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Today's News

  • Manger Ministries to host tea

    It all started with two young girls making potato chip sandwiches in the basement of Lawrenceville Baptist Church because they had nothing to eat at home.

    “Their older sister told them that if they wanted something to eat, they had to see what they had at church,” said Lisa Holt of Manger Ministry. “That was all we had there at that time. We saw there was a need so we developed Manger Ministry from that.”

    With support from the church and private donations, Manger Ministry is in its fourth year of providing food for community members in need.

  • Wallace - Breeden to wed

    George and Reda Lockwood of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cheryl (Sheri) D. Wallace to Randy W. Breeden, son of Virgil Breeden Jr. of Dry Ridge and the late Helen Breeden.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. May 9 at Knoxville Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at Grant County High School.

    The bride is a 1978 graduate of Simon Kenton. She is also a 2003 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by the Grant County Board of Education.

  • Infinite Campus online at Grant County Schools

     Trial and error.

  • Collinsworth signs with Northern Kentucky

    When coaches from Northern Kentucky University’s softball team saw Alesa Collinsworth play, they were impressed with her attitude and her ability.

    Now, Collinsworth will get the chance to show how her game transitions to the collegiate stage after signing to play with NKU on April 13.

    “As soon as I moved here in seventh grade, I knew I wanted to play in college,” Collinsworth said. “I love everything about the game. I like early games and putting my cleats on everyday. I love everything about softball.”

  • Two arrested in Dry Ridge pharmacy burglary

    Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at Total Care Pharmacy in Dry  Ridge on April 1.

    Ricky Dwayne Gross, 23, of Dry Ridge, and Lloyd Adam Maxwell, 20, of Williamstown, were arrested on April 13 on charges of third degree burglary.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said police followed up on information they received which lead them to the two men.

    “We appreciate the public’s willingness to come forward and provide us tips to follow up on,” Kells said.

  • Hopper auditions for TV show

     A Grant County Middle School student traveled to Atlanta, Ga. on March 27 to audition for the NBC show “America’s Got Talent.”

  • The Youth Performance Award winner for March is John Siedenberg, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Siedenberg, 17, is the son of John and Brigitte Siedenberg of Williamstown.

    He has a younger brother, Jacob, who is a sophomore at Williamstown High School.

    His class schedule this year includes AP calculus, AP English, physics, government economics, student technology learning program and chorus.

    His favorite class is government economics.

    “The teacher, Mr. Biddle, is hilarious. He makes learning easy to grasp,” said Siedenberg.

  • Skinner tapped to fill top Williamstown spot

    A familiar name will be the next person to lead Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Assistant Superintendent Sally Skinner, who has been with the district for 11 years, was selected to replace Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson after his retirement is effective July 1.

    The school board met Wednesday, April 8, in closed session before making the unanimous decision.

    They called Skinner to offer her a four-year contract with an annual salary of $108,267.

  • Let the games begin - activites open to seniors

    From bowling and billiards to shuffleboard and softball, the Northern Kentucky Senior Games offers local seniors an opportunity to show their skills.

    The annual event will held May 11-15 in Fort Thomas, Florence, Edgewood, Newport and Burlington and is open to residents of Grant and surrounding counties.

    Participants must be 50 years old by May 11.

    “Grant County has had a few people participate each year,” said Tabatha Fryman, Grant County Parks and Recreation director and a member of the Senior Games steering committee.

  • On the move

    The Grant County Extension Office finally has a new home.

    There’ll be no more digging through stacks of cardboard boxes or shifting boxes around in a portable storage unit to find program materials for Grant County’s three extension agents.

    The agents and office staff moved into their new $1.4 million home at 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown on April 8.

    “It is exciting,” said Joyce Doyle, the county’s extension agent for 4-H. “I didn’t think I’d live to see it.”