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Today's News

  • Remembering the fallen

    Geneva Seale gingerly dabbed at the tears filling her eyes during Memorial Day services at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    Seale just buried her husband, a navy veteran, in November.

    “I don’t know why I’m crying,” she said. “I didn’t cry at Christmas, but this is moving with it being Memorial Day and everyone here.”

  • Shrinking dollars = belt tightening

    The state’s budget woes have trickled down to Williamstown Independent Schools as 13 faculty and staff members recently received non-renewal letters for next school year.

    Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson gave “pink slips” to 10 certified non-renewal letters and three classified non-renewal letters by the May 15 deadline.

  • Inmates removed from shelter

    The Grant County Animal Shelter is hurting for help after assistance by local inmates was cut off amid a criminal investigation.

    Four to six inmates of the Grant County Detention Center have worked daily at the animal shelter for years as part of a Class D community service work program.

    Those inmates who are deemed to be a minimal risk are selected for the program in return for following certain guidelines.

    The sheriff’s department is investigating whether inmates broke rules by having in their possession restricted items while working at the shelter.

  • Dry Ridge artist featured in ‘Moby Dick’ exhibit

    Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby Dick” has been brought to life by a Dry Ridge artist.

    Fourteen pieces of art by Kathleen Piercefield, a printmaker and painter, is being shown in the exhibit, Moby Dick: Heart of the Sea, at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Ill.

    She is joined in the exhibit, which runs through July 5, by two other artists whose work was inspired by the book.

  • Community Calendar 6-04-09

      ARTSMembers of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m.

  • Hoping for a cure

    Encouragement. That is the word that was said over and over during Grant County’s relay for life, Friday, May 29.

    Susan Williams, a cancer survivor, said the relay “helps you understand you’re not the only one and we’re fighting through it.”

    The total amount raised for this year’s relay is $89,604. There were 35 teams this year. The team that raised the most money overall is Dry Ridge Elementary.

  • Adams’ celebrate 50 years

    Royce and Rita Adams of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 12, 2009. The couple will be honored at a reception from 2:30 to 5 p.m. June 14 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown.

    The couple met at church camp and were married at Corinth Christian Church on June 12, 1959. They have two children; Carmen Hickerson of Pewee Valley and Melinda Lloyd of Union. They have three grandchildren; Noah Hickerson, Taylor Lloyd and Benjamin Lloyd.

  • Relay rocks Grant County

      WHEW! The 2009 Grant County Relay For Life is in the history books now. But what a night it was!

  • Dry Ridge Elementary

    Dry Ridge Elementary is serious about getting children to read.

    That’s what prompted the hallways to become a canvas for nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

    Daniel Pagan, special education teacher at DRE, and Sarah Campbell, parent of a second grade student, have spent numerous hours after school working to transform the plain gray and white walls into works of art.

    The project started with the talking phase in November with actual paint to wall in February.

  • Cancer survivor continues her battle

    Tracy Ison has had a world wind year with all the highs and lows of a rollercoaster ride.

    After doctor’s discovered ductal carcinoma in her breast last April, she’s been poked and prodded.

    Ison, a nurse, went faithfully for annual mammograms. She watched what she ate and drank. She was concerned and conscientious about her health.

    She watched her cousin, Hope Catron, battle breast cancer and survive, but she’s learned that cancer doesn’t care if you’re healthy or not or if you are young or old.