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  • GCMS teacher loses two children in a fire

    A sixth grade science teacher at Grant County Middle School suffered a terrible tragedy Feb. 15 when a fire at her Cynthiana home claimed the life of two of her daughters.

    A candlelight prayer vigil for the Chesnut family has been planned for 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19, on the lawn of the Harrison County Courthouse.

  • 100 days of school
  • 100 days of school

     

    With snow days being something, so far this year, only a wish or dream for most students, the 100th day of school fell on Jan. 31.
    Elementary schools in the county celebrated in various ways. Most incorporated the 100th day of this school year into classroom work with a little fun on the side. Activities ranged from spelling and counting games to coloring and snacks.

  • TV show highlights Spicer’s battle with cancer

    Felicity Spicer’s brave fight against thyroid cancer will be featured in a TV show chronicling the challenges youth across the country have faced.

    The 2009 Grant County High School graduate will be highlighted in “The Real Winning Edge.”

  • WHAT 2 WATCH 4

    Williamstown Aquatic and Wellness Center-
    The Williamstown City Council and Williamstown Board of Education are collaborating on an aquatic center/classroom addition.
    The idea of an aquatic center that could be used by the community and the school district coupled with the need for more classrooms at Williamstown, brought the two entities together.
    Margie Jacobs of Tate/Hill/Jacobs Architects Inc. in Lexington, presented members of both groups with a feasibility study and preliminary drawings of what the facility might look like.

  • 2011 Year In Review

    January
    • Two men, Cecil R. Rose II of Williamstown, and Curtis J. Morrison of Hebron were arrested after police say they broke into an unoccupied home on Cummins Lane in Dry Ridge and set fire to it.
    • The Helping Hands Thrift Store found a new home at 1398 N. Main St. in Williamstown in the former Butternut Bread store from behind Grant County Drugs on Barnes Road.
    • Dry Ridge City Council approved an increase in sewer rates to help pay for construction on a new $15 million sewer plant on KY 36 in Williamstown.

  • Collarobration earns Williamstown schools $$$

    FALMOUTH— Williamstown Independent Schools will share a $498,546 federal grant with Pendleton and Gallatin County school districts to implement a distance learning system.
    The project will enable the three school districts to share a system that will allow teachers to share classes as one large virtual school.
    It will include the use of mobile media carts, video conferencing equipment, white boards and interactive displays.

  • Driver charged in deaths of two Dry Ridge women

    A 22-year-old Nancy man has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with a one-car accident that killed two passengers from Dry Ridge.
    The Boone County Sheriff’s Department charged Logan Ellis with two counts of (wanton) murder, driving under the influence (aggravated) and having no insurance after turning himself into police.
    He was the driver of a vehicle that claimed the lives of passengers Heather Stanley, 21, and Stacy Hopkins, 43, both of Dry Ridge.

  • The Nutcracker in a nutshell

    When Dawn Baker Barrett went to the Cincinnati Ballet last year to see the “Nutcracker,” she told her young daughter who had just begun to take dance lessons that maybe someday she could perform in the annual event.
    Little did Barrett, a Grant County native, know that it would happen in just a year.
    Her daughter, Shayla Halsey, will perform as a bumblebee in this year’s production, which opens Dec. 15 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati.

  • Grand jury issues jail report

    A Grant County grand jury decided not to indict Jailer Terry Peeples after hearing testimony involving inmates working on personal vehicles owned by jail staff or their family members.
    However, a three-page report by the grand jury dated Dec. 7 lists several problem areas of the jail and recommends that the next grand jury, scheduled for January to June 2012, continue to monitor the Grant County Detention Center.
    Peeples said he appeared in front of the grand jury multiple times since August, with the last time being in December.