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Today's News

  • Crittenden factory to expand

    A Crittenden factory will be undergoing a $3.2 million expansion that will bring several new jobs to northern Grant County.

    Wolf Steel USA, a manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, gas grills and accessories, recently broke ground on the expansion.

    Slated to be completed by March 2010, the project will add 72,150 square feet to the company’s existing 39,000 square-foot facility to increase warehousing, manufacturing and distribution space.

  • Wright takes first at Tates Creek Invitational

    Zach Wright has led the Grant County High School boys’ golf team all season as the team’s low shooter.

    That consitency earned him first place honors at the Tates Creek Invitational on Aug. 29 with a score of 71.

    “I shot pretty well and the team played well too,” Wright said. “The best I’ve ever played was in June at Triple Crown, but this ranks up there. I think the team is close to where we want to be, but we need to work on our short game.”

  • BUSTED

    Police officers from several agencies were out early on Aug. 27 as they rounded up 32 people suspected of making and selling drugs.

    Operation Grab-A-Lab was the culmination of an eight-month undercover investigation in Grant and surrounding counties.

    It focused on suspects believed to be trafficking in controlled substances, including prescription pain killers and methamphetamine. Other targets included individuals believed to manufacturing methamphetamine and those illegally distributing precursors.

  • Sports Shorts

    SOCCER

    Grant boys fall to Pendleton

    Score: 3-2 Wildcats

    When: Sept. 3

    Where: Grant County Middle School

    What: Despite a furious rally in the last 15 minutes, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team fell to Pendleton County.

    Key players: Senior Anthony Clouse scored the first goal and senior Neal Koebcke scored the second goal on a penalty kick.

    Game highlights: The Braves scored both goals in the final 15 minutes despite facing a three goal deficit.

  • The Number Nine

    Sept. 9, 2009 was a memorable day for young man from Dry Ridge.

    Nicholas Day turned 9 years old on 9-9-09.

    He is the son of Tim and Mondell Day. His grandparents are Richard and Jewel Knight and Bob and Nancy Day.

    Nicholas has a brother, Patrick.

    He is a fourth grade student at St. Joseph Academy in Walton.

    He loves the Bengals. His favorite player is #9 Carson Palmer.

    He enjoys art, computer games and watching the Food Network.

    His favorite number is nine.

  • HELP!

    Too many animals at the Grant County Animal Shelter galvanized volunteers to hold an adoption fair on Aug. 29 at Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge and PetSmart in West Chester on Aug. 30. More than 50 dogs and cats were adopted during the two days . “It’s good for now and to a place where we can handle it,” said Brent Caldwell, animal control officer. “But there’s a good possibility by the end of the week that we could fill back up.”

  • Community Calendar 9-10-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

  • Swine flu: Frequently asked questions

    Is it safe to consume pork products?

    Yes. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You can not get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.

    Should I avoid traveling to Mexico?

  • When does the real world start?

    Last week, I was in the guidance counselor’s office at Grant County High School listening to Jodi Mulligan and Amy Caudill talk about Mulligan’s recent home renovations.

    After a while, I asked, “Is this what adults talk about?”

    Because I’m 24 years old, lived in my apartment for about a year and haven’t done anything to decorate.

    I mean, I have bills, work 50 hours a week and have to cook and clean for myself, but I never thought about “growing up.”

  • ACT scores differ for WHS, GCHS

    The recent release of ACT results from last year’s high school juniors brought good and bad news for local schools.

    The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

    Sixty Williamstown Senior High juniors who took the state mandated test had a composite score of 19.4, up from 18.5 the previous year.

    The school’s score is above the state average of 18.2.