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Community News

  • Banana car roars through country on a mission

    No, you’re not seeing things. You really did see a Big Banana Car in downtown Dry Ridge this week.

    Steve Braithwaite, of Coopersville, Pa., pealed into town in a four-passenger banana shaped car and  ended up at Dry Ridge Auto Parts to get directions to the I-75 Camper Village where they planned to spend the night.

  • Idea blossoms into community garden

    A seed of an idea has grown into a community garden that will help feed those in need in Grant County.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court, Grant County Extension Service, along with the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and the Vineyard Church of Grant County, have joined to plant a more than 1-acre community garden on the grounds of the county maintenance facility on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge.

  • FEEDING THE NEED: Youth center gives back to county

    Juvenile delinquents housed in a Crittenden facility are getting an education while trying to give back to the community.

    The Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center, 675 Eads Road, is now selling plants, flowers and masonry items grown and created by juvenile residents.

  • Get to know your beneficial insects

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 6-16-11

     

    15 Years Ago

  • 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.

  • Shade the blazing sun

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 6-9-11

     

    15 Years Ago