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TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 12-06-12

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December 4, 1997
Students, staff and parents of Dry Ridge Elementary School have a reason to be smiling. DRE was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence an honor shared with only three other schools in Kentucky. This award took a lot of hard work from the staff, administrators and parents.


Johnny Appleseed a/k/a Paul Hammond visited schools on Sept. 16, 1997. Sue Marquardt and Janet Mason’s classes were the audience. The children received seeds from Johnny during his story telling. Hammond is an instructional assistant for Intermediate Title 1 classes at Dry Ridge Elementary.

December 3, 1987
Choosing a place to eat seems to be getting a little more difficult in Grant County. The latest restaurant to announce plans to locate in the county is Wendy’s, a fast food restaurant expected to open next summer. The new Wendy’s is expected to employ around 45 to 50 people for full-time and part-time employees.


Pack 700 Cub Scouts of Williamstown was treated to a tour of the WIOK radio station located in Falmouth. Dennis Flynn, station manager, and his program director gave the scouts the grand tour. Flynn enabled all in attendance to record themselves on the audio equipment at the station.

December 7, 1962

Members of the Dry Ridge city council and the mayor have been sworn into office. The oath was administered by H.C. Rohrs, notary public to D. W. Dills, mayor, Vernon Ashcraft, Blaine Blackburn, Kenneth Mitts, Conrad Stephenson, O.R. Gardner and Norman Ferguson, councilman.


Grant County Barracks No. 1968, Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A elected officers for 1963. Some of these are, Commander J.R. Cleveland of Berry, Sr. Vice Commander Clarence C. Ackman of Corinth and Vernon Ashcraft of Dry Ridge. All officers will be installed at the regular meeting on Jan. 6, 1963 at the courthouse.