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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sewer rates climb

    Sewer customers in Williamstown will pay 35 percent more after July 1.

    Customers’ bills will climb from the current cost of $11.50 for 1,000 gallons or less and $6.30 for each additional 1,000 gallons of wastewater the city treats to $14.95 for 1,000 gallons and $8.20 for each additional 1,000 gallons of wastewater.

    These new rates are effective July 1, 2010.

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

  • Roy, Wilhoit named to all-region team

    A dedication to getting better helped Grant County junior Katelyn Roy and Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit earn all-region honors.

    Roy, who pitched and hit cleanup for the Lady Braves, and Wilhoit, who played shortstop and hit second for the Lady Demons, were both honored to be named to the all-region team for the first time.

    “It’s a big privilege and I feel like I’ve earned it because I’ve worked so hard,” Roy said. “But I wouldn’t have made it this far without my teammates.”

  • Police Beat 6-24-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged Bernadette Messer, 29, of Dry Ridge, with alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7:50 p.m. June 12 on Redwood Drive. Messer was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Lady Braves finish second in region

    After a season full of come-from-behind wins, the Grant County softball team hoped they had one more comeback left in them against Shelby County in the 8th region championship.

    The Lady Braves came up a little short, falling 8-6 on June 3.

    “The kids had a positive attitude going in and were ready to play,” coach Ott Reed said. “Shelby’s got a good hitting team and a good defensive team. They made a lot of key defensive plays. I can’t say enough about this team though. They were never beat until the final out.”

  • Slidin’ and bouncin’ away at DRE
  • Johnstone named WHS principal

    The interim tag has been removed from David Johnstone after being named full-time principal at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School.

    The 55-year-old Edgewood resident was one of 14 applicants for the position.

    “I’m really excited about it,” Johnstone said. “What I saw (as interim) was a really good situation. There’s a lot of great kids and a lot of dedicated employees. There’s a lot of closeness with the community.”

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

  • Willoby, Griffith honored for dedication to children

    Grant County was well represented recently at the Keeping Children Safe Spirit Program.

    The annual awards program, held at Receptions in Erlanger, was presented by Community Collaboration for Children, Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).

    Two of the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and two Keeping Children Safe Spirit Award winners had Grant County connections.