Today's News

  • Season comes to a close for Demons

    Despite an improvement from five wins to 14, the Williamstown baseball team wasn’t able to reach a goal they set at the beginning of the season: win a district game.

    The Demons’ season ended with a 5-0 loss to Simon Kenton in the district tournament on May 24.

    “If you can’t hit, you can’t win,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “It’s disappointing because the boys worked so hard in the off-season and during the season. It all builds up to that one night. But I’m proud of the boys and we’ve had a good season.”

  • Pelfrey to lead DRE

    Bobbie Jo Pelfrey won’t have to travel far for her new job.

    Instead of turning into Grant County Middle School’s parking lot as she has for the last 10 years, she’ll turn into Dry Ridge Elementary’s parking lot where she’s assuming a new role as principal.

    DRE principal Ralph Rose will retire at the end of this school year. He’s been principal at DRE for the last seven years.She was selected from nine applicants. For more information about this story, please pick up a copy of the printed edition of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Ahlfeld’s celebrate 60 years

    James and Pat Ahlfeld will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 2. They were married June 2, 1950. They will celebrate with their son, Doug and his wife, Les, and their son Bob and his wife, Barbara, their seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


  • Wright pursues nursing career

    Lindsey Carol Wright, daughter of Mike and Patsy Wright of Dry Ridge, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at a special recognition ceremony held May 7.

    Wright plans to pursue her career in nursing at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.


  • LaFollet earns nursing pin from Gateway

    The Nursing and Allied Health Division of Gateway Community and Technical College presented nursing pins to 23 soon-to-be graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs in a special pinning ceremony at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills.

    Julie A. LaFollette of Dry Ridge was among the students in the associate degree nursing program who received pins.

  • Cahill doesn't mind helping others

    Billie Cahill is uncomfortable talking about herself, and quickly changes the subject to talking about what she loves—her children and perhaps, your children.

    Cahill was chosen as the Grant County Volunteer of the Year at this year’s chamber of commerce banquet for her dedication to the creation of the Grant County Schools Welcome Center located at Sherman Elementary School and for serving as its volunteer director.

    For more information about this story, please pick up a copy of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Election 2010


    U.S. Senator

    Darlene F. Price - 217

    Maurice W. Sweeney - 89

    James Buckmaster -  132

    Jack Conway - 1,104

    Daniel Mongiardo - 959

    State Representative

    Royce W. Adams - 2,240

    Johnny Masters - 502

    County Judge-Executive

    Arnold Bolog - 704

    Darrell Link - 2,016


    Chris Hankins -  1,045

    Chuck Dills - 1,679

    Bill King -  46


    Tom King - 100

    Steven L. Kellam - 1,020

    Terry Peeples - 1,647

  • GCHS relay team advances to state meet

    They’ve known each other since they started running cross country together.

    The foursome of sophomore Chris Ellis and juniors Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz know each other so well that they feel comfortable enough to tell each other when they need to step it up.

    That drive to be their best helped Grant County’s 4x800-meter relay team qualify for the state meet.

    The team advanced to state with a time of 8:38.38 on May 29.

    For more information, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Track teams prepare for region meet

    After a season of dashes, hurdles, jumps and tosses, the Grant County and Williamstown track and field teams are preparing for the biggest test of their seasons.

    The teams will compete at the regional meet May 29 at Dixie Heights High School with the chance to participate at the state meet on the line.

    The two teams came into the season with different expectations, but believe they can send athletes to the state meet.

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  • Edmondson, Prokopchak qualify for state

    It didn’t matter to the Williamstown athletes that they were in their first year of the program.

    It didn’t matter that other schools had more experience and knew what to expect when it came to compete at the region meet.

    All that mattered was doing their best and seeing how their performances stacked up against the best from the region on May 29.

    Sophomore Blake Edmondson and freshman Alex Prokopchak did their best and qualified for state in the long jump and the 800-meter run, respectively.