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Today's News

  • GCHS soccer alumni play Aug. 11

    The Grant County High School Braves and Lady Braves soccer teams will hold their annual alumni scrimmage Aug. 11. The boys’ game will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the girls’ game at 7:30 p.m.

    Both games will be at the Grant County Middle School field.All GCHS soccer alumni are encouraged to attend.

    For more information, e-mail coach Melinda White at melinda.white@grant.kyschools.us.

  • Accident claims Crittenden man

    A Crittenden man died after his riding lawnmower overturned on a steep embankment on Aug. 3.

    Donald March, 66, of Hopwell Road, was pronounced dead at his home by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

    The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. when his wife found him near their home.

    Willoby said March died from “traumatic injuries.”

    An autopsy was performed checking for medical conditions, but Willoby said the mower flipped over and landed on March.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Doug Carter is investigating.

  • Soldier saves Afghan baby

    Sgt. Rob Huff misses being away from his family while he’s serving in the military, but an incident last week made it worthwhile for the Williamstown solider.

    Huff rescued three children from flash floods on July 28 in a small village outside Jalalabad.

    Huff, along with three other soliders, managed to rescue the children and several adults from homes that were inundated with rising flash flood waters. Minutes before the soldiers arrived, a villager was swept away by the powerful current.

  • Teen 1-ups 7-Up tourney

    How many kids can say they individually won a tournament? For Cody Kellam, 13, of Dry Ridge, winning the Northern Kentucky Junior 7-UP Tournament “felt good.”

     “I won by one stroke,” Kellam said “I struggled but was able to handle the pressure.”

    Kellam had a three-shot lead going into the two-day event that was held at Lassing Pointe, July 26 and Boone Links on July 27.

  • Tom Turkey!

    Jordan Howard, 14, of Williamstown, harvested his first turkey o his grandfather’s Grant County farm.

    The tom turkey weighed 21.5 pounds and had a 10.5 inch beard, spurs of 1.4 and 1.5 inches. Howard used a 20 gauge Mossberg.

  • You usually only get one chance at a name

    What’s in a name?

    Well, a lot when it comes to picking out the name of your child.

    They will have that name for the rest of their lives and you’re responsible for it.

    That’s a lot of pressure, plus you want something somewhat unique without it sounding bizarre.

    No offense, but Bob, Ted, Tom and Frank are too common.

    When my wife and I had our first child, picking out names seemed a lot easier.

    She was determined that if we had a little girl we would name her Isabella and call her Bella for short.

  • Grant schools see enrollment decline

    Declining student enrollment led the Grant County School District to eliminate six positions in the 2010-11 tentative budget.

    The budget, which included $21.8 million in expenses in the general fund, eliminated four teaching positions at the elementary schools and one teacher and an assistant principal at Grant County High School.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    We want to thank the fair board and everyone who had a part in making this year’s Grant County Fair a success.  Everything was very well organized and even the weather cooperated.  We thoroughly enjoyed being there and are already looking forward to next year!

    Woody and Linda Woodyard

    Williamstown

  • Police seek info on home break ins

    A teenager watching TV in his Williamstown home surprised a would be burglar last week.

    Police said the teen discovered a white male in his late teens/early 20s wearing a baseball cap and white baseball jersey attempting to steal a large television around noon on July 21 on Harbor Court.

    The teen told police the man ran from the home and jumped into a black four-door sedan.

    Anyone with information should call Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins at 859-824-3353.

  • Cruisin' the Ridge under fire from residents

    Not everyone is pleased when classic cars line the streets of downtown Dry Ridge monthly for Cruisin’ the Ridge.

    In its third year,  the cruise-in events  hosted by the Good Old Cruisers and the city of Dry Ridge are open to all show cars, trucks, antiques, classics, muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles and tractors.

    Some area residents say the event is an inconvenience and a potential safety hazard when parts of downtown are shut down to through traffic for the event.