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Today's News

  • Officers play Santa

    Before he picked out a toy or anything for himself, Devon placed pink roses in the Wal-Mart shopping cart to take to his mother, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Devon was just one of several of the 21 children selected for the 2008 Shop With A Cop program who chose presents for his family before choosing something for himself.

    “It’s always amazing to me,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills. “It’s not about them. They want to buy something for their brothers, sisters, or mom and dad.”

  • Wreaths across America

    Three women braved the wind, rain and cold Monday, Dec. 15, to place Christmas wreaths at each of the 49 grave sites at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    The show of gratitude was a part of Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that began more than 15 years ago when Worcester Wreath Company started placing wreaths on the headstones of fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Suspected grave robber thwarted

    Sandra Lilly hadn’t put a Christmas tree on her son’s grave for fear it would be stolen like the other decorations she’s lovingly placed in Hill Crest Cemetery since her son’s death in May.

    “I told my husband that he had to have one because it’s tradition at our house since Josh was little to have a tree and keep it lit all night on Christmas Eve so Santa could find our house, but I didn’t want it to end up like the other stuff – just gone,” she said.

  • Message of Christmas changes with age

    The holidays seem a little bit different this year to me.

  • Flege-Marshall set date

    Jewell Martin and the late Randall Martin, and Debra Peters and Robert Flege, both of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Flege, to Jeffrey Marshall Jr., son of Rebecca Marshall Jones and Jeff Marshall Sr. and Ralph and Georgia Marshall, both of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2001 graduate of Williamstown High School.

  • Lanter celebrates 90 years

    Ann Lanter’s 90th birthday on Nov. 16, 2008 was celebrated by members of the Faithful Workers Sunday school class at Dry Ridge Baptist Church, a class she taught until a few months ago.

    Post 6 Kentucky State Police retired troopers, officers and staff attended as well. Lanter retired from Post 6 in Dry Ridge.

    Family members and friends attended the celebration and shared punch, cake and other delicacies with Lanter.

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Dec. 25 issue of The Grant County News will be 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19.

    The News office will be closed for Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 25.

    Express:

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Dec. 29 issue of The Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

     

     

  • Surviving Christmas 1960

     

  • Reunion Notes

    Alexander Reunion

    The descendants of the late Ollie and Agnes Speagle Alexander attempted to meet at Walton Park on Sept. 14, 2008 for their annual reunion. Due to the remnants of Hurricane Ike, the event was moved to a cousin’s home.

    Those attending were:

    From out of state: Donald and Juva Alexander of Jackson, Mich. And Donna Alexander of Ypsilanti, Mich., Paul W. and Doris Alexander of Vevay, Ind. and Robert Alexander and Pam Lucas of Madison, Ind.

  • Lady Braves host Grant County Invitational

    Eight teams will come to Grant County, but only one will leave a champion.

    The Lady Braves will host the Grant County Invitational from Dec. 18 to Dec. 23. Grant County, Williamstown, Lexington Sayre, Ludlow, Dayton, Silver Grove, Eminence and Newport will compete. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.