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Local News

  • Swine flu precautions encouraged

    Local schools and the health department are preparing for the potential of the swine flu (H1N1) virus emerging in Grant County.

    Deaths from the virus have been reported as close as Ohio and Indiana and at least 16 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties.

    However, no cases have been confirmed in Grant County.

  • King and Queen of the Kentucky State Fair

    Maybe it’s the way they light up when they realize you’re speaking to them.

    Or maybe it’s the way their eyes dance with mischief when you ask them a question or maybe it’s just because they’re so darn cute.

    Whether it’s their looks, charm or quick wit, judges at the Kentucky State Fair were impressed enough to award another crown and title to Grant County’s Little Mr. and Miss Evan George Dunaway and Casey Hill.

  • Adding jobs

    While many car dealerships across the country are closing, Dry Ridge Toyota is bucking the trend.

    Rob Marshall, owner of the Dry Ridge Toyota, joined employees, associates and community members Aug. 13 to break ground on a new facility on U.S. 25 off Interstate 75.

  • 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.

  • Corinth woman dies

    A Corinth woman was killed when her younger brother ran over her.

    Angela Jackson Ripley, 41, was attempting to stop her brother, Robin James, 31, from leaving their home around 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 16.

    Police said she stepped in front of his truck and he hit her with the 1997 Ford Ranger. She was dragged about 100 feet.

    Ripley was flown by helicopter to University of Kentucky Hospital where she later died

    Police said Ripley’s brother suffered from mental health issues and did not “believe that he intended to hurt his sister.”

  • Owens named GCHS band director

    The Grant County High School band program welcomes Dave Owens as their new band director. He brings experience and a sense of success to start off the year.

    Owens wife, JoAnn is the band director at Grant County Middle School.

    “Grant County has a good history with the band program. Most people don’t know but in 1994 we were state finals.” Owens said.

    He brought some of Grant County’s old band trophies in and displayed them in the band room.

    “I want the students to develop a sense of excellence,” he said.

  • Five charged in Dry Ridge meth bust

    Police and parole officers who were attempting to serve a warrant on Aug. 13 in Dry Ridge found a meth lab.

    Three men and two women were arrested at a home on Dixie Highway in Sherman about 8:45 p.m. Police discovered methamphetamine sitting in the open, so they obtained a search warrant and later found ingredients used to make meth.

    Mia Smith, of Dry Ridge, was charged with manufacturing meth, child endangerment, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit looks to defend title

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit is hard at work this summer preparing to defend their back-to-back Class A state titles.

    Two weeks of full band camp followed a week of instruction for rookies.

    The band, directed by Bob Gregg, won their fourth state championship in five years last year.

    Williamstown previously won state in 2004, 2005 and 2007, all with Gregg as band director.

    Summer camp is vital to the band’s success, he said.

  • Family brings carols, cakes for birthdays

    Who said caroling is for Christmas? Not the Roberts family.

    A 13-year-old decided she needed to give more to the people around her and sing carols for birthdays.

    Rachel Roberts, daughter of Gail Roberts, from Crittenden, started the Christian Birthday Carolers.

    “She’s the one who came up with the idea,” Gail said.