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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    GCHS falls on senior night

    Scores: 4-1

    When: May 18

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: The Braves fell to Pendleton County on senior night, but had fun doing it as senior Brandon Epperson played seven positions in the field. The Braves have dropped their last seven games, but hoped to recover before playing Walton-Verona in the district tournament on May 25. Results were not available by press time.

  • Results announced from first bass tournament

    The results for the first Bass Tournaments of the season have been announced by Ronald Reynolds from Reynolds Boat Dock.

    March 25 - There were seven boats, 14 anglers and 12 bass weighed in. The results are as follows:

    • First place – 10.21 pounds: Jeff Workman and Mike Shields, both of Florence

    • Big Fish – 3.68 pounds: Jonathan Wright of Hebron

    April 11 - There were 12 boats, 22 anglers and 22 bass weighed in. The results are as follows:

    • First place – 6.92 pounds: Roger Clemons and Kevin Parton

  • GCMS seventh graders step into the real world

    Seventh graders at Grant County Middle School stepped into to their parent’s shoes on May 13 at the Reality Store.

    The GCMS gym was buzzing with chatter as students moved from table to table opening a make-believe checking account. Students learned how to write checks and balance their accounts. At this point, it was all on them: the cost of food, shelter and a car, including upkeep, taxes, insurances, etc. They were responsible to pay for the necessities of life, right down to their haircuts and toiletries.

  • Crittenden budget discussion gets heated

    It got “hot” in Crittenden after Mayor Gayle Cayton proposed decreasing the fire department’s budget in the 2010-2011 budget.

    Cayton presented the budget to the council on May 3. It called for decreasing the fire department’s portion but allocating more money for police.

    If approved, the budget would decrease the amount paid to the fire department by $5,000 and increase the amount paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s office by $8,000.

  • Burgess graduates Magna Cum Laude

    Timothy Joseph Burgess, II graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College with a bachelors degree in political science on May 15. Burgess completed his studies at Georgetown with eight consecutive semesters on the academic dean’s list and a perfect 4.0 semester GPA and a 3.805 cumulative GPA.

    Burgess is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

     

  • Lady Braves advance to regional semi finals

    The Grant County softball team has been driven since the beginning of the season to get back to the region tournament after missing it the past two seasons.

    After a win over Williamstown on May 24, the Lady Braves punched their ticket back to the region tournament.

    Unfortunately, the Lady Braves fell 2-0 to Walton-Verona in the district championship on May 26, their first loss in three meetings this year with the Lady Cats.

  • Atha-Wheelington to wed

    Bart and Kendra Wheelington of Jonesville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Wheelington to Greg Atha, son of Greg and Denise Atha of Mount Zion.

    The wedding is being planned for 6 p.m. on June 4 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Dry Ridge. A reception will follow at the church.

    The bride is a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School and the groom is a 2008 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • Season comes to a close for Demons

    Despite an improvement from five wins to 14, the Williamstown baseball team wasn’t able to reach a goal they set at the beginning of the season: win a district game.

    The Demons’ season ended with a 5-0 loss to Simon Kenton in the district tournament on May 24.

    “If you can’t hit, you can’t win,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “It’s disappointing because the boys worked so hard in the off-season and during the season. It all builds up to that one night. But I’m proud of the boys and we’ve had a good season.”

  • Pelfrey to lead DRE

    Bobbie Jo Pelfrey won’t have to travel far for her new job.

    Instead of turning into Grant County Middle School’s parking lot as she has for the last 10 years, she’ll turn into Dry Ridge Elementary’s parking lot where she’s assuming a new role as principal.

    DRE principal Ralph Rose will retire at the end of this school year. He’s been principal at DRE for the last seven years.She was selected from nine applicants. For more information about this story, please pick up a copy of the printed edition of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Ahlfeld’s celebrate 60 years

    James and Pat Ahlfeld will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 2. They were married June 2, 1950. They will celebrate with their son, Doug and his wife, Les, and their son Bob and his wife, Barbara, their seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.