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Today's News

  • Winning slogan chosen in logo contest for Grant County tourism

    Roots from the past...Spirit in the future. This is the new slogan, created by Elisa Rossi, for the 2010 Grant County tourism guide.

    Judy Mullins, director of Grant County tourism and convention commission, said there were about 30 different slogans for the board to pick from. They picked Rossi’s because they thought it represented Grant County well.

    “It’s good to remember history but also to acknowledge the future,” Mullins said. “I really liked how she used the word, spirit.”

  • Norton-Ramey wed April 4

    LeeAnn True Norton and Shane Garland Ramey were united in marriage on April 4, 2009 at the Georgetown Baptist Church by Bernard Palmer.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Jane True Jones.

    Serving as maid of honor was Shawna Carlton, the bride’s best friend, of Stuart, Fla.

    Bridesmaids were Teresa Palmer and Maria Greene, both of Georgetown, and Becki Fraley of Mason, Ohio, all friends of the bride. Tanner Wells of Georgetown served as a junior bridesmaid.

    David Leach of Salt Lick, Ky., a friend of the groom, served as the best man.

  • Blame it on the rain!

    Summer in Kentucky means it is hot, sticky and humid. I’m not particularly fond of either of the three but this summer is different.

    Experts say you can blame it on El Nino, or a period of warm seas that lasts for about three months.

    I’m mad at that El Nino because it’s his fault the tomatoes were late getting ripe.

  • Lady Braves set goal of winning district

    To improve the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team’s physical fitness and conditioning, coach Melinda White introduced the team to salsa and hip-hop dancing and kickboxing to loosen them up.

  • Community Calendar 8-13-09

    BOOSTER CLUBS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon Aug. 13 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • Police Reports 8-13-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 6:20 p.m. on July 24 on N. Main in Crittenden. The drivers involved were April R. Bell, 20, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1994 Nissan, William L. Gross, 29, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1989 Ford and Brandon A. Epperson, 17, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Dodge.

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 4:16 p.m. on July 27 on Lebanon Road in Crittenden. The driver involved was Jerry Rigney, 67, of Crittenden, driving a 2001 Harley Davidson.

  • Sanders-Pettit plan ceremony

    Michael Sanders of Crittenden and Melinda Torrence of Cincinnati are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Sanders to Gannon Pettit, son of the late Darius and Sonnie Pettit of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Hall.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a student at Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

  • June and July Indictments

    The Grant County grand jury, which met June 3 and July 15, returned indictments against 20 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

  • Blood drive set for Aug. 22

    The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge will hold a community blood drive for Hoxworth Blood Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the lodge hall in Crittenden. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with a signed parent consent), in good health, weighing at least 110 pounds. ID is required. Donors should eat a meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating. To schedule an appointment, go to www.hoxworth.org/masoniclodge or call 513-558-1616.

     

  • Justice Center construction moving along

    The Grant County Judicial Center likely will open more than two years after ground broke on the $14.5 million facility in downtown Williamstown.

    The 50,000 square-feet center is on target to be completed by the end of the year, said Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

    Although the project is behind schedule, Link said he was pleased with the work.

    “I think it could be as early as December, maybe as late as January,” he said about when the center will open. “We hope to start the new year down there.”