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Today's News

  • I must have snow in my eyes

    I think snow is pretty!

    Before you pelt me with snowballs, let me follow up with the thought that I find a quiet peace in looking at a snow-covered field that has no tracks or signs of human or animal life, but I’m about snowed out for this winter.

  • Dean's List

    Transylvania

    University

    Three Grant County natives and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall term. Homeschool graduate Sophomore Caleb Ritchie is the son of Danny and Kari Ritchie of Corinth. Grant County High School graduates Juniors Katrina Mineo, an anthropology major, and Raven Mineo, a history major, are the daughters of Brian Richey and Paula Richey, both of Dry Ridge.

    Eastern Kentucky

    University

  • No more nuisances?

    If you’ve got junk cars on your property in Crittenden, it may cost you.

    Mayor Gayle Cayton gave the first reading of an ordinance to update the city’s current nuisance regulations at the regular council meeting on Feb. 2.

    “We have a lot of complaints from neighborhoods about junk cars—maybe one that is not even licensed. In the summer time, people let their yards get over-grown,” Cayton said.  “We had to put a little more meat into our existing ordinance.”

  • Demons drop game against Gallatin County

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team had to wait nine days between games because of the snow, but the Demons didn’t show any rust coming out strong against Gallatin County.

    The Demons played well, but turnovers ended up leading to an 81-71 loss on Feb. 11.

    “We played a lot better than we did at Gallatin,” coach Stacey May said. “They are at the top of the region as far as win-loss record and it was a pretty good effort from us.”

  • Police Beat 2-18-10

    (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 2:55 p.m. Feb. 9 on Clara Jean Lane. The drivers involved were Casey J. Ashcraft, 31, of Williamstown, driving a 2005 Chevrolet and Robert Mitchell, 38, of Corinth, driving a 2003 Chevrolet.

  • Braves fall to Anderson County

    GCHS boys’ basketball coach Joe Utter is looking for his team to play with a little more urgency.

    With only a couple of days to go before the Braves play Walton-Verona in the district tournament, Utter wants to see his players show that they are ready to be at their best when they play a win-or-go-home game.

  • Krupinski completes U.S. Navy basic training

    Navy Seaman Rick A. Krupinski, son of Louana E. Plunkett of Dry Ridge and Rick A. Krupinski of Williamstown recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, Krupinski completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Wonder Worship helps Afghan children

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7

    The generosity of a group of Williamstown children is being felt a world away.

    Wonder Worship, a children’s program at Williamstown Christian Church, decided to take action after hearing about the humanitarian efforts of Sgt. William “Cody” McClelland and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Hope for Haiti - community ready to help

    If you’ve wondered how you could help disaster victims in Haiti, the Crittenden Baptist Association has the answer.

    The association, composed of 29 Southern Baptist churches from Grant, Harrison, Pendleton, Boone and Kenton counties, is collecting money through the “Buckets of Hope” campaign.

    Each bucket and its content will cost $30 to assemble. An additional $10 cash donation per bucket is also needed to help offset the cost of transporting the buckets to Haiti.

  • Bus suit settled

    Toni Wood won’t get to see her son Daniel graduate with his class this spring, but she believes he didn’t die in vain.

    “He was awesome,” she said, of her 16-year-old son who died when the Pendleton County school bus he was riding was hit by a dump truck on Ky. 22 near the Grant/Pendleton County line in May 2008.

    Her other two children were passengers on the bus.

    “He was very much loved and missed,” she said, through tears. “He was my son, but also my best friend.”