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Today's News

  • Tourism office moves to Williamstown

    Grant County Tourism and Convention Commission soon will have a new home.

    The commission’s last day at its office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center will be July 31.

    A new, smaller office will be relocated inside the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Williamstown.

    The move is a financial decision, said director Judy Mullins.

    “Since the economy is bad, the tourism board felt to maintain this large of space was not worthwhile,” she said.

  • Police Beat 8-6-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 8:10 p.m. July 19 on Jonesville Road. The driver involved was Clara S. Gordon, 65, of Williamstown, driving a 2007 Chevrolet.

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 6:10 p.m. July 24 on U.S. 25 in Corinth. The drivers involved were Derrick W. Huff, 28, of Corinth, driving a 1994 Dodge and Dalina M. Bogan, 23, of Williamstown, driving a 2001 Chevrolet.

  • Landscape worker electrocuted

    A Dry Ridge man was electrocuted Monday night as he was removing brush from a dump truck.

    Kenneth Tyler Cummins, 23, died instantly when the dump bed truck he was working near either hit a power line or came in close enough contact with the line to cause the truck to be “electrified.”

    Cummins and two other employees of Showplace Landscaping on U.S. 25 between Crittenden and Dry Ridge were emptying the truck around 5:30 p.m.

    Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby said Cummins was touching the truck when it moved forward.

  • Soden signs with New Mexico Military Institute

    After two years of leading the Grant County football team’s offense as the starting quarterback, Joe Soden will lead the New Mexico Military Institute’s defense as a free safety.

    Soden signed to play for the Broncos on July 30.

    “I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity, but I’m excited and look forward to taking advantage of the opportunity,” Soden said. “I couldn’t have done this without coach (Mike) Davis. He got my name out and it helped out a lot.”

  • Grayson hired to lead GCMS

    Grant County Middle School will have a new leader for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Tim Grayson recently was hired to replace Martha Hall as principal at the school.

    The 49-year-old Lewis County native has spent the past six years as middle school and assistant high school principal at Dayton Independent Schools in northern Kentucky.

  • Briscoe takes split-second victory

    At the end of the Meijer 300, it came down to Ryan Briscoe against Ed Carpenter.

    They battled back and forth, each holding a slim lead around the turns and down the straightaways.

    Briscoe was able to come out ahead by a nose , defeating Carpenter by 0.0162 of a second to earn his second win of the season in the closest finish in the IndyCar Series history at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • Grant County Schools

    All students who will be new to the Grant County School District in the fall, 2009, are asked to enroll via the Grant County Schools Welcome Center.

    The Welcome Center, located at the Sherman Elementary School, 3987 Dixie Highway, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, will provide a convenient, one-stop enrollment process for all students, regardless of which school in the Grant County District the student will attend.

    The Welcome Center is now open and will remain open, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each school day throughout the school year.

  • Gruen-May to wed Aug. 8

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gruen of Paint Lick announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Vanessa Janette Gruen, to Billy Wilson May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric May of Lancaster.

    Gruen is the granddaughter of Mildred Ferguson of Dry Ridge.

    Gruen is a graduate of Garrard County High School, Eastern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders at EKU.

    May is a graduate of Garrard County High School and is employed by DocuBit in Lancaster.

  • Vazquez-Berrt, boy, Jan. 13

    Matthew and Nadia Vazquez-Berry of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Zeppelin Wolfe Vazquez-Berry was born at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 3.4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Gustavo and Virginia Vazquez of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Virginia Elkins of Temple, Texas, the late James Alton Garrett of Edmonton, Ky. and Gustavo and Gloria Vazquez of Spain.

  • Fair fun

    Q: Was Monday, July 27, 2009 "the best Monday night" ever?

    A: Yes, with 2,844 in paid attendance. Broke previous record attendance of 2,700.

    Q: What had to be cancelled/re-scheduled due to weather? When will they occur?

    A: • Baby and Toddler show rescheduled for Sat., Aug. 1 at noon (baby show) and 4 p.m. (toddler show)

    • Arabian/English/Pleasure/Road Horse Show is rescheduled for Sept. 11

    • Demo Derby from July 25 is rescheduled for Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. (Note: Event is one hour later than original time.)