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  • OLD TREE FALLS VICTIM TO BIG WIND

    It’s not just farmers, who’ve been forced to deal with heavy spring rains.

    Homeowners have lost trees when the heavy winds snapped them from their roots and from trees toppling over in the rain-sodden soil.

    Gilbert Mursinna’s home on Stewartsville Road in Williamstown narrowly missed being squashed by a large oak tree.

    The tree, approximately 55 to 60 feet tall, missed the 200-year-old home when heavy winds ripped through the area a couple of weeks ago.

  • Dry Ridge resident killed in Afghanistan

    A Dry Ridge man looking to make some money to move back to his hometown died June 4 in Afghanistan.

    Brett Benton, 37, had recently resigned as a sergeant with the Kenton County Police Department to go to work for a private defense contractor in Afghanistan.

    He was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in the Alingar District, Laghman Province.

    Benton, originally from Richmond, Ky. and his wife, Bethany moved to Dry Ridge to be between her family in Ohio and his in Madison County nine years ago.

  • Another Place In Time 6-16-11

     

     

    This Another Place In Time photo features the Simpson kids at Mason School in the late 1940s or early 1950s. From left is Virgil Simpson, Paul Simpson Jr., Rose Simpson and Billy Simpson.
    Thanks to Penny Simpson Balush of Dry Ridge for providing the photo and Bobby Roland of Ninevah, Ind., Sue Livingood of Crittenden, Janet Howe of Dry Ridge and Ray Spillman of Williamstown for calling in correct guesses.

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  • Turning Back the Clock 6-9-11

     

    15 Years Ago

  • Another Place In Time 6-2-11

     

    This APIT photo features the 1949-50 Dry Ridge High School basketball team. Pictured are (front row) Raymond Lawrence, Robert Robb, Harry Howe, Harold Sydnor and Carl Howe, (back row) Jim Middleton, Stanley “Allen” Lawrence, Bill Treadwell, Coach Joe Reed, Buzzy Sebree, Phil Points and Bob Day. Thanks to Williamstown resident Joel Hubbard, who was sick when the photo was taken, for providing the photo, and Gwen Dills, Barb Owen, Patti Noel and Wanda Wright, all of Dry Ridge, for calling in guesses.

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 6-2-11

     

    15 Years Ago

  • GIVING BACK: Clemons brings more recreation, programs to county’s youth

    From Little Dippers summer camp to Senior Bash, Tabatha Clemons hopes Grant County parks offers something for all ages to enjoy.

    “We want to continue to look at programs and see where we can try to enhance the quality of life here,” she said. “Whether that’s just trying to keep our parks clean and beautiful and preserving the greenspace we have or expanded more, I’m always trying to keep my eyes open and embrace any opportunity we have.”

  • HONORING THE FALLEN

    Gov. Steve Beshear spoke during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    Beshear announced the 11-11-11 initiative, an event to honor the state loyal and brave men and women.

    The celebration will include an event at the Capitol, an art contest and additional events to be announced.

    At Monday’s ceremony, a memorial carillon (bell tower) was dedicated. The guest speaker was William A. Boettcher, president of AMVETS National Service Foundation.