Today's News

  • GCMS seventh graders step into the real world

    Seventh graders at Grant County Middle School stepped into to their parent’s shoes on May 13 at the Reality Store.

    The GCMS gym was buzzing with chatter as students moved from table to table opening a make-believe checking account. Students learned how to write checks and balance their accounts. At this point, it was all on them: the cost of food, shelter and a car, including upkeep, taxes, insurances, etc. They were responsible to pay for the necessities of life, right down to their haircuts and toiletries.

  • Crittenden budget discussion gets heated

    It got “hot” in Crittenden after Mayor Gayle Cayton proposed decreasing the fire department’s budget in the 2010-2011 budget.

    Cayton presented the budget to the council on May 3. It called for decreasing the fire department’s portion but allocating more money for police.

    If approved, the budget would decrease the amount paid to the fire department by $5,000 and increase the amount paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s office by $8,000.

  • Burgess graduates Magna Cum Laude

    Timothy Joseph Burgess, II graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College with a bachelors degree in political science on May 15. Burgess completed his studies at Georgetown with eight consecutive semesters on the academic dean’s list and a perfect 4.0 semester GPA and a 3.805 cumulative GPA.

    Burgess is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.


  • Lady Braves advance to regional semi finals

    The Grant County softball team has been driven since the beginning of the season to get back to the region tournament after missing it the past two seasons.

    After a win over Williamstown on May 24, the Lady Braves punched their ticket back to the region tournament.

    Unfortunately, the Lady Braves fell 2-0 to Walton-Verona in the district championship on May 26, their first loss in three meetings this year with the Lady Cats.

  • Atha-Wheelington to wed

    Bart and Kendra Wheelington of Jonesville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Wheelington to Greg Atha, son of Greg and Denise Atha of Mount Zion.

    The wedding is being planned for 6 p.m. on June 4 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Dry Ridge. A reception will follow at the church.

    The bride is a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School and the groom is a 2008 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • Season comes to a close for Demons

    Despite an improvement from five wins to 14, the Williamstown baseball team wasn’t able to reach a goal they set at the beginning of the season: win a district game.

    The Demons’ season ended with a 5-0 loss to Simon Kenton in the district tournament on May 24.

    “If you can’t hit, you can’t win,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “It’s disappointing because the boys worked so hard in the off-season and during the season. It all builds up to that one night. But I’m proud of the boys and we’ve had a good season.”

  • Pelfrey to lead DRE

    Bobbie Jo Pelfrey won’t have to travel far for her new job.

    Instead of turning into Grant County Middle School’s parking lot as she has for the last 10 years, she’ll turn into Dry Ridge Elementary’s parking lot where she’s assuming a new role as principal.

    DRE principal Ralph Rose will retire at the end of this school year. He’s been principal at DRE for the last seven years.She was selected from nine applicants. For more information about this story, please pick up a copy of the printed edition of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Ahlfeld’s celebrate 60 years

    James and Pat Ahlfeld will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 2. They were married June 2, 1950. They will celebrate with their son, Doug and his wife, Les, and their son Bob and his wife, Barbara, their seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


  • Wright pursues nursing career

    Lindsey Carol Wright, daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at a special recognition ceremony held May 7.

    Wright plans to pursue her career in nursing at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.


  • LaFollet earns nursing pin from Gateway

    The Nursing and Allied Health Division of Gateway Community and Technical College presented nursing pins to 23 soon-to-be graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs in a special pinning ceremony at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills.

    Julie A. LaFollette of Dry Ridge was among the students in the associate degree nursing program who received pins.