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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts sheriff candidate

    A local candidate for Grant County sheriff was indicted last week by a grand jury.

    William Andrew “Bill” King, of Dry Ridge, was indicted for wrongful registration. He is accused of not being eligible to register to vote because he had been convicted of bank robbery in U.S. District Court in 1994.

    The charge is a Class D felony and carries a penalty of one to five years. An indictment means there is cause to believe a crime has been committed. Guilt or innocence is determined through the trial procedure.

  • Williamstown adopts 2010-2011 calendar

    With more than two months left until summer break, Williamstown Independent Schools is looking ahead to next year.

    The school board approved the 2010-11 draft calendar during its March 8 meeting.

    The first day of school will be Aug. 12 while, barring any missed days, the last day for students will be May 19, 2011.

  • Grant youth steer clear of juvenile system

    Every problem has a solution.

    That’s the philosophy of Vanessa Rose, Grant County community service coordinator and chair of the Grant County Community Collaborative.

    “We may not save the world, but we may save some of our kids,” she said. “I don’t think the general public realizes what we have in our own county. I don’t think they realize we have homeless kids and families. I don’t think they realize on the flip side that there are some programs that can help them.”

  • Braves drop season opener to Bishop Brossart

    The Grant County baseball team learned quickly that the road to a third straight district championship would not be an easy one.

    The Braves started their season with a 5-1 loss to Bishop Brossart on March 22.

    “It’s the first game, but we had some costly errors,” coach Darrick Lee said. “But we’ll get those fixed. We’re talking about kids and first-game jitters. That’s what I’m putting it on. It’s a learning experience.”

  • Owen is life-long Cats fan

    Walking into the Dry Ridge Housing Authority’s community room is like stepping inside Rupp Arena.

    The room is decorated floor to ceiling in blue and white with University of Kentucky memorabilia scattered everywhere.

    Wildcat plates set on a table next to UK-themed potato chips and a Wheaties box.

    A small UK Christmas tree by the TV normally only gets turned on right before a game.

  • Propaganda or information?

    It totally amazes me what has happened to our political parties and people. Decisions are being made along party lines—no matter if they have any substance or reasoning. People are adhering to lies that have been told and retold until the liars believe the lies themselves.

  • Building Permits 3-25-10

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

    • Feb. 3:

    David Worthington, sign, 1418 N. Main St.; permit fee $50.

    • Feb. 4:

    Wendie Vanover, sign, 140 S. Main St.; permit fee $35.

    • Feb. 8:

    Sherri Keith, addition, 262 McFarland, 1,440 square feet, estimated cost $25,000; permit fee $218.80

    Bob and Debbie Angel, new home, 960 Baker Williams Rd., estimated cost $204,500; permit fee $615.85.

  • DRE teacher achieves national certification

    Belinda Furman, a fourth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary, achieved National Board Certification on March 2 at a recognition ceremony held at the state capitol in Frankfort for new receipients.

    Furman has been teaching since 2000 when she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2004, she received her master’s degree in instructional leadership from EKU.

    She began working on  National Board Certification during the 2008-2009 school year.

  • Intruders enter Dry Ridge home

    Police are looking for two men who allegedly entered a Dry Ridge home on Warsaw Road in an attempt to steal medications.

    The men, who police said walked into the unlocked residence, were dressed in black and wore sunglasses and masks during the incident on March 17, according to police.

    One suspect was armed with a handgun as the intruders demanded only the victim’s medications, said Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.

    “The owner resisted and the perpetrators fled,” he said.

  • ‘Find It Here’

    Kentucky Southern Baptists are putting feet to their prayers and embarking on a door-to-door evangelism initiative with the goal of reaching 85 percent of all adults in the state. The denomination’s push, called “Find it here,” began March 6 and will lead up to Easter Sunday, April 4. They are also running 30-second TV advertising spots, in some areas, to coincide with the boots-on-the ground effort and have purchased billboards and radio time in Spanish.