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Today's News

  • Crittenden adopts 2009-2010 budget

    While cities across Kentucky are having to adjust to tough economic times, Crittenden is financially sound.

    The city council recently passed a 2009-10 budget that includes no cuts in general fund appropriations.

    Two departments will receive more money in the coming fiscal year than they did in the 2008-09 budget.

  • Kentucky Changers' generosity helps 30 homeowners

    Several local homeowners were amazed by the difference that can be made when youth care about others.

    About 150 teenagers came to Grant County last week as part of Kentucky Changers, which is an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

  • Lady Braves hope to take next step

    The GCHS volleyball team is looking to become a force in the district.

    Coach Kelli Lee believes their hard work this summer will make a difference during the season.

  • Community Calendar 7-16-09

    ARTS

    • The CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Grant County Tourism office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. July 20 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon July 22 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 22 at Noble’s.

    CLUBS

  • Job Hunt

    Operation: Job Hunt is back.

    After a successful inaugural session, the free program is returning in August to assist the community with job search strategies.

    The 30-hour series, a partnership between Grant County Adult Education and the Grant County Public Library, will teach participants how to create a resume, list references and interview for a job.

    Seven people received a Continuing Education Certificate for completing the first program, which was conducted May through June.

  • What really was said

    I usually do not answer a squeaky wheel, but when one complains about a “ludicrous mix of disinformation, misinformation” and then uses the press to mislead the public, I just can’t help but to get out the can of oil. Bill Adkins’ rants about the Tea Party in last week’s Grant County News and like any good liberal, he uses smoke screens in the form of attacks on the previous administration to hide the devastating policies of the current liberal administration.

  • Grant County Historical Society to meet July 20

    The Grant County Historical Society will meet on July 20 at the Senior Citizens Center in Williamstown.  

    The program will be  “Signers of the Declaration of Independence” presented by Paul Simpson, of Grant County, winner of the 2008 Kentucky DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History Award. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the program begins at 6:45, followed by the business meeting. Cost for dinner is $7.50.  If planning to come for dinner, please call 824-9202 for reservations.

     All who are interested in history are welcome.

  • Applications being accepted for B.L. Ballard Scholarship

    The B. L. Ballard Scholarship is given by the Williamstown Kiwanis to a graduate of Williamstown High School who is a junior or senior in college. The scholarship is named for B.L. Ballard, who felt it was important to provide financial help to an upper class person after possible scholarship and aid had been spent.

    The recipient is chosen based on financial need, achievements, community/college involvement and grade point average.

    Applicants should provide the following:

    A transcript – showing at least completion of 60 hours of college credit.

  • Author tells cancer story with humor

    A routine mammogram in April 2007 changed everything for Mary Beth Hall.

    That is when she found out she had breast cancer, a disease she was all too familiar with.

    “It was very scary because my mom died of breast cancer 11 years ago,” Hall said. “It was important that they found it early. That basically saved my life. I was getting mammograms every year like you’re supposed to.”

    Hall, guidance counselor at Grant County High School, had surgery to remove the cancer, followed by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

  • Martin places first at Northern Ky. Men’s Amateur

    After 36 holes, it came down to a putt on the 18th green for Jeremy Martin.

    With the swing of his putter, Martin took first place at the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur on July 9 at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union.

    Martin shot 136 to earn first place in the championship flight, shooting 70 on the first day and 66 on the second day.