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Today's News

  • Wolfes celebrate 50 years

    David and Lois Wolfe will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They will renew their vows at 6 p.m. Nov. 21, 2009 at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown.

    R.S.V.P to Missy at 513-403-2403.

    The gift of your presence is all that is desired.

     

  • Butler joins Friends of KET

    Retired elementary school teacher Mary Butler of Dry Ridge recently joined the Friends of KET Board of Directors, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Members of the Friends of KET promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. Those interested in learning more about the Friends of KET can contact Julie Schmidt at jschmidt@ket.org or (859) 258-7945.

     

  • Police Beat 11-5-09

    (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

    Deputy Kevin Burke charged Timothy W. Kannady, 23, of Crittenden with alcohol intoxication at 10:11 p.m. Oct. 16. Kannady was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Household hazardous waste collection event returns

    What: Household hazardous waste collection event

    When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

    Where: Grant County High School parking lot

    Common items to be collected by Environmental Enterprises of Cincinnati: Household cleaners, nail polish and removers, lighter fluids, glues and waxes, drain cleaners, paints, varnishes, auto batteries, lawn and pool chemicals, insecticides, petroleum fuels, florescent light bulbs, mercury and mercury containing devices, aerosol cans and fire extinguishers.

  • Baby of the Week

    Hi! My name is Corbin Jones.

    I was born on Oct. 31, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington.

    My parents are JJ and Carrie Jones of Jonesville.

    My grandparents are Emily and Marion Bishop of Williamstown and Forest Jones of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are playing with my dogs, my toys and walking.

  • Learning lessons from impactful people

    In the Oct. 26 issue of Sports Illustrated, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno recalls a conversation he had with his son, telling Jay that the day he had children, Joe would have his revenge.

    Describing how Jay would realize that his happiness would be determined by the happiness of his children, he said:

  • WHS Band of Spirit captures first at regional

    The Band of Spirit from Williamstown captured first place in regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31.   

    Competing against  nine other bands in class A East Regionals, Williamstown received their highest score of the season and secured a spot in state semi-finals on Nov. 7th.

     Despite the cold temperatures and threat of rain, the Band of Spirit performed an impressive show.   Beechwood, Hazard, and Nicholas County completed the top four bands.

  • GHOST CHASERS

    After a couple hours of looking for any signs of a ghost, Jason Ballmer of Dry Ridge thought he saw something lurking in the shadows.

    “That looks like a head right there. Oh, it is a head,” he laughed as he realized it was an oversized doll head. “On the camera, it shows up as nothing but an outline of a head.”

    Ballmer is one of five Grant Countians who recently looked for real-life paranormal activity in an Erlanger home.

    They aren’t Ghostbusters.

  • Fun on the farm

    A stocked pumpkin patch can seem like Easter in October when screeching, determined children get to it.

    Instead of searching frantically for as many eggs as possible, they seek out the perfect, round orange pumpkin.

    Some rush to the first one they can get their hands on and lift it proudly it into their bag.

    Others are more inquisitive in their choice, making sure not to be too hasty.

    Wanting to be unique, one child may take a liking to a green one, not realizing it’s a actually a gourd.

  • Community Calendar 11-5-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.