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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hutchinson-Borggren wed

    Gary and Pam Hutchinson of Dry Ridge would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Krystal Kay Hutchinson to Bradley Gerald Borggren, son of Jerry and Helen Borggren of Little Rock, Ark.

    The wedding took place April 4, 2009 on Tybee Island in Georgia. A reception is being planned from 2 to 5 p.m. May 23 at the Grant County Farm Bureau in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2000 graduate from Grant County High School and a 2004 graduate from Campbellsville University. She has recently served as a journeymen missionary in Mali, West Africa.

  • Lady Braves season ends in district tournament

    The Grant County softball team ended their regular season with seven straight wins and entered the postseason in a rhythm.

    The rhythm was interrupted with an 11-1 loss to Walton-Verona on May 19 in the first round of the district tournament.

  • Cooks celebrate 63 years

    On May 31, Woodrow and Viola Cook will be celebrating 63 years of marriage. They were married in 1946.

    They have three children; daughters, Shirley Wilson and Brenda Fornash, both of Dry Ridge and son, James Kenneth Cook of Pinellas Park, Fla. They have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Cards and letters are welcome to help them celebrate. No gifts, please. Send cards to 107 Falmouth Street, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.

  • Hutchingson-Borggren wed

    Gary and Pam Hutchinson of Dry Ridge would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Krystal Kay Hutchinson to Bradley Gerald Borggren, son of Jerry and Helen Borggren of Little Rock, Ark.

    The wedding took place April 4, 2009 on Tybee Island in Georgia. A reception is being planned from 2 to 5 p.m. May 23 at the Grant County Farm Bureau in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2000 graduate from Grant County High School and a 2004 graduate from Campbellsville University. She has recently served as a journeymen missionary in Mali, West Africa.

  • Lucas Art students compete in duck stamp contest

    Every year, the U.S. Postal Service and Bass Pro Shops sponsor the National Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp Contest.  It is an opportunity for all students, from kindergarten to 12 grade, to design a postage stamp featuring a duck, swan, or goose in the hopes of being chosen as the next collectible federal Junior Duck Stamp.  Not only do students get to practice their artistic skills, but they also learn about wetlands, waterfowl and land conservation.