Today's News

  • Lady Braves season ends in district tournament

    The Grant County softball team ended their regular season with seven straight wins and entered the postseason in a rhythm.

    The rhythm was interrupted with an 11-1 loss to Walton-Verona on May 19 in the first round of the district tournament.

  • Cooks celebrate 63 years

    On May 31, Woodrow and Viola Cook will be celebrating 63 years of marriage. They were married in 1946.

    They have three children; daughters, Shirley Wilson and Brenda Fornash, both of Dry Ridge and son, James Kenneth Cook of Pinellas Park, Fla. They have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Cards and letters are welcome to help them celebrate. No gifts, please. Send cards to 107 Falmouth Street, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.

  • Hutchingson-Borggren wed

    Gary and Pam Hutchinson of Dry Ridge would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Krystal Kay Hutchinson to Bradley Gerald Borggren, son of Jerry and Helen Borggren of Little Rock, Ark.

    The wedding took place April 4, 2009 on Tybee Island in Georgia. A reception is being planned from 2 to 5 p.m. May 23 at the Grant County Farm Bureau in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2000 graduate from Grant County High School and a 2004 graduate from Campbellsville University. She has recently served as a journeymen missionary in Mali, West Africa.

  • Lucas Art students compete in duck stamp contest

    Every year, the U.S. Postal Service and Bass Pro Shops sponsor the National Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp Contest.  It is an opportunity for all students, from kindergarten to 12 grade, to design a postage stamp featuring a duck, swan, or goose in the hopes of being chosen as the next collectible federal Junior Duck Stamp.  Not only do students get to practice their artistic skills, but they also learn about wetlands, waterfowl and land conservation.

  • Braves fall in first round of region tournament

    With momentum following their big win over Walton-Verona, Grant County was looking forward to making some noise in the region tournament.

    Unfortunately, the Braves came away with a 15-5 loss to Shelby County in six innings on May 25.

    “Obviously, I’m disappointed, but the fact of the matter is that Shelby County hit the ball and put the ball in play,” Hollingsworth said. “They played a heck of a ball game and everyone in their lineup hit.”

  • Twin titles for Grant County

    Entering this season, the Grant County baseball team knew they would rely on young talent following the loss of five seniors from last year’s district championship team, but the Braves also knew they still had the talent to compete for the district title.

    The Braves proved as much with a 3-2 win over Simon Kenton on May 19 and a dominant 7-1 win over Walton-Verona on May 21 for the 32nd district championship.

  • Honoring a fallen officer

    Wreaths were placed on gravesites and salutes were given to three fallen Kentucky State Police troopers buried in the Dry Ridge Post area.

    The memorial on Wednesday, May 13, was in collaboration with National Police Memorial week.

    Post 6 troopers placed a wreath at the gravesites of Troopers Herbert C. Bush, Robert R. Miller and Joe Ward, Jr. who were all killed in the line of duty.

    There have been 25 troopers who have died in the line of duty since the agency’s inception in 1948.

  • Williamstown resident returns to service

    Kenny Ball is returning to familiar turf – helping wounded soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Ball joined the Navy in 2000. He spent one tour in Iraq as a corpsman with an infantry battalion from January 2003 to June 2003.

    His was released in January 2007 in time for the birth of his son, Kelvin.

    He joined the National Guard as a reservist in February 2007 and knew there was a good possibility he’d be going back.

  • Goodrich named April YPA winner

     The Youth Performance Award winner for April is Ashley Goodrich, a senior at Grant County High School.

    Goodrich, 17, is the daughter of Kimberly and Jim Goodrich of Corinth.

  • Police Beat 5-28-09


    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Garvey investigated an accident at 3:15 p.m. May 3 on South Main Street in Crittenden. An unknown driver involved hit Chadwick J. Haggard, 18, of Dry Ridge driving a 1994 Volkswagen.

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 2:30 p.m. May 4 on Jonesville Road. The driver involved was Danielle N. McCubbin, 21, of Williamstown driving a 1990 Nissan.