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Today's News

  • Draper awarded scholarship for auto body work

    Heather Draper isn’t afraid to take on the boys. “They all got mad because I finished first in the class.” Draper, a senior at Grant County High School, said about the boys in her auto body class at Boone County vocational school.

    Draper said she notices that auto body finishing is normally a male dominated field and it is more difficult for women to advance. “I have to work harder to prove myself.” Draper said. And, that’s just what she did.

  • GCMS team takes second at tournament

    With a high-powered offense and pressure defense, the Grant County Middle School girls’ team earned a spot in the Sports of All Sorts tournament championship.

    However, the Lady Braves fell to Gray 53-39 on May 19.

    The Lady Braves had defeated Tichenor and Woodland to make the championship, but then had to turn around and play Gray.

    “They were out of juice,” coach Ruth Epperson said. “They were exhausted and I knew it when they got to the championship game. I hate to lose, but the girls were exceptional and played as a team.”

  • Lucky at Kentucky

    Joey Logano won his first Nationwide series race a year ago at the Kentucky Speedway.

    Logano passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch on lap 191 to remain perfect at the Speedway, finishing first in the Meijer 300 on June 13. Logano is the first driver to repeat at the Nationwide Series race at the Speedway.

    “The opportunity was just right,” Logano said. “I knew I had to have a run and he needed to slip up for me to get there. It worked out perfect.”

  • Goodrich named to all-eighth region team

    Amanda Goodrich has played softball since she was little and experienced a lot of firsts playing the game she loved.

    In her senior year of playing for Williamstown, she managed one final first as she was named to the inaugural eighth region softball team.

    “It’s exciting and it’s a high honor for anybody that got nominated,” Goodrich said.

    Goodrich was pleased to find out that her effort was noticed.

  • Wilson honored for vision, service to school

    Keeping a watchful eye on the steady stream of cars delivering precious cargo to the doors of Williamstown schools, Charles Ed Wilson checked his watch.

    “Just want to see how this new traffic pattern is working out,” he shouts to a parent.

    That’s Wilson – not afraid to get dirty or down in the trenches for the sake of students.

    He’s been described as tenacious, intelligent, hard working, honest, caring, dedicated and supportive.

  • Caldwell, boy, April 23

    Ashlee and Brent Caldwell announce the birth of their first child.

    Braxten Lee Caldwell was born at 8:18 p.m. April 23, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Doug and Mona Ammerman of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Bud and Sylvia Conrad of Dry Ridge and Helen Ammerman of Williamstown.

    His paternal grandparents are Darrell and Brenda Caldwell of Williamstown. His paternal great grandfather is Rondell Kinmon of Dry Ridge.

  • Tomlins celebrate 40 years

    Charles and Mary Susan Tomlin will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 22, 2009.

    The couple was married by Bro. Thomas Baker at Mussel Shoals Baptist Church in Owenton.

    In observance of their wedding anniversary, a party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 20 in the community room of the Dry Ridge Housing Authority.

    The Tomlins have two children; Billy Tomlin of Owenton and Lisa Tomlin-McDaniel of Georgetown; and four grandchildren.

    Charlie is the son of the late Henry and Amanda Tomlin of Owenton.

  • Photographer Scott featured as Artist of the Month

    Standing amid brilliant yet subdued waterfalls, daffodils, children and animals, a soft, country accent from Cecil Scott wraps around words like “aperture,” “f-stop” and “exposure.”

    Scott has been taking pictures since 1980. He is the May/June Grant County Artist of the Month featured at the Grant County Tourism Office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall where is digital photography is on display.

    From an eagle at the Louisville Zoo to a 1947 tractor rusting to a farm on KY 36, Scott enjoys photography.

  • Tractor/SUV wreck victim dies June 7

    The Dry Ridge man who was critically injured after the tractor he was driving was hit by an SUV in April died earlier this week.

    Marshall Beach, 65, died at 1 a.m. on June 7 at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

    He was thrown from the 1964 Ford tractor he was driving west on Warsaw Road when it was hit by a 1995 Geo Tracker driven by a 15-year-old from Jonesville. The wreck occurred on April 16.

    The teen, Emily Puckett, was driving her boyfriend’s car to Grant County High School where they both attended school.

  • Indictments 6-11-09

    The grand jury, which met May 6, returned indictments against eight people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Agnacio Vargasigva, 20, with trafficking in 5 pounds or more of marijuana, first offense.

    • Adam R. Gibson, 25, with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    • Ricky Dwayne Gross, 23, with burglary in the third degree and theft of a controlled substance.