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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Five generations of Gibsons gather

    There were five generations at the 2009 Gibson family reunion. Left, Brandon G. Gibson, 28, his mother B.J. Gibson, 45, right, standing, his grandfather Jerry B. Gibson, Sr., 65, lower, right, his son Brandon G. Gibson, Jr., 6, and Brandon’s great great grandma Claudie Gibson, 85.

  • Sports Shorts 2-11-10

    Braves lose to Bearcats

    Score: 69-66

    When: Feb. 2

    Where: Walton-Verona High School

    What: The Braves won three of four quarters against Walton-Verona, but came up short in part to being outscored 26-13 during the second quarter.

    Grant County was led by their two seniors, Mike Davis and Isaiah Wartman, who scored 20 points a piece and combined for 22 rebounds.

    Walton-Verona also shot 30 free throws, compared to six free throws by the Braves.

  • 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.