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Today's News

  • Dry Ridge artist featured in ‘Moby Dick’ exhibit

    Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby Dick” has been brought to life by a Dry Ridge artist.

    Fourteen pieces of art by Kathleen Piercefield, a printmaker and painter, is being shown in the exhibit, Moby Dick: Heart of the Sea, at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Ill.

    She is joined in the exhibit, which runs through July 5, by two other artists whose work was inspired by the book.

  • Community Calendar 6-04-09

      ARTSMembers of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m.

  • Hoping for a cure

    Encouragement. That is the word that was said over and over during Grant County’s relay for life, Friday, May 29.

    Susan Williams, a cancer survivor, said the relay “helps you understand you’re not the only one and we’re fighting through it.”

    The total amount raised for this year’s relay is $89,604. There were 35 teams this year. The team that raised the most money overall is Dry Ridge Elementary.

  • Adams’ celebrate 50 years

    Royce and Rita Adams of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 12, 2009. The couple will be honored at a reception from 2:30 to 5 p.m. June 14 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown.

    The couple met at church camp and were married at Corinth Christian Church on June 12, 1959. They have two children; Carmen Hickerson of Pewee Valley and Melinda Lloyd of Union. They have three grandchildren; Noah Hickerson, Taylor Lloyd and Benjamin Lloyd.

  • Relay rocks Grant County

      WHEW! The 2009 Grant County Relay For Life is in the history books now. But what a night it was!

  • Dry Ridge Elementary

    Dry Ridge Elementary is serious about getting children to read.

    That’s what prompted the hallways to become a canvas for nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

    Daniel Pagan, special education teacher at DRE, and Sarah Campbell, parent of a second grade student, have spent numerous hours after school working to transform the plain gray and white walls into works of art.

    The project started with the talking phase in November with actual paint to wall in February.

  • Cancer survivor continues her battle

    Tracy Ison has had a world wind year with all the highs and lows of a rollercoaster ride.

    After doctor’s discovered ductal carcinoma in her breast last April, she’s been poked and prodded.

    Ison, a nurse, went faithfully for annual mammograms. She watched what she ate and drank. She was concerned and conscientious about her health.

    She watched her cousin, Hope Catron, battle breast cancer and survive, but she’s learned that cancer doesn’t care if you’re healthy or not or if you are young or old.

  • GCMS boys’ soccer team gains experience during season

    When Shawn Bollinger took over as coach of the Grant County Middle School boys’ soccer team, he didn’t know what to expect.

    “Overall, the season was a challenge from the beginning,” Bollinger said. “A lot of the players had played soccer before, but most of them weren’t taught the proper concepts of soccer. We had to come up with new ideas to teach the concepts to the children so they could play the game of soccer like it should be.”

  • Cat Attack is BACK!!!

    When I started this column last basketball season, I thought long and hard about a name.  I came up with Cat Attack that seemed ferocious and fitting for our beloved Wildcats that would be feasting on the competition all season long.  Uhh, Lexington we had a problem.  A fitting title for last year would have been Cats attacked, beaten, and ran over by a semi. 

  • Crittenden man arrested for sodomy

    Police have charged a Crittenden man with sodomy, sexual abuse and criminal coercion after teachers heard his two male students talking about what he had allegedly done to them.

    Daniel Newman, 52, was arrested on a charge of sodomy, a class A felony, sexual abuse first degree, a class C felony and two counts of criminal coercion, a class A misdemeanor on May 15.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he received a call from teachers after they overheard students talking about what happened to them at a neighbor’s apartment.