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Today's News

  • POLICE REPORTS-Aug. 16

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

  • NKU, community partner to continue extended campus

    The Northern Kentucky University – Grant County Center is one of a kind and a recent agreement between NKU and local officials will keep it around for a long while.


    Dr. James Votruba, president of NKU, joined Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner and Wade Gutman, executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority, in signing an agreement that defines the operations of the center.


    In this agreement, NKU has agreed to pay for operational costs at the Williamstown facility. The city leases the building to NKU at $1 per year.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL BASHES

    WILLIAMSTOWN:
    Williamstown Independent School will join as one campus to celebrate returning to class Aug. 10 with a Back to School Bash.
    The district decided to forego its usual Sundae Social, Readi-Fest and back to school events for each school for the 2012-13 school year.
    The bash will include games, food and a free movie to kick off the school year.

  • Former NBA star, Williamstown native dies

    Hall of Famer Arnie Risen, known as “Flash” and “Stilts” during his illustrious basketball career, died Aug. 4 in Beechwood, Ohio.
    Risen, who played basketball at Williamstown High School before playing in the NBA, was 87.


    The 1942 WHS graduate, who has a street named after him in Williamstown, was recognized by the school district in 1999 by being named a member of the Williamstown Wall of Fame at graduation.
    Risen was also named “Alumni of the Year” in 2012.

  • First U.S. 25 Yard Sale gains momentum

    Judy Wiggington likes to talk on the phone.
    She’s talked to every city, from Covington to Williamsburg, that sits along U.S. 25 in Kentucky in order to drum up support for a U.S. 25 yard sale.


    Wiggington, of Williamstown, had the idea for a U.S. 25 yard sale that would pass through the middle of Grant County for several years after attending the famous 127 Yard Sale, but it wasn’t until she retired in January of this year that she put a plan in motion.

  • FIVE GENERATIONS GATHER
  • GRANT COUNTY’S HEALTHY HEROES


     

    Name: Deborah (Debby) Lucas Angel of Corinth.

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? Seeing my  mom and others having health issues—high blood pressure, asthma, etc.--and knowing living healthy would off-set a lot of these. Also, as I got older, knowing if I kept up the way I was going, I would not live to 100 like I plan to do.

  • BIRTHS

    Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child. Natalie Kayelynn Webster was born at 3:35 p.m. June 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood.


    She weighed seven pounds and one ounce and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Edith West of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David and Patricia Webster of Dry Ridge.
    Natalie was welcomed home by her big sister, Alexis Kyleah.

  • Whirlwind was weird


    I saw the strangest thing the other day:  a bona fide whirlwind?  I was taking water to the ewes and lambs mid-day and I looked up to see this swarm of plant material and whatever else was in it- swirl around a viburnum. It was hot out and only the slightest breeze was apparent.  

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 8-9-12