Heads will be bowed May 3 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer with day-long activities.
Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its fourth year in the county.
“This is not about any one church or any one denomination,” said Pastor Tony McKinnon of Family Worship Center of Grant County. “This is about a community joining with the rest of the state and nation in this day of observance to pray for our country.”
Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, April 28 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.
This is the fourth national DEA “Take Back” initiative the agency has participated in. KSP collected over 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs during previous programs, according to a state police press release. Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at KSP posts across the state.
The Honor Flight Tri-State organization wants to reward veterans by providing free flights to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that honor their service.
Jouett Faulkner of Dry Ridge lived to see a dream come true when he was whisked away on an airplane last fall to visit the War War II Memorial in Washington.
The trip and memorial had special meaning for Faulkner because he was part of the 120-man 60th Medical Battalion, Company C, who stormed Omaha Beach during WW II. There were more than 4,000 casualties during that battle.
Hammons serves others
I would like to endorse Wanda Hammons for state representative for the 61st district. I had the privilege to work with and learn from Wanda during the Emerge Kentucky 2011 training program. Wanda was always knowledgeable, professional, and serious about serving others. Wanda has the ability to inspire and lift up communities. She has the experience, training and desire to serve the 61st district well. I know she will serve this district and all Kentuckians well for years to come.
Jennifer K. Adams-Tucker
Nolan Calhoun, son of Amanda and Michael Calhoun, served as a page to Representative Royce Adams on Feb. 2. Calhoun is an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School.
He was selected as the winner of an art and essay contest through the Family Resource Youth Services Centers of Kentucky. Calhoun is a member of the academic team, National Junior Honor Society, science explorers, broadcasting club and student leadership. He placed fourth in the state history bee and third in state geographic bee.
The Northern Kentucky Hunter Education Association is offering a Hunter Education Course in the following Counties: Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant.
All courses are free of charge and open to anyone 9 years of age and older. If you are planning to hunt in Kentucky or out of State a Hunter Education Course completion card (Orange Card) may be neeeded. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1975 must carry a card while hunting in the state of Kentucky along with their Kentucky hunting license.
The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.
Name of Business: Beans, located at 20 Broadway Street in Dry Ridge.
Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.