Today's News

  • Lizards and other things ...

    When I was a kid, one of my brothers caught a little lizard in the tobacco field.  Being about 5, I did not have to work in the hot sun.

    Instead, I stayed under a wagon, playing with that little lizard in his mayonnaise jar with holes in the lid and grass for a bed and hidey hole.  I played with him all day, pestering it ad infinitum.  When my brother first caught him, he had a long tail.  By the end of the day—he barely had a stub left.  He had eaten his own tail.

  • Kind, gentle man, taught me about life

    You know how you keep putting off things today because you’re just sure that you’ll have time to get to them tomorrow or next week even?

    I’m guilty of that, as we all are, but I’m also more convinced than ever that certain things cannot and should not be put off, even for a few hours.

    Telling the special people in your life how much they mean to you is one of those things.

    I remember clearly where I was last year on Father’s Day. I was sitting at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood talking to my dad.

  • Facebook Featured Fan June 23, 2011

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    Angela Endicott

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    I am the mother of two, who teaches for Covington Independent schools and I love the UK Wildcats

  • Phipps-Blaze to exchange vows

    Gary and Joy Phipps of Florence are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashlee Phipps to Matthew Blaze, son of Mark and Darlena Blaze of Mason.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton.

  • Beachs celebrate 50 years

    Jerry and Wanda Beach will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2011.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on June 25 at the JMB Center, 2020 Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

    The party is given by their children, Steve Beach of Dry Ridge and Nancy Beach of Alexandria.

    Jerry is semi-retired from Je Be Company and his wife, Wanda, is retired from the Grant County Deposit Bank.

    The couple request no gifts.

  • Bethanni Wells supports Louisville fundraiser; prepares for Miss Kentucky pageant in July

    Miss My Old Kentucky Home, Bethanni Wells, participated in the 21st Annual Kiwanis Club of Riverfront Raffle and silent auction on March 25.

  • Leach balances charm, cross country

    Since she was 4-years-old, Hayley Leach has been slipping into ball gowns and sleeping in rollers. Winning baby shows at the Grant County Fair was just the beginning for Leach, who was recently titled International Junior Miss Kentucky Preteen.

    “When you get on stage, there is an excitement and a rush of adrenaline and it’s something that I love to do,” Leach said.

  • Police raid Dry Ridge clinic

    Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, Kentucky State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department raided the el Amin Clinic on U.S. 25 in Dry Ridge at 11:15 a.m. today (June 16) after an eight-month investigation.

    The clinic is operated by Dr. Sundiata el-Amin.

    Police executed a sealed federal search warrant. An undercover agent helped build a case that alleges the doctor over-prescribed pain pills and ohter medication.

  • GCHS, Sherman honored for health in school health

    Many schools in Northern Kentucky are actively shaping the health and wellness of their students and staff. The Northern Kentucky Health Department supports these efforts through its school health programming. As a part of this initiative, the Award of Excellence in School Health was developed to recognize and celebrate schools in Northern Kentucky that have policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote school health.

    This year, 14 Northern Kentucky schools were recognized with either a gold, silver or bronze level Award of Excellence in School Health.

  • Local students receive scholarships

    In the Salute to Graduates insert that appeared in last week’s Grant County News, the following students’ scholarship information was inadvertantly left out. The News apologizes for the error.

    • Katie Nantz, WHS: 4-H Council; 4-H Livestock; Grant County Women’s Club; National Honor Society; Williamstown Kiwanis and University of Kentucky William O. Blackburn

    • Roman Jaconette, GCHS: Asbury University, men’s varsity soccer