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Today's News

  • A bond on, off the court

    Eurides said, “To a father growing old, there is nothing dearer than a daughter.”

    For Mark and Tori Wilhoit the bond of father and daughter will go beyond the years of being a coach and player.

    “The beginning was difficult,” he said. “I was pretty hard on her in the beginning, but I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.”

    Tori first got interested in basketball when her dad introduced her to the sport when she was in the fourth grade.

  • Sugar Daddy's doughnuts

    Greg Traylor doesn’t come close to resembling a little, old lady dressed in a white apron hand cranking out fresh donuts on a daily basis, but he does whoop out one tasty treat after another.
    Traylor has worked in construction. He’s worked as a bull dozer operator. He’s operated a backhoe and done septic work and excavating, but cakes, pies and doughnuts?
    Greg isn’t afraid of hard work, just ask anyone who knows him, but he never dreamed that upon opening a donut shop in Dry Ridge he’d be the busiest he’s ever been.

  • Autism doesn’t keep Eggemeier out of sports

    Not many people with autism have the ability to participate in sports, but a Grant County High School sophomore served as a team manager.

    “I love basketball,” Andrew Eggemeier said. “I played basketball in the second and third grade and my team won the county championship.”

  • March Mayhem!

    With the NCAA Tournament starting up this week, students and teachers at Grant County Middle School got their mayhem on with a student-faculty basketball game March 11.

    The game was played between eighth graders and faculty members at GCMS, with the faculty winning the game.

    Proceeds from the concessions at the game went to the GCMS Relay for Life team. Veronica Camacho, co-captain of the relay team, estimated that they raised around $1,000.

  • Addicted

    Jimmie thought he was a good father. Three years later, he knows he was lying to himself.

    The 30-year-old Grant County resident would come home after a day of landscaping full of energy and play with his daughters.

    Jimmie was there for them when they needed him, taking them to the bus stop every morning and driving them to school if need be.

    A football-field length away in a shed behind his Dry Ridge home, Jimmie was making methamphetamine daily.

  • Motorists feel pain at the pumps

    With rising gas prices having no end in sight, people are finding different ways of getting to and from work.
    The national average of gas according to AAA for March 14 is $3.55 per gallon and in Kentucky the average is $3.53 per gallon.
    For Claude Jones of Williamstown, the recent increase in prices has made some lifestyle changes for him and his mother, Rhoda Jones.
    “I live with her right now so that helps cut some money down,” he said. “We have carpooled with both of our vehicles to help with gas.”

  • What if you’re just plain wrong?

    How do you react when your belief turns out to be wrong? When in the face of overwhelming evidence, do you change your belief or do you ignore the evidence?  
    In the first church I served, we had a wonderful elderly woman by the name of Ms. Cricket. Ms. Cricket was unlike any other elderly church-going woman I had ever met. She was in her mid 80s, still plowed her own fields, still drank her own homemade moonshine and still had a house full of birds that she spoke with.

  • Looking to volunteer?

    Marc Tepe might be retired but he’s still young and believed he had time to give back to his community.
    Tepe began volunteering in October 2010 for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Grant County Neighborhood Center.
    “We help unload food from the FreeStore truck and distribute to the people of Grant County in need,” Tepe said. “I work with a great bunch of people, including my wife, Sharon, and it’s very fulfilling.”

  • EQUIPPING OTHERS TO DO HIS WILL

    Although, Rhonda Fields had not planned to be a pastor when she came to Grant County, her love of ministry had led her to be prepared.
    When Cornerstone Assemblies of God Church in Dry Ridge decided to disband, there were five people who wanted to stay together and their resolve culminated into Christ Community Church at 139 N. Main Street in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown to study new water plant

    The city of Williamstown is looking to the future and that means there will be a need for more water.
    The city council approved in a special meeting on Feb. 22 for HDR/Quest Engineers to proceed with a preliminary design for a new water treatment plant.
    “We realize that we need a new water treatment plant sooner rather than later,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.