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  • Emmy time!

    Anthony Mirones certainly is no Susan Lucci.

    The Crittenden resident recently won his eighth Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    “It’s frightening,” Mirones said. “When your see the names up there and you know they’re about to name the winner, you just kind of cringe and hope and pray. When I win, it’s a relief off my back.

    “You do it for the passion of it and to tell decent stories,” he said. “I do it to try to put meaning behind whatever the issue is.”

  • Tourism office moves to Williamstown

    Grant County Tourism and Convention Commission soon will have a new home.

    The commission’s last day at its office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center will be July 31.

    A new, smaller office will be relocated inside the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Williamstown.

    The move is a financial decision, said director Judy Mullins.

    “Since the economy is bad, the tourism board felt to maintain this large of space was not worthwhile,” she said.

  • Landscape worker electrocuted

    A Dry Ridge man was electrocuted Monday night as he was removing brush from a dump truck.

    Kenneth Tyler Cummins, 23, died instantly when the dump bed truck he was working near either hit a power line or came in close enough contact with the line to cause the truck to be “electrified.”

    Cummins and two other employees of Showplace Landscaping on U.S. 25 between Crittenden and Dry Ridge were emptying the truck around 5:30 p.m.

    Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby said Cummins was touching the truck when it moved forward.

  • Grayson hired to lead GCMS

    Grant County Middle School will have a new leader for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Tim Grayson recently was hired to replace Martha Hall as principal at the school.

    The 49-year-old Lewis County native has spent the past six years as middle school and assistant high school principal at Dayton Independent Schools in northern Kentucky.

  • Grant County Schools

    All students who will be new to the Grant County School District in the fall, 2009, are asked to enroll via the Grant County Schools Welcome Center.

    The Welcome Center, located at the Sherman Elementary School, 3987 Dixie Highway, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, will provide a convenient, one-stop enrollment process for all students, regardless of which school in the Grant County District the student will attend.

    The Welcome Center is now open and will remain open, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each school day throughout the school year.

  • Fair fun

    Q: Was Monday, July 27, 2009 "the best Monday night" ever?

    A: Yes, with 2,844 in paid attendance. Broke previous record attendance of 2,700.

    Q: What had to be cancelled/re-scheduled due to weather? When will they occur?

    A: • Baby and Toddler show rescheduled for Sat., Aug. 1 at noon (baby show) and 4 p.m. (toddler show)

    • Arabian/English/Pleasure/Road Horse Show is rescheduled for Sept. 11

    • Demo Derby from July 25 is rescheduled for Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. (Note: Event is one hour later than original time.)

  • Williamstown schools

    Williamstown Middle and High schools will offer an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”

  • Police need help identifying truck

    Police need your help in spotting a vehicle that may have been used in a theft on July 17 in Dry Ridge.

    The vehicle police are looking for is a blue Dodge Dakota with tinted windows. The pickup has a rear sliding glass window with paint peeling off the hood and cab. It also has a gray stripe on the bottom and a black bedliner.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells believes the truck was used in a theft at Cash Express on Broadway in Dry Ridge on July 17.

  • Back to School 2009

    Folders, pencils, notebooks, oh my!

    As the start of the new school year rapidly approaches, parents are loading up on school supplies for their children.

    Angela Hedenberg of Crittenden shopped at the Dry Ridge Wal-Mart with her two children, 7-year-old Porter and 5-year-old Macy.

    Both children were excited when looking at the backpacks.

    While Porter was not able to take home a new "Transformers" backpack to join his "Spiderman" and "Iron Man" ones at home, Macy was able to choose one for her jump into kindergarten.

  • Home invasion is 'isolated incident'

    Grant County residents should not be afraid inside their homes.

    That’s the message that police want to get across after a family was tied up inside their Dry Ridge home on July 23 by two men armed with guns.

    “This was an isolated incident involving a specific person in a specific house on that specific street,” said Kentucky State Police Detective Fred Scroggins.

    “I don’t believe this was random,” he said.

    Police were called to 15 Ellen Kay Drive, the home of Rex Benson, at 11:30 p.m. regarding a home invasion/burglary.