Today's News

  • Police Beat 8-27-09


    An item that appeared in last week’s Police Beat should have said Christopher Crittenden. 26, of Jonesville, was charged with public intoxication/controlled substance at 3:58 a.m. Aug. 13. He was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    The News apologizes for the error.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 on Warsaw Road. The drivers involved were John Kennedy, no age given, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2008 Dodge and Becky Clise, 36, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1997 Ford.

  • Community Calendar 8-27-09


    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 2 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.


    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Noble’s Restaurant.


  • Building Permits 8-27-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in June and July 2009:

    June 4:

    Grant County Industrial Development Authority, amphitheater, 115 Baton Rouge Road, 2,016 sq. feet, estimated cost $97,000; permit fee $411.64

    June 8:

    Helen Roland Trust, new roof, 23 Taft Hwy., 1,104 sq. feet, estimated cost $5,000; permit fee $57.76

    Rex Benson, temporary tent, 101 Spears Lane, 1,500 sq. feet; permit fee $35

    Rex Benson, temporary tent, 11 Taft Hwy., 1,500 sq. feet; permit fee $35

  • Detectives honored for bravery, sensitivity

    Two detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge were recently honored.

    Detective Kevin Flick was named Trooper of the Year at Post 6 and Detective Scott Lengle was awarded a Citation for Bravery.

    Scott Lengle

    Lengle was given a citation for bravery for his actions on May 6, 2007 when he responded to a residential fire near Falmouth.

    Lengle was the first on the scene at 2:48 a.m.. He entered the burning home and pulled the occupant to safety. He gave aid to the victim until emergency services arrived.

  • Wright and Livingood lead Braves

    The Grant County boys’ golf team has started their season strong, but know they still have room to improve as they work to make it to the state tournament as a team.

    The team played at the Bullitt East Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Course in Shepherdsville, finishing 14 out of 22 teams on Aug. 5.

    “It was a good measure of where we are at the beginning of the year,” coach Lance Robinson. “Some of the golfers realized they weren’t in as good as shape as they should have been and it motivates them to do better.”

  • A thank you to Kayla Eversole

    Just when the weight of the world nearly embeds me into the suffocating depths of dust, something comes along and gives me strength to stand up again.

    Into my office comes Kayla Eversole.

    I met Kayla earlier in the summer. This young lady was with her mother, or possibly young grandmother, at the front desk. I initiated a conversation. Usually these conversations begin with me saying something like, “Hey, why aren’t you in school?”

  • Braves start season with win

    While the Grant County boys’ soccer team struggled with the heat in their season opener, scoring was not a problem.

    The Braves scored three goals in the first half against Covington Latin, coming away with a 3-0 win on Aug. 18.

    Senior Anthony Clouse scored two goals and senior Phillip Clough added the third goal.

    “It was a good starting game for us,” coach Dempsey Schlueter said. “We started to wear down and it gave us a chance to get the younger players some experience.”

  • Freshmen transition into high school

    When Grant County schools started their school year on Aug. 13, 308 freshmen started their first day of high school.

    Brittnie Seibert had expectations for the start of her high school career.

    “I knew the classes would be hard but it would be more fun because we would have opportunities to do stuff we didn’t do in middle school,” she said.

    Last year, the eighth grade class came to the high school to look around the school, learn their way and meet the teachers.

  • 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.