Today's News


    Felicity Spicer has spent much of her young life using her talents to bring joy to nursing home patients, hospital patients and anyone who enjoyed a good gospel song.

    This Grant County songbird, with her signature bright smile has been singing as long as she can remember.

    She’s performed at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown, the Grant County Relay For Life and in the Williamstown’s Derby Idol contest, which she won in 2007, but early last year her ears heard something unbelievable.

  • Grant County registers kindergarten students

    The Grant County School District will register students who will attend kindergarten this fall, but have not yet registered. Registration dates will from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30 or from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 19.

    Call Peggy Seevers, at the district office, at 859-824-3323 to schedule an appointment on one of these dates.

  • Reds sweep my favorite arch enemy

    If you haven’t met me in the nine and a half months I have been in Grant County, then you might not know that I am one of the biggest Cincinnati Reds fans in the WORLD.

    This past weekend, my fiancé Jess, her brother Lyle and I went to the first two games of the three-game series between the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals, my arch enemy.

  • ‘Hair today ...’ Ken’s bald in May

    This round goes to the girls!

    Yep, Ken Stone, whether he wants to or not, is going to have to give some credit to the female staff here at the Grant County News.
    The “Hair Today, Gone in May” event which pitted Ken, Bill Glass, Bryan Miles and Rick Skinner against each other to see who could raise the most money and get their head shaved as a Relay For Life fundraiser is in the history books.

    Voting ended at 6:05 and a half p.m. on Friday, May 13.

  • One Stop Northern Kentucky offers job opportunities

    One Stop Northern Kentucky office at 101 N. Main Street, Room 305 in Williamstown will have the following events:

    • Open interviews with Fleetstaff - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 for assembly jobs.

    • Open interviews with Two Hawk Employment Services -  from 9 a.m. to noon May 24 for line attendants and loader pickers.

    All job seekers should come dressed for an interview and bring a copy of their resume or work history.

    For more information call, 859-428-8014.

  • Rose-Estes plan wedding

    Timothy and Brenda Rose of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Rose to Matthew Corey Estes, son of Marti Iacono of Danville and Greg and Loren Estes of Hustonville.

    The wedding is being planned for 5 p.m. May 28 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden. A reception will follow in Lloyd’s Welfare House, located inside the park.

  • Beach celebrates 70th birthday

    There will be an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. May 22 to celebrate Jaunita Beach’s 70th birthday.

    All friends and family are invited to attend at 740 Dry Ridge-Mt Zion Road.

    No gifts are requested.

  • Walters honored for promotion of healthy worksite

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department recognized Jeff Walters and Meredith Potter with its 2011 Awards of Excellence in Public Health. Walters is chair of the Fitness for Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) coalition and shipping manager at Performance Pipe in Williamstown. Potter works with Covington Independent Public Schools and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

  • Bake sale benefits birthmark foundation

    Mandy Jenkins noticed the bright strawberry bump on her daughter’s neck the month after she was born.
    It didn’t bother the mother of two other children because vascular birthmarks were common in her family.  Her son has a spot under his arm that, after nine years, has faded to a pale pink.
    Jenkins, who lives on the Grant/Pendleton county line and attends Williamstown Christian Church, kept watch over puckered spot and didn’t get worried until she noticed it was growing under her daughter, Naomi’s skin.

  • Lending a helping hand

    Faith, family and friends make up the foundation that retired engineer Jack Eckler, the 2011 Grant County Volunteer of the Year, has built his life on.
    As a young man, he stepped into parental responsibilities when his mother Amma Eckler died suddenly, taking responsibility for his younger brothers.
    “Jack put his own life plans on hold in order to finish rearing Chuck and Richey,” said his sister Janis Fox. “Jack became the rock of our family.”