Today's News

  • Marksberrys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Robert “Bobby” and Dorothy Marksberry of Williamstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23.

    Robert Marksberry and Dorothy Billiter were married by the Rev. Willie Bramble on Sept. 23, 1961 at the Immanuel Missionary Church in Flingsville, Ky.

    They have three children, Mike Marksberry of Jonesville and Debbie Chappell and Pat Conrad, both of Williamstown. The couple has 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

  • Browns celebrate 68 years

    Homer and Thelma Campbell Brown celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    They were married Sept. 13, 1943 in Tempe, Arizona. Homer was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Force at the time.

    Their children are Joyce Reynolds, Sharon Brown, Faye Leach, Sheila Whaley and the late Carl Brown. They have seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Through the years they have been faithful members of the Corinth Christian Church. They are residents of Grant Manor in Williamstown.

  • Alumni Association holds 57th reunion

    The Crittenden Alumni Association held their 57th reunion at the Crittenden Baptist Church on May 21.

  • Upcoming events: Sept. 22, 2011

    Operation Imagination set for Sept. 22
    A free program sponsored by the Grant County Community Education will be offered to children, ages 1 through 5, and their parents from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Grant County Board of Education.
    The evening program will consist of a story, singing and crafts based on the evenings theme. Space is limited. Call Jill Marksberry at 824-2871 to register.

    Grant County Extension holds 4-H registration


    GCHS Class of 1976
    The Grant County High School “Spirit of 76” class reunion will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the home of Ron Jump on Fords Mill Road. For more information call 859-802-0803 or e-mail thetaylor@insightbb.com.

    Taylor family
    The family and friends of George and Hallie Taylor will have a reunion at Shelter #3 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden on Oct. 2.
    Bring a covered dish and the meal will be served at 1 p.m.

    Beach family

  • Facebook Featured Fan: September 22, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Denise Schork

    I live in . . . Dry Ridge

    About me . . . I am the owner of Vintage Clover Photography in Dry Ridge. I take pictures of the Grant County High School soccer teams, which include my daughter Emily Tillman, and I also do senior photos.

  • Ice cream social was sweet treat

    In a day when our world is topsy-turvy, it was nice to step back into a simpler time and enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social at the William Arnold Log Cabin in Williamstown on Sept. 16.

    The event was a joint effort by the Williamstown Downtown Merchants Association and the Grant County Historical Society.

    Having worked all day and gone directly to snap some photographs for the News, it didn’t take long for me to get hungry, smelling hotdogs on the grill.

  • Grant County Saddle club holds trail challenge

    The Grant County Saddle Club will hold their Third Annual Trail Challenge in conjunction with Horse Heritage Days on Sept. 24 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown. Opening ceremonies will include a drill team.

    Registration begins at noon and classes start at 1 p.m. Classes include: fun classes, ribbon race, boot race, musical chairs, egg and spoon, catalog race and water glass class. The entry fee is $2 per class or enter all for $10. Fun classes receive ribbons only.

  • Williamstown changes food service

    Parents of Williamstown Jr./Sr. High students now can see what their students have for lunch everyday.

    One of several recent food service changes allows parents to sign into the Parent Portal section of the website at www.williamstown.kyschools.us and click on the Food Service tab to see what their child is eating and how much money is left in their child’s account.

    “It’s a great advantage,” said Stephanie Caldwell, district food service director. “I wish we would have had it years ago.”

  • Strike up the band! Grant County Marching Band earns Grand Reserve Champion title

    The weather was perfect in Richmond, as nine marching band took to the field at the Madison Central Tournament of Bands on Sept. 17. For the first time this season, Grant County went head to head against another 4A band in preliminary competition. While the band didn’t capture the captions for percussion and guard in the preliminary round against John Hardin, they did win first in their class.