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Today's News

  • Brumback-Maddy to marry

    Bill and Susie Brumback of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth Brumback to Jamie Brian Maddy, son of David and Carolyn Nerl of Alexandria.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Stonewood Gardens in Falmouth. A reception will follow after the ceremony.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2006 graduate of Midway College. She is a second grade teacher at Southern Elementary in Falmouth.

  • Call her Dr. Jones

    Most people just call her Miss Della, but after last week she can be called Dr. Jones.

    Della Jones, Grant County’s oldest resident at 105 years young (soon to be 106 in July) was given an honorary doctorate degree from Kentucky State University.

    “Do you want to wear a robe?” she was asked of the traditional graduation attire.

    “Well, of course,” she was quick to reply.

  • Grant County Schools celebrate Cinco de Mayo

     To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, English as a Second Language (ESL) students had a party at the Grant County Library.

    Sherman Elementary third grader Olivia Valdovinos pours homemade orchata. 

  • Harris-Greene to wed

    John and Cindy Harris of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katrina Whitney Harris to Justin Lee Greene, son of Darrell and Donna Greene of Dry Ridge. The wedding is being planned at Grassy Run Baptist Church. The couple has not set a date.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Holmes High School. She is an elementary education major at Georgetown College.

    The groom is a 2003 graduate of Pendleton County High School. He is also a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He is employed by Great American Insurance.

  • Budget Crunch

    Grant County’s proposed budget for 2009-2010 tops $9.6 million, but there’s no money for extras.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county “can’t continue to cut the budget and deliver the services citizens have grown accustomed to.”

    For the second year in a row, Link asked all supervisors to take a cut. When that didn’t offset a $1.3 million deficit in the jail budget, Link asked them to take another cut.

  • Norman takes second at state in 800-meter

    In her final high school race, Natalie Norman pushed herself to do her best, knowing that she would finish as one of the top runners in the state.

    Norman set a personal record with a time of 2:15.25 in the 800-meter dash, coming in second behind Emma Brink of Sacred Heart, who set a state record with a time of 2:13.88.

    “I was a little disappointed, but I was happy with my race overall,” Norman said. “It’s a nice way to end my high school career. I’m excited to see how I run in college.”

  • Juvenile nabbed after attempted theft

    A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with burglary after police say he attempted to break into a sports store and steal guns.

    Grant County Sheriff’s deputies, Kentucky State Police and Williamstown police were called to an intrusion alarm at 1:41 a.m. on May 14 at the River Traders Shooting Sports (formerly Crittenden Lumber) on U.S. 25 in Crittenden.

    Upon arrival officers found a juvenile attempting to break in. He ran into a wooded area but was caught after a K-9 unit with the Florence Police located him in a wooded area.

  • Coyle-Hardin set date

    Eddie and Kathy Coyle of Verona, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristalynn Kelly Coyle to Daniel Joseph Hardin, son of Billy Hardin of Florence and Lisa Thomas of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. May 29, 2009, at New Bethel Baptist in Verona. A reception will follow at Receptions in Erlanger.

  • Family matters

     

    It’s not easy to write a column. I can spend several hours, even days trying to figure out a subject to write about.

    I think about what’s going on in America, what’s going on in Grant County and what interests me. But sometimes, I still come up blank, so I’m going to write about what I know best. My family.

  • Norman dominates in 800m at region

    Natalie Norman was excited about the chance to take first place in the 800-meter dash at the regional meet for the third year in a row. She was even more excited for the chance to go to state with the 4x400-meter relay team.

    Norman took first place in the 800-meter dash with a region record time of 2:19.36. She was also the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay team, composed of Norman, Caylin Hare, Michelle Willougby and Taylor Cummins, that qualified for state with a time of 4:20.40.