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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 11/20/08

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Nov. 26 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

  • Final Salute

    Karen Wallace spent her birthday accompanying the body of her son from the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport to Eckler-Hudson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge on Nov. 5.

    Daniel Wallace, 27, the second youngest of her five children, was killed on Oct. 31 in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by Taliban fighters.

    Daniel or Danny, as his family and friends called him, was a combat engineer in the Kentucky Army National Guard. He joined in 2006 and was deployed to Afghanistan in May 2008 as a member of Company C of the 201st in Cynthiana.

  • Police Beat 11/20/08

     Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 9:31 a.m. on Nov. 6 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Elmer D. Henry, 74, of Dry Ridge driving a 1998 Dodge and Ruben J. Perkins, 69, of Dry Ridge driving a 2006 Chevrolet.

  • Norman sets school record, boys’ team comes in 17th

    It wasn’t easy, but Natalie Norman had a record-setting performance at the state cross country meet.

    Running in weather that was better suited for football than cross country, Norman trekked across muddy terrain and dealt with wind that whipped from every side to set a new school record for the Lady Braves cross country team. Norman came in 32nd overall with a time of 20:12.29, beating the previous record of 20:13.

  • Heat help

    As cool summer breezes turn to shivering winter air, some residents have begun turning the heat on in their homes.

    In a down economic time, unfortunately, Kentuckians are expected to pay more for natural gas in the coming months than they did a year ago, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

    “High heating costs will again be a burden for many of our citizens,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Although the prices have come down since August, natural gas still costs more than it did at this time last year.”

  • Fatality shuts down interstate

    An Ohio woman was killed when her car went over an embankment and caught fire last week near Corinth.

    Karen Simmons, 57, of Anderson Township, was traveling south on Interstate-75 on her way to Berea for a shopping trip.

    The wreck occurred at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 and involved an asphalt truck and a tractor trailer.

    Simmons’ 2008 Ford Taurus ended up 500 to 600 feet off the roadway, where it burst into flames sending black plumes of smoke high in the air.

  • Huff named FFA regional officer

     Anna Huff, not only serves as the president of the Grant County FFA, but is also the first regional officer that has ever been chose from Grant County High School.  She is a Grant County native. Huff has the passion and the knowledge for agriculture, which has helped greatly with FFA and 4-H.

  • Kentucky author to visit library

    Kentucky poet and author George Ella Lyon will visit the Grant County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 17.

    She will lead a workshop for select Williamstown and Grant County High School students at 1 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. workshop for teachers.

    The author will give a public talk at 6 p.m. about the importance of family literacy.

    Lyon’s visit serves as a finale to the library’s Northern Kentucky One Book, One Community project.

    Participants in the project have been reading and discussing Lyon’s “With a Hammer For My Heart.”

  • Web site has new look, features

    Change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not quite what you hoped it would be or in other words a work in progress.

    That’s kind of the way we feel about the look of our new Web site.

    We had grand plans for a Web site that had all the bells and whistles and that would just take your breath away when it popped onto your computer screen.

  • Son's behavior problem is everyone's problem

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