Today's News

  • 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.

  • Michael graduates Redondo High

    Shelby Lancaster Michael graduated with honors from Redondo Union High School, July 24 and has been accepted to attend San Francisco State College. Alison Michael, her sister, has also been accepted as a junior transfer and they will room together.

    They are the daughters of Sally Jo Michael of Redondo Beach, Calif. and the granddaughters of Rita Steger of Corinth. Don and Rita Steger attended the graduation in Redondo Beach and the Michael family will visit Kentucky relatives in August.



    Whether it’s advice on stopping bullying at schools or building a chicken coop at your home,  the Grant County Public Library has the answers.

    Two distinctively different programs in August are new to the library.

    Grant County resident Bonny Henley will lead the Hobby Farm Support Group from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.

    Henley, who moved to Grant County two years ago from Texas, got the idea for the group after participating in the library’s Too Much To Mow program in May where she discussed starting a small flock of chickens.

  • Bluegrass Community/Technical College

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognized the following students from Grant County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2010 spring semester. The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    BCTC’s dean’slist honorees for spring 2010 are: Billie Carter-Jones, Michaela Mabry, Brittany Staton and Anna Thornton.



    Recently, I had a situation with the air conditioning in my car and took it to the dealer for repairs. Their findings were that the compressor was bad and it would be a $900 fix. I decided to think it over before spending that much on a 7-year-old vehicle. After calling a friend and being told to try Dry Ridge Auto Parts, I did just that.

  • Grant students receive academic honors:

    Morehead State


    Jason Dunaway graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor of business administration degree during the 2009 winter commencement ceremony.

    He is the son of Jeff and Pennie Dunaway of Williamstown.



    Danny Mullins of Williamstown was among the more than 1,600 students who graduated this year from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

    Mullins majored in clinical laboratory technology.


    of Louisville

  • Adoption events planned to ease overcrowding

    The Grant County Animal Shelter has too many cats and dogs.

    In an effort to ease the overcrowded conditions, two adoption events have been scheduled for this weekend.

    On Saturday, Aug. 7, volunteers in conjunction with Dinovite will set up from noon to 4 p.m. at 101 Miller Drive in Crittenden.

    Dinovite produces and distributes dog food and pet products at its Crittenden factory.

  • Big Bite!

    Calean Nix, 9 of Crittenden, caught a bass in a private pond with his stepfather, Jon Thomas on June 13.

  • Eastern Kentucky

    Jaclyn Porter was named to the dean’s list and the president’s list for the spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Porter earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and will be a senior this fall majoring in elementary education.

    She is the daughter of Ray and Sue Porter and the grandaughter of Ray and Ruth Porter and Howard and Betty Brewer.


  • Stroude returns from Iraq War

    Grant County welcomed home one of its own local heroes on July 29.

    Johnathan Manning Stroude came home from a tour in Iraq just in time to celebrate his 26th birthday, which was July 31. He was among 167 troops who returned home safely.

    While serving in Iraq, Stroude received a promotion to specialist (E-4) and an award for meritorious conduct.

    Stroude was welcomed home by many loved ones and friends at the Old Worthington Homestead in Sherman. Everyone expressed appreciation for his service and for the service of all troops who serve.