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Today's News

  • Unemployed?

    Lisa Lunsford became another victim of a faltering economy that has left thousands across the state and country unemployed.

    “It wasn’t really a big shock because of the economy,” Lunsford said. “But, I really never expected that I would not retire from a banking business.”

    Lunsford’s eldest daughter goes to the University of Kentucky while her youngest just enrolled as a freshman at Northern Kentucky University.

    Trying to pay tuition without substantial income has been rough.  

  • Building Permits 11-12-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in September 2009:

    Sept. 1:

    Jonathan Roberts, demolition, 1181 High Street, permit fee $50.

    Sept. 3:

    Clara Gordon, garage, 6395 Stewartsville Road, 576 square feet, estimated cost $6,000; permit fee $161.40

    John Souder, storage shed, 5385 Stewartsville Road, 600 square feet, estimated cost $2,500, permit fee $101.28.

    S.L. Williams, new home, 930 Summer Drive, 1,735 square feet, estimated cost $180,000, permit fee $424.90.

    Sept. 8:

  • 'Twilight' mania comes to library

    Nicole Bright lived out every teenage girl’s dream in April 2008.

    The 33-year-old Oldham County resident went to Portland, Ore., to meet and interview the cast of the movie adaptation of the wildly popular “Twilight” book.

    Written by Stephanie Meyer, the “Twilight” saga is a typical teenage love story between Edward and Bella intertwined with vampires and werewolves.

  • Parental involvement, mentoring top concerns of public meeting

    Heidi Tien chose to send her three children to Williamstown Elementary in part because she loved the small class sizes.

    However, with the district growing, Tien sees what drew her to Williamstown disappearing before her eyes.

  • Bradford, Harris qualify for state for Williamstown

    Steven Bradford, a junior at Williamstown, expected to qualify for state, whether it was as an individual or as a member of his team.

    Drew Harris, an eighth grader, found out he had a chance to make it to state with a mile left in the race.

    Bradford and Harris each earned a spot in the state meet, qualifying as individuals and leading the Demons to a seventh place finish, one spot away from qualifying as a team.

  • Sewer project in limbo

    Will Williamstown’s plans to build a $15 million sewer plant on Ky. 36 move forward or falter?

    That’s the question that the Williamstown City Council spent the bulk of their Nov. 2 meeting discussing.

    Construction bids for the project were opened on Oct. 16, 2009, but the bids came in $2.5 million more than engineers predicted they would.

    The city’s dilemma is how to pay for the higher costs.

  • Caldwell makes most of senior year

    When Kara Caldwell started her senior season playing for the Williamstown girls’ golf team, she set a goal of making it to state.

    Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to reach that goal, but still remembered why she loves the game.

    “I love the game of golf so much because it’s given me a lot of patience,” Caldwell said. “My family also plays and it’s a nice way to bond with them.”

    Clyde, Caldwell’s older brother, helped her learn the game as she has played for seven years.

  • Braves take second at state

    Throughout their season, the Grant County elementary boys’ cross country team strived to be the best by beating the best.

    They’ve taken on teams from across the state in meets and, after taking first at the Northern Kentucky elementary regional meet, stood with a perfect record.

    As they prepared to race in the KTCCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington, they wanted to prove they were a top team in the state.

  • Parsons, boy, July 5

    Josh and Angie Parsons of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Nash Micah Parsons was born at 12:25 a.m. on July 5, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Robert Bush, Jr. of Kingman, Ariz. And Phyllis Bush of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandmother is Letha Opal Eversole of Independence and Robert Bush, Sr. of Kingman, Ariz.

    His paternal grandparents are David Parsons of Union and Edie Parsons of Dry Ridge.

  • Soccer fields are under way

    The Grant County fiscal court set as one of their priorities making sure that the children of Grant County have ample opportunities to play.

    With a unanimous vote during their Aug. 3 meeting, the fiscal court approved the purchase of land that will become a soccer park for the Grant County Youth Soccer League.