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Today's News

  • McAdams’ celebrate 60 years

    Henry and Imogene Colson McAdams of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 60th anniversary June 5.

    Bro. Hank and Imogene were married by Ralph L. Records at Clinton Church of Christ in Clinton, Ohio.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held June 6 at Sherman Church of Christ. The party is given by family and friends.

    Hank and Imogene have three children. Their names are; Sherry Johnson of Kalkaska, Mich., Michael McAdams of Oxford, Mich .,and Shawn Flennor of Fishers, Ind. The couple has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

  • Country Grill to reopen, serve alcohol

    The Country Grill will soon reopen its doors after major renovations and the addition of alcohol sales.

    The restaurant closed Oct. 20, 2008, and shortly after was deeded back to its original owner, John DiGirolamo.

    He opened The Country Grill with his wife, Barbara, Nov. 22, 1988, before selling it in 1999.

    DiGirolamo originally planned to sell the restaurant after recently retaining ownership.

    “We had some bites, but a lot of people wanted to lease it,” he said. “I didn’t really want to lease it.”

  • Collinsworth, Pelfrey named to all-eighth region team

    Alesa Collinsworth and Dillon Pelfrey have led the Grant County High School softball and baseball teams on the field and were recognized by the eighth region coaches.

    Collinsworth and Pelfrey were selected to the all-eighth region team.

    “I was excited, but I wasn’t exactly sure what it was,” Collinsworth said. “I’m glad I made a good impression on other coaches.”

    This is the inaugural year of the all-eighth region team for softball.

  • Local students awarded for artistic, writing skills

    The 2008 Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest (grades 1-5) and the 2008 Conservation Writing Contest (grades 6-12) entitled: “Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future” was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Dry Ridge changes nuisance ordinance

    The city of Dry Ridge has a new ordinance to deal with properties with dilapidated buildings, out of control grass and weeds and other nuisances.

    The city council passed a second reading of the nuisance ordinance May 18 after tabling a similar, but lengthier ordinance late last year.

    “This ordinance is a lot shorter,” said Mayor Clay Crupper. “We cut out a lot of stuff about burning wood and smoke and noises and things like that. We wanted to keep it simple.”

  • Remembering the fallen

    Geneva Seale gingerly dabbed at the tears filling her eyes during Memorial Day services at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    Seale just buried her husband, a navy veteran, in November.

    “I don’t know why I’m crying,” she said. “I didn’t cry at Christmas, but this is moving with it being Memorial Day and everyone here.”

  • Shrinking dollars = belt tightening

    The state’s budget woes have trickled down to Williamstown Independent Schools as 13 faculty and staff members recently received non-renewal letters for next school year.

    Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson gave “pink slips” to 10 certified non-renewal letters and three classified non-renewal letters by the May 15 deadline.

  • Inmates removed from shelter

    The Grant County Animal Shelter is hurting for help after assistance by local inmates was cut off amid a criminal investigation.

    Four to six inmates of the Grant County Detention Center have worked daily at the animal shelter for years as part of a Class D community service work program.

    Those inmates who are deemed to be a minimal risk are selected for the program in return for following certain guidelines.

    The sheriff’s department is investigating whether inmates broke rules by having in their possession restricted items while working at the shelter.

  • Dry Ridge artist featured in ‘Moby Dick’ exhibit

    Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby Dick” has been brought to life by a Dry Ridge artist.

    Fourteen pieces of art by Kathleen Piercefield, a printmaker and painter, is being shown in the exhibit, Moby Dick: Heart of the Sea, at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Ill.

    She is joined in the exhibit, which runs through July 5, by two other artists whose work was inspired by the book.

  • Community Calendar 6-04-09

      ARTSMembers of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m.