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Today's News

  • Looking back at 2008

    The year 2008 brought Grant County a lot of changes, as well as tragedy and triumph. During the year, Grant Countians faced adversity by acts of nature and crimes committed against each other. The community said farewell to fallen soldiers, former political leaders and teenagers who died much too young. The community also celebrated the opening of a new school in Sherman and a national cemetery in Williamstown. It was a year of sad endings and new beginnings. As 2009 begins, we take a moment to glance back at the news that made 2008 a year to remember.

    January

  • Simpsons celebrate 72 years

    Johnny and Williah Simpson will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on Jan. 10, 2009.

    Johnny and Williah were married at the Grant County Court House in Williamstown.

    The couple have four children.

    Their names are Wilbur Simpson, Betty Rodgers and Beverly Mulberry, all of Crittenden, and the late Layle Simpson.

    The couple has four grandchildren, Brian Rodgers, Michelle King, Deanna Gabbert and Dustin Mulberry and six great grandchildren, Brittany, Morgan, Mason, Cody, Carter and Parker.

  • Fire symposium set for Jan. 17, Jan. 18

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will host its second fire symposium featuring two nationally recognized speakers.

    This year’s symposium is planned for Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at Grant County High School.

    The cost of the symposium is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch both days.

    In order to reduce and possibly eliminate the cost to local volunteer firefighters, sponsors from the community are needed. Businesses, individuals or organizations choosing to sponsor a fire fighter will be recognized on a banner and during the programs.

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    The News office will be closed for New Year’s on Thursday, Jan. 1.

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 5 issue of The Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

     

     

  • Grant County schools set new regulations

    The Grant County Schools Food Service is implementing new regulations and procedures relating to charges for food purchased in the cafeterias. The new regulations do not, in any way, relate, affect or change anything for students who have already applied and qualify for free meals via the Federal Free/Reduced Priced Meal Program for the 2008-09 school year -- students receiving free meals will continue to do so.

  • Ritchie performs in annual production

    Grant County native and Transylvania University freshman Caleb Ritchie recently performed in Transylvania’s annual production, “A Medieval Feast,” presented by Transylvania’s Madrigal Singers and the Medieval Instrumental Ensemble.

  • Out of Africa

    Awa has returned home to Grant County.

    That was the African name given to 26-year-old Krystal Hutchinson during her more than two-year mission trip to Mali in West Africa.

    The Dry Ridge resident arrived home in mid-November to a slew of signs and happy family members and friends.

  • Caldwells celebrate 50 years

    Jackie and Lovell Caldwell will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 16, 2009.

    The couple were married by Bro. Marvin Warner at Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Farm Bureau building in Williamstown. The party is given by their children.

    Jackie and Lovell have three children. Their names are Kevin Caldwell of Dry Ridge, Tracie Tillery of Florence and Terry Caldwell of Corinth.

  • Braves play at Lloyd Memorial Tourney

    The Grant County Braves basketball team had a busy holiday break.

    After playing in the Jessamine County Invitational, the Braves followed that up with the Lloyd Memorial Invitational, going 2-2.

    Grant County started with a 73-67 win over Muhlenberg South in their first game of the tournament.

  • Baby of the week - Donovan Ty Abney

    Hi! My name is Donovan Ty Abney. I was born on Jan. 12, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My mother is Rebecca “Bookie” Abney.

    My grandparents are Donna Robinson of Dry Ridge, Dillard and Mary Abney of Taylor Mill and Betty and Jack Borman of Villa Hills.

    My favorite things to do are to play outside, cars, trucks and dinosaurs. I also love playing with all of my cousins, I have 13 and one on the way. My aunts and uncles spoil me rotten, they play with me and just can’t get enough.