Today's News

  • GCHS class of 1990 to hold 20th reunion

    Graduates of the Grant County High School class of 1990 will hold their 20th class reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight. Aug. 21 at the Radisson Hotel, Covington.

    Call Carla, at 859-803-4121 for details, tickets and room reservations.

  • Community Calendar 8-19-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Sechrest turns 93

    The family and friends of Ray Sechrest are invited to share in the celebration of his 93rd birthday at 5 p.m. Aug. 14, at 491 Humes Ridge Road, Williamstown.

    There will be music and food. You may bring a covered dish, your good wishes and memories.

  • Lonkard Benefit scheduled at JMB Hall

    There will be a benefit held for Richard Lonkard who was severely injured in an accident on May 30.

    The benefit will be from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 6 at the JMB Hall in Dry Ridge and include food, silent auction, cake walks and music.

    Donations of soft drinks, water, paper products, baked good and items for the silent auction are needed.

    To make a donation, call Donna Lonkard-Frueh at 859-802-9721 or Margery Tritschler at 859-801-0637.

  • Political filing deadline ends

    A mayor and city council member could switch positions in Williamstown, depending on the outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

    Nearly 60 candidates, including at least 12 on the deadline day, filed before the Aug. 10 deadline to run in the 2010 general election.

    Pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News for the full story.

  • 100 years and counting

    Originally known as the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Jonesville United Methodist Church celebrated two milestones on July 25—100 years of ministry and a new pastor who has moved into the parsonage.

    The church celebrated their anniversary with the return of former pastors, who reminisced about the past and presented possibilities for the future.

  • Couple renews vows in Tenn.

    Damon and Linda Mounce, of Dry Ridge, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

    They were married in Cincinnati on June 14, 1980.

    The couple renewed their vows, on June 14, 2010, at the Wedding Chapel in the Glades in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Dan Saffelder officiated.

    The Mounces have a daughter, Breanna.

  • University of Louisville

    The following Grant County students were named dean’s scholars or made the dean’s list  at the University of Louisville for spring 2010. A student who is a dean’s scholar has a 4.0 grade point average and a student named to the dean’s list has a 3.5 grade point average.

    • DeMossvile:

    Austin Jerome Cooper, dean’s list

    • Dry Ridge:

    Rebecca Ann Puralewski, dean’s list

    Travis M. Martin, dean’s scholar

    Joshua Nathaniel O’Flaherty, dean’s list

    • Williamstown:

  • Moore wins state trapshooting title

    Cody Moore, 16, a junior at Williamstown Independent High School, won first place at the 107th Kentucky State Trapshooting competition June 29-July 4 at the Central Kentucky Gun Club in Berea.

    Moore’s weekly practice at Triple A Gun Club and Crittenden Sportsman’s Club, in Crittenden, paid off and he hit 100 targets straight. He will be featured in an upcoming issue of Trap and Field magazine.

    He is the son of Tena and Jerry Feagan of Berry and Nick and Billie Moore of Dry Ridge. Moore is the grandson of Eddie and Wilma Cavins of Dry Ridge.

  • Lady Knights shoot way to regional champions

    Most people experience “March Madness” in March, but for some Grant County girls, they get to experience it year-round.

    Rachel Justice 9, of Williamstown, and Shania Young, 10, of Dry Ridge play basketball year-round for the Northern Kentucky Lady Knights, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team.

    The Lady Knights were Super Regional Champs in the Youth Basketball of America national tournament at The Midwest Sports Complex in Florence.