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Today's News

  • GCHS JROTC wins three tophies

    The Grant County JROTC teams traveled to Mount Sterling, where they competed against nine other high school JROTC units at the Montgomery County High School Invitational Raider and Drill Competition on Oct. 30.

    Morehead University and The University of Kentucky’s Senior ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officers were in attendance to observe the competition and talk to the JROTC cadets about their schools and how cadets could continue their education at the next level of learning institutions.

  • Blackburn completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Aaron M. Blackburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Marshall Blackburn of Dry Ridge and a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • Hitchner completes infantry regiment

    Tyler Hitchner, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, graduated from ECHO Company 1st Battalion 414th Infantry Regiment on Nov. 5, at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

    Hitchner is currently attending a class for field artillery automated tactical data systems specialists.

    His father is Brad Hitchner of Dry Ridge and his sister is Jessie Hitchner of Ohio.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    age coverage about election day. Especially your picture of Julian Wills. Whether one is Republican/Democrat or Independent, one has to admire him. He is 90 years old. He has been active in the election process for 17 years and was up at 4 a.m. and at the precinct at 5 a.m. to be working.

  • GCHS seniors work at Celebrity Tip Night

    Grant County High School seniors participated in “Celebrity Tip Night” at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs in Williamstown, Oct. 20. The event was a fundraiser to help the seniors get a bus for their trip to Orlando.

    All of the tips from the night went to the seniors.

    Pictured are: Sarah Conley, Danielle Warner, Billy Cracchiolo, Austin Beard-Ruth, owners Eddie and Sharon Clemons, Danielle Draper and Eric Napier.

    Also in attendance were Matt Morgan and GCHS assistant principal Ken Woodeshick and superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • Hunter completes combat training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Dakota W. Hunter has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Author to speak on experience Nov. 6

    Tori Murden McClure set out in 1998 to become the first woman and American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Within days, she lost all communication, leaving her all alone for 78 days on a 23-foot plywood boat without a motor or sail.

    Then came one of the worst hurricane seasons on record in the North Atlantic.

    “I was capsized 11 times in one day,” McClure said. “One capsize dislocated my shoulder. The next capsize put it back in place.”

  • Ransdell to celebrate 100th birthday

    Caroline Ransdell will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    The party is given by her family and no gifts are requested.

     

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    eir sponsorship and support for the cross country tournament. We had a lot of compliments on the tournament and thanks to Dry Ridge Toyota our tournament is becoming one of the best in the state. I also appreciate their sponsorship of the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational Cup. Without their support, our athletes would not be able to experience one of the best soccer tournaments in Northern Kentucky. We appreciate everything they do for the athletes at Grant County High School.

    Scott Shipp

    Jobs for America’s Graduates

    Athletic Director

  • SCAM ALERT

    An alert bank teller held police foil an alleged check scam.

    When two men wearing green traffic vests and white hard hats entered Forcht Bank on Oct. 27 and attempted to cash checks drawn on the account of the Lexington Legends Baseball team, Gayle West noticed something “wasn’t right about the checks.”

    West alerted the Grant County Sheriff’s Office who came to the bank to investigate and ended up charging both men with criminal possession of a forged instrument.