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Today's News

  • Lady Braves take second at Paris Cup

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team wanted to earn a trophy at the Paris Relay for Life Cup.

    After the tournament, they came away with one, but not the one they wanted.

    The Lady Braves earned second place, falling to Villa Madonna 5-1 on Aug. 23.

  • Grant teachers, nurses get jobs back

    Grant County Schools reinstated four teaching positions eliminated in May because of budget constraints.

    The school board approved a tentative budget at the time that cut nine teaching positions from the middle and high school and one from an elementary school.

    The cuts were needed as the district faced a $1.8 million budget deficit.

    One teacher each from the middle and high school, along with two Title I positions, were reinstated before the 2009-10 school year, said Superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • CAC is hungry for help, volunteers

    Are the shelves in your pantry well stocked?

    At the Grant County Neighborhood Center of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, the shelves are getting bare.

    “We’ve developed some good partnerships with Food Lion, Helping Hands and the Vineyard Church,” said Carrie Pugh, supervisor of the center, “But with cold weather approaching we know we’re going to need more.”

    The NKCAC operates from a federal block grant and from local donations.

  • For the Record 9-3-09

    Civil Suits

    June 23:

    Susan Martin vs. James A. Martin, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Discover Bank vs. Deena S. Gorman, complaint for breach of contract

    Discover Bank vs Stephen R. Cox, Sr., complaint for breach of contract

    June 24:

  • Police Beat 9-3-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 11:51 a.m. Aug. 24 on the Dry Ridge Bypass. The drivers involved were Bennett Brown, 68, of Corinth, driving a 2002 Toyota and Ronald Clifton, Dry Ridge, no age given, driving a tractor.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 8:39 a.m. Aug. 31 on the Dry Ridge Bypass. The drivers involved were Jason C. Nicholson, 26, of Williamstown, driving a 2005 Dodge and Anna McKnight, 52, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2005 Chevrolet. Nicholson was later charged with failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Lady Braves improve with practice

    The Grant County girls’ golf team has been busy.

    The girls have played in five tournaments and two matches in the last two weeks.

    The girls began their season at the Beechwood Invitational on Aug. 3, finishing third out of 11 schools. The girls finished behind Scott County and Henry Clay.

    The team then played in the Lady Rebel Invitational on Aug. 5. The team came in third behind Sacred Heart and Notre Dame, but defeated Owen County and Villa Madonna, two regional opponents.

  • Police Beat 8-27-09

    CORRECTION:

    An item that appeared in last week’s Police Beat should have said Christopher Crittenden. 26, of Jonesville, was charged with public intoxication/controlled substance at 3:58 a.m. Aug. 13. He was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    The News apologizes for the error.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 on Warsaw Road. The drivers involved were John Kennedy, no age given, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2008 Dodge and Becky Clise, 36, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1997 Ford.

  • Community Calendar 8-27-09

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 2 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Noble’s Restaurant.

    COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Building Permits 8-27-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in June and July 2009:

    June 4:

    Grant County Industrial Development Authority, amphitheater, 115 Baton Rouge Road, 2,016 sq. feet, estimated cost $97,000; permit fee $411.64

    June 8:

    Helen Roland Trust, new roof, 23 Taft Hwy., 1,104 sq. feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $57.76

    Rex Benson, temporary tent, 101 Spears Lane, 1,500 sq. feet; permit fee $35

    Rex Benson, temporary tent, 11 Taft Hwy., 1,500 sq. feet; permit fee $35

  • Detectives honored for bravery, sensitivity

    Two detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge were recently honored.

    Detective Kevin Flick was named Trooper of the Year at Post 6 and Detective Scott Lengle was awarded a Citation for Bravery.

    Scott Lengle

    Lengle was given a citation for bravery for his actions on May 6, 2007 when he responded to a residential fire near Falmouth.

    Lengle was the first on the scene at 2:48 a.m.. He entered the burning home and pulled the occupant to safety. He gave aid to the victim until emergency services arrived.