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Today's News

  • Dry Ridge man issued notice by DEP

    A Dry Ridge man found out that Kentucky’s spring forest fire hazard season laws are enforced.

    Jason Dietz burned a pile of brush on his farm on March 6. The fire spread to an open dump site on the property he purchased a couple of years ago. A large plume of black smoke could be seen for several miles from the farm on Dixie Highway.

    On March 9, Dietz received a visit from the Department for Environmental Protection Division of Air Quality. Grant County Solid Waste Coordinator Bryan Miles notified the EPA of the fire after he received several calls.

  • Webster-Ipock to wed

    Richard and Sharon Ipock of Dry Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Ipock, to Jeremy Webster, son of Glenmore and Nelda Webster of Williamstown.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m on April 10, 2010 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2007 graduate of Southwestern College. She is employed at Summit Medical Group in Williamstown.

    The groom is a 1997 graduate of Pendleton County High School. He is employed by Performance Pipe.

  • Lady Braves downed by Western Hills

    After a season opening win over Notre Dame, the Grant County softball team faced their first test of their season.

    The Lady Braves took on Western Hills and learned that, although they are young, they will have to get better at the plate.

    Grant County fell to Western Hills 5-1 on March 26, as they struck out 17 times.

  • Demons keep winning streak alive

    After five games, the Williamstown baseball team matched last season’s win total of five.

    After their sixth game, they were able to surpass it.

    The Demons opened the season with a come-from-behind-win against Gallatin County before defeating Trimble County. Williamstown was able to continue their winning ways with a 7-3 win over Owen County on April 1, giving the Demons three region wins in as many games.

  • Grant County High School - Junior

    Rebekah Carey was nominated by Faith Clifton, who says, “Rebekah has wonderful leadership skills, is always respectful, and is an excellent student. She maintains a positive attitude and pushes herself by taking college classes in the evenings.”

    Rebekah is involved in choir, National Honor Society and Big Brothers-Big Sisters organization.

    Her favorite subject is Spanish, which she says is “hard, but fun and different.”

    After graduating, Carey plans to attend UK, followed by medical school.

  • Williamstown Primary

    The WES Primary Student of the Week is Kyra Bailey. She is in Heather Kightlinger’s kindergarten class.

    “Kyra is an excellent student and such a joy to have in class! She is a great role model for the other students and always helps others in need. She always performs above and beyond what is expected of her academically and is very creative in her work. It has been a pleasure to have her in class this year, “says Kightlinger.

  • For the record April 8, 2010

    Deeds:

    Jan. 4:

    (Special Warranty Deed) Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Feix Properties, LLC, lot 2, Section 1 of Woodland Hills Subdivision, $121,900

    (General Warranty Deed) R. Michael Sipple and Susan M. Sipple, by R. Michael Sipple, her Attorney in Fact, to Robert Scott Parker and Michele Parker, Elliston Mount Zion Road property, $133,000

    Robyn R. Caywood, Executrix of the Estate of W.E. Caywood, to Robyn R. Caywood, lot 14 of Kidwell Subdivision, $55,000

    Jan. 6

  • GCMS eighth-grade students celebrate Pi Day

    “Pi, Greek letter (π), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14. Pi = 3.1415926535…, according to the Web site www.piday.org/.

  • Texting without thinking

    I don’t know if I’m just noticing things as I get older or what, but it seems that lately I’m noticing some stupid people out and about.

    Don’t get me wrong we’ve all done stupid things at one point in our lives. Some of them probably more stupid or worse than others, but I’m noticing a trend lately and it’s got me worried.

    The other morning as I was sitting at the entrance of Hogan’s Mill preparing to turn right onto the Dry Ridge Bypass, I observed a man, driving a maroon Chevrolet, drive past.

  • WHS seniors became brothers

    For the past five years, Storm Mason and Eric White have been able to see each other grow from boys into young men, seeing growth on the court and in the hallways.

    “Storm’s family has become a second set of parents to me and Storm is like a brother,” White said. “We’ve been through some ups and downs. I couldn’t pick any one better to have gone through it with. When I moved here, we started building a friendship and we played ball all through the years, sticking it out.”