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Today's News

  • Local students named to CU dean’s and president’s lists

    Lee Michael Page of Crittenden and Aaron Michael Hutchinson of Dry Ridge have been named to the dean’s list at Campbellsville University for the spring 2010 semester. Both students are seniors.

    Sarah Elizabeth Rose, a senior from Dry Ridge, has been named to the president’s list.

  • WHS donates money, supplies to St. Elizabeth cancer center

    Williamstown Independent Schools recently proved that spare pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters add up.

    The Williamstown High School Key Club, a teen service organization through Williamstown Kiwanis, organized the “Coin Battle for Comfort” from April 26-30 in order to raise funds for the St. Elizabeth Grant County Cancer Services Center.

  • Brewer recognized for Dams of Distinction

    Howard Brewer, Jr., of Dry Ridge, was recently recognized by the American Hereford Association (AHA) for producing a cow named to the Dams of Distinction list.

    “These are the most efficient cows in the Hereford breed,” said Craig Huffhines, AHA’s Executive Secretary. “They have met the strictest requirements for early calving, reproductive efficiency, calving intervals of no greater than one year, and weaning weight ratios in he top end of the breeder’s herd.”

  • Howard recognized as student of excellence

    Jordan Howard of Williamstown has been recognized as a student of excellence in English by the United States Achievement Academy.

    The Academy recognized fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

    Howard, who attends Williamstown Middle School, was nominated for this honor by his English teacher, Steve Sigmon.

    Howard is the son of Brian and Stephanie Howard of Williamstown and the grandson of Gary and Pam Humphrey of Crittenden and Shirley and Marilyn Howard Williamstown.

  • Firefighters visit Mason-Corinth Elementary
  • Work, girl, Dec. 9

    Shelley Work, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Dry Ridge, would like to announce the birth of her daughter.

    Alaina Monroe Work was born Dec. 9, 2009.  

    She weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Alaina is the granddaughter of Nelson and Lynn Work, of Dry Ridge.  She is the great granddaughter of Pete and Kathy Roland, of Holbrook, the late Marvin Monroe Robinson and the late Ezra Lee and Nellie Work.

  • Braydon Dungan, a fourth grader at Williamstown Elementary represented Grant County on March 27 at the regional 4-H speech competition in Gallatin County.

    Dungan’s speech on camping safety won frist place for his age group, competing against six other students. He was also named the overall winner in the junior speech division.

    He will compete for the state title at the University of Kentucky in July.

  • Begnoche, boy, May 14

    Robert Begnoche and Erin Burns of Park Hills, formerly of Grant County, would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Robert James Begnoche Jr. was born at 1:33 p.m. on May 14 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 7.3 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

    His maternal great grandparents are Mary Lou and Butch Bruns of Dry Ridge.

    His paternal grandmother is Teresa Newby Begnoche of Dry Ridge and his paternal great grandparents are James and Delores Newby of Union.

  • DRE teacher saves choking student

    Belinda Furman’s fourth grade class at Dry Ridge Elementary had just begun testing last month when her students began to call out her name.

    “When I turned around, I instantly knew he was choking because he had both of his hands around his neck,” Furman said.

    The student, Alan Simpson, had popped a piece of hard candy into his mouth and it apparently became lodged in his throat.

    Furman grabbed Simpson and performed the Heimlich maneuver.

    Furman said it happened so fast that the gravity of the situation was slow to sink in.

  • Building Permits 6-10-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in May 2010:

    • May 3:

    Mike Howe, foundation, 1315 Ragtown Rd., 1,680 square feet, estimated cost, $3,205; permit fee $58.25.

    • May 6:

    Bob Gividen, garage, 275 Eagle Ridge Rd., 525 square feet, estimated cost $4,000; permit fee $63.34.

    City of Williamstown, water treatment plant, 330 Stewartsville Rd., 2,303 square feet, estimated cost $500,000; permit fee no charge.

    Clinton Perry, mobile home, 6350 Taft Hwy., 1,280 square feet, estimated cost, $24,000; permit fee $119.40.