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Today's News

  • Teams rally to fight cancer

    Judy Jackson, a teacher at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, has been a part of Relay For Life for six years.

    She began after a push to get every school in the county involved.

    “Our team is not as strong as it used to be as far as people involved because education is a hard field to be in,” Jackson said. “But, I still relay because we still need to find a cure for cancer.”

    Like most people, Jackson has seen the devastating effects cancer can have.

    Her mother died of colon cancer and her 21-year-old nephew died from melanoma.

  • Adjustment to all-day kindergarten going well

    Worn-out children have transitioned to wide-eyed learners by the end of the first year of all-day kindergarten at Grant County and Williamstown schools.

    Both school districts began all-day kindergarten classes in August, and, despite an adjustment period, teachers believe the change has paid off.

  • Police discover meth lab in Dry Ridge

    Two Grant County men were arrested in connection with a meth lab after police received a tip that meth was being made on EZY Street.

    Police charged James C. Willen, 28, of Williamstown, and Lanny D. Slaughter, 33, of Dry Ridge, were charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

    The pair were arrested at 12:30 a.m. on May 23 after police received a tip from someone in the area reporting a “funny smell.”

    They remain lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Covington, Norman sign with Morehead State

    After leading the Grant County High School cross country and track teams as seniors, Jeffrey Covington and Natalie Norman will continue to run as members of Morehead State University.

    Norman and Covington signed to run with Morehead State on May 28.

    “I’m excited because it will be a new experience and I get to work with new people while I run,” Norman said. “I’m just excited to see what it will bring. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

  • Police Beat 6-4-09

      Grant County Sheriff;s Office Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:45 p.m. May 12 on North Main Street in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Logan P. Countryman, 18, of Sardinia, Ohio driving a 1998 Saturn and Donald G.

  • McAdams’ celebrate 60 years

    Henry and Imogene Colson McAdams of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 60th anniversary June 5.

    Bro. Hank and Imogene were married by Ralph L. Records at Clinton Church of Christ in Clinton, Ohio.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held June 6 at Sherman Church of Christ. The party is given by family and friends.

    Hank and Imogene have three children. Their names are; Sherry Johnson of Kalkaska, Mich., Michael McAdams of Oxford, Mich .,and Shawn Flennor of Fishers, Ind. The couple has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

  • Country Grill to reopen, serve alcohol

    The Country Grill will soon reopen its doors after major renovations and the addition of alcohol sales.

    The restaurant closed Oct. 20, 2008, and shortly after was deeded back to its original owner, John DiGirolamo.

    He opened The Country Grill with his wife, Barbara, Nov. 22, 1988, before selling it in 1999.

    DiGirolamo originally planned to sell the restaurant after recently retaining ownership.

    “We had some bites, but a lot of people wanted to lease it,” he said. “I didn’t really want to lease it.”

  • Collinsworth, Pelfrey named to all-eighth region team

    Alesa Collinsworth and Dillon Pelfrey have led the Grant County High School softball and baseball teams on the field and were recognized by the eighth region coaches.

    Collinsworth and Pelfrey were selected to the all-eighth region team.

    “I was excited, but I wasn’t exactly sure what it was,” Collinsworth said. “I’m glad I made a good impression on other coaches.”

    This is the inaugural year of the all-eighth region team for softball.

  • Local students awarded for artistic, writing skills

    The 2008 Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest (grades 1-5) and the 2008 Conservation Writing Contest (grades 6-12) entitled: “Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future” was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Dry Ridge changes nuisance ordinance

    The city of Dry Ridge has a new ordinance to deal with properties with dilapidated buildings, out of control grass and weeds and other nuisances.

    The city council passed a second reading of the nuisance ordinance May 18 after tabling a similar, but lengthier ordinance late last year.

    “This ordinance is a lot shorter,” said Mayor Clay Crupper. “We cut out a lot of stuff about burning wood and smoke and noises and things like that. We wanted to keep it simple.”