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Today's News

  • Things to be thankful for this New Year

    In December of 2007, I lost a friend.

    Only two years older than me, Kyle was a friend from high school. Since he could drive, he would help me get from place to place, coming in through the clutch over and over again whenever I needed a ride.

    When he died, I took it hard. I hear all the time that young people think they’re invincible and nothing can ever harm them. I knew that wasn’t true, but when Kyle passed, I had to confront the fact that I had taken things for granted.

  • Icy roads lead to hazardous driving

    The weather outside was frightful on Tuesday, Dec. 23 for motorists and local first responders.

    Drizzling rain and freezing temperatures led to icy roadways and countless wrecks.

    A pickup truck overturned on the U.S. 25 bypass at 4:30 p.m., beginning an onslaught of calls that did not end until late, said Dry Ridge Fire Chief Robert Bruin.

  • Looking back at 2008

    The year 2008 brought Grant County a lot of changes, as well as tragedy and triumph. During the year, Grant Countians faced adversity by acts of nature and crimes committed against each other. The community said farewell to fallen soldiers, former political leaders and teenagers who died much too young. The community also celebrated the opening of a new school in Sherman and a national cemetery in Williamstown. It was a year of sad endings and new beginnings. As 2009 begins, we take a moment to glance back at the news that made 2008 a year to remember.

    January

  • Simpsons celebrate 72 years

    Johnny and Williah Simpson will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on Jan. 10, 2009.

    Johnny and Williah were married at the Grant County Court House in Williamstown.

    The couple have four children.

    Their names are Wilbur Simpson, Betty Rodgers and Beverly Mulberry, all of Crittenden, and the late Layle Simpson.

    The couple has four grandchildren, Brian Rodgers, Michelle King, Deanna Gabbert and Dustin Mulberry and six great grandchildren, Brittany, Morgan, Mason, Cody, Carter and Parker.

  • Fire symposium set for Jan. 17, Jan. 18

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will host its second fire symposium featuring two nationally recognized speakers.

    This year’s symposium is planned for Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at Grant County High School.

    The cost of the symposium is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch both days.

    In order to reduce and possibly eliminate the cost to local volunteer firefighters, sponsors from the community are needed. Businesses, individuals or organizations choosing to sponsor a fire fighter will be recognized on a banner and during the programs.

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    The News office will be closed for New Year’s on Thursday, Jan. 1.

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 5 issue of The Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

     

     

  • Grant County schools set new regulations

    The Grant County Schools Food Service is implementing new regulations and procedures relating to charges for food purchased in the cafeterias. The new regulations do not, in any way, relate, affect or change anything for students who have already applied and qualify for free meals via the Federal Free/Reduced Priced Meal Program for the 2008-09 school year -- students receiving free meals will continue to do so.

  • Ritchie performs in annual production

    Grant County native and Transylvania University freshman Caleb Ritchie recently performed in Transylvania’s annual production, “A Medieval Feast,” presented by Transylvania’s Madrigal Singers and the Medieval Instrumental Ensemble.

  • Out of Africa

    Awa has returned home to Grant County.

    That was the African name given to 26-year-old Krystal Hutchinson during her more than two-year mission trip to Mali in West Africa.

    The Dry Ridge resident arrived home in mid-November to a slew of signs and happy family members and friends.

  • Caldwells celebrate 50 years

    Jackie and Lovell Caldwell will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 16, 2009.

    The couple were married by Bro. Marvin Warner at Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Farm Bureau building in Williamstown. The party is given by their children.

    Jackie and Lovell have three children. Their names are Kevin Caldwell of Dry Ridge, Tracie Tillery of Florence and Terry Caldwell of Corinth.