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Today's News

  • Adding jobs

    While many car dealerships across the country are closing, Dry Ridge Toyota is bucking the trend.

    Rob Marshall, owner of the Dry Ridge Toyota, joined employees, associates and community members Aug. 13 to break ground on a new facility on U.S. 25 off Interstate 75.

  • Volleyball team earns first win of the season

    The Grant County volleyball team knew that their first win would come sooner or later.

    The Lady Braves came away with their first win after defeating Gallatin County on Aug. 25 in three sets, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16.

    “Every game, winning or losing, gives us a hunger for another win,” senior Dawn Plunkett said. “We need to learn to take everything we’ve learned from every game to put it together. We’re playing as a team and we have a want to be better. We just need to believe that we can be a dominant team in this area.”

  • Braves dominate Carroll, Scott

    With a shutdown defense and electric offense, the Grant County boys’ soccer team took down Carroll County and Scott County.

    The Braves defeated Carroll County 6-1 on Aug. 25.

    Four players scored goals for Grant County as Anthony Clouse (two), Lincoln Howe (two), Phillip Clough (one) and Brian Chapman (one) keyed the Braves’ attack.

  • Lady Braves take second at Paris Cup

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team wanted to earn a trophy at the Paris Relay for Life Cup.

    After the tournament, they came away with one, but not the one they wanted.

    The Lady Braves earned second place, falling to Villa Madonna 5-1 on Aug. 23.

  • Grant teachers, nurses get jobs back

    Grant County Schools reinstated four teaching positions eliminated in May because of budget constraints.

    The school board approved a tentative budget at the time that cut nine teaching positions from the middle and high school and one from an elementary school.

    The cuts were needed as the district faced a $1.8 million budget deficit.

    One teacher each from the middle and high school, along with two Title I positions, were reinstated before the 2009-10 school year, said Superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • CAC is hungry for help, volunteers

    Are the shelves in your pantry well stocked?

    At the Grant County Neighborhood Center of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, the shelves are getting bare.

    “We’ve developed some good partnerships with Food Lion, Helping Hands and the Vineyard Church,” said Carrie Pugh, supervisor of the center, “But with cold weather approaching we know we’re going to need more.”

    The NKCAC operates from a federal block grant and from local donations.

  • For the Record 9-3-09

    Civil Suits

    June 23:

    Susan Martin vs. James A. Martin, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Discover Bank vs. Deena S. Gorman, complaint for breach of contract

    Discover Bank vs Stephen R. Cox, Sr., complaint for breach of contract

    June 24:

  • Police Beat 9-3-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 11:51 a.m. Aug. 24 on the Dry Ridge Bypass. The drivers involved were Bennett Brown, 68, of Corinth, driving a 2002 Toyota and Ronald Clifton, Dry Ridge, no age given, driving a tractor.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 8:39 a.m. Aug. 31 on the Dry Ridge Bypass. The drivers involved were Jason C. Nicholson, 26, of Williamstown, driving a 2005 Dodge and Anna McKnight, 52, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2005 Chevrolet. Nicholson was later charged with failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Lady Braves improve with practice

    The Grant County girls’ golf team has been busy.

    The girls have played in five tournaments and two matches in the last two weeks.

    The girls began their season at the Beechwood Invitational on Aug. 3, finishing third out of 11 schools. The girls finished behind Scott County and Henry Clay.

    The team then played in the Lady Rebel Invitational on Aug. 5. The team came in third behind Sacred Heart and Notre Dame, but defeated Owen County and Villa Madonna, two regional opponents.

  • Police Beat 8-27-09

    CORRECTION:

    An item that appeared in last week’s Police Beat should have said Christopher Crittenden. 26, of Jonesville, was charged with public intoxication/controlled substance at 3:58 a.m. Aug. 13. He was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    The News apologizes for the error.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 on Warsaw Road. The drivers involved were John Kennedy, no age given, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2008 Dodge and Becky Clise, 36, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1997 Ford.