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Today's News

  • 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.)

  • Williamstown schools

    Williamstown Middle and High schools will offer 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.”

  • Police need help identifying truck

    Police need your help in spotting a vehicle that may have been used in a theft on July 17 in Dry Ridge.

    The vehicle police are looking for is a blue Dodge Dakota with tinted windows. The pickup has a rear sliding glass window with paint peeling off the hood and cab. It also has a gray stripe on the bottom and a black bedliner.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells believes the truck was used in a theft at Cash Express on Broadway in Dry Ridge on July 17.

  • Back to School 2009

    Folders, pencils, notebooks, oh my!

    As the start of the new school year rapidly approaches, parents are loading up on school supplies for their children.

    Angela Hedenberg of Crittenden shopped at the Dry Ridge Wal-Mart with her two children, 7-year-old Porter and 5-year-old Macy.

    Both children were excited when looking at the backpacks.

    While Porter was not able to take home a new "Transformers" backpack to join his "Spiderman" and "Iron Man" ones at home, Macy was able to choose one for her jump into kindergarten.