Today's News

  • Grant County drops first two games

    A tough early schedule is giving the Grant County volleyball team experience they believe will be valuable later in the season.

    The Lady Braves lost their season opener to Pendleton County, 25-17 and 25-23 on Aug. 11.

  • Altman spends summer as legislative page

    This past summer, Kilian Altman got to work as a page for Rep. Royce Adams in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He got to see first hand the ins and outs of how bills are passed. He learned how much representatives put in to get bills passed.

    Altman became interested in politics during the presidential elections. He watched the debtates and town hall meetings every night. He would then discuss his views.

    He enjoyed going to Frankfort and working as a page and found the work to be rewarding.

  • Owens named GCHS band director

    The Grant County High School band program welcomes Dave Owens as their new band director. He brings experience and a sense of success to start off the year.

    Owens wife, JoAnn is the band director at Grant County Middle School.

    “Grant County has a good history with the band program. Most people don’t know but in 1994 we were state finals.” Owens said.

    He brought some of Grant County’s old band trophies in and displayed them in the band room.

    “I want the students to develop a sense of excellence,” he said.

  • Five charged in Dry Ridge meth bust

    Police and parole officers who were attempting to serve a warrant on Aug. 13 in Dry Ridge found a meth lab.

    Three men and two women were arrested at a home on Dixie Highway in Sherman about 8:45 p.m. Police discovered methamphetamine sitting in the open, so they obtained a search warrant and later found ingredients used to make meth.

    Mia Smith, of Dry Ridge, was charged with manufacturing meth, child endangerment, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.

  • Police Beat 8-20-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 12:19 p.m. Aug. 8 on KY 22. The drivers involved were Anna M. Mills, 18, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1999 Chevrolet and Charles Asher, 62, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1992 Ford.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Lee Jacobs executed a Harrison County warrant for Christoper L. Annis, 24, of Corinth. The arrest occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Taylor, girl, Feb. 26

    Jesse and Natasha Compton Taylor of Independence are proud to announce the birth of their first child.

    Jeslyn Alexa Taylor was born at 1:48 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

    She weighed 5 pounds and 14.5 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Trisha Noonan of Independence and Todd Compton of Crittenden. Her maternal great grandparents are Lee Callahan and Gail Smith of Dry Ridge and Tom and Lois Compton of Glencoe.

  • Indictments 8-20-09

    The grand jury, which met Aug. 12, returned indictments against five 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:

    • Tamela L. Gatewood, 42, with three counts trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

    • Mischelle R. Mayme, 35, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, first offense and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • It’s Rich!

    With her ability to drive the ball off the tee, Ali Rich has started this season stronger than in the past.

    Rich earned first place as an individual by shooting a 77 at the NCKC Tournament, three strokes ahead of the second place finisher. The tournament was held at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky. on Aug. 15.

    “It was exciting to win,” Rich, a junior, said. “It was hot that day, but a lot of hard work and practice paid off. It boosts my confidence and gives me goals for the rest of the season.”

  • Top scholars

    Western Kentucky University

    Three students from Grant County have been named to Western Kentucky University’s dean’s list and two have been named to the president’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    Students making the dean’s list have a grade point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0.

    The students from Grant County honored are:

    • Crittenden – Jacqueline Elliott, dean’s list

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit looks to defend title

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit is hard at work this summer preparing to defend their back-to-back Class A state titles.

    Two weeks of full band camp followed a week of instruction for rookies.

    The band, directed by Bob Gregg, won their fourth state championship in five years last year.

    Williamstown previously won state in 2004, 2005 and 2007, all with Gregg as band director.

    Summer camp is vital to the band’s success, he said.