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Today's News

  • GCHS holds SBDM parent elections

    Grant County High School will hold SBDM parent elections for the 2011-12 school year.
    One parent will be elected to serve a two-year term. Nominations must be submitted to Tamela Smallwood at GCHS on behalf of Fran Kuechler no later than Monday, April 25. Voting will occur at 6 p.m. April 28 in the school library.
     

  • Hospital Happenings
  • Jumping For Joy
  • BRIDGING THE GAP

    Construction continues on the bridge at the south end of Williamstown. The bridge remains closed to traffic, but transportation officials say all work should be completed by Labor Day.

  • MILLER NAMED YPA WINNER

    The Youth Performance Award winner for April is Daniel Miller, a senior at Grant County High School. He is the son of Manford “Darryl” and Pamela Miller of Dry Ridge.
    Recently, Miller combined his passions for technology and teaching by facilitating Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Operation Take Charge.

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  • DRFD adds carbon monoxide monitors

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department now has the capability to monitor every residence it  enters for the “silent killer” of carbon monoxide.

    All three DRFD ambulances have a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor attached to the medical bags that are taken into homes during a medical call.

    The monitors were purchased for $510 thanks to the Dry Ridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

  • Meth training teaches community response to growing issue

    A funeral home in Arkansas and a church parking lot in Indiana were not immune to the infestation of methamphetamine.

    “It’s found everywhere,” said Terry Stinson, prevention specialist for RiverValley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center in Owensboro. “They found a lab a few years ago in Owensboro in a homeless shelter.”

    More than 40 people gathered April 14 at the Grant County Extension Office to learn the dangers of meth and how communities can fight the ever-growing problem.

  • New Dry Ridge Post Office opens April 28

    The Dry Ridge Post Office is finally moving into its new home.

    After the opening was delayed because of issues surrounding inclement weather, the new post office at 80 South Main St. will be open for business April 28.

    The window at the current location will close April 27.

    “I’m very excited, but it’s going to be a lot of work,” said Betty Milner, Dry Ridge postmaster. “It will take us awhile to get into the routine of doing things differently.”

  • Tourism to court IDA, again

    The third time may be a charm for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission and the Industrial Development Authority.

    The two group’s will meet April 26 to discuss the possibility of the IDA handling administrative duties for the tourism commission — a move that will save the commission $10,000 annually.

    The meeting comes after what appeared to be an agreement during the commission’s February meeting, followed by an at-times hostile meeting March 9 that led the IDA to pull the proposal.

  • Former pastor pleads guilty to child porn

    By Brendan Kirby
    Press Register in Mobile, Ala.

    MOBILE, Ala. — A former church leader from Kentucky pleaded guilty April 19 to charges that he posted child pornography on his Facebook pages and used the social networking website to send images to others.

    Jerry L. Cannon, 63, faces five to 20 years on each of two counts of distribution of child pornography. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Murphy said U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade could run the sentences for both one after the other.