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Today's News

  • Perrin set to travel down under

    Megan Perrin is excited to graduate from Grant County High School, but at the same time, she’s excited about what awaits her once she’s done with high school.

    Perrin will travel to Australia and New Zealand on June 11 as part of the People to People program. To take part in the program, Perrin was nominated by a teacher from Grant County Middle School.

    “When I heard about it, I was so excited because I thought I got a free trip, but you have to go through an interview process,” Perrin said. “I was super excited that I was chosen.”

  • Will lawmakers return to Frankfort?

    Legislators could potentially be headed back to Frankfort to discuss ways to increase state revenue.

    Gov. Steve Beshear would have to call a special session, an idea he has toyed with but not said he would definitely do.

    The governor announced April 30 that he is asking the Consensus Forecasting Group for a formal projection for fiscal year 2010, based on internal estimates that predict a potential budget shortfall next year of between $818 million and $1.094 billion.

  • Relay For Life teams plan fundraising events

    Dry Ridge Elementary

    The Dry Ridge Elementary Relay for Life team will hold a $.25 auction at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the J and B Hall in Dry Ridge.

    Grant County News

    The Grant County News Relay team will be holding a Relay Relics community sale May 9 at Grant County Park in Crittenden. More than 20 booths will be set up selling a variety of items including homemade cakes and breads, quilts, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Partylite candles and many more items.

    Total Care Pharmacy

  • Cruisin the Ridge is back

    After last year’s success, Cruisin’ the Ridge is back.

    Classic sports cars, historic antiques and revved up motorcycles will line downtown Dry Ridge from 3 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday of the month from May to October.

    Hosted by city of Dry Ridge and the Good Old Cruisers, the event is scheduled for May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10

    “We had 532 cars from last year and not everyone who came registered,” said Jonny Renaker, one of the organizers of Cruisin’ the Ridge.

  • Williams, girl, Dec. 22

    Brandon and Nina Williams of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Braelyn Marie Williams was born at 6:17 p.m. Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Jo Ellen Whiteker and Jackie and Susie Whiteker, of Dry Ridge.

    Her maternal great grandparents are Fern Whiteker of Falmouth and the late EJ Whiteker and the late Eugene and Nina Hopperton.

    Her paternal grandparents are Willis and Tammy Williams of Dry Ridge.

  • Ridge Riot 3 set for May 17

    Roy Lester has seen the Ridge Riot rocket in popularity and interest.

    Ridge Riot is a skateboarding exhibition at the skate park in Dry Ridge, featuring friendly competition.

    Lester, owner of the Ridge Skate Shop in Dry Ridge and host of the event, is looking forward to the event’s third year, which will be held on May 17. Registration takes place at 2 p.m. with a fee of $10. The competition will start at 4 p.m. Ridge Riot is sponsored by the Golden Art Project and the Ridge Skate Shop.

  • Students earn first with robotic skills

    On May 2, Grant County Schools had six teams compete in the STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) Robotics Competition (RCX Robo Challenge Xtreme) at Georgetown College. Teams from Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, Dry Ridge Elementary, Mason-Corinth Elementary, Sherman Elementary, Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School were represented at this regional competition.

  • Up and coming events

    Kiwanis to host magic

    show May 16

    The Williamstown Kiwanis club will host a family magic show fund-raiser at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Williamstown High School Gym.

    Illusionist Roger Despard will be performing the windshear, an illusion where he attempts to pass through an industrial size fan.

    The Williamstown Kiwanis Club will be conducting a telephone ticket campaign during the next several weeks. Proceeds from the show will help with the North Key Project, Little League tournaments and scholarships.

  • Dear Lord

    With heads bowed and eyes closed, prayer spread throughout Grant County on May 7 in celebration of the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.

    A free breakfast was held at First Love Community Church in Crittenden and Williamstown Christian Church with a complementary lunch offered at the courthouse, where a celebration was also held in the evening.

    A prayer was said to attendees every 30 minutes.

  • In the know

    Census workers canvas area

    Census workers are now collecting data in Grant County.

    Census workers wear official identification badges and use handheld computers to record addresses. Census workers may also be carrying black workbags with the words “U.S. Census Bureau” on them.

    The workers are updating and completing a confidential address list that will be used to mail or deliver 2010 Census questionnaires next March.