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Today's News

  • In the Know

    Holiday deadlines observed

    Due to the upcoming July 4th holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:
    Express:
    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the July 4 issue of the Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.
    News:
    The advertising and editorial (news) deadlines for the July 8 issue of the News will be 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
    The News office will be closed on Monday, July 4.

    Post office plans open house

  • Walters, boy, May 7

    Emily and Brian Walters of Crestview Hills would like to announce the birth of their son.

    Nathaniel Jeffrey Walters was born May 7, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

  • Grant-Webster set date

    Robert and Judy Grant of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Grant to David Webster, son of David and Patricia Webster of Dry Ridge.

    A wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on July 16, 2011 at the Riverside Marina in Dayton, Ky.

  • Allstate office under new ownership

    Dave Worthington is stepping down as agency owner/manager of Grant County’s Allstate office, but he’s leaving the agency he started in the “good” hands of his daughter, Christa Worthington Ruber.

    “I just knew I didn’t want to do it anymore,” he said, of his 28th year in the insurance business. “There have been a lot of changes in the business and I’m ready to cut back.”

  • Governor’s Award given to Ward family

    Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented Debbie Ward the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law, the late Kentucky State Police Trooper Joe Ward.

    The award was presented on May 24 in Frankfort.

  • Burton named Crittenden fire chief

    Crittenden and Community Fire Department Chief Lee Burton's passion for his job may be as consuming as the fires he fights.

    “I actually started when I was 15, made my first run three days after my 16th birthday,” Burton said. “I've been hooked on this ever since.”

    Burton, who took over as interim chief at Crittenden on April 12 following the resignation of Chief Dave Owens, became Crittenden's official chief on April 24. Although the Crittenden department is staffed with all volunteers,

  • BUDGET BALANCING

    Grant County escaped much of the brunt of a workforce reduction plan unanimously approved June 22 by the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

    A total of 26 full-time equivalent positions are included in the layoff plan with 14 positions currently vacant and  two positions being reduced from full-time to part-time status.

    Eleven people will be receiving layoff notices, said Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of health.

  • KSP AWARDS

    Two officers assigned to Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge received honors at the agency’s annual awards ceremony.

    Sr. Trooper Timothy A. Vinal, left, was named Trooper of the Year for the post and Det. Anthony Gibson, right, was named Detective of the Year. Photo submitted

  • BATON ROUGE BLAST: Racing, BBQ, fireworks top weekend event

    When Kaleb Wells learned how to ride a bicycle when he was 2, that was just the beginning for the Dry Ridge Elementary second grader.

    Forget about losing the training wheels, Wells now straps on a helmet to compete in motocross racing at the ripe age of 7.

    “It’s exciting how fast I can go,” he said. “I go 35 or 40 miles per hour. It’s fun to jump the jumps and race the straight stretch.”

    Wells, who has more trophies than most have in a lifetime, has competed in more than 40 races, 21 of which he placed first.

  • Church Notes: June 30, 2011

    Christ Community
    • Last Sunday, Rhonda spoke on the Passover described in Exodus 12, and the price that Christ Jesus paid for our redemption.
    • Mondays -  “Stepping into Freedom” at 6 p.m. A class for those who need help in becoming free from any bondages that one may be experiencing in life.
    • Wednesdays - Bible study at  7 p.m. in the sanctuary, with Kid Zone and Youth meeting on the lower level.