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Today's News

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 25

    Let’s get this party started! The Grant County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

    For more information on how to get involved, call 824-3343 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

  • Village People

    Tom and Nina Beach love Christmas and not just at the end of December.

    This Dry Ridge couple loves Christmas so much they keep their Christmas display and tree up 365 days a year.

    More than 131 buildings and 300 accessories cover every space of their living room.

    There’s no room for furniture, unless it’s miniature.

    “We are the village people,” Nina said, with a twinkle in her eye.

    “We like Christmas, can’t you tell?” says Tom.

  • Fabela helps lead Braves cross country team

    When Grant County senior Shannon Fabela started running cross country his freshman year, he thought he would use the sport to train for wrestling.

    “My dad ran cross country when he was in school and he did that to get in shape for wrestling,” Fabela said. “I thought this school had wrestling and I was going to do that. I joined to get in shape, but they didn’t have wrestling, so I figured I might as well do cross country.”

  • Election filings

    The following is a list of those who have filed to run in the 2010 elections

    as of Dec. 21.

    • STATE REP. 61st DISTRICT:

    Royce Adams, Dry Ridge (D)

    • JUDGE EXECUTIVE:

    Arnold Bolog, Williamstown (D)

    • SHERIFF

    Chuck Dills, Williamstown (D)

    Bill King, Dry Ridge (D)

    • COUNTY CLERK:

    Leatha Conrad, Williamstown (D)

    • COUNTY CORONER:

    Marylee Willoby, Dry Ridge (D)

    • JAILER:

    Evan Clarence Keliher, Williamstown (R)

    Tom King, Dry Ridge (D)

  • Breaking News - Crittenden bank robbed

    Police are currently on the scene in Crittenden, after a man robbed the Forcht Bank branch.

    The robbery occurred between 12 and 12:15 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 23) when a white male, wearing a hat and sunglasses entered the Forcht Bank on Violet Road and demanded money.

    He left the bank and ran north towards EZY Stop and the BP Station.

    Kentucky State Police arrived on the scene and began a search for the man. Deputies from the Grant County Sheriff's Department are assisting.

    Anyone with information should call 859-428-1212.

  • Angel Food orders due Jan. 14

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

    Angel Food order deadline is at 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Pick up is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at Grant County High School.

  • Grant County defeats Williamstown

    Their rivalry will renew in 2010, but Grant County and Williamstown’s boys’ basketball teams got a taste of what to expect.

    The two teams faced off in their first game of the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational and Grant County came out on top, winning 70-64 on Dec. 19.

    “Offensively, we did some decent things, in the first half especially,” GCHS coach Ron Kinmon said. “I didn’t like the way we closed out the game, but it’s a victory and we’re happy that we won.”

  • Lady Braves make most of final year

    Four years, three years, two years and one.

    The four Grant County seniors on the girls’ cross country team each had a different amount of experience, but learned that they could be at their best when they raced together.

    Christina Haubner (three years), Kara Pennington (four years), Jacki Roche (two years) and Emily Thomes (one year) joined together to help make the program the most competitive it’s been in the past couple of years.

  • Grant Manor resident receives 100+ greetings

    A resident of Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center has received over 100 Christmas Cards, with more on the way.

    “More cards came in today’s mail,” said Somer Hurston, nursing home administrator.

    Grant Manor has been home to Dessie Mardis since 2005, but old friends have not forgotten her.

    The Christmas card campaign was instigated by Mardis’ former home health caregiver, Carol Doane.

  • 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.