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Today's News

  • Upcoming events: August 11, 2011

    Teams forming for Dragon boat race
    Have you ever paddled on a dragon boat?  Here is your opportunity!  Teams are now forming for the Second Annual Dragon Boat Festival. The festival will be held at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County on Saturday, Sept. 10.  Competition begins at 8:15 a.m.
    Create a team and join us for a day of fun, food and festivities. No skills are necessary. For more information call 859-391-7020 or visit the website at www.stelizabeth.com/dragonboat.

  • Police Reports - August 11, 2011

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • ‘I don’t feel like cancer defines me’

    In May 2009, Rebecca Ailstock, was just beginning her nursing career, a life-long dream to work in the medical field.

    Ailstock, a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School, started Northern Kentucky University, in the fall semester, right after graduation.

    “I graduated in four years, because I took classes during the summer, so that I could keep up with the four-year thing,” she said. “I really wanted to get in and get out.”

  • Want to have a healthy baby?

    Healthy Baby Workshop will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Workshop activities will provide information about having a healthy baby. All women completing one workshop will receive a gift pack with helpful pregnancy information and baby items.

    For more information or to register, call Camille Croweak at 859-283-0952, extension 115.

  • Country Grill set to re-open after fire

    The Country Grill in Dry Ridge will reopen Aug. 11 after an electrical fire forced the restaurant to close for more than two months.

    “We’re excited,” said owner Mike Hare. “Everyone’s excited about getting reopened. Everywhere we go, people are asking when we are reopening. We’re ready to go.”

    The fire broke out on June 6.

    Hare said the employees smelled smoke and then noticed a haze in the dining room just after lunch.

    The source of the smoke eventually was found in the attic above the kitchen.

  • PREPARE TO PADDLE: Kayaks, canoes ready to take over lake on Aug. 27

    For those who’ve wondered what it would be like to take a leisurely kayak or canoe ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake, you’ll get your chance later this month.

    Williamstown Lake will host the first Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

    “We want to show off the lake in a safe way to the rest of the state,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner. “Kayaking is becoming very popular and we’ve seen it done at other bodies of water and thought it would be something good locally.”

  • NOTEWORTHY

    Berea College
    William Moore and Eric Moore, both of Dry Ridge, have been named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Berea College. A student who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours is named to the dean’s list.

    Western Kentucky University
    Gregory J. Dewald of Dry Ridge was among students receiving degrees from Western Kentucky University at the May commencement ceremonies.
    Dewald earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS).

  • Career, tech center ready to open

    A new school year beginning Aug. 15 will begin a new chapter for Grant County Schools.

    The district will open its $10 million Career and Technology Center at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    In the past several years, about 40 students from GCHS were required to travel to a technology center in northern Kentucky for classes.

  • Was he pushed or did he jump?

    Was Michael Baker pushed or did he jump from a moving vehicle? That’s the question that police are attempting to answer as they continue to investigate Baker’s death.

    The 30-year-old man’s body was found alongside Ky. 22, near Four Corners, around 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.

    “The preliminary autopsy indicates he died from head trauma, consistent with him falling or being pushed out of a car,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Police investigate Dry Ridge death

    The Grant County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 30-year-old man from Dry Ridge.
    His body was located early this morning in a ditch on Ky. 22. The road was closed for a brief time while police processed the scene, but has since been re-opened.
    The incident remains under investigation.
    See this Thursday's Grant County News for more information.