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Today's News

  • Look Good Feel Better

    Eleven women gathered in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County conference room on Monday night.

    The group included two sisters and sister-in-laws. The others were strangers.

    One had long hair, a few had short hair, one sported a bright, pink hat. The women were tall, short, skinny and not-so-skinny. Some were quiet and reserved and some couldn’t contain their giggles.

    Their bond – they are all survivors. Their enemy – cancer!

    They took turns introducing themselves and sharing their cancer journey.

  • Lady Braves sweep season series

    The Grant County softball team set a preseason goal of improving on their .500 record in the district from last season.

    With a 15-0 win in five innings against rival Williamstown on April 21, the Lady Braves did just that, improving to 4-0 in the district and earning their fifth straight win.

  • TRASH TALK

    If you’ve got trash, the Grant County Solid Waste office wants it.

    The solid waste (109) board has set May 3 through May 7 as Spring Clean Up for garbage or bulky items such as furniture.

    Items will be picked up on your regular collection day.

    Trash or items should be organized, bagged or bundled and not exceed 75 pounds.

    “This is a way to clean up the county and provide a service to our citizens,” said Bryan Miles, solid waste coordinator.

    “A lot of counties and cities do some form of this,” he said.

  • Community Calendar 4-22-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. April 27, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. April 24, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Carly Middleton served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 17.

    Carly Middleton, the daughter of Greg and Misty Middleton and a sixth grader at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School, served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 17.

  • Williamstown man arrested on federal explosives charges

    A 41-year-old Williamstown resident and two Ohio men were arrested by federal agents April 13 on charges that they illegally possessed and delivered explosives.

    FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents arrested Robert Bancroft of 127 High St. between 6 and 7 a.m., along with his brother, Daniel J. Bancroft, 43, of Sidney, Ohio, and Paul Zahn, 44, of Bainbridge, Ohio.

    The Bancrofts were charged with illegally possessing and transferring explosives, as well as conspiring to transfer explosives.

  • Public Record 4-22-10

    Civil Suits

    Jan. 20:

    Forcht Bank vs. Melissa Stewart, Scott Couch and Grant County, Kentucky, default of payment on note

    Brian Hamon vs. David Wainscott, default of payment on note

    Jan. 21:

    Julie Ann Bailey vs. Keith Brian Bailey, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Charenee M. Jones vs. Derick Fields, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Thomas Allen Holt vs. Donna Carol Holt, petition for dissolution of marriage

  • Baby Expo set for April 22; information, prizes to be given away

    New and expectant mothers and fathers can receive helpful advice at the 6th annual Grant County Baby Expo.

    The free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Sherman Elementary.

    No registration is required to attend and door prizes and snacks will be available.

    The Baby Expo is presented by the Grant County Community Collaborative and Grant County Schools Family Resource Centers with financial sponsorship provided by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky.

  • Sports Shorts

    GCHS take down Carroll County

    Scores: 7-6

    When: April 14

    Where: Carroll County High Schools

    What: The Braves were able to defeat Carroll County after the Panthers were able to win the Eighth Region All “A” tournament. Grant County relied on junior Aaron Goe on the mound.

  • Grant County earns two district wins

    Late game heroics and early dominance helped the Grant County softball team come away with wins against district opponents Simon Kenton and Walton-Verona.

    The Lady Braves are undefeated within district play and have earned three wins, but their most exciting win was their victory over the Lady Pioneers.

    Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and sophomore Erica Stith on second base, GCHS junior Katelyn Roy was just looking for a pitch to hit.