Today's News

  • Hall earns GED diploma

    Billy Joe Hall, from Covington, received his GED diploma from Grant County Adult Education Program.

    Hall had the highest test score out of all the graduates from the program this year. He also had a perfect score in math.

    “I passed with flying colors,” Hall said.

    Hall was a resident of Crittenden from ages 6 – 18 and attended Grant County High School for two years. He moved to Kenton County and attended Scott High School for a short time.

  • A toast to the Wilsons

    Luck would have it that I have been fortunate enough to see two of my best friends fall in love.

    My freshman year at Presbyterian College, Jay Wilson and Marianne Shaddrix met each other. Jay was a fraternity brother of mine and we went through the trials and tribulations of pledgeship together.

    Jay and Marianne started dating each other and there was always something about them. It seemed like such a perfect match. I can’t imagine two better people and I’m glad they found each other.

  • Community Calender 6-25-09


    • The Grant County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Williamstown City Building.

    • The Grant County Saddle club will meet at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road. New members welcome. For more information call Lois Shuler at 620-4111 or shulerls@peoplepc.com.


  • Wright, girl, April 30

    Adam and Alisha Wright of Crittenden announce the birth of their second child.

    Abby Gail Wright was born at 8:36 p.m. April 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Randy and Debbie Gill of Cynthiana.

    Her paternal grandparents are Mark Wright of Verona and Randy and Vicki Dalton of Crittenden.

    Abby was welcomed home by her sister, Kaylee and friends and family.


  • GCHS Speech, Drama send 13 to nationals

    Thirteen students from Grant County High School took to the national stage to show off the skills they have worked all year to develop.

    The students are part of the GCHS Speech and Drama team and attended the national National Catholic Forensic League tournament on May 23 and 24 in Albany, NY.

    “The funny thing is that we placed third in the state level as a team, but we sent more students to nationals than any school in Kentucky,” coach Ryan Ray said. “To know that we sent more students is exciting.”

  • Police investigate break in

    Williamstown Police are investigating a recent overnight break-in at Tractor Supply Company.

    The incident took place June 15 and involved an undisclosed amount of money being taken from the store’s safe, said Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

    “The manager came in to open up and found the store had been broken into over night,” he said. “We suspect that they entered in through the side entrance of the building by breaking out the glass.”

  • Emerald ash borers march on Kentucky

    The purple boxes are back, which means the emerald ash borer (EAB) has returned to Kentucky. They have found the insects in Franklin County, Shelby County, Jefferson County and Jessamine County.

    There is no evidence of EAB in Grant County as of right now, however, Chris Ammerman, Grant County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said, “more than likely they’re here; it’s natural for them to migrate here.”

  • Library summer reading is back!

    The library isn’t just about books anymore. The theme for the this year’s summer reading program is creativity. There will be numerous activities to get the community reading and expressing their creativity.

    At each event, the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program will provide free meals for children. Parents may pay $2.

    “It’s funny, kids always say the food is better here than at school,” Cheryl Clemons, coordinator of youth services, said, noting that it was the same food service.

  • Dry Ridge cuts budget

    Money is tight and pennies have to be pinched in Dry Ridge just like most cities across Kentucky.

    The Dry Ridge City Council recently approved a more than $1.7 million general fund budget for 2009-10 that includes funding cuts to almost every department.

    “I think most of the departments are pretty well stripped,” Cindy Harris, city clerk, said during the council meeting. “There isn’t any fat, particularly in public works or in the police department at all.”

  • Locals chosen as pageant finalists

    Ashley Dawn McMullen, 17, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky Pageant to be held June 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

    The winner will receive $1,000, a crown and banner, bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California.

    McMullen, the daughter of Kayleen Jackson, enjoys cheerleading, gymnastics, swimming, running, basketball and football. She is involved in the Future Farmer’s of America and spirit club.