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Today's News

  • Are you eligible for the National School Lunch Program?

    Q: Who qualifies for free or reduced lunch in the schools?  How does this program work?

    A:  If your family is facing financial difficulties, your children may be eligible for free or reduced-cost meals at school.  With today’s economy, a rising number of students can qualify for meal assistance at school.

  • Harneys celebrate 50 years

    Phil and Sandra Harney will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 31.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2010 at the JMB Center, 2020 Taft Hwy. in Dry Ridge. Refreshments will be provided. The party is given by their three children, Phil and Russ Harney and Peggy Jones.

    The couple request no gifts.

     

  • Friendship Foundation donates to Special Olympics

    Members of the Friendship Foundation at Williamstown High School recently donated nearly $200 to the Grant County Special Olympics.The group gave 50 percent of the proceeds from a dance they held for middle school students.

    Friendship Foundation, a student group at WHS, will be holding several other upcoming fundraisers, including an elementary school dance, to help raise $2,100 to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge in February in Lexington.

  • Holiday closings

    Holiday hours will be observed a county and city offices as follows:

    • Corinth - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

    • Crittenden - closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    • Dry Ridge - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    *all water bills and taxes due before 5 p.m. Dec. 30

    • Grant County Courthouse - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2

    • Grant County Public Library - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

  • Community Calendar 12-24-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Dec. 30 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Leach named first runner up in Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky

    Hayley Frances Leach, Miss Pre-Teen Grant County Fair 2009, traveled to Louisville on Oct. 17 to compete for the title of Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky County Fair.

    She won first runner up, competing against 75 other contestants from across the state.

    Some of her other pageant titles include: Little Miss Grant County Fair 2004, Little Miss Junior Grant County Fair 2007, Little Miss Jeffersontown, Miss Sunburst 2008 and Little Miss Kentucky second runner up. She also recently passed down her title of Miss Pre-Teen My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Caldwell selected December YPA winner

    Kara Caldwell knows what it takes to be selected for a Youth Performance Award.

    As a member of the YPA committee at Williamstown High School, the 18-year-old senior has helped choose among deserving nominees.

    But, Caldwell was surprised to learn she had been picked as the December YPA winner.

    “It feels pretty good,” she said. “It means a lot. It means that I have the qualities that people say you need.”

  • Lady Braves advance to tournament championship

    With three straight wins, the Grant County girls’ basketball team earned a spot in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational championship game.

    “We had a week off between games and we’ve gotten better through practice,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We’ve made a few changes and it’s worked out well for us. Our players are happy and having fun playing basketball.”

    The Lady Braves defeated Lloyd Memorial 51-33 on Dec. 19 before dominating Newport 56-31 on Dec. 21. They defeated Eminence 59-27 on Dec. 22.

  • Seniors help Braves advance to back-to-back region tourneys

    The Grant County boys’ soccer seniors know what it means to be part of a winning tradition.

    The five seniors were a part of the program’s 100th win, helped the team advance to consecutive region tournaments (including the program’s first region championship game) and accumulating 34 wins over their high school career.

    Now that Christian Cain, Phillip Clough, Anthony Clouse, Neil Koebcke and James Reed have ended their high school careers, they’re proud to have been a part of the program’s history.

  • Police Beat 12-24-09

    (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

    Col. Troy Hagedorn investigated an accident at 9:08 a.m. Dec. 1l on Crittenden-Mount Zion Road. The drivers involved were Jeremy L. Portwood, 33, of Crittenden driving a 1997 Toyota and Mark Smith, 44, of Crittenden driving a 2002 Pontiac.