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Today's News

  • Chautauqua program to feature Derby history

     James C. Claypool, professor emeritus of history at Northern Kentucky University, will bring an educational program to Grant County entitled “The Derby: A Celebration of Kentucky and Its Heritage” 

  • Police Beat 4-9-09

     

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Heaverin, boy, Oct. 19

     

    Keith and Nicole Heaverin of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their second child.

    Parker William Heaverin was born at 2:29 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

  • Braves win two in a row

    Hoping to win consecutive games, the Grant County baseball team believed that a six-run lead in the seventh inning would be enough.

    It was just enough as the Braves held on for a 7-6 win over Newport on April 4.

    “I’m glad to get the win,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We came close to giving it away at the top of the seventh because we didn’t make a few simple plays, but a win is a win and I’m happy with it.”

    Aaron Goe started on the mound for the Braves and was able to go six innings.

  • Community Calendar 4-9-09

     

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Grant County youth run for a cause

    Although his grandmother died six years ago from a heart attack, Michael Schultz still runs in her honor.

    Schultz, a sophomore at Grant County High School, took part in the Humana Mini Heart Marathon in Cincinnati, running in the 5K race with four friends on March 28.

  • Braves hope to reload during spring practice

    After losing 12 seniors, the Grant County High School football team will rely on a new crop of athletes as they hope to continue their winning ways.

    The 2009 season got underway March 9 as the Braves started their spring practice and ended on March 27. Now, the players are preparing for a month of the team’s weight training and running program.

  • Lady Braves get district win over rival

    The anticipation for the start of the softball season had taken its toll on Ott Reed.

    Reed, the coach of the Grant County girls’ softball team, hadn’t coached since the final game of the 2007 season. After a year away, he realized how much he missed the game.

    But with the season opener against rival Williamstown looming, he had to prepare and settle his nerves.

  • Blackburn celebrates 100 years young

    Mary Sue Blackburn turned 100 years old on March 30. She was born in 1909 in Folsom, married Kell Blackburn on May 18, 1927 and had one child, Faywood Taylor.

    She is the oldest living out of all her sibilings. Blackburn loved to garden and would do everything in a dress and an apron. She made everything the family ate.

    “I can remember grandpa would go to the store for flour, tea, sugar, coffee, salt and pepper and that’s it,” said Rita Taylor her granddaughter.

    Blackburn was a housewife and worked on the farm.

  • Who will be the biggest winner?

    Dee Perry had described herself as a couch potato who did not exercise.

    That was before she registered last year for Grant County’s Biggest Winner Challenge and took home the overall prize.

    “It shocked me,” the 59-year-old Williamstown resident said. “I had been pretty sick and hadn’t moved that much. It gave me a chance to get out and do a few things and meet a lot of people. I had a lot of fun doing it. It gave me more strength. When you sit around, you really get in bad shape.”