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Today's News

  • Information wanted; don't be shy

    The biggest project that we undertake each year is the Guide to Grant County and we’ve already started on the guide for 2010.

    This yearly publication is a listing of all elected officials, agencies, organizations, groups, churches, etc.

    You may have already received a call from us asking for you to update your information. If you have not, please don’t wait for us to call you, give us a call at 859-824-3343 or by email at jbakernantz@grantky.com and let us know if the contact names and numbers for your group have changed during the last year.

  • WHS Band of Spirit takes second at national tourney

    In their final performances of the 2009 marching band season, Williamstown competed in the Bands of America Grand National Championship Nov. 13 and 14 in Indianapolis, Ind.  

    The premiere marching event  in the nation, Grand Nationals are held at Lucas Oil Stadium; home to the Indianapolis Colts. This was the first time a Williamstown band has competed in the Grand National Championship.

  • Bradford, Harris compete at state

    When Williamstown runners Steven Bradford and Drew Harris stood on the starting line of the state meet, they knew they were racing for themselves.

    Without a team, they were racing as individuals, competing for personal bests and individual accomplishments.

    Bradford, who is a junior, finished 53rd, despite battling dehydration. This is his second straight year competing as an individual and in last year’s race, he also finished 53rd.

  • Hatton-Croy to marry Nov. 14

    Steve Croy and Diana Wise-Warner of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Justine Croy to Aaron Hatton, son of Mike and Kellie Hatton of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Center in Dry Ridge.

    The bride and groom are 2007 graduates of Grant County High School.

    Both are students at Cincinnati Christian College.

     

     

  • Communities should take interest in citizenship

    Nine young men filed quietly into the Williamstown City Council meeting on Nov. 2.

    They took their seats and focused intently on the people seated behind the raised, wooden platform.

    Several of the boys’ parents also came to the meeting and sat a few rows behind their children.

    The group, Cub Scout Pack 318, lead by Roy Osborne, were working on their Citizenship Patch. To earn it, they came and spent some time learning how their government works.

    The meeting opened, as it always does with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the business at hand.

  • GCHS boys take second at region

    Heading into the regional meet, the Grant County boys’ cross country team was expecting to, at the very least, repeat their performance from last season and finish second.

    They knew that Conner, last season’s regional champion, was saving some runners for the state meet and thought they could come away with a surprising regional championship.

    After running their race, they didn’t realize how close they came to relinquishing second in the region, finishing behind Conner and ahead of Campbell County by three points on Nov. 7.

  • GCHS speech and drama take first at tournaments

    On Oct. 31, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Bardstown to compete in the second annual Bardstown/Graves 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.

  • Community Calendar 11-12-09

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERACE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Noble’s.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Nov. 18 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • Indictments 11-12-09

    The grand jury, which met Oct. 14, returned indictments against eight 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:

    • Jefferson M. Hamilton, 28, for second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000.

    • Carl Scott, Jr., 34, for second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000 and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Tea Party to organize local chapter

    The Grant County Tea Party movement is expanding.

    What started out as a gathering of fed-up citizens expressing their disdain for the government at the Grant County Courthouse is becoming its own group.

    John Souder of Dry Ridge was motivated to orchestrate the first Tea Party event April 15 after seeing similar protests across the country.

    About 60 people met Oct. 27 at the American Legion Hall to initiate a local Tea Party chapter.

    The group will soon meet to elect officers and discus future plans, Souder said.