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Today's News

  • Kelly graduates from combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Kelly studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Dry Ridge man dies in boat accident

    A day of waterskiing and fun with friends turned tragic last week when Grant Griffith, the father of twin sons, was killed on July 3.

    Griffith, 28, of Dry Ridge, fell off his skis and was hit by a passing boat around 2:30 p.m. on Williamstown Lake.

    Friends pulled him from the water and attempted CPR, but Griffith was killed instantly.

    Despite a long holiday weekend, the lake was not overly crowded, said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

  • Police Beat 7-9-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:29 p.m. on June 23 on Interstate-75. The driver involved was Richard S. Sexton, 49, of Corinth, driving a 1982 Honda.

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:15 p.m. on June 24 on I-75 and KY 491. The drivers involved were Tina C. Damron, 37, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1994 Ford and Diane P. Clifton, 47, of Glencoe, driving a 2005 Ford.

  • Summer program feeds need for free food

    Children do not have to wait until classes are back in session to eat nutritious school food.

    A weekly summer feeding program that began June 15 provides free food consisting of all five food groups for youth 18 years old and younger.

    “It saves households grocery money because they can feed all of their children at no cost as long as they’re not 19 years of age,” said Jan Kushniroff, director of food services for Grant County Schools.

    The federally funded program has changed this year.

  • Seniors finish GCHS track careers

    Grant County High School’s track seniors took the opportunity to develop further as a team after being part of the school’s cross country team that made it to the state meet last fall.

    “We had fun running together,” Brandon McIntosh said. “We had fun at practice before coach got there and the stupid stuff we did during practice.”

    “It’s sad because I enjoyed it a lot,” Dustin Sullivan said. “Our team won’t be together anymore.”

  • Fryar, boy, January 13

    Jamie and Dustin Fryar of Williamstown announce the birth of their child.

    Daniel Gordon Fryar was born at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth South Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Reynae and Chris Lockhart of Wiliamstown and David and Lorraine Rice of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Norma Mattingly and the late Stephen Madewell and Pat Madewell of Cincinnati.

  • Maines, boy, May 27

    Timmy and Traci Maines of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their son.

    Jackson Ryan Maines was born at 2:16 p.m. May 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighted 7 pounds and 10.6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Clayton Baker of Independence and Gail Baker of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Joe and Shirley Haas of Taylor Mill.

  • What I would have said...

    On April 15, 2009 I, unintentionally, attended a Tea Party event at the Grant County Courthouse

    ‘Unintentionally’ because it was held on the same day as the circuit court met (and that was probably why others happened to attend) I simply walked into it. I was offended by the lack of fact in the fiction presented by the speakers. It was dishonest and shameful.

    I listened to such a ludicrous mix of disinformation, misinformation and, well, lies, that when asked if anyone else wanted to speak, I was inspired to raise my hand.

  • GCHS soccer team competes 7-on-7

    Using this summer to prepare for the start of the regular season, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team played in a seven-on-seven league to hone their skills.

    “The seven-on-seven league is mainly a way for the boys to stay in shape and work on their touch over the summer,” coach Dave Schmitt said.

    The league consisted of teams from Northern Kentucky, with Grant County and Owen County joining the group. Along with Schmitt, Tom Barnett coached the team.

  • WHS seniors make most of their final season

    For Zack Anglin and Anthony Sarcione, they just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play baseball their senior year.

    The first-year players joined Patrick Spoonamore, Jordan Perkins and Richard Moore as the teammates spent the end of their senior year on the baseball diamond.

    “I got away from the sport, but I got back into it and I enjoyed myself. I wish I had played my whole high school career. It was a good experience,” Anglin said.

    “This has been the best experience that anyone could have,” Perkins said.