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Today's News

  • For the Record 2-25-10 #2

    Civil Suits

    Oct. 12:

    Wells Fargo Bank vs. Adam W. Wright, Alisha Beth Wright and HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., default of payment on note

    Robert Nesbitt vs. Paula Mitchell Nesbitt, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 13:

    Robert Hamilton vs. Jamie Lee Hamilton, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 15:

    LVNV Funding, LLC vs. Matthew Edwards, default of payment on note

    Kerry Lynn Pelfrey vs. Randall Steven Pelfrey, petition for dissolution of marriage

  • Grant County girls lose to Walton-Verona

    GCHS girls’ coach Darrell Guffey wanted to see his team either with a lead or tied with Walton-Verona after the first quarter of their district tournament matchup.

    While the teams were scoreless through the first two minutes, the Lady Cats were able to take a 19-7 lead in part to Grant County turnovers. The Lady Braves were unable to make up the early deficit, falling 60-36 on Feb. 22.

  • Lady Braves finish with big win

    The seventh grade Lady Braves finished their season on Feb. 13 against R.A. Jones Middle School. This was a huge game because earlier in the season, the Lady Braves were defeated by R.A. Jones by a score of 33-25. In that game, the Lady Braves had only three girls score.

    “It was a difficult loss for us. We didn’t play well and they pretty much beat us up at everything. It was a game that showed us we needed to be tougher,” coach Michael Camacho said.

    The Lady Braves were definitely ready for the rematch when the time came around.

  • Academic honors

    Covington Latin

    Emily Wolz has achieved second honors for the second quarter at Covington Latin School. Wolz is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Wolz of Dry Ridge.

    University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands has announced that Nichole Brooke Mathews, of Dry Ridge, wife of Chaz Mathews, received a Master of Arts in education on Jan 14.

    Pratt Community College

    Megan Zerr of Grant County has been name to the President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2009 semester at Pratt Community College.

  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SNOW:

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SNOW:

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county takes care of 240 miles or roads not including those in Corinth and Crittenden that the county cleans.

    He said to date about $75,000 has been spent on salt, sand and cinders.

    Link said he’s never declared a Level III emergency which means that travel is restricted to emergency personnel or work, snow removal or for an emergency.

    “We can’t mandate that any person stay home from work, but people need to exercise good judgement,” Link said.

  • Speech and Drama places second at tourney

    On Jan. 23, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Assumption High School to compete at the 2010 “Rocket” Invitational in Louisville.

    Thirty-Two Schools were represented at the tournament.

    Grant County High School placed second overall behind only Boone County at the tournament. Individual finalists and champions from Grant County High School are:

    Dramatic Interpretation - Ariel Dorsey, second place

    Duo - Kara Pennington and Taylor Godsey, fourth place, and Ariel Dorsey and Cody Murphy, sixth place

  • Cat Attack 2-24-10

    Well our Kentucky Wildcats definitely had a knack for the dramatic this week, following up their come from behind victory at Mississippi State Tuesday night with an unbelievable finish in Nashville Saturday night.  Vanderbilt had a chance to pull into a first place tie in the SEC East with a victory and had dominated the Cats at home over the last several seasons.  This year’s edition of Cats had a different idea in mind though and with the victory finally have a little breathing room in the SEC East race with only four regular season games left to play.  

  • Braves split games before district tourney

    After an overtime win over Lloyd Memorial on Feb. 19, the Grant County boys’ basketball team hoped to carry over their momentum and end their regular season with a win over Gallatin County on senior night.

    “The win against Lloyd was huge for us,” coach Joe Utter said. “It was important for the team to feel good about themselves. Our young players stepped up big for us.”

    The Braves started slow against Gallatin County and were unable to overcome their early deficit, falling 82-63 in a physical game on Feb. 20.

  • Band members chosen for select band

    The Grant County Band program had a successful weekend on Jan. 16 as 28 students from the band programs at the high school and middle school auditioned and made the 2010 Northern Kentucky Select Honor Bands.

  • One call spreads word that school, church is out

    Waiting not so patiently by the TV or radio is a thing of the past for some students and parents eager to learn if they are having a snow day.

    At Williamstown Independent Schools, transportation director Ed Gabbert only needs to make one phone call and hundreds are aware of school closings.

    Students, family members and staff can sign up voluntarily for the C-Notify system that sends out Gabbert’s message to all numbers in the system in about 10 minutes.