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Today's News

  • Reward offered in home invasion

    A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons involved in a home invasion in Dry Ridge on July 23.

    Police said two men armed with guns entered the home at 15 Ellen Kay Drive.

    The men, one who is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall wearing a black sweatshirt with “police” in white letters, tied those inside the home up with plastic zip ties.

    The second man was wearing a mask and a black shirt with”OEM” in white letters.

  • UK names students to dean’s list

    UK names students to dean’s list

    Thirteen students from Grant County have been named to The University of Kentucky’s dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the Dean’s List.

    A total of 4,166 students achieved Dean’s List recognition.

  • Neffs wed July 3 in Independence

    Billie Jo and Robert Stephen Neff Jr. were united in marriage on July 3, 2009 at the Peddicord Estates in Independence. Rev. Steve Hoffman officiated at the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of the late David and Lois Smith of Dry Ridge.

    The groom is the son of Robert S. Neff Sr., of Florence, and Marilyn Neff of Poplarville, Miss.

    The bride was given in marriage by her brothers, David, Glenn and Butch.

    Serving as maid of honor was Caitlyn Cox, daughter of the bride, of Dry Ridge.

  • Winning slogan chosen in logo contest for Grant County tourism

    Roots from the past...Spirit in the future. This is the new slogan, created by Elisa Rossi, for the 2010 Grant County tourism guide.

    Judy Mullins, director of Grant County tourism and convention commission, said there were about 30 different slogans for the board to pick from. They picked Rossi’s because they thought it represented Grant County well.

    “It’s good to remember history but also to acknowledge the future,” Mullins said. “I really liked how she used the word, spirit.”

  • Norton-Ramey wed April 4

    LeeAnn True Norton and Shane Garland Ramey were united in marriage on April 4, 2009 at the Georgetown Baptist Church by Bernard Palmer.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Jane True Jones.

    Serving as maid of honor was Shawna Carlton, the bride’s best friend, of Stuart, Fla.

    Bridesmaids were Teresa Palmer and Maria Greene, both of Georgetown, and Becki Fraley of Mason, Ohio, all friends of the bride. Tanner Wells of Georgetown served as a junior bridesmaid.

    David Leach of Salt Lick, Ky., a friend of the groom, served as the best man.

  • Blame it on the rain!

    Summer in Kentucky means it is hot, sticky and humid. I’m not particularly fond of either of the three but this summer is different.

    Experts say you can blame it on El Nino, or a period of warm seas that lasts for about three months.

    I’m mad at that El Nino because it’s his fault the tomatoes were late getting ripe.

  • Lady Braves set goal of winning district

    To improve the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team’s physical fitness and conditioning, coach Melinda White introduced the team to salsa and hip-hop dancing and kickboxing to loosen them up.

  • Community Calendar 8-13-09

    BOOSTER CLUBS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon Aug. 13 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • Police Reports 8-13-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 6:20 p.m. on July 24 on N. Main in Crittenden. The drivers involved were April R. Bell, 20, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1994 Nissan, William L. Gross, 29, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1989 Ford and Brandon A. Epperson, 17, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Dodge.

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 4:16 p.m. on July 27 on Lebanon Road in Crittenden. The driver involved was Jerry Rigney, 67, of Crittenden, driving a 2001 Harley Davidson.

  • Sanders-Pettit plan ceremony

    Michael Sanders of Crittenden and Melinda Torrence of Cincinnati are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Sanders to Gannon Pettit, son of the late Darius and Sonnie Pettit of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Hall.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a student at Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Medical Center.