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Today's News

  • Nickells GCMS Incredible Inca Student of the Week

    Kennedy Nickells
    Kennedy Nickells has been selected as the GCMS Eighth Grade Incredible Inca Student of the Week. She invests time and energy in all her classes to be successful and possesses the admirable traits of cooperation, determination and dedication, which earned her this award. She doesn’t settle for less than her best.

    Nickells is an active member of the GCMS choir, which earned a distinguished rating at the Kentucky Music Educators Association festival this year. She also traveled with the high school choir to Washington D.C.

  • JROTC holds military ball

    The Grant County High SchoolJROTC Military Ball, which began in 2005, was held May 14 with 169 JROTC Cadets and 143 guests and parents. The four-course catered meal was followed by an awards program and ended with two and a half hours of dancing and entertainment.

  • JROTC holds military ball

    The Grant County High SchoolJROTC Military Ball, which began in 2005, was held May 14 with 169 JROTC Cadets and 143 guests and parents. The four-course catered meal was followed by an awards program and ended with two and a half hours of dancing and entertainment.

  • Vance graduates from WKU’s Gatton Academy

    A cap and gown are nothing new to Courtney Vance.
    For the second time in less than two weeks, the Williamstown High School senior walked across a stage to celebrate her graduation.

    Vance was one of 60 students across the state to graduate May 14 from the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University.

    Instead of roaming the hallways of Williamstown, she spent her  junior and senior years at WKU in Bowling Green and earning more than 60 college credit hours.

  • DISTINGUISHED RATING

    The Grant County Middle School chorus, under the direction of Elsa Blake, received distinguished scores from all judges at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association middle school large group festival at the Calvary Baptist Church on May 12.

    All performing groups have a chance each year to perform for their district in front of judges and receive scores.There are three judges present at each festival site. For the first year in the school’s history, the GCMS chorus received all distinguished scores from the judges. 

  • Dry Ridge man does good deed

    A Dry Ridge man recently went to great lengths to make sure a Tennessee couple had memories that will last forever.

    When Scott Braunstein and a friend visited the Lost Sea Adventure in Sweetwater, Tenn., they noticed something laying in the grass — a photo memory card.

    “It was blue and was laying in green grass and mulch,” Scott said. “It just stood out like a sore thumb.”

    Unable to find anyone at Lost Sea who had lost the card, Scott left his phone number in case someone asked about it and said he would try to track down the owner himself.

  • Summer reading kicks off June 4

    By: Paige Taylor

    The Grant County Public Library is hosting a summer reading program for infants, toddlers, children, teens and adults. The program is called “One World, Many Stories” including Chinese, African, Mexican and Australian influences.

    Wynita Worley and Cheryl Clemons are librarians at Grant County Public Library and will be hosting the summer reading programs for the children, teens and adults.

  • Trooper, prisoner receive minor injuries in wreck

    A state trooper crashed his cruiser on May 19 while transporting a prisoner to jail.

    The wreck occurred at 1:22 a.m. on Ky. 22 when the cruiser driven by Trooper Ron Gilbert slid off the road in a curve and struck a tree.

    Gilbert and the prisoner, Justin Malott, 19, were taken to St. Elizabeth Hosptial Grant County were they were treated and released.

    Malott, of Williamstown, was then lodged in the Grant County Detention Center. He had been arrested on a felony warrant. State police are investigating the crash.

  • POLICE WARN OF SUMMER SCAM ARTISTS IN AREA

    The Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge want to inform citizens of criminal activity that is occurring in the Morehead and Dry Ridge Post areas.

    Two white males are going to residences of elderly people and approaching the occupants about giving them an estimate for a new heating and air conditioning unit. Once inside the residence, one of the male subjects will distract the victim while the other male subject goes around measuring the residence. While pretending to take the measurements, that male subject is taking jewelry and any other valuable items.

  • ON THE JOB: CUSTOMER SERVICE IS KEY AT DRY RIDGE AUTO PARTS

    The Brockman family work together every day and have for the last 30 years.

    They don’t fight and don’t stay mad at each other and they treat their customers like family.

    “We’ve always tried to treat people fair, just like we want to be treated,” said Dave Brockman of the family-owned business, Dry Ridge Auto Parts.

    That attention to detail and concern for customers is what earned Dave Brockman recognition for the 2011 Excellence in Business award given annually by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.