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Today's News

  • Davis, girl, Sept. 4

    Jonathan and Patrisha Davis of Cincinnati would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Bianca Mae Davis was born at 4:09 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and 10.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Jonathan Radford and Melissa Smith of Bellevue. Her maternal great grandparents are John and Janis Smith of Crittenden.

    Her paternal grandparents are Jonathan Davis Jr. and Glenda Buchanon of Indiana.

    Bianca was welcomed home by Uncle Dion Piceno, Uncle Daniel Piceno and grandparents.

  • Williamstown man sentenced in funny money scam

    A 36-year-old Williamstown man was sentenced Jan. 28 to 30 months in prison for making counterfeit money on his home computer.

    As part of a plea agreement, Thomas Onan admitted to altering $5 bills by washing them in bleach and reproducing an image of a $100 bill onto the original bill using a computer.

    Onan then printed the counterfeit currency and passed it at several stores, including Wal-Mart, Target and McDonalds.

    From March 2008 to November 2008, authorities believe Onan manufactured and passed about $8,000 in counterfeit $100 bills.

  • The big adventure

    A journey begins with one step.

    For Beth and Ed Lorenz, former residents of Dry Ridge, that one step took them thousands of miles from home, family and even Kentucky.

    They are living in Vanuatu, an island in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. It was the site of the television series Survivor in 2004.

    How does a couple from the Bluegrass state find themselves living in a completely different culture with limited access to home and their families?

    For the Lorenz’s, it was the Peace Corps.

  • Pray for me...I'm taking the plunge

    I must be crazy.

    That’s right, certifiably insane.

    For a reason that has escaped me right now, I will be jumping into a pool of ice cold water Feb. 20 in temperatures so frigid the water very well could freeze before I can make it out.

    I have agreed to participate with the Williamstown High School’s Friendship Foundation in the Polar Bear Plunge in Lexington.

    For the uninitiated, the annual event causes hypothermia all in the name of the Special Olympics of Kentucky.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 18 issue of the Grant County News.

  • GC Extension Office plans “Chocolate” class

    The Grant County Extension Office will host an hour long class on “Chocolate,” at noon Feb.9.  The class will be held at the extension office on 105 Baton Rouge Road.  Topics to be covered include: The origin and history of chocolate, the chocolate making process and types of chocolate, chocolate substitutions, melting, tempering and storing. Finally, that age old question will be considered: “Is chocolate good for you?”

  • Nelson graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew S. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Kay Kindlesparger, of Salina, Kan., and Steve Nelson of  Dry Ridge.

  • Moran named Fresh Face winner

    International Fresh Faces of Kentucky, Baby Show and Fresh Face Search have discovered a new beauty from this area. She is Alexis Rose Moran, the 10 month old daughter of Humberto and Amber (Linville) Moran of Owenton.

    She entered the competition at the Florence Mall on Jan. 23, where she won prettiest smile, most beautiful, and on stage beauty and received three trophies, a crown, banner, and $100 in savings bonds to pay her registration fee to state finals in Louisville at the Hoiday Inn Hurstbourne on May 7-8, 2010.

  • Community calendar 2-11-10

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Feb. 17 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • Lady Demons fall to Walton-Verona

    After a hot first half, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team trailed Walton-Verona by one point.

    The Lady Demons had made play after play to stay with the Lady Bearcats, but a slow start to the second half helped Walton-Verona pull away for a 47-38 victory on Feb. 5.