Today's News

  • Buck bragging

    Lonnie King, 46, of Williamstown, shot this buck during a hunting excursion at a buddy’s farm in Owen County with Keith Waldroop and Ernie Tobis. King said hey had hunted all week with bows, but couldn’t find many bucks or doe. On Nov. 13, 2010, King shot a 10-point buck with his arrows. King also said he was the only one out of the group to bag a deer.

  • Puckett accepts Asbury golf scholarship

    It was an easy choice for Emily Puckett as she signed her national letter of intent March 21, to play golf at Asbury University next spring.

    But, golf is not the only reason she chose to go to Asbury.

    “The first thing that I loved about Asbury was that their focal point is on Christ and it’s a religious school,” she said. “All I have always wanted,  since I began looking for colleges to go to a school with a focal point on Christ.

  • Jaconette signs up for soccer at Asbury

    It just happened by chance that Roman Jaconette signed his national letter of intent to play soccer for Asbury University March 21 at Grant County High School.

    “I really wasn’t going for collegiate soccer,” he said. “It was more like a coincidence.”

    Jaconette said he went on a college visit to Asbury and the coaches asked him to come out and practice with the team.

    “They liked how I was performing and asked if I wanted to play for them,” he said.

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  • Superintendent search yields 25 applicants

    Grant County Schools have a large pool of applicants to choose from in its search for a new superintendent.

    Twenty-five people applied to replace Superintendent Michael Hibbett, who announced in November that he will be retiring after the 2010-11 school year.

    Of the applicants, 22 are male and three are female while 23 are from Kentucky.

  • Fire destroys Dry Ridge home

    While Larry and Mary Creekmore stood helplessly outside their sprawling home on Boltz Lake, fire ravaged the brick structure, destroying all the couple’s treasured collections and belongings.

    “We didn’t save one thing,” Mary said.

    Larry was able to grab a jewelry box and a couple of his guns, but other than that, the home and contents were a total loss.

    Mary, a real estate agent, and her husband, Larry, a retiree, had lived in the home for over four years.

  • Churches offer Lenten meals

    • St. William Catholic Church
    The annual Lenton Fish Fry has returned to St. William Catholic Church and continues through April 15.
    The meal, including battered cod, three sides, cornbread, dessert and a drink will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at 6 Church Street, off Waterworks Road. The cost is $7.50 per meal.
    Phone orders can be called in to 859-866-5107.

    • Family Tabernacle Church of God

  • ACS offers free makeovers

    The American Cancer Society is offering free makeup to female cancer patients at their Look Good Feel Better Session on April 18 at St. Elizabeth Grant County.
    Patients will learn how to enhance their appearance utilizing make up techniques. The session starts at 6 p.m. and is limited to the first 12 callers. Call the American Cancer Society to register at 859-647-2226.

  • GCHS Class of 1961 seeking information

    The Grant County High School class of 1961 will have their 50th class reunion on May 28.
    Addresses for the following people are needed: Audrey Beagle, Kathryn Milner, Eddie Coulson, Joan Kerns and Helen Wynn.
    If anyone has these addresses, call Elsie Dever at 859-824-5945.

  • Skirvin graduates basic combat training

    Army Pvt. Kristian L. Skirvin has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.