Today's News

  • Golfers earn all-star honors

    Preparing for the past golf season, Kodi Hall and Zach Wright put a lot of time into practice and playing.

    It paid off as each performed well at their regional tournaments and also earned spots on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s all-star team.

    “As a sophomore, it means a lot because the hard work through the years has paid off and will get my name out to college coaches,” Wright said. “I played well throughout the year and the high school season. Making it to state helped too.”

  • Police Report 11/6/08

    Dry Ridge Police

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:41 a.m. on Oct. 27 on Kentucky 22. The drivers involved were Ryan N. Ray, 27, of Lexington driving a 2002 Mitsubishi and Leah D. Good, 27, of Williamstown driving a 2004 Mazda.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:55 p.m. on Oct. 27 on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was a juvenile, 17, of Williamstown driving a 2000 Ford that ran off the roadway.

  • Season ends for GCMS football

    For two years, Grant County Middle School’s football team has set a standard of excellence across the state. During the state semifinals, their run came to an end.

    The Braves lost to Bell County 24-14.

    “It was a well-played, hard-hitting football game,” head coach Jamey Dalzell said. “It was a great atmosphere and it was good for our players.”

    The Braves started strong against Bell, forcing their quarterback to scramble and throw under pressure, which led to a Nathan Davis interception.

  • My first taste of winter

    Last week, I had my first taste of winter here in Kentucky. It was the end of October and it was freezing. How could that be?

    Growing up in South Florida, I can remember Halloween as a kid and hating to wear a costume because it was too hot and sweaty. So you can understand why at the beginning of October, I was breaking out my winter coats. But apparently my idea of what a winter coat is and what they truly are, are two different things. I’ll explain later.

  • GCHS band earns distinguished score

    Grant County earned another distinguished score at KMEA 4A regionals hosted at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

    They will advance to semi-final competition on Nov. 1 at South Oldham High School.

  • Reunion Notices


    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.


    The 11th annual Mulligan reunion was held Sept. 6 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds 4-H building, with 45 members present.

  • Community Calendar 11/6/08


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.


    • The Grant County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Williamstown Senior Citizens Center, located at the rear of the city building.

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 321 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

  • Can you give us information about the GED?

    Q: My daughter wants to drop out of high school and get her GED. Can you give us information about this test? We don’t know anything about the GED.

    A: The General Education Development (GED) test measures knowledge in five areas: language arts with writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. An important part of the GED test is an essay which documents your ability to write and communicate effectively.

  • Satisfying 7th

    When the Grant County High School football team traveled to Boyd County, it was a homecoming for head coach Mike Davis.

    Davis grew up in Boyd County and played for the Lions’ football team, but returning as the Braves head coach, he only wanted one team to walk away with a win. The Braves shutout Boyd County on the Lions’ senior night, winning 23-0.

  • For the love of a duck

    Nineteen sixty eight was a difficult year for Americans. Ultra conservative bullets took the lives of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. American cities were on fire, neighborhoods were burning and ducks and boats did not fare any better.

    The miracle chemical DDT was poisoning the ducks and everything around them and polluted water was poisoning and destroying the boats. If you were a little duck-boat then it was a double whammy with a bigger whammy soon to arrive.