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Today's News

  • Police Beat

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:43 p.m. on Oct. 31 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Craigory L. Dyer, 18, of Williamstown driving a 2004 Toyota and Brandon S. Wyatt, 28, of Dry Ridge driving a 1995 Pontiac.

  • Dry Ridge soldier dies in combat

    Daniel Wallace loved being in the military and helping others. He was a man of faith and he loved his family.

    “Danny is my fallen hero,” said his mother, Karen, through tears at a press conference on Nov. 5 in Frankfort.

    Wallace, of Dry Ridge, was killed on Oct. 31 in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by enemy forces.

    “Sgt. Daniel Wallace was a true patriot who willingly stood up and answered the call to serve his nation in a time of need,” Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Adjutant General for Kentucky, said.

  • Speech and Drama takes second place

    The Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team attended the Campbell County High School “Haunted Invitational” Forensics Tournament on Oct. 25 in Alexandria, Ky. Ten teams from across the commonwealth were in attendance for the first official ‘kick-off’ tournament of the season.

  • JROTC rappel tower dedicated with style

    It was three years in the making, but Grant County High School now is one of three schools in the state to have a rappelling tower.

    The process started when Sgt. Major Charles Duffee first came to Grant County High School to help start a junior ROTC program.

    “When superintendent Michael Hibbett was hired, I asked him to consider building the tower,” Duffee said. “He unequivocally thought it was a good idea and that he would support it so the students would have a training apparatus that would instill confidence and attention to detail.”

  • Hometown Hero: Firefighter puts out Alabama motel blaze

    Justin Richardson, a Norfolk Southern Railroad employee, had just settled into room 144 of the Holiday Inn Express in Florence, Alabama to watch TV around 8:15 p.m on Oct. 27, when he heard a beeping noise.

    “It kept going off, so I went outside to see what it was,” Richardson said.

    After slipping on his tennis shoes and investigating, he discovered the beeping sound was the fire alarm and smoke was pouring from room 244, the room just above his.

  • Rich named to all-star team

    While Ali Rich was shooting for state, she met another goal.

    Rich was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Northern Kentucky all-star team, which recognizes top golfers across the region.

    “It’s a big accomplishment I think,” Rich said. “It was a personal goal. I was excited. I felt like I had accomplished something.”

  • Williamstown to hold open house on Nov. 9

    Williamstown Independent School will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9.

    The open house will feature the new additions and renovations, school and classroom tours, student/staff “smart” technology demonstrations and refreshments. A recognition of the distinguished “CATS” students will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the gym. All parents, community and alumni are invited.

  • Back 2 Back

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit arrived home to a hero’s welcome Saturday after winning their fourth state championship in five years.

    In their seventh state final appearance, Williamstown High School won the Class A Kentucky Music Educators Association state title at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville over Beechwood, Mayfield and Murray.

  • Grant County marches to 8th place finish

    Grant County Marching Band earned the opportunity to compete in KMEA Semi-final Competition on Nov. 1. Grant County competed along side of 15 other 4A bands, all aiming for those final four slots to advance to Finals Competition that evening.

    Taking the field at 11:45 a.m., Grant County entertained the crowd with its show, “Scenes from Nippon” for the last time this season. Grant County ended another great season finishing eighth in state.

  • Alcohol sales get thumbs up

    Dry Ridge will be dry no more after a convincing majority of voters chose to make the city moist.

    With a total of 742 votes, 488 were in favor of making alcohol available in the city by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities with a seating capacity of at least 100 people and which derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

    Only 254 residents voted no in the local option that was spurred by a signed petition filed Aug. 14 by J.B. Barnes.