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Today's News

  • Webster, girl, July 21

    Timothy Ray Webster, Jr. and Kimberly Fern Bell of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Alivia Fern Webster was born at 1:05 p.m. on July 21, 2008 at St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 5 pounds, 10.4 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Alesia and Tony Turley of Dry Ridge and Tom and Kelly Bell of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

    Her maternal great grandparents are Irene and Gene Willoughby of Williamstown, Janet Turley of Independence and Clarice Bell of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

  • GCHS boys run away to state

    The wind gusted around their bodies as the cold air weighed heavily on their lungs, but the runners for Grant County and Williamstown persevered to perform.

    At the regional meet, held at Larry A. Ryle High School on Nov. 8, Grant County’s boys’ team came in second place, bringing home a regional trophy in 3A for the first time in a long time, and also earned a trip to the state meet.

  • Dry Ridge soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Daniel Wallace ,27, a soldier with the National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan, over the weekend. Wallace is a graduate of Grant County High School. He lived in Dry Ridge.

    Wallace's family will be participating in a press conference ton Nov. 3 at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

    Wallace was killed by a single bullet while on routine patrol. His body was being flown back to Kentucky for funeral services.

  • GCHS to host curriculum night

    Grant County High School will host Curriculum Night on Nov. 20 in the high school library. Various student work samples will be on display with academy meetings at the following times:

    Freshman academy from 5 to 5:30 p.m.; sophomore academy from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; junior academy from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and senior academy for 6:30 to 7 p.m.

    Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. Individual CATS scores and test information will be given.

  • McKinnon named October YPA winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for October is Kaitlyn McKinnon, a senior at Grant County High School.

    McKinnon, 17, is the daughter of Tony and Kim McKinnon of Crittenden. Her family moved to Grant County three years ago from Georgia.

    Her class schedule this year includes AP Spanish, AP English, U.S. history, pre-calculus, fashion, money skills and college experience.

  • Mathews, girl, Sept. 11

    Chaz and Nichole Mathews of Williamstown announce the birth of their third child.

    Kendyl Grace Mathews was born at 11:40 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 9 pounds and was 21.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are David and Carol Schramm of Georgetown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Gene and Teresa Mathews of Dry Ridge.

    Kendyl was welcomed home by her big brother, Corey and big sister, Braidie.

  • Election 2008

    ELECTION 2008

    Who won?

    President of the United States

    Barack Obama - 3,112

    John McCain - 5,510

    Ralph Nader - 79

    Chuck Baldwin - 24

    Bob Barr - 29

    The results for national and state-wide races reflect only votes cast in Grant County.

    U.S. Senator

    Mitch McConnell (R) - 5,265

    Bruce Lunsford (D) - 3,408

    U.S. Representative

    Geoff Davis (R) - 5,553

    Michael Kelly (D) - 2,981

    State Senator

    Damon Thayer (R) - 5,022

    Robert Powell (D) - 3,196

  • 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.