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Today's News

  • Traffic re-routed for Cup race

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will stop their construction projects on I-71 till July 10 at 10 p.m., to allow northbound and southbound lanes to operate at full capacity.

    For those traveling north on I-75, exit 173 will be closed beginning July 5.

    Traffic heading for Louisville will take exit 175 (Richwood) and re-enter I-75/I-71 southbound to exit 173. A signed detour will be posted to direct traffic in this direction. The ramp will reopen July 15, 2011 in order to do repairs on the bridge, including potholes and ruts.

  • BOOMING BUSINESS!

    Numerous tents selling fireworks popped up in Grant County, including many in Dry Ridge, as buying bigger, aerial fireworks became legal in Kentucky.

    The General Assembly passed a law during the 2011 session allowing they sale of class C (1.4 G) fireworks, such as bottle rockers, Roman candles and fire crackers in the state.

    Dry Ridge resident Rex Benson of Big Rex’s Fireworks said the law change is a win-win situation.

  • Old Timers Car Club to host benefit show July 16

    The Old Timers Car Club will be giving back to the community while showing off some classic cars.

    The Grant County club’s 20th annual Car/Truck and Motorcycle Show will take place Saturday, July 16 at Noble’s Truck Stop in Corinth.

  • Return to sender?

    If the Jonesville Post Office closes, Arbidella Richardson is afraid for the town she’s called home for many years.

    “When you lose your post office, you lose your town,” she said.

    In an effort to trim its budget, the United States Postal Service has closed small, rural post offices across the country and the Jonesville location could be next.

    Postal officials have scheduled a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at the Jonesville Fire House to discuss the issue and hear from residents.

  • Celebrate our country’s freedom

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and the the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

  • For The Record 6-30-11

    Deeds
    May 2:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Richard W. Jones and Peggy E. Jones to Richard W. Jones, Barnes Pike property, $172,000
    May 3:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Angela R. Surgener to David W. Surgener, lot 60, Section 2 of Greenview Estates Subdivision, $127,000
    May 4:
    J & N Rentals, LLC to Gateway Enterprises, Inc., North Main Street in Dry Ridge, $68,000
    May 5:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Jennifer L. Cook to Timothy L. Cook, Keefer Road property, $90,000

  • Police Beats 6-30-11

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge Police

  • Vacation Bible School time is here

    Church 20/20 - Traveling VBS from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Helton Heights - June 30.

    Corinth Christian - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 27-July 1

    Dry Ridge Baptist - 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 10–July 15.

    Dry Ridge Christian - PandaMania - Where God is wild about you - from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 10-15. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. Contacts: Missy Colson or Wendy Creech. You may pre-register at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/drcc

  • Turning Back The Clock 6-30-11

    15 Years
    June 27, 1996

    Ray Berger resigned from the Grant County Board of Education to travel across the country. Berger, a retired Grant County school teacher, along with his wife, planned to travel as it had been a life-long dream of both. For his many years of service, Berger was given a preliminary drawing of the new Grant County High School.

  • Marriage: A chapter I look forward to

    Three-hundred and forty-five days until I tie the knot with my best friend Jessica Lynn Purnell.

    It is hard to believe it is under a year until the big day and it made me wonder, how marriage changes your life for the best.

    Marriage is between a man and a woman, a promise to be true to one another, in sickness and in health, till death do we part.