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Today's News

  • Quartet end GCHS basketball careers

    Their time as basketball players wasn’t always easy, but the four seniors on this year’s GCHS team have been on the hard court together for the past four years and have formed bonds that they will cherish.

    “Having friends like this, it’s an awesome feeling,” Emily Thomes said. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I wouldn’t trade this year for anything. This is definitely something that I won’t forget because it was so much fun. It’s something that most kids in the school don’t get to be a part of.”

  • Phillips named Youth Performance Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for March is Amanda Phillips, a senior at Grant County High School.

    “Amanda is involved with many activities in the community and her church,” wrote Ashley Tiemann, who nominated her.

    This year Phillips, 18, has only three classes and spends the rest of her day working as a co-op student in the Grant County Youth Service Center. She is the office assistant, performing clerical duties and working wherever she is needed, including providing childcare for students taking parenting classes.

  • Kelly prepares for deployment

    Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. Kelly is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    The soldiers go through a series of procedures and training classes to prepare them for situations they may face in their deployed environment.

    Kelly is a motor transport operator with two years of military service. He is the son of Tina Campbell of Dry Ridge and stepson of Kevin Carr of Crittenden.

  • Williamstown seniors say goodbye

    While Taylor Eldridge has played basketball for Williamstown for the past seven years, Mekayla Pendleton was looking to make the most of her senior year.

    “This was my last chance to play,” Pendleton said. “This was my senior year and I wanted to play. I just like playing basketball.”

    Pendleton joined Eldridge as seniors for this year’s girls’ basketball team. Eldridge kept coming back year after year because of the bonds that she made with her teammates and how she grew in that time.

  • Sellers celebrates 90th birthday

    On Feb. 20, nearly 70 friends and family members gathered at Mason Baptist Church to help Lola Sellers celebrate her 90th birthday.

    Those in attendance were her daughter, Judy Good and nephew, Lynn Carlson, both of Sacramento, Calif; her son, David and  Joyce Brantley and their children of Corinth; grandsons David and Shannon and their children, Krissy and Noah, of Columbia, Ky., Greg and Nella and their daughter, Abigail of Lexington; granddaughter, Amber Good of Las Vegas, Nev. and granddaughter, Lacy and Nick and their children, Andrew and Emily of Corinth.

  • Indictments 3-18-10

    The grand jury, which met March 10, returned indictments against 28 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Robert W. Hamilton, 27, manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense and trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree.

  • Wright, boy, Nov. 21

    Travis Wright and Megan Hicks of Corinth would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Eli Lyle Tyler Wright was born at 7:38 a.m. on Nov. 21, 2009 at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence. He weighed 6 pounds and 9.4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Kim and Tim Parr of Corinth and Darrell Hicks of Carlisle.

    His paternal grandparents are Cat and Shelby Jean Wright of Corinth.

    Eli was welcomed home by his brother, Blane Hicks.

  • Let the Madness begin!

    They call it March Madness for a reason.

    The NCAA basketball tournament is crazy and by far the best sporting event of the year.

    It easily surpasses the Super Bowl, the World Series and the BCS National Championship game for the most thrills, biggest surprises and greatest fun a person can have sitting in front of a television all day.

    For the first time, I will be taking off work for the first two days of the tournament to enjoy the matchups with two of my friends.

  • Penick wins 'Country Pride' essay contest

    A former Grant County student won first place in a “county pride” essay writing contest. Fourth grade students were asked to write an essay on the topic of “What I like best about Clinton County,” in recognition of the Ohio county’s upcoming bicentennial celebration.

    Jared Penick, a former kindergarten student at Mason-Corinth Elementary School, won first place out of approximately 100 student essays and received a $250 savings bond. Penick’s essay was featured on the editorial page of the Dec. 16 issue of the Wilmington News Journal.

  • Wallace, girl, Jan. 18

    Chad and Angie Wallace of Georgetown would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Callie Layne Wallace was born at 10:38 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2010 at Georgetown Community Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Doug and Patty Smith of Dry Ridge. Her maternal great grandparents are Joan Endres of Union and the late Delbert Endres and Elmer and Margie Seng of Crittenden.