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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cheerleaders’ mission is to help others

    There’s more to the Williamstown Middle School Cheerleading squad than ponytails, pep and pompoms.

    These young ladies, 10 in all, have school spirit, but they’ve also got hearts, which are concerned for others.

    The squad, composed of all sixth grade students, have made it their mission to complete a monthly community service project, in addition to bringing spirit to middle school ball games.

    They recently made a trip to the Veteran’s Nursing Home in Ft. Thomas, where one of the girl’s mother, Melissa Angell, works as a pharmacist.

  • Community Calendar 11/13/08

     

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

  • DRE plans veterans program

    Dry Ridge Elementary will honor WWII veterans this year. The program is at 9 a.m. on Nov. 11 with donuts and juice at 8:30 a.m. for the veterans. All veterans are invited to attend.

  • Playoff preparation: Braves get ready for John Hardin

    Grant County has enjoyed a lot of success on the field this year, but the Braves aren’t satisfied with their achievements during the regular season.

    The Braves will look to continue building on their regular season when they travel to play John Hardin in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.

  • Noteworthy: Deadline for holiday sign ups is Nov. 14

    Families who need a helping hand this holiday season have until Nov. 14 to sign up at their school’s family resource center.

    Parents or guardians should contact the school where their child or children attend to register and receive participation information.

    The deadline has passed to sign up at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, but names are still being taken at Dry Ridge, Sherman, Mason-Corinth, Grant County Middle and Grant County High School.

  • Williamstown brings home fourth state title

    It just doesn’t get any better than this…. Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home The Governor’s Cup and another Class A State Championship Title. This is the fourth Class A Championship for Williamstown in the past five years.

    The day began as the band competed in semi-finals on Nov. 1 at Butler High School in Louisville.

  • What's up (or down) with gas prices?

    A significant drop in gas prices in the past week caused cars to line up onto the street waiting to fill up at some Grant County stations.

    While fuel prices have recently dipped well below $2 — a sight that has not been seen in months — the marquees at several stations displayed a per-gallon cost as low $1.75.

    The AAA Fuel Price Finder on Tuesday, Nov. 4, listed an area average for a gallon of gas in Dry Ridge and Williamstown at $1.99 compared to $2.33 and $3.40 last week and six months ago, respectively.

  • I wish I had a sense of direction

    I’ve got a shameful secret. I am awful with directions.

    Awful doesn’t even really convey how terrible I am with directions. If I stood next to my bed and had directions to my bedroom door, I would end up in my closet. If I was Columbus, I would have discovered the Artic. If I was George Washington leading his men across the Potomac River, I would have ended up in the Gulf of Mexico.