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Today's News

  • Blood drive is personal for Crittenden family

    Shauna Slaughter knows how important donating blood can be.

    The Crittenden mom’s two youngest children have had a combined seven blood transfusions since October 2008.

    Three-year-old Ashlynn and her 1-year-old brother, Aren, battle a severe anemia disorder called Hereditary Spherocytosis.

    Shauna suffers from the disorder as well, but has never had to have a transfusion.

    “Basically, your blood cells are abnormally shaped,” she said. “They get trapped in the spleen. They’re anemic from it.”

  • Epperson cuts Saturday hours

    Epperson Waste Disposal is changing its Saturday schedule.

    Effective Aug. 31, Epperson Waste Disposal in Williamstown will no longer be open to accept waste every Saturday.

    The landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to accept a pickup truck of garbage at no cost to any Grant County resident.

    Due to low volume of garbage being brought to the landfill on Saturdays, Epperson officials opted to cut back on Saturday hours.

  • Homes needed for unwanted dogs, cats

    Just when Brent Caldwell thinks he’ll be able to find more homes for the animals that are being dropped off at the Grant County Animal Shelter, a new car arrives bearing unwanted dogs and cats.

    The facility has about 130 dogs and puppies and 100 cats that need homes.

    “That number has actually declined from when I started, but these animals need homes, that hasn’t changed,” Caldwell said.

  • Lightning destroys Corinth home

    A Corinth family lost their home and its contents after a lightning strike on Aug. 10.

    Firefighters were hampered by lack of manpower and water when battling the blaze, said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    “We ran out of water,” he said.

    The fire started around 8:21 p.m. after a summer storm pounded the area with rain and lightning.

    The Corinth Fire Department was alerted twice but did not respond so Williamstown was sent.

  • 1st day jitters

    Anxious students strapped with a backpack and sporting new clothes were not the only ones starting school Aug. 13.

    Kasey Kennedy, 23, of Dry Ridge began her teaching career as a language arts teacher at Williamstown Middle School.

    A 2004 Walton-Verona High School graduate, Kennedy received her degree from Midway College in May.

    She originally started out studying nursing, but she changed her mind soon after.

  • Lady Braves dominate Walton-Verona

    A few moments after their season opener against Walton-Verona, the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team was brimming with confidence and their coach was soaking wet.

    The Lady Braves gave coach Melinda White an ice water bath after their 5-2 victory over the Lady Cats on Aug. 17.

    “I think this game shows the girls that they’re going to win the district,” White said. “They thought Walton-Verona was one of their biggest challenges in the district and beating them 5-2, I think that’s why I’m soaking wet right now.”

  • Barker graduates basic military training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class David A. Barker Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • For the Record 8-20-09

    Civil Suits

    June 19:

    Liquidation Properties, Inc. vs. Diana J. Sizemore, Ronald Sizemore, Kentucky Tax Bill Servicing, Inc. and Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Revenue, Division of Collections, complaint & reformation of mortgage

    Jonathan R. Hughes vs. Robin M. Hughes, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC vs. Douglas Smith and Teresa Smith, default of payment on note

    June 22:

    State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Micah S. Lawson, seeking damages due to an auto accident

  • Robinson-Petty to wed

    Wanda Williams of Astor, Fla., and Gary Robinson of Lexington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Rose Robinson to Eugene Glenn Petty, son of Glenna Whaley of Florence and Bailey Petty of Walton.

    A spring wedding is planned.

    The bride attends Northern Kentucky University and is employed by the city of Dry Ridge.

    The groom is a 1984 graduate of Simon Kenton High School and is employed by DHL at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

  • The Corinth Fire Department is under investigation by the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    The Corinth Fire Department is under investigation by the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    Ronnie Day, executive director of the KFC, confirmed that his office had received complaints about the Corinth fire department not responding to calls.

    “I can say that we’ve received complaints and will be contacting officials to look into some issues,” Day said.