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Today's News

  • GCHS track and field compete at Bearcat Open

    After two weeks away from competition, the Grant County High School track and field team was eager to go out and see how they compared against their region opponents.

    The track and field team competed at the Bearcat Open on April 11.

  • Braves defeat Simon Kenton

    The Grant County High School baseball team tried to get a win for Dillon Pelfrey when he took the mound.

    In his previous two starts, Pelfrey was dealt two losses, as the team struggled to score runs.

    Against Simon Kenton, Pelfrey ended up scoring the winning run as the Braves defeated the Pioneers 4-3 on April 9.

  • Tea Party organized to get government's attention

    John Souder never thought he would be a political activist.

    “Sometimes, you have to stand up and be for something,” the Dry Ridge resident said. “It’s become my belief that the folks we have in charge of government are spending us into oblivion.”

    Souder hopes other Grant County residents will stand up with him and speak their minds during a Tax Day Tea Party he has organized at noon Wednesday, April 15 at the Grant County Courthouse.

  • Police make meth busts in Crittenden

    Police believe they discovered a methamphetamine lab in Crittenden.

    Oletta Jackson, 40, of Williamstown was arrested on March 16 by Williamstown Police Chief Bobby Webb and Officer Ron Perkins and officers from the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.

    She was charged with possession of methamphetamines.

    Based on her arrest, Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Maines worked with the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, to get a search warrant for an apartment on Kyley Lane in Crittenden. 

  • Drugs stolen

    It was no joke when Total Care Pharmacy in Dry Ridge was burglarized on April 1.

    Thieves made off with more than 2,300 pills including Aderall, which is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and  Oxycodone/APAP, Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Vicodin, which are painkillers.

    “That’s a lot of pills on the street,” said Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.

    The burglary occurred around 1:10 a.m. when a suspect entered the pharmacy by pulling the sheet metal siding away from the rear wall and knocking a hole in the drywall.

  • Fast & furious

    Customers bombarded Bluegrass Discount Tobacco Outlet in Williamstown on Tuesday, March 31, trying to buy up anything they could.

    “I came in to stock up on it,” said Jody Bush of Owenton. “Stuff was flying out the door. I’m hoping this lasts me a few months.”

    Smokers were lining up to purchase tobacco products before state and federal tax increases dramatically raised prices on April 1.

    Kentucky legislators doubled the state cigarette tax alone from 30 to 60 cents during the recent session.

  • Cat Attack 4-10-09

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  • Demons deal with rough week, prepare for All “A”

    The Williamstown baseball team was fresh off their dominant win over Bracken County as they entered this week.

    Unfortunately for the Demons, they lost games to Owen County, district opponent Simon Kenton and Pendleton County.

    The Demons lost 3-2 to Owen County on March 31, despite holding a lead for six innings.

    Josh Asher helped the Demons get on the scoreboard first as he laid down a squeeze bunt that scored Patrick Spoonamore from third base. Kevin McCullough, Isaac Alger and Spoonamore helped hold Owen County scoreless until the seventh inning.

  • For the Record 4-9-09

     

    Civil Suits

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  • Dry Ridge receives federal grant

     The Dry Ridge Fire Department recently received a financial boost from the federal government.

    DRFD is one of four Kentucky fire departments that has received Assistance to Firefighters Grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).