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Today's News

  • Elliot-Cummins to wed June 26

    Tina Elliot of Dry Ridge and Thomas and Barb Elliot of Dry Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Elliot, to Adam Cummins, son of Doug and JoAnn Cummins of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 7 p.m. June 26 at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at JMB Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2003 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a graduate of Beckfield College. She is employed by Citi Group.

  • Sports Shorts

    GCYFL holds fall registration

    for football and cheerleading

    The Grant County Youth Football League will hold registration for their fall league on June 20 and July 11. This is for football and cheerleading.

    On those days, the signups will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Grant County High School football field house.

    The registration fee is $65 plus a $15 equipment fee, which is refundable when all equipment is returned at the end of the season. Family discounts are available.

  • Sheriff's office audit findings released

     State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2008 financial statement of the Grant County Sheriff, Charles Dills. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Draper awarded scholarship for auto body work

    Heather Draper isn’t afraid to take on the boys. “They all got mad because I finished first in the class.” Draper, a senior at Grant County High School, said about the boys in her auto body class at Boone County vocational school.

    Draper said she notices that auto body finishing is normally a male dominated field and it is more difficult for women to advance. “I have to work harder to prove myself.” Draper said. And, that’s just what she did.

  • GCMS team takes second at tournament

    With a high-powered offense and pressure defense, the Grant County Middle School girls’ team earned a spot in the Sports of All Sorts tournament championship.

    However, the Lady Braves fell to Gray 53-39 on May 19.

    The Lady Braves had defeated Tichenor and Woodland to make the championship, but then had to turn around and play Gray.

    “They were out of juice,” coach Ruth Epperson said. “They were exhausted and I knew it when they got to the championship game. I hate to lose, but the girls were exceptional and played as a team.”

  • Lucky at Kentucky

    Joey Logano won his first Nationwide series race a year ago at the Kentucky Speedway.

    Logano passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch on lap 191 to remain perfect at the Speedway, finishing first in the Meijer 300 on June 13. Logano is the first driver to repeat at the Nationwide Series race at the Speedway.

    “The opportunity was just right,” Logano said. “I knew I had to have a run and he needed to slip up for me to get there. It worked out perfect.”

  • Goodrich named to all-eighth region team

    Amanda Goodrich has played softball since she was little and experienced a lot of firsts playing the game she loved.

    In her senior year of playing for Williamstown, she managed one final first as she was named to the inaugural eighth region softball team.

    “It’s exciting and it’s a high honor for anybody that got nominated,” Goodrich said.

    Goodrich was pleased to find out that her effort was noticed.

  • Wilson honored for vision, service to school

    Keeping a watchful eye on the steady stream of cars delivering precious cargo to the doors of Williamstown schools, Charles Ed Wilson checked his watch.

    “Just want to see how this new traffic pattern is working out,” he shouts to a parent.

    That’s Wilson – not afraid to get dirty or down in the trenches for the sake of students.

    He’s been described as tenacious, intelligent, hard working, honest, caring, dedicated and supportive.

  • Caldwell, boy, April 23

    Ashlee and Brent Caldwell announce the birth of their first child.

    Braxten Lee Caldwell was born at 8:18 p.m. April 23, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Doug and Mona Ammerman of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Bud and Sylvia Conrad of Dry Ridge and Helen Ammerman of Williamstown.

    His paternal grandparents are Darrell and Brenda Caldwell of Williamstown. His paternal great grandfather is Rondell Kinmon of Dry Ridge.

  • Tomlins celebrate 40 years

    Charles and Mary Susan Tomlin will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 22, 2009.

    The couple was married by Bro. Thomas Baker at Mussel Shoals Baptist Church in Owenton.

    In observance of their wedding anniversary, a party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 20 in the community room of the Dry Ridge Housing Authority.

    The Tomlins have two children; Billy Tomlin of Owenton and Lisa Tomlin-McDaniel of Georgetown; and four grandchildren.

    Charlie is the son of the late Henry and Amanda Tomlin of Owenton.