Today's News

  • Characters come alive at WES
  • Pain could be virture and curse

    Last month, a man I know had surgery on his hand, the second surgery on the same hand.

    After the first surgery, his hand had lost quite a bit of feeling. On the one hand (no pun intended), that meant it didn’t hurt any more. But on the other, no feeling meant he couldn’t do his job, which requires using both hands and all his fingers.

  • Berea dean’s list

    Adrian Lebo of Williamstown has been named to the Fall 2010 Dean’s List at Berea College.  A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

  • GCHS holds SBDM parent elections

    Grant County High School will hold SBDM parent elections for the 2011-12 school year.
    One parent will be elected to serve a two-year term. Nominations must be submitted to Tamela Smallwood at GCHS on behalf of Fran Kuechler no later than Monday, April 25. Voting will occur at 6 p.m. April 28 in the school library.

  • Hospital Happenings
  • Jumping For Joy

    Construction continues on the bridge at the south end of Williamstown. The bridge remains closed to traffic, but transportation officials say all work should be completed by Labor Day.


    The Youth Performance Award winner for April is Daniel Miller, a senior at Grant County High School. He is the son of Manford “Darryl” and Pamela Miller of Dry Ridge.
    Recently, Miller combined his passions for technology and teaching by facilitating Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Operation Take Charge.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:

  • DRFD adds carbon monoxide monitors

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department now has the capability to monitor every residence it  enters for the “silent killer” of carbon monoxide.

    All three DRFD ambulances have a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor attached to the medical bags that are taken into homes during a medical call.

    The monitors were purchased for $510 thanks to the Dry Ridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

  • Meth training teaches community response to growing issue

    A funeral home in Arkansas and a church parking lot in Indiana were not immune to the infestation of methamphetamine.

    “It’s found everywhere,” said Terry Stinson, prevention specialist for RiverValley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center in Owensboro. “They found a lab a few years ago in Owensboro in a homeless shelter.”

    More than 40 people gathered April 14 at the Grant County Extension Office to learn the dangers of meth and how communities can fight the ever-growing problem.