Today's News

  • Applications being accepted for B.L. Ballard Scholarship

    The B. L. Ballard Scholarship is given by the Williamstown Kiwanis to a graduate of Williamstown High School who is a junior or senior in college. The scholarship is named for B.L. Ballard, who felt it was important to provide financial help to an upper class person after possible scholarship and aid had been spent.

    The recipient is chosen based on financial need, achievements, community/college involvement and grade point average.

    Applicants should provide the following:

    A transcript – showing at least completion of 60 hours of college credit.

  • Author tells cancer story with humor

    A routine mammogram in April 2007 changed everything for Mary Beth Hall.

    That is when she found out she had breast cancer, a disease she was all too familiar with.

    “It was very scary because my mom died of breast cancer 11 years ago,” Hall said. “It was important that they found it early. That basically saved my life. I was getting mammograms every year like you’re supposed to.”

    Hall, guidance counselor at Grant County High School, had surgery to remove the cancer, followed by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

  • Martin places first at Northern Ky. Men’s Amateur

    After 36 holes, it came down to a putt on the 18th green for Jeremy Martin.

    With the swing of his putter, Martin took first place at the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur on July 9 at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union.

    Martin shot 136 to earn first place in the championship flight, shooting 70 on the first day and 66 on the second day.

  • GCHS girls push tempo

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team has ended the last two seasons playing their best after slow starts.

    This year, coach Darrell Guffey is hoping his team will hit the ground running.

    “We’ve ended the last two seasons strong,” Guffey said. “We have so many players that are involved in other sports, so sometimes we don’t play our best ball until after Christmas. We have to continue to work hard on our conditioning and hopefully we can play better to start the season.”

  • Cheerleaders prepare for competition season

    Although it is only July, the Grant County High School cheerleaders have started working with the intention of celebrating a third straight region title.

    “My favorite part of starting each year is the hidden talent we can find,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “When the girls know that all the positions are on the line, there is a lot of hidden talent that comes out. It’s pretty impressive.”

  • Wright competes in 4-H horse show

    On July 1 through July 3, the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show was held at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Hundreds of riders from across the state traveled to compete in this show.

    Emily Wright, the daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, rode her horse, Sand Easy Jet, to the top in two classes. For the second consecutive year, she won barrels and with the fastest time of the day she won pole bending.

    She also brought home grand champion honors for the week.

  • Kelly graduates from combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Kelly studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Dry Ridge man dies in boat accident

    A day of waterskiing and fun with friends turned tragic last week when Grant Griffith, the father of twin sons, was killed on July 3.

    Griffith, 28, of Dry Ridge, fell off his skis and was hit by a passing boat around 2:30 p.m. on Williamstown Lake.

    Friends pulled him from the water and attempted CPR, but Griffith was killed instantly.

    Despite a long holiday weekend, the lake was not overly crowded, said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

  • Police Beat 7-9-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:29 p.m. on June 23 on Interstate-75. The driver involved was Richard S. Sexton, 49, of Corinth, driving a 1982 Honda.

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:15 p.m. on June 24 on I-75 and KY 491. The drivers involved were Tina C. Damron, 37, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1994 Ford and Diane P. Clifton, 47, of Glencoe, driving a 2005 Ford.

  • Summer program feeds need for free food

    Children do not have to wait until classes are back in session to eat nutritious school food.

    A weekly summer feeding program that began June 15 provides free food consisting of all five food groups for youth 18 years old and younger.

    “It saves households grocery money because they can feed all of their children at no cost as long as they’re not 19 years of age,” said Jan Kushniroff, director of food services for Grant County Schools.

    The federally funded program has changed this year.