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Today's News

  • Country Grill set to re-open after fire

    The Country Grill in Dry Ridge will reopen Aug. 11 after an electrical fire forced the restaurant to close for more than two months.

    “We’re excited,” said owner Mike Hare. “Everyone’s excited about getting reopened. Everywhere we go, people are asking when we are reopening. We’re ready to go.”

    The fire broke out on June 6.

    Hare said the employees smelled smoke and then noticed a haze in the dining room just after lunch.

    The source of the smoke eventually was found in the attic above the kitchen.

  • PREPARE TO PADDLE: Kayaks, canoes ready to take over lake on Aug. 27

    For those who’ve wondered what it would be like to take a leisurely kayak or canoe ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake, you’ll get your chance later this month.

    Williamstown Lake will host the first Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

    “We want to show off the lake in a safe way to the rest of the state,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner. “Kayaking is becoming very popular and we’ve seen it done at other bodies of water and thought it would be something good locally.”

  • NOTEWORTHY

    Berea College
    William Moore and Eric Moore, both of Dry Ridge, have been named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Berea College. A student who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours is named to the dean’s list.

    Western Kentucky University
    Gregory J. Dewald of Dry Ridge was among students receiving degrees from Western Kentucky University at the May commencement ceremonies.
    Dewald earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS).

  • Career, tech center ready to open

    A new school year beginning Aug. 15 will begin a new chapter for Grant County Schools.

    The district will open its $10 million Career and Technology Center at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    In the past several years, about 40 students from GCHS were required to travel to a technology center in northern Kentucky for classes.

  • Was he pushed or did he jump?

    Was Michael Baker pushed or did he jump from a moving vehicle? That’s the question that police are attempting to answer as they continue to investigate Baker’s death.

    The 30-year-old man’s body was found alongside Ky. 22, near Four Corners, around 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.

    “The preliminary autopsy indicates he died from head trauma, consistent with him falling or being pushed out of a car,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Police investigate Dry Ridge death

    The Grant County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 30-year-old man from Dry Ridge.
    His body was located early this morning in a ditch on Ky. 22. The road was closed for a brief time while police processed the scene, but has since been re-opened.
    The incident remains under investigation.
    See this Thursday's Grant County News for more information.

  • Chip Away

    Lady Brave golfer Sarah Kellam chips a shot on hole one during the Grant County Invitational Aug. 2 at Eagle Creek Country Club. The Lady Braves came in fourth place. Kellam placed second overall, shooting a 72. “The course played well,” she said. “I was glad to see the girls come together and have a good outing here at home.” Next up for the Lady Braves is a meet at Owen County in the Lady Rebel Classic. Tee time is set for 1 p.m

  • Schmitt to lead Braves soccer in rebuilding year

    For 42 years, Dave Schmitt has been involved in soccer and after four years as the junior varsity coach, he will be the varsity coach for the 2011 soccer season, taking over for Clay Mattingly who stepped down to spend more time with his family.

    “Soccer has been a part of me ever since I could walk,” he said. “My parents are from Germany and I have known it since I was a baby. I am looking forward to coaching my son, Forrest. My dad was my first coach and now it is me coaching mine and it is a cool feeling.”

  • Grant County Invitational

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  • Braves alumni games scheduled for Aug. 12

    When: Aug. 12
    Where: GCMS soccer field
    What: The Grant County High School soccer teams will be squaring off against the alumni. The boys game starts at 6 p.m. with the girls game following at 8 p.m.