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Today's News

  • It’s funny how things change as you get older.

    When I was younger I was the biggest scaredy cat you’ve ever seen.

    I was not particularly fond of the dark and I hated fright flicks.

    I can remember watching “Friday the 13th” for the first time with half of an eye open, covered by my shaking hands.

    Even though I only got through about half of the movie, I had nightmares for weeks, maybe months.

    When my Cub Scout troop went to a haunted house, we all were excited.

    It would be a terrifying, but nonetheless fun time.

  • Gone to the dogs

    Walking into a fenced in yard while three large German Shepherds are roaming can be frightening.

    “None of my dogs are bite dogs,’ said Melissa Newman of Corinth, the owner of the canines. “One or two of them will bite if I tell them to, but it’s because I told them to.”

    In fact, most the time the dogs, along with a black labrador, chase the shadows of bugs to pass the day.

    They may even eat an occasional walnut that falls from a tree.

  • With a dominant performance, the Grant County girls’ soccer team made history.

    After defeating Mason County Oct. 12 in the first round of the district tournament, the Lady Braves continued their march to the district championship game with a 3-0 win over Pendleton County Oct. 13.

    With the win, the Lady Braves set two historic marks for their program as they advanced past the second round and earned a spot in the region tournament, both firsts for the program which was started in 2003.

  • CAT ATTACK 10-21-09

    Oh, the weather outside was frightful, but knowing Big Blue Madness was soon starting was so delightful.  Since we’ve no place to go, let it.... ok it’s way to early to start thinking Christmas music, but the frigid weather and the start of another Kentucky Basketball season has me feeling like a youngster waiting to open that big present that’s been staring at you from under the tree.  And believe me, that gift was well worth the wait.

  • Riddle, boy, Aug. 18

    Keith and Erin Riddle of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Lukas Allen Riddle was born at 7:40 p.m. Aug. 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Tim and Becky Bowen of Demossville. His maternal great grandparents are Juanita Lilly of Dry Ridge, Shirley Wright and the late Henry Wright of Dry Ridge and Geneva Bowen and the late Randall Bowen of Demossville.

  • Dry Ridge man killed in motorcycle crash

    A Dry Ridge man was killed Oct. 11 in West Chester, Ohio.

    Kevin Lemons, 45, and his passenger, Charlene Bunch, 46, of Evansville, Ind., were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said the motorcycle crashed on West Chester Road and that speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

    Lemons was employed by Rumble Trucking in Florence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 280 of Newport.

    Survivors include his father,  a daughter and two sons. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

  • WHS, GCHS compete at state meet course

    With three weeks left before the regional cross country meet, the Williamstown and Grant County cross country teams got a taste of what to expect if they make it to the state meet.

    Both teams competed in the Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct. 17, which was held at the Kentucky Horse Park, the site for the state cross country meet.

    Although the state meet has been held at the horse park before, this year it is being run on a different part of the course and the county’s teams took a chance to learn what to expect.

  • Police Reports 10-22-09

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

     

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Wright investigated an accident at 3:53 p.m. Oct. 2 on Broadway in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Adam S. Walters, 21, of Dry Ridge driving a 2002 Chevrolet and Joseph C. Lowe, 43, of Dry Ridge driving a 1999 Chevrolet.

  • Community Calendar 10-22-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • Grant County High School Baseball Boosters will have an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at JMB Hall on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Noble’s.

  • Hunt-Acquah to wed

    Michael and Etta Hunt of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Michelle Hunt, to Bernard Kofi Acquah, son of Bernard and Amelia Acquah of Takoradi, Ghana.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Williamstown Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Grant County Farm Bureau Building in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School. She is a student at Kentucky State University. She is employed by Williamstown HeadStart and Preschool in Crittenden.