Today's News

  • Wilson honored for vision, service to school

    Keeping a watchful eye on the steady stream of cars delivering precious cargo to the doors of Williamstown schools, Charles Ed Wilson checked his watch.

    “Just want to see how this new traffic pattern is working out,” he shouts to a parent.

    That’s Wilson – not afraid to get dirty or down in the trenches for the sake of students.

    He’s been described as tenacious, intelligent, hard working, honest, caring, dedicated and supportive.

  • Caldwell, boy, April 23

    Ashlee and Brent Caldwell announce the birth of their first child.

    Braxten Lee Caldwell was born at 8:18 p.m. April 23, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Doug and Mona Ammerman of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Bud and Sylvia Conrad of Dry Ridge and Helen Ammerman of Williamstown.

    His paternal grandparents are Darrell and Brenda Caldwell of Williamstown. His paternal great grandfather is Rondell Kinmon of Dry Ridge.

  • Tomlins celebrate 40 years

    Charles and Mary Susan Tomlin will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 22, 2009.

    The couple was married by Bro. Thomas Baker at Mussel Shoals Baptist Church in Owenton.

    In observance of their wedding anniversary, a party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 20 in the community room of the Dry Ridge Housing Authority.

    The Tomlins have two children; Billy Tomlin of Owenton and Lisa Tomlin-McDaniel of Georgetown; and four grandchildren.

    Charlie is the son of the late Henry and Amanda Tomlin of Owenton.

  • Photographer Scott featured as Artist of the Month

    Standing amid brilliant yet subdued waterfalls, daffodils, children and animals, a soft, country accent from Cecil Scott wraps around words like “aperture,” “f-stop” and “exposure.”

    Scott has been taking pictures since 1980. He is the May/June Grant County Artist of the Month featured at the Grant County Tourism Office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall where is digital photography is on display.

    From an eagle at the Louisville Zoo to a 1947 tractor rusting to a farm on KY 36, Scott enjoys photography.

  • Tractor/SUV wreck victim dies June 7

    The Dry Ridge man who was critically injured after the tractor he was driving was hit by an SUV in April died earlier this week.

    Marshall Beach, 65, died at 1 a.m. on June 7 at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

    He was thrown from the 1964 Ford tractor he was driving west on Warsaw Road when it was hit by a 1995 Geo Tracker driven by a 15-year-old from Jonesville. The wreck occurred on April 16.

    The teen, Emily Puckett, was driving her boyfriend’s car to Grant County High School where they both attended school.

  • Indictments 6-11-09

    The grand jury, which met May 6, returned indictments against eight people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Agnacio Vargasigva, 20, with trafficking in 5 pounds or more of marijuana, first offense.

    • Adam R. Gibson, 25, with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    • Ricky Dwayne Gross, 23, with burglary in the third degree and theft of a controlled substance.

  • WWII veterans share

    It took a long time for Jouett Faulkner to talk about the harrowing events of June 6, 1944.

    What became known as D-Day in history books, was a real life nightmare on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France for the Dry Ridge resident.

    “It was a mess, a total mess. You try to forget it when you first come out,” Faulkner said. “But, it all comes back. You don’t even want to talk about it. It was a long time before my wife even knew I made that landing.”

  • Vacation Bible School schedule

    Corinth Christian Church

    • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 6 - July 10.

    Crittenden Baptist Church

    • 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. July 20 - July 24.

    Dry Ridge Baptist

    • 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 12- July 17. There will be activities for children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. 

    Dry Ridge Christian

    • July 6 - July 10. Watch for more information.

    Fairview Christian

    • VBS will be held at Fairview in July. Keep watching for further details about the week of fun, food and fellowship.

  • Community Calendar 6-11-09


    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. June 15 at the Grant County Extension Office.


    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 321 will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon June 11 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • Meeting real-life heroes an amazing experience

    It’s not everyday that you meet real-life heroes.

    I got the pleasure of meeting three this past weekend during the 65th anniversary of D-Day in World War II.

    I only spent about 90 minutes with Jouett Faulkner of Dry Ridge and two of his fellow former Army medics, but I could have listened to them all day.

    The trio were part of the 60th Medical Battalion that stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

    It was difficult to not be in awe sitting with them, listening to them tell their stories.