A political thriller with some Kentucky flavor has been chosen as the book for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program.
The annual reading program between Grant, Boone, Campbell and Kenton County libraries encourages patrons to come together by reading and talking about the same book.
Grant County Public Library has been participating in the program since 2008.
September 4, 1997
Erin Garnett is the Mason-Corinth Elementary Student of the Week. She is in Linda Webster’s sixth grade homeroom class. She has great work habits, is mannerly and gets along well with others. She lives in Corinth with her parents, Kerry and Sherry Garnett. She has four sisters and one brother. She enjoys cheerleading
August 28, 1997
Lynne Fox, of the McDonald’s restaurant located in Dry Ridge, has been awarded a bachelor of Hamburgerology degree from the McDonald’s Hamburger University. McDonald’s managers are trained in every aspect of general business management, including customer service and equipment fundamentals.
After I finish writing this column I need to go pick figs. Every other day seems to be right on in order to harvest ripe fruit. It takes some finesse because it is the soft texture of the fruit that reveals ripeness not necessarily the color. And picking only ripe fruit is the goal: figs do not improve if picked under ripe so if it feels firm leave it on the shrub.
I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra. Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you need to be a wood pecker to eat one. The little ones are best, of course but often they get too big to be edible. While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same- and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.
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August 21, 1997
Todd Covey, son of Larry and Nancy Covey, of Crittenden, received a bachelor of science degree in economics from Northern Kentucky University. He was honored as the top outstanding student in economics and was also named to the Dean’s List finishing his final semester with a 3.8 grade point average.
Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge will now have more eyes watching out for thieves stealing from graves.
The Dry Ridge City Council approved annexing the 14-acre cemetery into the city limits during its Aug. 6 meeting in order to allow law enforcement to monitor the grounds when they are in the area.
The Grant County News was recently awarded the Project Patriot Business Award for service to veterans by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The News, which has been in business since 1906, was nominated for this statewide honor by the Captain John Lillard Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.