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Today's News

  • Crittenden family turns home into creepy castle

    Christmas may be better known for houses decorated with colorful lights and endless shopping for gifts, but Halloween also causes consumers to open their wallets.

    With costumes, candy, pumpkins and frightful decorations, Halloween spending in 2008 is estimated to reach $5.77 billion nationwide, according to a recent National Retail Federation survey.

    The average per-person spending on Halloween has increased drastically in the past seven years, from $44.50 in 2001 to a new estimated high of $66.54 this year.

  • Up and Coming

    Milner Reunion

    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.

    Veterans Day ceremony planned Nov. 11

  • Band of Spirit advances to state

    Sixteen marching bands competed in the Class A regional competition on Oct. 25 at Beechwood High School.

    Williamstown Band of Spirit took the field at 4 p.m. and entertained the crowd with their best performance of the season.

    When the top eight bands were announced Saturday evening, Williamstown was named among Beechwood, Hazard, Lee County, Nicholas County, Pineville, Harlan, and Paris to advance to state competition on Nov. 1 in Louisville.

  • Judge ruled moist petition can be on Nov. 4 ballot

    Sixteen Dry Ridge citizens will have to recast their local option vote dealing with alcohol sales in the city.

    Circuit Judge Stephen Bates ruled Wednesday, Oct. 22, that the original ballot used by the absentee voters needed to match the language in a certified petition filed by J.B. Barnes.

  • Cross country teams run in Lexington

    Usually during the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Meet of Champions, it’s cold, miserable and a true test of a runner’s endurance.

    This year, the Meet of Champions, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, was held on a warm, fall day when the only thing challenging the runners was getting out from the start as runners were forced to restart several times.

    “We were exhausted,” Grant County coach Marlon Kinsey said.

  • Painter turns barns into canvases

    Most people enjoy lying on the beach or visiting family and friends during vacation.

    For Williamstown resident Terry Rayburn, painting is her relaxation.

    “It’s my greatest pastime,” she said. “It’s the only thing I like to do.”

    Rayburn has transformed two barns on her Lawrenceville Road property into canvases the past two years while away from her job at Bank of Kentucky inside Wal-Mart.

    Her latest work was finished in June and features Jesus overlooking moonlit, rolling mountains and pine trees.

  • Bramlage sentenced to life

    An emotionless Russell Bramlage spoke few words as he was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years for killing his parents last November.

    “There is something that I want to say, but I don’t want to say it in open court. The people that need to hear it are going to,” the 23-year-old said to Circuit Judge Stephen Bates before being led out of the Grant County courtroom.

  • Community Calendar 10/30/08

    CIVIC ORGANIATIONS

    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Noble’s Restaurant.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon on Nov. 5 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Noble’s.

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

  • Jansen takes part of Georgetown's homecoming

    Kyle Jansen, a junior psychology major from Crittenden, escorted Amy Hines, a junior from Paris, at the Georgetown College Homecoming Court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers football game against Campbellsville University on Oct. 25.

    Jansen is a 2006 graduate from Grant County High School. He is the son of Jim and Bonnie Jansen.

  • Baby of the week: Devon Kinnett

    Hi! My name is Devon Edward Kinnett.

    I was born on January 10, 2007 at St. Luke West.

    My parents are Heather Beach and Brian Kinnett of Dry Ridge.

    My grandparents are Chandra and Troy Beach of Glencoe and Jane and Mike Crider of Verona.

    My great grandparents are Lawson and Kathy Beach and Belinda Poteet of Dry Ridge.