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Today's News

  • Corinth Marathon robbed, again

    The Corinth Marathon was robbed July 17.

    That’s the second time in less than six months the convenience store/gas station, sitting on Interstate-75 has been robbed.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Maines said a white male, wearing a dark ball cap, T-shirt and jeans, came in the store at 10:11 p.m.

    He showed the clerks a black handgun, told them to look down at the counter and demanded money.

    Maines said a black Chevrolet pickup was in the lot at the time of the robbery. Police believe he got in the truck and headed toward Owen County.

  • Special session addresses budget, incentives

    Legislators adopted three of four proposals addressed in an eight-day special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The session, which began June 15 and ended June 24, cost $480,000 in taxpayer’s money.

    Lawmakers addressed a $1 billion shortfall for the coming year, while maintaining funding for the basic education formula and higher education, key areas of health care and public safety, including state police, public defenders and prosecutors and local jail support.

  • Braves cross-country team prepares for new course

    After running at Grant County Park for years, the Grant County cross-country team will call a new course home this season.

    They’ll have to learn the ins and outs of a new course, as the team will run at Sherman Elementary.

    “We have a wonderful lay of land and it will be a quicker course than at Grant County Park,” coach Marlon Kinsey said. “We’ll miss the trails, but we do have some shade on the course. This course will be more out in the open.”

  • Reunion Notices

    • The Grant County High School Class of 1979 will be having their 30th class reunion in August.

    All invitations have been sent out, however, there are still some graduates who have not been located.

    If you have information or current addresses for the following: Matthew Colson, Paul Rayburn, Amanda West Long, Kathy Jarvis Thomas, Trudie Smith, Frances Stone Clifford, Billy Joe Abney, Debbie Scheck, Jeanette Bowin, Randy Hibbard, Darlene O’Hara, Judy Thomas Hibbard, Rick Browning, Todd Aylor, Brenda Fox Jones or Lisa Martin, call Karen Kinman at 859-445-8338.

  • Hot, hot, hotter - where can you find heat relief?

    Temperatures are starting to rise again. The heat is back. How can homeowners fight the heat and save money on air conditioning?

    In order for the Northern Kentucky Health Department to declare a heat alert there has to be one of three things: two consecutive days with temperatures at 95 degrees or above, one day with temperatures at 105 degrees or above, or one day with temperatures at 95 degrees or above when the night temperatures don’t go below 75 degrees.

  • Vazquez-Berry, boy, Jan. 13

    Matthew and Nadia Vazquez-Berry of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Zeppelin Wolfe Vazquez-Berry was born at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 3.4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Gustavo and Virginia Vazquez of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandmother is Virginia Elkins of Temple, Texas and the late James Alton Garrett of Edmonton, Ky. and Gustavo and Gloriz Vazquez of Spain.

  • Police Beat 7-30-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:27 p.m. on July 24 on Main Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Tony L. Smith, 60, of Crittenden, driving a 2001 Ford van and Edna P. Risen, 77, of Williamstown, driving a 2006 Cadillac.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:03 p.m. on July 18 on Main Street in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Ashley N. Hughes, 19, of Florence, driving a 1993 Mercury and Jacob Sharp, 19, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1991 Dodge.

  • McMullen promoted to president and CEO

    W. Rodney McMullen has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Kroger.

    McMullen, the son of William and Henrietta McMullen of Williamstown, is a 1978 graduate of Grant County High School.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration and accounting in 1981. He received his master’s degree from UK in 1982.

    McMullen has been employed by Kroger for 31 years. He began his career as a store clerk and worked in a variety of jobs through the years.

  • Girls’ golf team plan to qualify for state

    The Grant County High School girls’ golf team barely missed qualifying as a team for the state tournament last season.

    This season, they plan to make up for last season’s finish and are setting a goal of finishing first in the region.

  • Amazing youth bring change to county

    Some people simply amaze me.

    People who drive 20 miles under the speed limit while traffic backs up for miles.

    Celebrities who believe their political opinion means more than anyone else who has a vote.

    Parents who do not care to pay enough attention to their kids and their safety.

    The list of my pet peeves is endless.

    However, two weeks ago I witnessed acts of kindness all over Grant County that amazed me in a positive way more than anything I’ve seen in awhile.