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Today's News

  • "It's not really where you are, but who you're with"

    As her senior year goes along, Samantha Ransom is busy with classes and singing with the choir, but she’s still taking time to enjoy her last year at Grant County High School.

    “When the year started, it was like every night there was something going on,” Ransom said. “I either had homework or I was going to a soccer game or a football game. It was crazy. It’s awesome. I love doing stuff with my friends.”

    As the time passes though, she realizes that this is a year full of lasts.

  • Battle at Bourbon

    As the crowd fell silent, Cory Kearns stood alone in the net. The only thing standing between a date in the regional championship and the Grant County Braves was a Bourbon County player. The thud of a foot striking the ball echoed across the field before a second thud caused the players and fans to scream. Cory Kearns had ended Bourbon County’s season.

    His teammates rushed him as the Grant County boys’ soccer team earned the right to vie for the region championship, defeating Bourbon County in penalty kicks, 3-1.

  • Dry Ridge woman is MSU queen candidate

    Morehead State University will crown its 2008 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime ceremonies of the football game against Jacksonville that begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Jayne Stadium.

    Ten candidates are vying for the title of Homecoming Queen and King.

    The queen nominees include a Grant County resident.

    Jamie Fay of Dry Ridge, is the daughter of James and Tonya Fay. She is an elementary education major, a member of the Kentucky Education Association Student Program and Delta Zeta sorority, her sponsor for the competition.

  • GCHS girls’ soccer season ends in district tourney

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team had hoped to make some noise in the district tournament, but Mason County had other ideas.

    The Lady Braves ended their season with a 4-1 loss to Mason County in the first round of the district tournament, held at Walton-Verona.

    “The girls played very hard,” coach Eric Ashcraft said. “They’ve made a huge improvement from last year to this year. I’m very impressed with how they played. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from them.”

  • OUCH!

    Influenza causes an average of 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations every year across the country.

    “The danger is not so much from the flu itself, but, if you’re sick with the flu, you are more susceptible for complications,” said Emily Gresham Wherle, public information manager for Northern Kentucky Health Department. “Pneumonia is a good example.”

    However, receiving an annual vaccination can help prevent contracting the flu, Wherle said.

  • Cars, motorcycles cruise in to Dry Ridge event

    No one can say that there is not anything to do in Dry Ridge.

    That is the message that Cruisin’ the Ridge showed during its successful first summer, said Tony Nickol, who helped organize the event with the Good Old Cruisers Car Club.

    Whether they were classic sports cars or historic antiques, a seemingly endless line of vehicles decorated downtown Dry Ridge for onlookers to check out during the festivities.

  • Community Calendar 10/23/08

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Noble’s.

    • The Grant County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Williamstown City Building.

    • The Grant County Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Grant County Deposit Bank in Dry Ridge, located at the intersection of Ky. 22 and Warsaw Road. All will gather in the meeting room on the second floor. Call President Lois Shuler at 824-0738 with any questions.

  • Demons downed in districts

    Trying to avenge two losses in the regular season, the Williamstown volleyball team gave everything they had to beat Gallatin County in the district tournament, but couldn’t come away with a win.

    The Lady Demons lost in two sets, 25-18 and 25-19. It was the Lady Demons first match in over a week and a half after their final two regular season games were canceled.

  • Grant County native meets First Lady

    Sgt. Brad Angell, son of Cindy Wright and Bobby Angell, didn’t know when he was assigned special duty that he’d be unloading luggage for First Lady Laura Bush. Bush visited American troops earlier this year. Angell is serving his second deployment in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was deployed in March 2008. When stateside, he is stationed at Fort Campbell. He is completing a six-year term.

  • Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1

    While the official tally is not in yet, Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said quite a few people registered to vote before the Oct. 6 deadline.

    “They tend to pretty much get in here,” she said. “We had a few straggly ones who came in a day late trying to register.”

    As of Sept. 15, there were 15,322 total registered voters in Grant County, including 9,023 Democrats, 4,910 Republicans and 1,389 classified as “others.”