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Today's News

  • My first taste of winter

    Last week, I had my first taste of winter here in Kentucky. It was the end of October and it was freezing. How could that be?

    Growing up in South Florida, I can remember Halloween as a kid and hating to wear a costume because it was too hot and sweaty. So you can understand why at the beginning of October, I was breaking out my winter coats. But apparently my idea of what a winter coat is and what they truly are, are two different things. I’ll explain later.

  • GCHS band earns distinguished score

    Grant County earned another distinguished score at KMEA 4A regionals hosted at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

    They will advance to semi-final competition on Nov. 1 at South Oldham High School.

  • Reunion Notices

    Milner

    The Milner family reunion will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at the Welfare House located in Grant County Park in Crittenden. Be sure to pass the word to any out of town relatives. Call Melony Stambaugh at 859-657-6585 for information.

    Mulligan

    The 11th annual Mulligan reunion was held Sept. 6 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds 4-H building, with 45 members present.

  • Community Calendar 11/6/08

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Williamstown Senior Citizens Center, located at the rear of the city building.

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 321 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

  • Can you give us information about the GED?

    Q: My daughter wants to drop out of high school and get her GED. Can you give us information about this test? We don’t know anything about the GED.

    A: The General Education Development (GED) test measures knowledge in five areas: language arts with writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. An important part of the GED test is an essay which documents your ability to write and communicate effectively.

  • Satisfying 7th

    When the Grant County High School football team traveled to Boyd County, it was a homecoming for head coach Mike Davis.

    Davis grew up in Boyd County and played for the Lions’ football team, but returning as the Braves head coach, he only wanted one team to walk away with a win. The Braves shutout Boyd County on the Lions’ senior night, winning 23-0.

  • For the love of a duck

    Nineteen sixty eight was a difficult year for Americans. Ultra conservative bullets took the lives of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. American cities were on fire, neighborhoods were burning and ducks and boats did not fare any better.

    The miracle chemical DDT was poisoning the ducks and everything around them and polluted water was poisoning and destroying the boats. If you were a little duck-boat then it was a double whammy with a bigger whammy soon to arrive.

  • Blood fest

    The Grant County Public Library recently provided a helping hand to those who wanted to add to their costume and make themselves look more grotesque for Halloween.

    Jessica Napier organized Friday Blood Fest on Oct. 24 at the Grant County Public Library after attending a library event in June where Amanda Boston, a Northern Kentucky University student who does makeup for the U.S.S. Nightmare haunted boat, taught attendees about theatrical makeup.

  • Thousands raised, spent in campaigns

    State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has raised nearly $240,000 more than his opponent in a bid to be reelected to his 17th district seat.

    After carrying over more than $148,500 from May, Thayer reported having $259,247.20 in total receipts to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance as of Oct. 3.

    His total disbursements for his campaign exceed $82,600.

    Of the 257 contributions made to Thayer, 134 were $250 or less, 58 were between $251 and $500 and 63 of the remaining 65 contributions were for the $1,000 maximum allowed.

  • Moist vote goes to Dry Ridge voters

    Dry Ridge residents will be choosing more than their pick for the next U.S. president or local office on election day.

    Voters will once again decide if they want their city to go moist.

    J.B. Barnes filed a signed petition on Aug. 14 to get the vote on the ballot that, if passed, would make alcohol available by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities with a seating capacity of at least 100 people and which derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.