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  • Community Calendar 4-23-09

     

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Job hunt

    Like many Kentucky communities, the harsh reality of the economic downturn has hit Grant County.

    Recently released data by the state revealed that the unemployment rate rose dramatically in Grant County from 6.8 percent in February 2008 to 11.4 percent February 2009.

    Kentucky’s overall unemployment rate for February 2009 was 10.2 percent.

    The goal of the free Operation: Job Hunt program is to dwindle those statistics by helping participants improve basic writing skills, organize a resume and prepare for a job interview.

  • Braves struggle in loss to Bourbon County

    The Grant County High School baseball team had a light week, as they only had one game.

    The Braves were hoping to make the most of their game, but came away with a 13-0 loss to Bourbon County.

    “We didn’t play our best game,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We had other things on our mind and I’m not sure what they were exactly. We weren’t making the plays that we needed to. I thought we would come out ready, but we definitely weren’t.”

  • Brenda Wilson joins Ky. Humanities Council board

    Brenda L. Wilson of Williamstown has been elected to the Kentucky Humanities Council board of directors.

    As a member of the 23-person volunteer board, Wilson will help set council policies, award project grants to community organizations and participate in fundraising to help the council meet the growing demand for its programs. She will serve a three-year term, with a second three-year term optional. Based in Lexington, the council and its community partners invest more than $1 million a year in support of public humanities programs throughout the state.

  • Five generations gather

    Five generations of Georgina Satterwhite’s family gathered recently. Pictured are left to right, Joe Parker, great grandfather, Georgina Satterwhite, great great grandmother, Peggy Coleman, grandmother, Carson Webster, son and Mandi Webster, mother.

     

  • Corinth men charged in animal ring

    Two Corinth men have been charged in a 20-month investigation into coyote and fox trafficking.

    Elbridge Cook and Michael Ellis, both 62, were among six people from Kentucky and West Virginia arrested through a investigation code named “Gym-Sum”, looking into the illegal practice buying, selling and holding wild-caught foxes and coyotes for the purpose of selling them.

  • Don't judge us unless you know us

     (Editor’s Note: April is National Autism month.)

  • GCHS track and field battle through bad weather

    Neither rain, nor wind, nor miserable conditions could stop Grant County High School’s track and field team from performing at their best.

    The Braves faced horrible weather when they competed at the Walton-Verona Tri-Meet on April 14 against the Bearcats and Owen County.

    “We did well, considering the conditions,” coach Brian Soules said. “The cold isn’t as bad as the wind. When the wind kicks up, that’s where you start to mentally break down. It sucks the life out of you a little bit.”

  • Papa Jack, a local treasure
  • Tyler Tolle is serious about bringing a message to local teens

    Forget “High School Musical.”

    The Mason, Ohio-based Mishpachah, a drama/music group of high school students, will perform locally a production targeting teens dealing with abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide.

    The three-hour musical “Dead Serious…about life” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at Grant County High School.

    Tickets are $8 in advance by calling 1-800-459-7268 or $9 at the door.

    Seventeen-year-old Tyler Tolle, a Williamstown High junior, is a cast member of the play.