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Today's News

  • Police Beat 5-6-10

    (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 investigated an accident at 10:25 a.m. April 27 on Broadway St. The driver involved was Juan Moises Roios Cruz, 34, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1998 Plymouth.

  • Teams rev up for Relay

    Teams for the 2010 Grant County Relay For Life are planning upcoming fundraising events:

    • Spring Bucket Raffle

    The Farm Credit Services RFL team will be taking $2 donations for the chance to win a spring bucket filled with bird seed,  a bird feeder and other spring items at their office, 147 S. Main in Dry Ridge.

    The team is planning a yard sale April 24.

    In May, they’ll have another drawing for a Mother’s Day Special.

    For more information, call 824-4446.

    • Cook out, music, bake sale

  • Pelfrey signs with Eastern Kentucky

    Hard work and a drive to make it to the next level are what helped Grant County High School senior Dillon Pelfrey reach a goal in his life.

    Pelfrey signed to play baseball for Eastern Kentucky University on April 26.

    “This means a lot to me,” Pelfrey said. “This is something that I’ve thought about and worked for the past 18 years of my life. It means a lot to my family and I’m kind of overwhelmed.”

    Pelfrey, who pitches and plays shortstop for the Braves, will play in the infield for the Colonels.

  • Worthington named student of excellence

    Robbie Worthington, III, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy for academic excellence. Fewer that 10 percent of American High School students are recognized by the organization. For this honor, his name will appear in the “United States Achievement Academy Yearbook.”

    Worthington attends Calvary Christian School and was nominated by his guidance counselor, Melody Dickens.

    He is the son of R.H. Worthington, Jr. and his wife, Paula, and the grandson of Clara Mulberry and Mary Worthington, all of Crittenden.

  • Angus breeder recognized

    Layle E. Lonkard, of Williamstown, owns a bull listed in the Spring 2010 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 4,607 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.

  • Star Student - Grant County Middle School

    Caleb Brinker has been selected as the GCMS Eighth Grade Inca Student of the Week. Brinker’s commendable work ethic, positive attitude, and desire to achieve excellence has earned him this honor.  He participates wholeheartedly and concerns himself as fully as possible in all class activities. His responsible and respectful behavior makes him a role model in the classroom and his sound and consistent character makes him trusted among his classmates.

  • Kidwell-Covey set date

    Mickey and Linda Covey of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Lynn Covey, to Cody Ryan Kidwell, son of Steve Kidwell and Melissa Pugh of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the J.M.B. Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School and is employed by Cengage Learning Company.

    The groom is a 2007 graduate of Williamstown High School and is employed by Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge.

  • Full moon rising

    I should have known something was amiss because everything seemed out of whack on Monday and by Monday night, I knew why.

    There in the sky – shining bright and round was a full moon and a full moon means people act strange.

    It’s during a full moon that we often get strange phone calls at the News office, asking us about strange things in the community.

    During a full moon, the phones will ring incessantly and the News office becomes a revolving door of visitors.

  • Williamstown starts tennis team

    It started as a hope for coach Sean Binder and eventually turned into a reality.

    Binder, who played four years of tennis in high school, had wanted to start a tennis team at Williamstown for several years, but was unable to drum up enough interest.

    After enough girls showed interest during a recent survey, the Williamstown school board approved the addition of girls’ tennis to the athletic program on Feb. 8.

  • National Day of Prayer events planned for May 6; volunteers needed

    Heads will be bowed and prayers will be heard throughout Grant County on May 6.

    For the second year, volunteers have organized day-long activities to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.