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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 5-14-09

     CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. May 18 at the Grant County Extension Office.

     

  • Reunion Notices

    GCHS class of 1984 sets date

    Grant County High School class of 1984’s 25th reunion is from 7 p.m. to midnight on June 27 at the Drawbridge Inn in Covington. RSVP must be before May 31 to be included.

    They are still looking for contact information on several classmates.  If your child, brother or sister graduated in 1984 from GCHS, contact Vanessa Beach Rose 859-393-7099 or Sandy Iseral Smith 859-525-1662 with their information. 

  • Cleanup complete

    The remnants of Grant County’s January ice storms littered yards and roadsides far after the ice melted, but reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will ease the memories.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link declared an emergency in Grant County after heavy snowfall and ice left many residents without electricity for days, which means the fiscal court and cities are eligible for federal aid.

    Paul Antone, a public assistance coordinator with FEMA, came to Grant County and assisted the county and cities in their reimbursement applications.

  • Lady Braves explode in seventh for win

    The Lady Braves started the top of the seventh inning in a tie with Dixie Heights.

    They ended the game with a 7-3 win on May 7. With the win, Grant County won their fourth straight game and their first road win out of Grant County.

    “This was one of the toughest games we had left before the district,” coach Ott Reed said. “But we came out on their field and took it away from them.”

  • Farmer’s Market now open for business

    The Grant County Farmer’s Market is open for the season.

    The market which operates from two locations – one on U.S. 25 by Whippy Dip in Crittenden and the other next to Eagle Creek Learning Center on U.S. 25 in Williamstown will have as many as 15 vendors at the height of the growing season, said President Deborah Lucas Angel.

    In the early part of the season, vendors will be selling Cole crops, herbs and bedding plants, as well as honey, eggs and baked and canned goods.

  • Gifford-Fairchild set date

    Jerry and Jamie Dunn of Dry Ridge and Mark and Robbie Gifford of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alisha Michelle Gifford to Weylin Roger Fairchild, son of Roger and Mintie Fairchild of Winchester.

    The wedding is being planned for 3:30 p.m. May 16 at Sherman Full Gospel Church.

    A reception will follow at JMB Center in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a student at Morehead State University.

  • Moore, girl, Jan. 28

    Scott and Shelly Moore of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Aubrey Rose Moore was born at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

    She weighted 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Jerry M. and Loretta Beach of Dry Ridge.

    Her maternal great grandparents are Opal Beach of Dry Ridge and the late Marvin Beach.

    Her paternal grandparents are Steve and Betty Moore of Crittenden.

    Aubrey was welcomed home by family and friends.

  • Getting the retirement itch at 29

     

    I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.

    Sure, I will only turn the big 3-0 in July, but is it ever too early to dream?

  • Epperson comes through in a pinch

    Brandon Epperson hadn’t seen a plate appearance during a varsity game all season.

    In his first at-bat, he made the most of his opportunity, hitting a pinch-hit three-run homerun to put Grant County ahead on their way to a 5-2 win over Walton-Verona on May 1.

    “It was a big win,” Epperson said. “We hadn’t won in a while and we needed to step up. We have a couple weeks until districts and it’s a big win for us.”

  • Local band needs public’s help to earn spot on festival’s main stage

    If it was not for Jesus, Dusty Murphy said he would not be alive today.

    The 28-year-old Crittenden man was one of four teens arrested in late 1998 for arson at several Grant County churches.

    A five-year prison term and a newfound commitment to God has led to a transformation in Murphy’s life.

    “Life as a drug-addicted, alcoholic Satanist was one that was devoid of all hope,” he said. “Every dream was shattered at some point, and I had no reason to exist. Now, I have a family, hopes, dreams and in short, a life.”