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  • ‘A friend to all’

    Nine-year-old Kambria Koebbe, whose contagious smile could light up a darkened room, died Thanksgiving Day after a hard-fought and courageous battle with a rare form of brain cancer.

    The Sherman Elementary third grader was diagnosed last year with an inoperable thalamic glioma brain tumor.

  • Cities, county react to Dry Ridge EMS deadline

     

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    Although Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells said his Dec. 7 deadline shouldn’t be perceived as an ultimatum, many other government leaders perceived it as such — and they’re starting to take action for their own cities or county. 

  • Payroll tax generates $1.6 million in 8 months

    Eight months after implementing a 2 percent occupational tax, Grant County has raised $1.6 million in revenue directly from taxpayers.

    Colton Simpson, county tax administrator, estimates the county will collect $2.5 million by the end of January at the current rate of collection. 

  • United Way and partners launch early childhood public awareness campaign in Northern Kentucky

     United Way Success By 6 and its early childhood partners are proud to launch MyPre-K, an early childhood public awareness campaign in Northern Kentucky. The purpose of the general campaign is to show the unlimited potential of young children and elevate Pre-K as the first educational step toward shaping our youth. The tagline for the campaign is “There is no one way to Pre-K.”

  • How to help those in need this holiday season

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  • The day President Kennedy died

     

    It was a beautiful but chilly day on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.  The Pelfrey family was getting ready for my sister, Joan’s, upcoming wedding. My son, Rick, was nearing his third birthday on Nov. 30.  Young John Kennedy was nearing his third birthday, which would be celebrated on the Nov. 25.  

  • DOJ report: Medical, mental health provisions subpar at jail

    The Department of Justice toured the jail for two days in July to report the county’s efforts have fallen short of compliance with federal standards. 

    The report details significant safety threats for inmates because of a lack of medical and mental health provisions that should have been fixed after 2016’s inspection. 

  • Corinth mayor to step down after moving out of city

    As candidates begin filing for the 2018 election, the City of Corinth will be looking for a mayor a little sooner.

    Long-time Mayor Billy Hill will be stepping down during the city commission’s December meeting after recently moving to Williamstown for health reasons.

    Hill had placed his Corinth home on the market and it quickly sold.

  • Benefit for Pollitt family draws more than 1,000

    Between 1,200 and 1,500 people showed up to support the Pollitt family at a benefit organized by the Independence Fire Department Nov. 18 at St. Barbara’s Church in Erlanger.

    Although they’re still counting, Independence Firefighters Union President Clint Green estimates that the event brought in about $30,000 to $35,000 in donations. Green said they’ll have the final donated amount after counting and paying a few more bills for the event.

  • Fire destroys Meadowview Apartments, leaves 24 without shelter

    A fire destroyed four homes at Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge Nov. 16 leaving 24 people without their belongings or a place to call home. 

    No one was injured. 

    Delayed reporting of the fire contributed to the overall damage, along with an undivided attic and doors being left open, according to the fire report.