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Today's News

  • O’ death, where is thy sting?

    For me, last week began and ended with funerals.
    On Monday, I attended the funeral of Mary Zawalich, whom I’d never met, or maybe I have and I don’t remember.
    About a month ago, she called me. She told me her name and said she was 92 and she was dying, but that it was OK, that it was a “happy death.”
    She had called to say that she’s been a reader of my column and that I’ve been a “wonderful part” of her life. She called to thank me, to say that she admired me, that she has loved me.

  • Curing onions, garlic and potatoes for harvest
  • Who drank the Kool-Aid?

    In November 1978, a group of true believers were led to their deaths in the forests of Guyana which is located near Venezuela on the eastern side of Latin America.  Their deaths were orchestrated by a religious leader who urged his followers to commit the “’revolutionary act’ of suicide.”  

  • Be upset by park vandals, help find culprits

    There is a lot about my job that I enjoy immensely.
    However, one of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of the many children throughout Grant County having fun.
    Whether it is at the Grant County Fair, countless school activities or in the park, nothing beats capturing smiling faces having a blast.
    In particular, I love each summer going to Grant County Park for two weeks to take photos at the Little Dippers and Summer Splash camps.
    It is hard to find a better place to send your kids for a good time, especially at the low cost.

  • Tractor Supply to host annual Old Timers meeting

    Tractor Supply Co. in Williamstown will host the Old Timers Car Club annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 19. There will be a car show with trophies and dash plaques. Entry fee is $15. Pre-registration form should to be returned with $12. Make checks payable to the Old Timers Car Club. For more information, contact Thomas O’Connell.
     

  • Grant County Extension Office offers classes

    The Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown has scheduled classes for the month of June.
     • Beginning Canning and Food Preservation from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10 at the Grant County Extension Office. Class size is limited. No registration fee, call 859-824-3355 to register.

  • Grant County Public Library July Book of the Month

    Title: The Returned

     Author: Jason Mott

     Book Description:  Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him…until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep, still eight years old.

  • MILESTONES

    The family of Ada Skirvin will host an 80th birthday party for Ada Skirvin from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 12 at Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Skirvin requests no gifts.

  • FOR THE RECORD

    Property Transfers
    Feb 14
    (Special Warranty Deed) Secretary of Veterans Affairs of Washington D.C. to Paul E. Fox, 210 Brentwood Drive, $80,100.
    Gary Sean Delaney and Keisha Whiteker to Bank of Kentucky, 220 Eagle Ridge Drive, 34,550.
    Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to Michael T. Lyman and Joyce Lyman, 101 Regency Court, no amount given

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury, which met June 11, returned indictments against 31 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Mandy D. Webb, 18, receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $5,000 and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value under $500.