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Today's News

  • LaRosa's to open Dry Ridge location

    LaRosa’s, a Cincinnati-based company with 62 locations in four states will be opening a restaurant in Dry Ridge.

    The newest restaurant in the community will be located adjacent to Skyline Chili on Blackburn Drive and owned by Ron Rosen and Gary Holland. The pair also own Skyline.

    “We are personally committed to Dry Ridge and surrounding communities in Grant and Owen counties. LaRosa’s is all about family and we’re excited to be a part of bringing families together and creating memorable experiences,” said Holland.

  • Reed named coach of the year

    Coming into the season, GCHS coach Ott Reed knew how talented his team was.

    But because the Lady Braves surpassed others expectations, Reed was named the eighth region coach of the year, the first time he has earned the award.

    “It’s a high honor because it’s voted on by your peers,” Reed said. “My thoughts are that some of my old coaches told me good players make good coaches. I had a super bunch of players. It’s an honor and something I can keep with me always.”

  • Indictments 6-24-10

    The grand jury, which met June 30, returned indictments against 11 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Patysisio Gamez, 33, criminal possession of a forged prescription.

    • Shawn W. Mardis, 38, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia, second or subsequent offense.

  • All in the family

    Larry Lilly grew up working on automobiles.

    As a youngster, he rode most anything that had wheels, so it wasn’t much of a stretch for him to turn to repairing cars as a career choice.

    Lilly, of Dry Ridge, worked for Delta Airlines and tinkered with his father, Ray, for several years. In 1995, when Delta gave him the choice of relocating or not having a job, he opted to turn that part-time passion into a full-time job and he opened Lilly’s Auto Care in Williamstown.

  • Community Calendar 6-24-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. June 28, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon. June 25, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. July 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

  • Williamstown adds positions

    Several positions eliminated in the Williamstown Independent Schools’ 2010-11 tentative budget have been reinstated.

    The school board voted June 14 to bring back three of the four positions that were previously eliminated for budgetary reasons.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Salyers signs to play football for Pikeville College

    Randy Salyers left a mark on the Grant County High School football team as a leader and an example of what happens when you work hard.

    Now, Salyers will take his work ethic and desire to be his best to Pikeville College after signing to play for the Bears on May 27.

    “It’s a great honor to be able to leave something for the younger kids who are coming to play for Grant County,” Salyers said. “I looked up to the other seniors when they got to play college ball and it’s an honor.”

  • GCHS relay team finishes 22nd at state

    After a season full of hard work and drive to make it to the state meet, the Grant County High School boys’ 4x800 meter relay team realized their dream on June 5.

    Juniors Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz, along with sophomore Chris Ellis, raced at the state meet in Louisville, finishing 22nd out of 24 teams.

  • Crittenden fire chief refuses to sign contract

    A review of a new contract between the city of Crittenden and the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department was tabled at the council meeting on June 1, when Chief Dave Owens said that he would not sign it.

    Although the budget, which reduced the fire department’s allocation, was passed without discussion, the new contract had yet to be reviewed and signed.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Couple celebrates 62 years

    Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 23, 2010.

    They were married in Prestonburg, Ky.

    They have seven children, Christine Bryant of Williamstown, David Thomas of Mount Washington, Greg Thomas of Falmouth, Judy Smith of Owenton, Mark Thomas and Janet McKee, both of Dry Ridge and Bryan Thomas of Glencoe.

    The couple has 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

    Lowell is retired from the OPW Corporation and his wife, Elizabeth is a homemaker.