Today's News


    The Grant County Middle School chorus, under the direction of Elsa Blake, received distinguished scores from all judges at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association middle school large group festival at the Calvary Baptist Church on May 12.

    All performing groups have a chance each year to perform for their district in front of judges and receive scores.There are three judges present at each festival site. For the first year in the school’s history, the GCMS chorus received all distinguished scores from the judges. 

  • Dry Ridge man does good deed

    A Dry Ridge man recently went to great lengths to make sure a Tennessee couple had memories that will last forever.

    When Scott Braunstein and a friend visited the Lost Sea Adventure in Sweetwater, Tenn., they noticed something laying in the grass — a photo memory card.

    “It was blue and was laying in green grass and mulch,” Scott said. “It just stood out like a sore thumb.”

    Unable to find anyone at Lost Sea who had lost the card, Scott left his phone number in case someone asked about it and said he would try to track down the owner himself.

  • Summer reading kicks off June 4

    By: Paige Taylor

    The Grant County Public Library is hosting a summer reading program for infants, toddlers, children, teens and adults. The program is called “One World, Many Stories” including Chinese, African, Mexican and Australian influences.

    Wynita Worley and Cheryl Clemons are librarians at Grant County Public Library and will be hosting the summer reading programs for the children, teens and adults.

  • Trooper, prisoner receive minor injuries in wreck

    A state trooper crashed his cruiser on May 19 while transporting a prisoner to jail.

    The wreck occurred at 1:22 a.m. on Ky. 22 when the cruiser driven by Trooper Ron Gilbert slid off the road in a curve and struck a tree.

    Gilbert and the prisoner, Justin Malott, 19, were taken to St. Elizabeth Hosptial Grant County were they were treated and released.

    Malott, of Williamstown, was then lodged in the Grant County Detention Center. He had been arrested on a felony warrant. State police are investigating the crash.


    The Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge want to inform citizens of criminal activity that is occurring in the Morehead and Dry Ridge Post areas.

    Two white males are going to residences of elderly people and approaching the occupants about giving them an estimate for a new heating and air conditioning unit. Once inside the residence, one of the male subjects will distract the victim while the other male subject goes around measuring the residence. While pretending to take the measurements, that male subject is taking jewelry and any other valuable items.


    The Brockman family work together every day and have for the last 30 years.

    They don’t fight and don’t stay mad at each other and they treat their customers like family.

    “We’ve always tried to treat people fair, just like we want to be treated,” said Dave Brockman of the family-owned business, Dry Ridge Auto Parts.

    That attention to detail and concern for customers is what earned Dave Brockman recognition for the 2011 Excellence in Business award given annually by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

  • RELAY RAISES $85,000


    By: Paige Taylor

    Purple and white balloons filled the bright, clear sky on Friday night after being released from the triumphant hands of cancer survivors.

    Relay for Life was an event where the community rejoiced with cancer survivors and remembered those that lost their difficult fight. Survivors proudly displayed their medals and paraded confidently through Grant County Park.

    The event was not only for the survivors, but for the community that came together to arrange an incredible occasion.

  • State OKs incentives for Ark project

    The Ark Encounter received the nod from state officials last week, which amounts to $43 million in tax incentives for the project that will construct a wooden replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown.

    The tax incentives were granted under the Kentucky Tourism Development Act. According to the state’s website, “eligible tourism attractions allows a rebate of sales tax up to 25 percent of a projects capitol costs over a 10 year period, provided the projects have a positive economic impact.”

    Local officials expected the state to OK the project.

  • Going native

    Jennifer Maddox, of Dry Ridge, was one of the 2,200 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 30 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Maddox earned a B.S.N., nursing, degree.

    Lacy Walters of Williamstown was named to the dean’s list at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2011 spring semester.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.