. Everyone expressed appreciation for his service and for the service of all troops who serve.

  • GCHS soccer alumni play Aug. 11

    The Grant County High School Braves and Lady Braves soccer teams will hold their annual alumni scrimmage Aug. 11. The boys’ game will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the girls’ game at 7:30 p.m.

    Both games will be at the Grant County Middle School field.All GCHS soccer alumni are encouraged to attend.

    For more information, e-mail coach Melinda White at melinda.white@grant.kyschools.us.

  • Accident claims Crittenden man

    A Crittenden man died after his riding lawnmower overturned on a steep embankment on Aug. 3.

    Donald March, 66, of Hopwell Road, was pronounced dead at his home by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

    The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. when his wife found him near their home.

    Willoby said March died from “traumatic injuries.”

    An autopsy was performed checking for medical conditions, but Willoby said the mower flipped over and landed on March.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Doug Carter is investigating.

  • Soldier saves Afghan baby

    Sgt. Rob Huff misses being away from his family while he’s serving in the military, but an incident last week made it worthwhile for the Williamstown solider.

    Huff rescued three children from flash floods on July 28 in a small village outside Jalalabad.

    Huff, along with three other soliders, managed to rescue the children and several adults from homes that were inundated with rising flash flood waters. Minutes before the soldiers arrived, a villager was swept away by the powerful current.

  • Teen 1-ups 7-Up tourney

    How many kids can say they individually won a tournament? For Cody Kellam, 13, of Dry Ridge, winning the Northern Kentucky Junior 7-UP Tournament “felt good.”

     “I won by one stroke,” Kellam said “I struggled but was able to handle the pressure.”

    Kellam had a three-shot lead going into the two-day event that was held at Lassing Pointe, July 26 and Boone Links on July 27.

  • Tom Turkey!

    Jordan Howard, 14, of Williamstown, harvested his first turkey o his grandfather’s Grant County farm.

    The tom turkey weighed 21.5 pounds and had a 10.5 inch beard, spurs of 1.4 and 1.5 inches. Howard used a 20 gauge Mossberg.

  • You usually only get one chance at a name

    What’s in a name?

    Well, a lot when it comes to picking out the name of your child.

    They will have that name for the rest of their lives and you’re responsible for it.

    That’s a lot of pressure, plus you want something somewhat unique without it sounding bizarre.

    No offense, but Bob, Ted, Tom and Frank are too common.

    When my wife and I had our first child, picking out names seemed a lot easier.

    She was determined that if we had a little girl we would name her Isabella and call her Bella for short.