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Today's News

  • ‘We lost everything’

    Jeanette Cain took a shovel and dug through the burnt, charred remains of her home Monday as sunlight filtered through singed trees.

    “I found a locket,” she said, holding up a tiny piece of gold that survived the fire that destroyed her home last week.

    Her joy quickly turned to tears and in frustration she threw off her blackened work gloves and she sat on a bank with her back facing the home she and husband, Perry, were refinishing room by room.

  • Williamstown runners set goals for season

    The Williamstown boys’ cross-country team set a goal of making it to state as a team last season. At the region meet, the boys needed to come in fifth or better, but after a seventh place finish, the team missed out on state.

    They’re using that as motivation for this season as coach Michelle Whaley has seen a more determined, driven team at the start of their summer practices.

  • Saying goodbye

    Just a week after celebrating her 106th birthday, Della Jones died on July 14.

    Jones, of Williamstown, was born in 1903 in Grant County. She attended Williamstown Elementary School for black students before moving in with an aunt to attend high school in Cincinnati.

  • Tales from an intern

    Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

    I’ve seen that come true this summer. The only way I can think to write my last column is to stop, look around and share a few ‘snapshots’ from my internship with you.

    My first week as an intern I was assigned an economy story. Jamie told me to see what I could get out of locals dealing with the economy and how it’s affecting them personally.

  • Local students attend Washington Youth Tour

    Mallory Bishop of Williamstown and Timothy Moffett of Crittenden were among the 80 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 38th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 12 through June 19 in Washington, DC.

    Selected on the basis of an application centered on academic achievement and community service, Bishop and Moffett were sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative.

  • Community Calendar 7-30-09

     ARTS

    • Community Enrichment Through The Arts (CETA) is sponsoring Shakespeare in the Park, a performance of Romeo and Juliet at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Grant County Park in Crittenden. The event is free and concessions will be available. Rain moves the performance inside the Welfare House. The Grant County Public Library will host a workshop with the performers at 5 p.m.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • All-stars take third at state tourney

    The Grant County 8-year-old all-stars spent all winter preparing for this season, working hard in practices to make the most of their upcoming baseball season.

    The all-stars ended their season with a third place finish in the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Louisville on July 19.

    “I’m very happy. It means a lot to me and it was a lot of fun,” Cole Kemper said. “It’s fun to play against other teams that you don’t know. It was all fun.”

  • Robinson-Kincer to wed Aug. 1

    Mike Franks and Rhonda Robinson of Crittenden announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Robinson to Adam Kincer, son of Cody Kincer and Lisa Myer of Butler.

    The bride is also the daughter of the late Rodney Robinson.

    Robinson is a nurse and will start pre-medical studies this fall in Denver, Co.

    Kincer is an airman in the U.S. Air Force based at Buckley AFB in Colorado. He returned in May from a tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Corinth Marathon robbed, again

    The Corinth Marathon was robbed July 17.

    That’s the second time in less than six months the convenience store/gas station, sitting on Interstate-75 has been robbed.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Maines said a white male, wearing a dark ball cap, T-shirt and jeans, came in the store at 10:11 p.m.

    He showed the clerks a black handgun, told them to look down at the counter and demanded money.

    Maines said a black Chevrolet pickup was in the lot at the time of the robbery. Police believe he got in the truck and headed toward Owen County.

  • Special session addresses budget, incentives

    Legislators adopted three of four proposals addressed in an eight-day special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The session, which began June 15 and ended June 24, cost $480,000 in taxpayer’s money.

    Lawmakers addressed a $1 billion shortfall for the coming year, while maintaining funding for the basic education formula and higher education, key areas of health care and public safety, including state police, public defenders and prosecutors and local jail support.