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Today's News

  • This is no ordinary summer

    When the dog days of August come rolling around, many sports fans turn to football and the upcoming fall sports. This year may be a little different with the season the Cincinnati Reds are having.

    I am a die-hard baseball fan and for the past 15 years of my life, which is a majority of my life, the Reds have had 13 losing seasons. Many people in the area start looking at football once July arrives, partially because Bengals training camp is upon us and the Reds are 10 games out of first and no chance of overcoming that deficit.

    This is no ordinary summer.

  • Keegan Yates brings home world title

    Keagan Yates and her horse, Anytimes A Goodtime  (Sweetie), competed at the 2010 American Ranch Horse Show in Murfreesboro, Tenn. in June. They walked away with a World Championship in amateur Showmanship award.

    During the week, they competed in may classes and placed in the top five and top 10.

    Yates is the daughter of Daryl and Tanda Yates of Dry Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Jake and Barbara Burgess and Berry Jo Burgess Wynn and Gene Wynn.

  • Lady Braves fall to Conner, Bellevue

    Scores: W 2-0, L 2-0, L 2-0

    When: Aug. 12, 18, 19

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: Lady Braves lose two in a row to Conner and Bellevue

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will head to the Western Hills Invitational in Frankfort Aug. 27. Then they will come home to face county rival Williamstown, Aug. 30 and play at Newport Aug. 31.

  • Vandals strike 22 homes

    Residents along Humes Ridge Road in Williamstown, from Norwood Apartments past Harbor Pointe subdivision recieved a surprise on Aug. 8.

    Homeowners discovered that vandals had spraypainted grafitti on car windows, buildings, homes, garage doors, barns, the side of a trailer and even on a tractor.

    According to Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich the vandals left behind “obscene pictures and offensive words and designs.”

    Rich said he first learned of the incident at 6 a.m.

  • Grant escapee will spend rest of life in prison

    A Kentucky man who went on a multi-state crime spree in 2007 after escaping from the Grant County Detention Center will spend the rest of his life in federal prison.

    Anthony Ray Artrip, 38, of Ashland, was sentenced Aug. 5 in Georgia to serve two life sentences without the possibility of release under the federal “three strikes” law by U.S. District Judge Harold L. Murphy.

    Artrip was charged with robbing banks in Calhoun, Ga.; Mt. Airy, N.C.; Princeton, W.Va.; Marmet, W.Va.; and Frenchtown Township, Mich.

  • Lady Braves finish fourth

    The Grant County Girls Golf team finished in fourth place at the Grant County Invitational, Aug. 3, at Eagle Creek Country Club in Dry Ridge. Morgan Crupper shot a 72 in the first round for the second Lady Braves team. Overall, the team shot a 338, just 30 strokes short of first place and 2009 state champion Green County. The Lady Braves’ have two upcoming home matches on Aug. 11 and the 17. 

  • Anniversaries

    On Aug. 21, 1960, Roger Lewis Saylor and Bettye Jo Harris were united in marriage at the Corinth Christian Church. An anniversary celebration will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, in the lower level of Dalton Plaza in Crittenden.

    They are the parents of J. O. and Leo Saylor.

    J. O. and Suzanne Covington Saylor have two children, Shawn and Rebekah Saylor. Leo and Pam Clemons Saylor have four children, Jordan, Joe, Janna and Jill Saylor.

    The presence of your company is gift enough.

     

  • I think I’m going for a ride

    Do you remember your first really great bicycle? Well, I do. It was a 1960-something, 24-inch Murray, made like a bike ought to be made—it was silvery green with wide tires and fenders, a seat that was made to sit on, a place on the back for a passenger—and yes, its crowning glory—a battery operated light on the front. I thought I had arrived!

  • GCHS soccer scrimmage planned

    The Grant County High School Braves and Lady Braves soccer teams will hold their annual alumni scrimmage Aug. 11.

    The boys’ game will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the girls’ game at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be at the Grant County Middle School field.

    All GCHS soccer alumni are encouraged to attend.

    For more information, e-mail coach Melinda White at melinda.white@grant.kyschools.us.

  • For the Record 8-26-10

    Deeds

    June 21:

    Cecil Jackson and Dorothy Jackson to Gateway Enterprises, Inc., South Main Street property in Dry Ridge, $30,000

    June 22:

    (Special Warranty Deed) Homesales, Inc. to Jonathan Eric Rayburn and Delana Sue Rayburn, Cordova Road property, $84,900

    June 23:

    (Sole Ownership-Cash Deed for Kentucky) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Ronnie Bryan Clemons, Cynthiana Road property, $25,500

    June 24: