Today's News

  • For the Record 7-23-09


    May 18:

  • This is an American issue

    When people seek to exploit economic, social, or other ills for purely political purposes the result is inevitably a skewed, oversimplified analysis of the problem, its causes and potential solutions. Such was the case with a recent column that contemptuously mocked the efforts of conservatives – republicans, democrats, and independents alike – to stem the rapidly rising tide of government intervention, control and spending.

  • Quilting queen

    Imagine Kay Bailey’s surprise when she brought home a blue ribbon from the 2008 Grant County Fair.

    It was only her first time to enter and she won first and second place ribbons for the handiwork.

    Bailey of Williamstown began quilting about four years ago in a homemaker club and she’s not stopped.

    “Sometimes it’s just a little project, but I keep busy, even though I am retired,” she said, with a laugh.

  • Hornaday Jr. holds on for victory

    Yellow caution flags flew frequently towards the end of the Built Ford Tough 225.

    Ron Hornaday, Jr. battled Mike Skinner to the end, taking advantage of several late restarts to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Kentucky Speedway on July 18. The win at Kentucky was Hornaday Jr.’s third consecutive win.

    “I hate to say it, but we didn’t have the truck to win,” Hornaday Jr. said. “It’s just the restarts worked out in our favor and Rick Ren (Hornaday Jr.’s crew chief) did a great job.”

  • Cook performs with 2009 Solid Rock Tour

    Brad Cook, son of Kerry and Sandy Cook of Williamstown, has been selected to perform with the 2009 Solid Rock Tour, hosted by Cincinnati Christian University.

    Solid Rock is coming to Grant County to do their last performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23 at Williamstown Christian Church. Admission is free.

  • Running after midnight

    As July 14 became July 15, the Grant County cross-country teams were off and running.

    The team began their practice at midnight, the first date that Kentucky High School Athletic Association allows fall sports to practice. The team ran under the lights at the Grant County High School track, competing in their first team time trials of the season.

    The boys’ team returns several runners. The team will be led by senior Shannon Fabela, the only senior on this year’s team.

  • Community Calendar 7-23-09


    • The CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Grant County Tourism office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.


    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon July 29 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.


  • Police Beat 7-23-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident that occurred at 10:23 a.m. June 26 on KY 22. The drivers involved were Jewel R. Schulte, 75, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2009 Chevrolet and Diana Courtney, 40, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1998 Ford.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident that occurred at 1:27 p.m. June 29 on Blackburn Drive. The drivers involved were Amber B. Huth, 25, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2005 Chrysler and Donald Draper, 67, of Williamstown, driving a 1989 Chevrolet.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Grant County lost two lovely ladies last week.

    Miss Della Jones and Mrs. Geneva (Mam-maw) Hutchison were a lot a like.

    Miss Della, Grant County’s oldest resident at 106, was a joy to be around. She had the most beautiful smile that managed to light up her dark eyes. She was soft spoken and genteel, but when she did speak, her words carried a lot of wisdom and thought.

    I first met Miss Della when she turned 100. That interview was one I’ll never forget because she was such a character. I spent an enjoyable afternoon talking with her about her life.

  • Robinson-Kincer to wed Aug. 1

    Mike Franks and Rhonda Robinson of Crittenden announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Robinson to Adam Kincer, son of Cody Kincer and Lisa Myer of Butler.

    Robinson is a nurse and will start pre-medical studies this fall in Denver, Co.

    Kincer is an airman in the U.S. Air Force based at Buckley AFB in Colorado. He returned in May from a tour of duty in Iraq.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Faith Christian Center. The reception will follow the ceremony at Receptions in Erlanger.

    Invitations have been sent.