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    Rhonda and Shannon Asher, of Grant County, are pleased to announce that they renewed their wedding vows in a ceremony on Aug. 16.


    Verlajoe Patton, Williamstown leader of TOPS 388, Bonnie Rose, Kentucky State Coordinator, Mary Reed, Kentucky Regional Director, Barb Cady, U.S.A. Tops president and Sam Patton, member of TOPS 388, attended the SRD Conference recently in Lexington.


    Those pictured are back, right, Leola Williams, holding Bianca Davis, Janis Smith of Crittenden; front, Patrisha Davis and Melissa Smith Radford, at a family gathering in Bellevue, Ky.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: September 8, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Randy Barth

    I live in . . . Louisville

    Where was I on 9/11. . . I was a sophomore at Dixie Heights High School, when the Twin Towers, the Pentagon were attacked and United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. 9/11 is also my birthday. I was 15 on 9/11/01.

    The Facebook Featured Fan is chosen at random each week. To be eligible, sign up as a fan of the Grant County News at www.facebook.com/Grant CountyNews.

  • Not an ordinary Tuesday

    I remember 9/11/01. It was a typical Tuesday at the News office. We were working on finishing up stories and laying out pages for that week’s edition of the Grant County News.

    I was on the phone with our printing plant in Cynthiana. The production coordinator there said, “Oh my gosh, we’ve been attacked.” I couldn’t comprehend what she was saying so I asked her to repeat herself.

    “America, we’ve been attacked,” she said. “Aren’t you watching the news on TV?”

  • ‘A day that will live in infamy’

    Growing up, I was always told about Pearl Harbor and what a tragic day that was for Americans, as nearly 3,000 people were killed on Dec. 7, 1941.

    Flashback to Sept. 11, 2001, I witnessed on television a new horror as two planes struck the World Trade Center, a plane flew into the Pentagon and one crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa.

    I was also told you will never forget where you were.

  • Common sense casualty of 9/11

    We all remember when it happened. I was standing in my kitchen with a mixer in my hand, beating cake batter.

    I was watching the normally light-hearted, after 8 a.m. broadcast of the “Today Show.” Katie Couric and Matt Lauer suddenly seemed disoriented, as everyone tried to figure out what was happening.

    When they began rolling footage, I leaned toward my TV to watch what looked like a toy plane fly into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

    As many people have said, “I just couldn’t process what was happening.”

  • I will never forget

    Growing up, I heard countless times older generations talk about how they would never forget where they were, what they were doing and what they felt like when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

    It was a landmark moment in their lives, as well as a turning point in the nation.

    I never knew exactly what that day must have felt like for them until Sept.11, 2001.

    I was a senior in college at the University of Kentucky. Like most mornings, I was running behind as I was trying to get up out of bed and get to my first class of the day.

  • Back to college


    BACK TO COLLEGE - Curtis Clemons, of Williamstown and a senior theology student at Campbellsville University, moves into his dorm room.

  • 2011 trials, triumphs of the tomato