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Today's News

  • GCHS girls push tempo

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team has ended the last two seasons playing their best after slow starts.

    This year, coach Darrell Guffey is hoping his team will hit the ground running.

    “We’ve ended the last two seasons strong,” Guffey said. “We have so many players that are involved in other sports, so sometimes we don’t play our best ball until after Christmas. We have to continue to work hard on our conditioning and hopefully we can play better to start the season.”

  • Cheerleaders prepare for competition season

    Although it is only July, the Grant County High School cheerleaders have started working with the intention of celebrating a third straight region title.

    “My favorite part of starting each year is the hidden talent we can find,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “When the girls know that all the positions are on the line, there is a lot of hidden talent that comes out. It’s pretty impressive.”

  • Wright competes in 4-H horse show

    On July 1 through July 3, the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show was held at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Hundreds of riders from across the state traveled to compete in this show.

    Emily Wright, the daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, rode her horse, Sand Easy Jet, to the top in two classes. For the second consecutive year, she won barrels and with the fastest time of the day she won pole bending.

    She also brought home grand champion honors for the week.

  • Kelly graduates from combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Kelly studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Dry Ridge man dies in boat accident

    A day of waterskiing and fun with friends turned tragic last week when Grant Griffith, the father of twin sons, was killed on July 3.

    Griffith, 28, of Dry Ridge, fell off his skis and was hit by a passing boat around 2:30 p.m. on Williamstown Lake.

    Friends pulled him from the water and attempted CPR, but Griffith was killed instantly.

    Despite a long holiday weekend, the lake was not overly crowded, said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

  • Police Beat 7-9-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:29 p.m. on June 23 on Interstate-75. The driver involved was Richard S. Sexton, 49, of Corinth, driving a 1982 Honda.

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:15 p.m. on June 24 on I-75 and KY 491. The drivers involved were Tina C. Damron, 37, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1994 Ford and Diane P. Clifton, 47, of Glencoe, driving a 2005 Ford.

  • Summer program feeds need for free food

    Children do not have to wait until classes are back in session to eat nutritious school food.

    A weekly summer feeding program that began June 15 provides free food consisting of all five food groups for youth 18 years old and younger.

    “It saves households grocery money because they can feed all of their children at no cost as long as they’re not 19 years of age,” said Jan Kushniroff, director of food services for Grant County Schools.

    The federally funded program has changed this year.

  • Seniors finish GCHS track careers

    Grant County High School’s track seniors took the opportunity to develop further as a team after being part of the school’s cross country team that made it to the state meet last fall.

    “We had fun running together,” Brandon McIntosh said. “We had fun at practice before coach got there and the stupid stuff we did during practice.”

    “It’s sad because I enjoyed it a lot,” Dustin Sullivan said. “Our team won’t be together anymore.”

  • Fryar, boy, January 13

    Jamie and Dustin Fryar of Williamstown announce the birth of their child.

    Daniel Gordon Fryar was born at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth South Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Reynae and Chris Lockhart of Wiliamstown and David and Lorraine Rice of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Norma Mattingly and the late Stephen Madewell and Pat Madewell of Cincinnati.

  • Maines, boy, May 27

    Timmy and Traci Maines of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their son.

    Jackson Ryan Maines was born at 2:16 p.m. May 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighted 7 pounds and 10.6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Clayton Baker of Independence and Gail Baker of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Joe and Shirley Haas of Taylor Mill.