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  • PREPARING FOR THE FAIR: What’s buggin’ you?

    When Gabe Stephenson sees a bug, he doesn’t run for the fly swatter. Instead, he reaches for his net and jars.

    He is already preparing his entomology project for the Grant County Fair.

    Stephenson has been participating in 4-H since he was 9-years-old and has been involved with entomology, the study of insects, for two years. Stephenson creates an insect collection in which he captures, freezes, defines and displays different specimens.

  • LIVING WITH HEMOPHILIA: Dry Ridge child struggles to fit in

    Star Wars, Cars and Spongebob are among some of his favorite video games to play, just like countless other children. Justin Alexander is like any other kid his age, except he has hemophilia.

    Alexander was diagnosed with hemophilia, a rare blood disease, as a small child. His favorite subject at Dry Ridge Elementary is recess.

    “At recess I really like to go down the slide but I do not like to go down the pole. I saw one kid, and he fell down when he was on the pole and he hurt himself really bad. I have to be more careful,” Alexander said.

  • Old Timers Car Club to host benefit show July 16

    The Old Timers Car Club will be giving back to the community while showing off some classic cars.

    The Grant County club’s 20th annual Car/Truck and Motorcycle Show will take place Saturday, July 16 at Noble’s Truck Stop in Corinth.

  • Turning Back The Clock 6-30-11

    15 Years
    June 27, 1996

    Ray Berger resigned from the Grant County Board of Education to travel across the country. Berger, a retired Grant County school teacher, along with his wife, planned to travel as it had been a life-long dream of both. For his many years of service, Berger was given a preliminary drawing of the new Grant County High School.

  • Another Place In Time 6-30-11

    This APIT photo features the Dunn family. Pictured are from left to right, Marley Dunn, Marlyn Dunn Ransdell, the late Margery Dunn Hook, Norman Dunn, the late Melrose Dunn Lawrence and Wendell Dunn. Thanks to Williamstown resident Linda Dunn, for providing the photo, and Corinne Webster of Dry Ridge, and Freda Steinagel of Michigan and Williamstown for calling in guesses. Webster was their neighbor and went to church with them and Steinagel grew up with them and went to Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ with them.

  • Life of a bagworm is a drag

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened. Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

    Use systemic insecticide

  • 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.

  • Another Place In Time 6-23-11

     

    Welcome to a new Another Place in Time photograph. If you know who is pictured, call the News office at 859-824-3343 and share your guesses with us. If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 6-23-11

     

    15 Years Ago

    June 20, 1996
    Three Grant County teens were chosen for the Governor’s Scholars Program. Gail Kollhoff of Corinth, Lori Brown and Tracy Wright, both of Williamstown, will take part in the five week program that joins 700 high school juniors from 116 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.