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Today's News

  • Reliving past experiences

    Having a child allows you sometimes to relive your own experiences.

    You start to remember early Christmases, the Halloween costumes and not having a care in the world other than why you can’t eat candy for dinner and why you have to go to bed so early.

    Recently, I got to witness my 2-year-old son have several new experiences during our first family vacation to Florida.

    It was a short three-day trip to the home of my wife’s best friend just outside of Orlando.

    The first nausea-inducing hurdle was getting to the Sunshine State.

  • Feeding the need

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.

    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

    COAT DRIVE

    Cash Express in Dry Ridge is collecting coats, toys, shoes and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15.

  • Cat Attack 11-25-09

     

  • H1N1 flu clinic planned locally Dec. 5

    Targeted groups will be able to receive a free swine flu vaccination Dec. 5 in Grant County.

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department will be conducting a public clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sherman Elementary School.

    Lines may be closed earlier to allow for all of those in line to be vaccinated by 4 p.m.

  • Living with Lola

    High school sweethearts at Williamstown, Doug and Julie Stanley thought their life was full.

    The couple, who has been married for 12 years, has two biological sons, 9-year-old Brennan and 6-year-old Bryson.

    They soon realized they had more love to give.

    A few years ago, Julie unexpectedly became pregnant for a third time.

    Just as she was getting used to the idea of having another child, Julie had a miscarriage.

    Where some see tragedy, the Stanleys saw it as a sign from a higher power.

  • Lady Braves shake off rust in season opener

    After the first quarter of the season, the Grant County girls’ basketball team found themselves without any points.

    While shaking off first game jitters, the Lady Braves started slowly, trailing Owen County 10-0 after the first quarter.

    While they found offense in the final three quarters, they were unable to close the gap, falling 51-41 on Nov. 30.

  • Police Beat 12-3-09

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Scott Conrad investigated an accident at 3:59 p.m. Nov. 8 on Elliston-Mount Zion Road. The driver involved was Jackie L. Whiteker, 58, of Dry Ridge driving a 2008 Harley Davidson that ran off the roadway.

  • Sewer project moves forward

    Williamstown is moving forward with plans to construct a $15 million sewer plant on Ky. 36.

    The decision to build the new plant means sewer customers will be paying higher rates as early as next summer.

    Council members unanimously approved the project and accepted a bid of $11.9 million from 3D Enterprises Contracting of Lexington for construction of the new facility and a bid of almost $1.7 million to Merryman Excavation for building a three and one-half mile interceptor line from the old sewer plant to the new one.

  • Speech and Drama take first and second at tournaments

    On Nov. 7, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Florence to compete in the second annual Boone County / Calloway County Swing Invitational Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • Grant library to host resource fair Dec. 9

    Grant County residents looking for employment will have a chance Dec. 9 to make one stop for all their needs.

    The Grant County Public Library will host a Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring representatives from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Office for the Blind, Gateway Community and Technical College, Brighton Center, Grant County Adult Education, Department for Community Based Services and Kentucky Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.