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Today's News

  • Melton is 2010 Biggest Winner in fitness challenge

    Motivation was the key for Brian Melton.

    The Dry Ridge resident recently took the title of Biggest Winner in the four-week nutrition and fitness challenge sponsored by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), Northern Kentucky Health Department and Grant County Extension Service.

  • Burgan completes time at Cumberlands

    Michael Burgan, a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School, has completed his four years of eligibility at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Burgan, who signed with the school in the spring of 2006, plans to graduate from Cumberlands in the spring of 2011, with a double major in business administration and sports science and exercise.

  • SPECIAL ATHLETES
  • Williamstown announces honor roll for juniors, seniors

    A HONOR ROLL – fourth nine weeks

    June 2010

    Sixth grade

    McKenna Brewer

    Andrew Davis

    Olivia Dezarn

    Chasity Evans

    Megan Garrison

    Cassidy Hess

    Avery March

    Carly Middleton

    Rachel Montgomery

    Savanna Moss

    Hannah Scroggins

    Samantha Souder

    Seventh grade

    Jacelyn Adams

    Christopher Albers

    Allyson Burton

    Derek Cummins

    Savanna Grissett

    Lauren Harmon

    Emily Garrison

    Brooklyn Wainscott

  • Athas celebrate 50th anniversary

    Robert and Judy Atha celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 3.

    The Atha’s were married by the Rev. Robert Morris at his home in Grant County.

    They have three children, Larry Gayle of Georgetown, Gregory Lee of Dry Ridge and Allyson Stepp of Bromley. The couple has five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

    Robert is retired from Roadway Express and his wife, Judy, is a homemaker.

  • Grant man nabbed in Anderson heist

    It took all of two minutes for a pair of deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to nab a Grant County man accused of robbing a Town & Country Bank branch June 15 in Lawrenceburg.

    Sgt. Greg Boblitt said he received a dispatch at 2:55 p.m., telling him that the branch at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 had been robbed.

    By 2:57, he and Deputy Brian Boggs had Jason W. Artip of Stewartville Road, Williamstown, under arrest and charged with second-degree robbery.

  • LaRosa's to open Dry Ridge location

    LaRosa’s, a Cincinnati-based company with 62 locations in four states will be opening a restaurant in Dry Ridge.

    The newest restaurant in the community will be located adjacent to Skyline Chili on Blackburn Drive and owned by Ron Rosen and Gary Holland. The pair also own Skyline.

    “We are personally committed to Dry Ridge and surrounding communities in Grant and Owen counties. LaRosa’s is all about family and we’re excited to be a part of bringing families together and creating memorable experiences,” said Holland.

  • Reed named coach of the year

    Coming into the season, GCHS coach Ott Reed knew how talented his team was.

    But because the Lady Braves surpassed others expectations, Reed was named the eighth region coach of the year, the first time he has earned the award.

    “It’s a high honor because it’s voted on by your peers,” Reed said. “My thoughts are that some of my old coaches told me good players make good coaches. I had a super bunch of players. It’s an honor and something I can keep with me always.”

  • Indictments 6-24-10

    The grand jury, which met June 30, returned indictments against 11 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Patysisio Gamez, 33, criminal possession of a forged prescription.

    • Shawn W. Mardis, 38, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia, second or subsequent offense.

  • All in the family

    Larry Lilly grew up working on automobiles.

    As a youngster, he rode most anything that had wheels, so it wasn’t much of a stretch for him to turn to repairing cars as a career choice.

    Lilly, of Dry Ridge, worked for Delta Airlines and tinkered with his father, Ray, for several years. In 1995, when Delta gave him the choice of relocating or not having a job, he opted to turn that part-time passion into a full-time job and he opened Lilly’s Auto Care in Williamstown.