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Today's News

  • Patrick makes appearance at RadioShack

    Danica Patrick stopped by the Dry Ridge RadioShack to meet her fans on July 30 before she took to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Aug. 1.

    “It’s always nice when you can reach out beyond the track and meet the fans,” Patrick said. “It’s good to reach out to them. Kentucky’s always had some good racing. A lot of the tracks we go to are mile and a half’s, but they’re not all side-by-side racing. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

  • Clarks Creek Baptist names new minister

    Tom Watkins is the new minister at Clarks Creek Baptist.

    Watkins and his wife, Louise Watkins, have been married for 25 years. They have two sons, Neil, who graduated from Ryle High School and Tommy, who graduated from Owen County High School.

    Tom said his vision for the church is to create more opportunities for a younger generation to spark interest in the church and to reach more people in the community. He wants to eventually start a Wednesday night service.

  • Junior board helps with annual event

    Like mother, like daughter.

    Nineteen-year-old Katelyn Bachman of Williamstown has helped her mother with the Grant County Fair and Horse Show ever since she can remember.

    Denise Bachman has been a member of the fair board for 19 years.

    When the junior fair board was created three years ago, Katelyn jumped at the chance to be a member.

    Now, the University of Louisville sophomore is the president.

  • Porters celebrate 68 years

    James and Thelma Porter of Independence, formerly of Williamstown, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 31.

    They were married in Williamstown in 1941.

    The couple has a daughter, Kellie Willoby of Burlington and a son, John, of Homosassa, Fla. Their son, Jim, of Walton, is deceased.

    The Porters have eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

  • Emmy time!

    Anthony Mirones certainly is no Susan Lucci.

    The Crittenden resident recently won his eighth Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    “It’s frightening,” Mirones said. “When your see the names up there and you know they’re about to name the winner, you just kind of cringe and hope and pray. When I win, it’s a relief off my back.

    “You do it for the passion of it and to tell decent stories,” he said. “I do it to try to put meaning behind whatever the issue is.”

  • 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.