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Today's News

  • Grant County and Williamstown unite for cause

    Feet were pounding the bleachers, hands were clapping in rhythm, student sections were screaming and Williamstown walked away with a win.

    In the team’s first matchup of the season, Williamstown’s volleyball team came away with a three-set thriller over Grant County on Aug. 20.

    “It was a tough win and we had to work for every point,” Lady Demons coach Wes Staff said. “We didn’t play strong at the net on defense, we were confused and our passing was not the best all night long.”

  • Straub - Straub to wed

    Agnes Dawalt Straub and Donnie G. Straub are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Agnes is the daughter of the late Leo and Thelma Dawalt of Covington and Donnie is the son of the late Earl Straub of Portland and Hazel Straub of Demossville.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Falmouth Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall at 4th and Maple Avenue in Falmouth.

    The bride is a caseworker for Pendleton County Child Support.

  • Moreland places in top 10 at NCKC

    When the Williamstown boys’ golf team started their season, coach Sean Binder knew he would have to rely on Sean Moreland.

    Moreland, a sophomore, lead the Demons during the NCKC tournament, shooting a 63 to place sixth out of 35 golfers and was named to the all-tournament team on Aug. 22.

    “I was excited because I didn’t think I had a chance,” Moreland said. “I had a good round and slipped in to make the all-tournament team. Hopefully, I can make it in years to come.”

  • Webster, girl, April 17

    Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Alexis Kyleah Webster was born at 8:45 p.m. on April 17, 2009 at St. Luke West Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Edith West of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David and Patricia Webster of Dry Ridge.

    Alexis Kyleah was welcomed home by her uncles, David and Michael Webster.

  • GCHS football team prepares for season opener

    The Grant County football team is ready to play under the bright lights of their home field.

    The Braves will start their season as the final game of the third annual Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Classic. They will play Owen County at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29. Before they play, Walton-Verona will play Berea at 2 p.m. and Dayton will play Pendleton County at 5 p.m.

    To prepare for the start of the regular season, the Braves scrimmaged Boone County, Harrison County and Iroquois on Aug. 14.

  • Corinth woman dies

    A Corinth woman was killed when her younger brother ran over her.

    Angela Jackson Ripley, 41, was attempting to stop her brother, Robin James, 31, from leaving their home around 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 16.

    Police said she stepped in front of his truck and he hit her with the 1997 Ford Ranger. She was dragged about 100 feet.

    Ripley was flown by helicopter to University of Kentucky Hospital where she later died

    Police said Ripley’s brother suffered from mental health issues and did not “believe that he intended to hurt his sister.”

  • Grant County drops first two games

    A tough early schedule is giving the Grant County volleyball team experience they believe will be valuable later in the season.

    The Lady Braves lost their season opener to Pendleton County, 25-17 and 25-23 on Aug. 11.

  • Altman spends summer as legislative page

    This past summer, Kilian Altman got to work as a page for Rep. Royce Adams in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He got to see first hand the ins and outs of how bills are passed. He learned how much representatives put in to get bills passed.

    Altman became interested in politics during the presidential elections. He watched the debtates and town hall meetings every night. He would then discuss his views.

    He enjoyed going to Frankfort and working as a page and found the work to be rewarding.

  • Owens named GCHS band director

    The Grant County High School band program welcomes Dave Owens as their new band director. He brings experience and a sense of success to start off the year.

    Owens wife, JoAnn is the band director at Grant County Middle School.

    “Grant County has a good history with the band program. Most people don’t know but in 1994 we were state finals.” Owens said.

    He brought some of Grant County’s old band trophies in and displayed them in the band room.

    “I want the students to develop a sense of excellence,” he said.

  • Five charged in Dry Ridge meth bust

    Police and parole officers who were attempting to serve a warrant on Aug. 13 in Dry Ridge found a meth lab.

    Three men and two women were arrested at a home on Dixie Highway in Sherman about 8:45 p.m. Police discovered methamphetamine sitting in the open, so they obtained a search warrant and later found ingredients used to make meth.

    Mia Smith, of Dry Ridge, was charged with manufacturing meth, child endangerment, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.