Today's News

  • Irene Prather retires from tourism office

    Irene Link Prather began her career in public service 39 years ago when she worked as a nutrition assistant for the Grant County Cooperative Extension Service for the University of Kentucky. She worked in that position for 23 years and retired in 1970.

    But that wasn’t her last contact with the public. In 1993, she was asked by the Grant County Tourism Board to become an employee.

    She told them she would think about it. It didn’t take long for her to make a decision to accept their offer.

  • Poet’s Corner

    Dear Mom,

    When I remember childhood

    You were always there

    Teaching me and guiding me

    With tender love and care.

    How special you did treat me

    With values good and true.

    I’m so thankful Mom

    That God gave me to You!

    In loving memory of

    Edna Marie Breeden

    May 13, 1927 – Jan. 23, 2006

    by Libby Jackson


  • Lady Demons outlast Gallatin County

    The Williamstown softball team was down early to Gallatin County, but battled for 10 innings to come out on top.

    The Lady Demons defeated Gallatin County 6-5 on May 5.

    “It was an ugly win,” coach T.J. West said. “But it’s a win. I loved the girls’ effort. They never gave up and fought hard.”

    Williamstown scored first as Tori Wilhoit reached first base with an infield single and stole second. Amanda Goodrich drove her in with a double, putting the Demons ahead 1-0 after the first inning.

  • Two die in Crittenden wrecks

    A man and a woman were killed last week in separate accidents in Crittenden.

    Timothy Michael Daniels, 32, of Williamstown, died when his motorcycle hit a van head on.

    Daniels, who earlier this year had coached his son’s Grant County youth basketball team to an undefeated season, was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

    “This was just a terrible, terrible accident,” Willoby said.

  • Perrin set to travel down under

    Megan Perrin is excited to graduate from Grant County High School, but at the same time, she’s excited about what awaits her once she’s done with high school.

    Perrin will travel to Australia and New Zealand on June 11 as part of the People to People program. To take part in the program, Perrin was nominated by a teacher from Grant County Middle School.

    “When I heard about it, I was so excited because I thought I got a free trip, but you have to go through an interview process,” Perrin said. “I was super excited that I was chosen.”

  • Will lawmakers return to Frankfort?

    Legislators could potentially be headed back to Frankfort to discuss ways to increase state revenue.

    Gov. Steve Beshear would have to call a special session, an idea he has toyed with but not said he would definitely do.

    The governor announced April 30 that he is asking the Consensus Forecasting Group for a formal projection for fiscal year 2010, based on internal estimates that predict a potential budget shortfall next year of between $818 million and $1.094 billion.

  • Relay For Life teams plan fundraising events

    Dry Ridge Elementary

    The Dry Ridge Elementary Relay for Life team will hold a $.25 auction at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the J and B Hall in Dry Ridge.

    Grant County News

    The Grant County News Relay team will be holding a Relay Relics community sale May 9 at Grant County Park in Crittenden. More than 20 booths will be set up selling a variety of items including homemade cakes and breads, quilts, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Partylite candles and many more items.

    Total Care Pharmacy

  • Cruisin the Ridge is back

    After last year’s success, Cruisin’ the Ridge is back.

    Classic sports cars, historic antiques and revved up motorcycles will line downtown Dry Ridge from 3 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday of the month from May to October.

    Hosted by city of Dry Ridge and the Good Old Cruisers, the event is scheduled for May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10

    “We had 532 cars from last year and not everyone who came registered,” said Jonny Renaker, one of the organizers of Cruisin’ the Ridge.

  • Williams, girl, Dec. 22

    Brandon and Nina Williams of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Braelyn Marie Williams was born at 6:17 p.m. Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Jo Ellen Whiteker and Jackie and Susie Whiteker, of Dry Ridge.

    Her maternal great grandparents are Fern Whiteker of Falmouth and the late EJ Whiteker and the late Eugene and Nina Hopperton.

    Her paternal grandparents are Willis and Tammy Williams of Dry Ridge.

  • Ridge Riot 3 set for May 17

    Roy Lester has seen the Ridge Riot rocket in popularity and interest.

    Ridge Riot is a skateboarding exhibition at the skate park in Dry Ridge, featuring friendly competition.

    Lester, owner of the Ridge Skate Shop in Dry Ridge and host of the event, is looking forward to the event’s third year, which will be held on May 17. Registration takes place at 2 p.m. with a fee of $10. The competition will start at 4 p.m. Ridge Riot is sponsored by the Golden Art Project and the Ridge Skate Shop.