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  • Slam Dunk!


    The Elite Skills Basketball Camp, sponsored by Wildcats and More, featured Hood and fellow former Wildcats player, Jarrod Polson, teaching the fundamentals of basketball to the campers. At the end of the camp, the players signed autographs and posed for photos.
    Photos by Bryan Marshall

    See next week’s News for photos of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s visit to the Kentucky Shop.

  • Piddle Park to get facelift, upgrades

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells wants residents to visit and take pride in the city’s Piddle Park.
    However, he realizes a lot of cleaning, hard work and money are needed to revitalize the downtown park.
    “The first thing is to get it cleaned up and get the immediate things fixed,” Wells said. “With number one being the look of the park. If it looks nasty, it probably is nasty.”
    To help facilitate a revamped park, Wells has partnered with the county to hire a parks director.

  • Burglary suspects swipe thousands in cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products

    Williamstown Police is seeking the public’s help identifying suspects in a burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco in Williamstown.
    Two suspects — a white male about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and a female about 5 feet, 5 inches tall — broke into the tobacco store around 3:20 a.m. June 18 and took thousands of dollars in merchandise.
    “Entry was made through the back door,” Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said. “They cut a hole in it. The broke the glass into the cigar lounge.”


    The Grant County Fiscal Court has approved nearly a $12.5 million budget for 2015-2016.
    The county’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and continues through June 30, 2016.
    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood described the budget as “very realistic, but very cautious.”

    For Wood and the remainder of the fiscal court, including magistrates Bobby Newman, Shawna Coldiron and Jacqalynn Riley, this budget was a first as they all took office in January.

  • Deputy returns fire, shoots suspect

    What Tonya Beagle initially thought was fireworks turned out to be gunshots in her neighborhood on Indian Hills Drive in Crittenden.
    Beagle was sitting inside her mobile home shortly before 9 p.m. June 15 when her 19-year-old daughter rushed inside from the patio screaming that someone was shooting outside.  

  • Blessed is the man

    What factor has the most influence over your life?  Your thinking?  Your worldview?  Psalm 1 is about the power of influence in one’s life.  The Psalmist reveals that the most powerful influence over the Christian’s life should be God’s Word.  Through God’s Word, He speaks to His creation, reveals truth, and ultimately points all creation toward redemption in Christ.  The Psalmist divides the psalm into three sections, each declaring a particular truth about how to live life under the proper influence.  


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • This new church is Bible believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.

  • Dry Ridge Baptist VBS
  • Poor honored as Teacher Who Made A Difference

    Patricia Poor, a Crittenden native, was honored recently as a University of Kentucky College of Education’s “Teacher Who Made a Difference Program.”  She was nominated by Janet Eldridge, a college roommate of Poor’s.

    Poor currently works at the Grant County Extension Office as an agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.

    “She knows I teach youth and adults all the time,” Poor said.
    Poor said that the Grant County Extension Office finished teaching the Recipe for Life cooking classes.