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Today's News

  • Job fairs will be hosted in February

    In response to the rising unemployment rate in the Northern Kentucky area, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, in partnership with One Stop Northern Kentucky, is hosting a series of regional Job Fairs in January and February.

    The job fairs will be held:

    • Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. in Carroll County (location to be announced).

    If you would like to participate in any of the job fairs listed, please contact Julie A. Stewart, Recovery Act Employment Facilitator, at 859-462-9277 or 859-292-2698, by Jan. 20.

     

  • Greene attends rally at State Capital

    The Grant County 912 Tea Party Group was among other Kentuckians who spent the day rallying in support of a 10th amendment Resolution, HR10, reaffirming state sovereignty on Jan. 21.      

    Zachary Greene attended the rally with his grandparents, Ann and Barry Greene of Crittenden. He is the son of Bart and Carol Greene of Crittenden.

  • Piceno-Davis set date

    Jonathan Radford and Melissa Smith of Bellevue are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Patrisha M. Piceno to Jonathan Davis, III, son of Jonathan Davis, Jr. and Glenda Buchanon of Indiana.

    The wedding is being planned for 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Cincinnati.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Dixie Heights High School and a homemaker.

    The groom is a 1993 graduate of John Adams High School and a 2001 graduate of Ivy Technical Community College.

    He is employed by Cargill, Inc.

  • Former resident uncovers hidden history

    When Connie Taylor lived in Grant County, she only knew of one black resident.

    After more than a year of research for a book about black history in Grant County, she has uncovered a past few know.

  • BUSTED!

    Three men and one woman were arrested early Monday morning after police discovered methamphetamine and items used to make methamphetamine inside a Crittenden home.

    Charged with manufacturing methamphetamine were:

    • Amanda R. Smith, 27, of Dry Ridge

    • Mark A. West, 22, of Dry Ridge

    • James E. Burden, 24, of Sparta

    • Daniel M. Patrick, 29, of Crittenden

    A warrant for Robert Hamilton, of Crittenden, the owner of the property has been issued, but as of press time on Feb. 2, he had not been arrested, police said.

  • Updike completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Amber R. Updike graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas where she completed an intensive eight-week program.

    Updike is now at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls completing her technical training for 14 weeks.

    Her home base will be Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing at Louisville.

    Updike is the daughter of Rod Updike of Dry Ridge and Robin Debruyn of Florence.

  • Beekeepers host Kentucky author

    The Grant County Backyard Beekeepers will host visiting Kentucky author Dr. Tammy Horn at 7 pm. Feb. 8 at the Grant County Extension Building at 105 Baton Rouge Rd. in Williamstown. 

  • GCHS girls drop district game

    For most of the season, GCHS girls’ basketball coach Darrell Guffey has seen his team struggle to start games against good teams.

    The Lady Braves were outscored 18-6 in the first quarter, but rallied to get within four points in the fourth quarter before falling 45-35 on Feb. 8.

  • Three times a champion

    Delayed, but still determined for greatness.

    The Grant County cheerleaders were eager to compete for their third straight region championship on Jan. 30, but because of snow, the KAPOS eighth region competition was postponed to Feb. 3.

    The delay just made the girls more anxious to perform and the wait proved to be worth it as the varsity squad earned a first place finish in the medium division and their third straight region title, a first for the program.

  • Cat Attack 2-8-10

    Well at least the people of Louisiana have Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints winning their first ever Super Bowl this weekend because their LSU Tigers basketball team was manhandled by the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday afternoon.  Clearly this was not anywhere close to the LSU team that beat UK twice last season and won the regular season SEC championship, but the Cats performance was nonetheless impressive.  

    Kentucky wins easily in the Bayou 81-55.