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Today's News

  • Grant County native meets First Lady

    Sgt. Brad Angell, son of Cindy Wright and Bobby Angell, didn’t know when he was assigned special duty that he’d be unloading luggage for First Lady Laura Bush. Bush visited American troops earlier this year. Angell is serving his second deployment in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was deployed in March 2008. When stateside, he is stationed at Fort Campbell. He is completing a six-year term.

  • Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1

    While the official tally is not in yet, Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said quite a few people registered to vote before the Oct. 6 deadline.

    “They tend to pretty much get in here,” she said. “We had a few straggly ones who came in a day late trying to register.”

    As of Sept. 15, there were 15,322 total registered voters in Grant County, including 9,023 Democrats, 4,910 Republicans and 1,389 classified as “others.”

  • GCMS faces Owen County in state playoffs

    With an 11-1 record on the season, the Grant County Middle School football team is getting ready for the playoffs, with their eyes on making up for their one loss.

    Owen County beat the Braves 30-28 in overtime, handing them their only loss over the past two years. Now, GCMS will play Owen in the state playoffs at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Owen County.

  • Police Report 10/16/08

    Dry Ridge Police

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:12 p.m. on Oct. 3 on Theater Drive in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Anita D. Motley, 61, of Corinth driving a 2004 Chevrolet that struck a parked 2004 Ford owned by William Young.

    Chief Rick Kells charged Ricky Ferguson, 34, of Berry, with being a danger to self or others at 2:35 p.m. on Oct. 7.

  • Cummins-Mullins to wed

    Doug and Joanne Cummins of Williamstown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andria Cummins to Tyler Mullins, son of John and Kathy Mullins of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2008 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2006 graduate of Southwestern College. She is employed by Summit Medical Group in Williamstown.

  • Seniors become more than teammates

    In all the time they played together, Grant County’s eight volleyball seniors became something more than teammates.

    “We became a family. I’m closer with them then I am anyone else. That I won’t spend every day with them, it’s going to be hard,” Natalie Owings said.

    “I don’t have any sisters or brothers, so they are my family. It’s fun to have a family that’s not what I go home to. I can be myself and goof off,” Kelli Noel said.

  • Second Sunday strives to get community active

    A portion of U.S. 25 in front of Grant County Middle School was closed on Sunday, Oct. 12 but not for road construction.

    A statewide effort to encourage Kentuckians to exercise more came to Grant County. Patty Poer, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, said the 2nd Sunday Event, which was organized by the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Services in cooperation with participating government entities, will bring attention to a statewide need for an increase in physical activity.

  • Community Calendar 10/16/08

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at The Country Grill in Dry Ridge.

    CIVIC ORGANIATIONS

    • The Carlsbad Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. All meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Call Nancy McGee at 991-4540 for the location.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Oct. 22 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Lawrence sisters celebrate

    Clifton Webster and Kathleen Lawrence were married on Oct. 17, 1942, by Rev. George Smith near Georgetown.

    Jimmy Whitson and Mrs. Smith were their witnesses.

    They currently reside in Knoxville.

    The couple has three children, Lawrence Webster of Buffalo, Ny., Katsia Baird of Mount Zion and Ricky Webster of Florence; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

    Harry (Pete) Spegal and Eunice Lawrence were married on Oct. 25, 1952, by Rev. W.F. Brosend in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

    Willard and Joyce Slade were their witnesses.

  • Team effort earns Braves win over Ludlow

    Big time players make big time plays and against Ludlow, Grant County looked like they had a roster full of them.

    The Braves defeated Ludlow 55-14, scoring on both offense and defense.

    “It was a nice win,” coach Mike Davis said. “It’s always good when the ball bounces your way. We had a lot of opportunities on both sides of the ball and on special teams. We took advantage of it.”