Today's News

  • Benson bound for Carroll University

    Looking for the opportunity to continue his football career and further his education, Rex Benson searched for a college that offered him the opportunity to do both.

    Benson found his school, committing to Carroll University on April 16.

    “It’s been a dream. I’m just glad that I finally made my decision and that I’ll be able to play college football for the next four years,” Benson said.

  • Indictments 4-30-09


    The two men and one woman accused of bribery of a deputy at the Grant County Detention Center were indicted by a Grant County grand jury.

  • Police Beat 4-23-09


    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:15 p.m. on April 6 on Ferguson Boulevard in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Evan Kennedy, 79, of Williamstown driving a 2005 Toyota that struck a parked 1999 Chevrolet owned by Tommy R. Leffler.

  • Local student named to Centre’s dean’s list

    Chris Atha has been named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

    Atha is the son of Cassie Marksberry of Lexington and Tony Atha of Dry Ridge, and is a graduate of Sayre School in Lexington.

  • GCHS alumni help collegiate speech and debate team

    Grant County High School graduates and Transylvania University sophomores Katrina and Raven Mineo helped Transylvania’s speech and debate team walk away from the recent Kentucky Forensics Association State Championship held at Owensboro Community and Technical College with numerous awards.

  • Community Calendar 4-23-09




  • Job hunt

    Like many Kentucky communities, the harsh reality of the economic downturn has hit Grant County.

    Recently released data by the state revealed that the unemployment rate rose dramatically in Grant County from 6.8 percent in February 2008 to 11.4 percent February 2009.

    Kentucky’s overall unemployment rate for February 2009 was 10.2 percent.

    The goal of the free Operation: Job Hunt program is to dwindle those statistics by helping participants improve basic writing skills, organize a resume and prepare for a job interview.

  • Braves struggle in loss to Bourbon County

    The Grant County High School baseball team had a light week, as they only had one game.

    The Braves were hoping to make the most of their game, but came away with a 13-0 loss to Bourbon County.

    “We didn’t play our best game,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We had other things on our mind and I’m not sure what they were exactly. We weren’t making the plays that we needed to. I thought we would come out ready, but we definitely weren’t.”

  • Brenda Wilson joins Ky. Humanities Council board

    Brenda L. Wilson of Williamstown has been elected to the Kentucky Humanities Council board of directors.

    As a member of the 23-person volunteer board, Wilson will help set council policies, award project grants to community organizations and participate in fundraising to help the council meet the growing demand for its programs. She will serve a three-year term, with a second three-year term optional. Based in Lexington, the council and its community partners invest more than $1 million a year in support of public humanities programs throughout the state.

  • Five generations gather

    Five generations of Georgina Satterwhite’s family gathered recently. Pictured are left to right, Joe Parker, great grandfather, Georgina Satterwhite, great great grandmother, Peggy Coleman, grandmother, Carson Webster, son and Mandi Webster, mother.