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Today's News

  • Power surge

    The Grant County softball team waited three weeks to restart their game against Walton-Verona.

    The wait was worth it as the Lady Braves’ bats came alive, leading to a 10-7 victory on May 4.

    “I told my players that it would be a slugfest,” coach Ott Reed said. “Whoever was hitting the hardest would win the game.”

    The game originally started on April 13, as the Lady Bearcats took a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Rain delayed the game for three weeks before the two teams matched up again.

  • Grant County second grade girls’ traveling team wins NCKC

    Going into the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament, Grant County’s second grade girls traveling team were looking to avenge their only loss of the regular season and dedicate a championship to the passionate fan and father they lost during the season.

    The girls did both as they defeated Walton-Verona 13-7 for the championship. The team dedicated their season to the memory of Jay “Big Daddy” McCoy, who passed away after their second game of the season. McCoy was the father of Kelcie McCoy, a player on the team.

  • Howard chosen as Grant Countian of Year

    Shirley Howard turns 72 in June, but the Williamstown resident won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

    “I have to be busy,” he said. “That’s why I’m still working. I want to keep active physically and mentally. I have no immediate plans to retire permanently.”

    From educator to county judge-executive, Howard’s life has been filled with a laundry list of accomplishments.

    One more was added recently when Howard was named the 2009 Grant Countian of the Year at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.

  • Mom knows best!

     

    Why is it that moms get all the crappy jobs? I mean that quite literally.

  • Swine flu not here

    The good news for Grant County and the rest of Northern Kentucky is that swine flu hasn’t shown up here.

    People do not normally get swine flu, a respiratory disease found in pigs, but human infections of a strain of swine flu have been reported in several states in the U.S., including northern Ohio.

    “There have been no cases confirmed in Northern Kentucky or Kentucky,” said Emily Gresham-Werley, public information manager for the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District.

  •  ARTS

    Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

  • Library Express chugs into Crittenden, Corinth

    If you live in Crittenden or Corinth and would like to check out a book from  the Grant County Public Library, but don’t want to make the drive to Williamstown, books will be coming to you.

    Susan Nimersheim, library directory, received a $20,000 grant through the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives for an outreach development.

    Nimersheim used the money to buy units that resemble the mailbox unit for an apartment building and have them installed at Grant County Deposit Bank in Corinth and Crittenden.

  • Former Crittenden resident killed in wreck

    Jessica Harp Rose, a Walton resident, formerly of Crittenden was killed when her car ran off the roadway and struck a tree at 1:10 p.m. April 29.

     Rose, 26, was driving westbound on Lebanon Road when her 2003 Chevy Malibu ran off the right side of the road before hitting a tree.

    She was taken to St. Luke Hospital in Florence and later flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati where she was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m.

  • Miss Teen Derby Day contestants

    Six young ladies will be vying for the title of Miss Teen Derby Day at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at Williamstown High School. Contestants include Katelyn Turner, Courtney Jaconette, Rebekah Brewer, Hannah Kinsey, Sierra Clark and Dakota Trenary (not pictured.) Seven ladies have entered the Miss Derby Day contest. Those contestants include Shelby Horn, Lindie Huffman, Stacey McIntosh, Melissa McLeod, Olivia Shawmeker, Chelsea West and Emily Wright. The winner of Miss Derby Day and Miss Teen Derby Day will be crowned after the parade on May 2.

  • Building Permits 5-7-09

     

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009:

    Robert Daughtery, 240 Peaceful Road, new home, 1,960 square feet, estimated cost $25,000, permit fee $311.96.