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Today's News

  • Up and coming events

    Kiwanis to host magic

    show May 16

    The Williamstown Kiwanis club will host a family magic show fund-raiser at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Williamstown High School Gym.

    Illusionist Roger Despard will be performing the windshear, an illusion where he attempts to pass through an industrial size fan.

    The Williamstown Kiwanis Club will be conducting a telephone ticket campaign during the next several weeks. Proceeds from the show will help with the North Key Project, Little League tournaments and scholarships.

  • Dear Lord

    With heads bowed and eyes closed, prayer spread throughout Grant County on May 7 in celebration of the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.

    A free breakfast was held at First Love Community Church in Crittenden and Williamstown Christian Church with a complementary lunch offered at the courthouse, where a celebration was also held in the evening.

    A prayer was said to attendees every 30 minutes.

  • In the know

    Census workers canvas area

    Census workers are now collecting data in Grant County.

    Census workers wear official identification badges and use handheld computers to record addresses. Census workers may also be carrying black workbags with the words “U.S. Census Bureau” on them.

    The workers are updating and completing a confidential address list that will be used to mail or deliver 2010 Census questionnaires next March.

  • Cancer changes Sherman teacher

    For B.J. Walters, her motivation for participating in Relay For Life has come full circle.

    Shortly after her dad died in 1994 of lung, liver and bone cancer, Walters and several family members joined the fight to find a cure for cancer.

    “It was after his death that we found out that there was an event in the county,” she said. “So, we started way back then. At the time, there was only six to eight teams involved.”

  • Buescher wins shootout in Drive Smart! Buckle Up! Kentucky 150

    James Buescher started the ARCA RE/MAX series “Drive Smart! Buckle-Up! Kentucky 150” on the pole. One hundred laps later, he ended the race in victory lane.

    Buescher took first place in a race that had 47 laps of caution, battling Justin Lofton to earn the win.

  • Excused abscenses are still abscenses

    Q: My daughter has missed a lot of school this year, but she has doctor’s notes for almost all of her absences. She has missed 54 days. Her teachers said she will not pass this year because she missed so much school. If her absences are excused, how can they hold her back?

  • Norman breaks school record in 800-meter

    Heading into her final home meet, Natalie Norman was getting ready for the regional meet.

    She decided against running in the 400-meter dash to focus her energy and preparation on the 800-meter dash, an event she hopes she can compete for a state championship.

    It paid off as she broke her own school record with a time of 2:19.21.

  • Community Calendar 5-14-09

     CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. May 18 at the Grant County Extension Office.

     

  • Reunion Notices

    GCHS class of 1984 sets date

    Grant County High School class of 1984’s 25th reunion is from 7 p.m. to midnight on June 27 at the Drawbridge Inn in Covington. RSVP must be before May 31 to be included.

    They are still looking for contact information on several classmates.  If your child, brother or sister graduated in 1984 from GCHS, contact Vanessa Beach Rose 859-393-7099 or Sandy Iseral Smith 859-525-1662 with their information. 

  • Cleanup complete

    The remnants of Grant County’s January ice storms littered yards and roadsides far after the ice melted, but reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will ease the memories.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link declared an emergency in Grant County after heavy snowfall and ice left many residents without electricity for days, which means the fiscal court and cities are eligible for federal aid.

    Paul Antone, a public assistance coordinator with FEMA, came to Grant County and assisted the county and cities in their reimbursement applications.