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Today's News

  • Bruce in 40th year as Mason postmaster

    For nearly half her life, Jewel Bruce has provided stamps and sorted mail for customers.

    Jewel, who turned 88 on Oct. 14, has been postmaster of the Mason Post Office since 1969.

    “I guess then I never thought about being here 40 years,” she said. “It doesn’t seem that long. It gives me something to do.”

    Jewel spent her birthday like any other, inside her one-room post office next to Bruce’s Grocery, sorting mail into customer’s boxes as she waited for them to pick it up.

  • GCHS football team pushes Oldham to the limit

    After 48 minutes of shutout football, the Grant County High School football team needed one more defensive stop.

    The Braves lined up on third down and watched Oldham County’s quarterback roll out to his left and then cut up the field as he headed for the endzone.

    GCHS senior Randy Salyers watched the quarterback through out the play and went to stop him short of the goal line.

    Salyers hit the quarterback at the one-yard line, stopping him in his tracks.

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  • Williamstown Learning Academy helps struggling students

    Williamstown Middle and High schools are offering an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”

  • 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.