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Today's News

  • DRE plans veterans program

    Dry Ridge Elementary will honor WWII veterans this year. The program is at 9 a.m. on Nov. 11 with donuts and juice at 8:30 a.m. for the veterans. All veterans are invited to attend.

  • Playoff preparation: Braves get ready for John Hardin

    Grant County has enjoyed a lot of success on the field this year, but the Braves aren’t satisfied with their achievements during the regular season.

    The Braves will look to continue building on their regular season when they travel to play John Hardin in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.

  • Noteworthy: Deadline for holiday sign ups is Nov. 14

    Families who need a helping hand this holiday season have until Nov. 14 to sign up at their school’s family resource center.

    Parents or guardians should contact the school where their child or children attend to register and receive participation information.

    The deadline has passed to sign up at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, but names are still being taken at Dry Ridge, Sherman, Mason-Corinth, Grant County Middle and Grant County High School.

  • Williamstown brings home fourth state title

    It just doesn’t get any better than this…. Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home The Governor’s Cup and another Class A State Championship Title. This is the fourth Class A Championship for Williamstown in the past five years.

    The day began as the band competed in semi-finals on Nov. 1 at Butler High School in Louisville.

  • What's up (or down) with gas prices?

    A significant drop in gas prices in the past week caused cars to line up onto the street waiting to fill up at some Grant County stations.

    While fuel prices have recently dipped well below $2 — a sight that has not been seen in months — the marquees at several stations displayed a per-gallon cost as low $1.75.

    The AAA Fuel Price Finder on Tuesday, Nov. 4, listed an area average for a gallon of gas in Dry Ridge and Williamstown at $1.99 compared to $2.33 and $3.40 last week and six months ago, respectively.

  • I wish I had a sense of direction

    I’ve got a shameful secret. I am awful with directions.

    Awful doesn’t even really convey how terrible I am with directions. If I stood next to my bed and had directions to my bedroom door, I would end up in my closet. If I was Columbus, I would have discovered the Artic. If I was George Washington leading his men across the Potomac River, I would have ended up in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Crittenden family turns home into creepy castle

    Christmas may be better known for houses decorated with colorful lights and endless shopping for gifts, but Halloween also causes consumers to open their wallets.

    With costumes, candy, pumpkins and frightful decorations, Halloween spending in 2008 is estimated to reach $5.77 billion nationwide, according to a recent National Retail Federation survey.

    The average per-person spending on Halloween has increased drastically in the past seven years, from $44.50 in 2001 to a new estimated high of $66.54 this year.

  • Up and Coming

    Milner Reunion

    The Milner family reunion will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at the Welfare House located in Grant County Park in Crittenden. Be sure to pass the word to any out of town relatives. Call Melony Stambaugh at 859-657-6585 for information.

    Veterans Day ceremony planned Nov. 11

  • Band of Spirit advances to state

    Sixteen marching bands competed in the Class A regional competition on Oct. 25 at Beechwood High School.

    Williamstown Band of Spirit took the field at 4 p.m. and entertained the crowd with their best performance of the season.

    When the top eight bands were announced Saturday evening, Williamstown was named among Beechwood, Hazard, Lee County, Nicholas County, Pineville, Harlan, and Paris to advance to state competition on Nov. 1 in Louisville.

  • Judge ruled moist petition can be on Nov. 4 ballot

    Sixteen Dry Ridge citizens will have to recast their local option vote dealing with alcohol sales in the city.

    Circuit Judge Stephen Bates ruled Wednesday, Oct. 22, that the original ballot used by the absentee voters needed to match the language in a certified petition filed by J.B. Barnes.