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Today's News

  • Family surrounded by sports

    Sports can draw a family together.

    For the Hale family, sports brings them together as Barry and Barbara and their two sons, Chris and Kasey became a part of the Grant County Special Olympics three years ago and have enjoyed it since.

    Chris and Kasey’s favorite sport is basketball and are getting ready for the season to start.

    Both said they like the game because it is fun for them.

    With limited opportunities for athletes with disabilities, Special Olympics offer the chance to be part of a team and play sports.

  • GCHS sponsors holiday toy drive

    The Grant County High School is having a toy drive sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America through Dec. 9.

    The items collected will be delivered to the patients at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.

    The items must be new and in original packaging.

    The drop-off location is at the front office of the Grant County High School.

    For more information contact Grant County High School at 824-9739.

  • Banana Splits
  • Star Students 12.8.11

    Head Start/Preschool

    Brisa Natalie Mendez

    Brisa Natalie Mendez is the WES Preschool/Headstart Student of the Week. She is in Mrs. Pam Mullins class.

    “She is in the morning class and always comes in with a smile on her face and ready to learn. She is very helpful to her teachers and her friends” Mullins said.

    Favorite thing about school - to paint and draw.

    Favorite book - “The Mouse and the Bear” and “The Red Strawberry.”

  • Weights, winds, trends, so-called friends finale

    This week we conclude our series of articles examining the cultural weights, winds, trends and so-called friends that impede the individual and corporate spiritual progress. This week let’s take a look at Divisions.

  • CHURCH NOTES 12.8.11

    Christ Community
    • Dec. 11 - Children’s Christmas Program at 6 p.m. Refreshments after the presentation.
    The children’s parade float won a prize for being the best in “The Eyes of a Child” at Santa’s Wonderland.
    Anthony and Kristen Nelson, missionaries to Alaska, and their four small children were the guests for Missions Sunday.

    Corinth Christian

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 12.8.11

    Nov. 28, 1996

    Wanda Simpson, representing the Grant County Citizen Foster Care Review Board (CFCRB), attended the 1996 CFCRB Training conference held in Owensboro. More than 750 volunteers across the state serve as Citizen Foster Care Review Board members. These review case files of more than 7,000 children that are placed in foster care. The reviewers guarantee children receive services while in alternative care and ensure every effort is being made to locate permanent placement for these children.

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 12.8.11

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo? If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow than many think if you create a favorable growing environment.

    ‘It’s a German thing’

  • Deputies play St. Nick

    Tim Slone was tired on Saturday, Dec. 3, but he didn’t let a little lost snoozing keep him away from the annual Grant County Shop With A Cop trip.

    “I love to see the kids eyeing the toys,” Slone, a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, said. “I think this event is good for the community and it gives these kids a chance to get things they might not have gotten.”