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  • Five indicted in DR explosion

    Five Dry Ridge residents were indicted by a Grant County grand jury last week for their involvement in an explosion that ripped the back wall off of Locust Ridge Apartments.
    Indictments for wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, possesion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were returned against:
    • Jarrad S. Browning, 28
    • Zachary S. Kennedy, 23
    • Jeffery J. Combs, Jr., 31
    • Kayla J. Piper, 21
    • Niki M. Carmack, 25
    Combs was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

  • MAKING THE GRADE

    Improvement in assessments were seen in nearly all local schools in the second year of Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System.
    The scores, which were applied to test scores and other data for the first time for the 2011-12 school year, were recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • WALK TO REMEMBER
  • Holiday help registration begins Oct. 21

    The Grant County Holiday Assistance Program, in collaboration with the Family Resource Youth Service Centers and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, has begun to accept registration for holiday assistance.
    Each year, many Grant County residents receive holiday assistance for children by the generous donations from the community.
    This year registration will start Oct. 21, 2013 and continue until Oct. 31, 2013.
    There will be no registration after Oct. 31.

  • Sidewalk is finished

    Seven years later, the city of Dry Ridge finally has their sidewalk.

    A sidewalk stretching from the Midtown Square shopping center to Kings Drive recently was completed.
    Though construction on the sidewalk took about two weeks, Mayor Clay Crupper said it has been in the works since 2006.

    “It’s been a nightmare,” he said. “But, I stayed with it. They’ve done a nice job.”

  • Flu season begins

    A year after the highest ever number of cases were reported in northern Kentucky, the flu season is back again.
    Flu monitoring for the 2013-2014 season began Sept. 29, however, Emily Gresham Wherle, public information administrator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department, said there has not been any activity yet.
    Last year, a total of 3,492 cases of flu, including eight deaths, were reported, the highest ever in northern Kentucky.
    Grant County had 509 cases of flu reported last season.  

  • Creepy Ridge partners with FFA to scare up funds

    The self-proclaimed “world’s largest haunted haywagon” is hoping to scare up funds for local Future Farmers of America group’s this Halloween season.

    The annual Creepy Ridge haunted attraction is partnering with FFA groups at Grant County and Williamstown high schools to raise money for the student organizations.
    For each ticket a student sells, $5 will go toward the FFA.
    To purchase tickets from the GCHS FFA, e-mail larry.butler@grant.kyschools.us.

  • Old barn gets new life as event venue

    When Brooke Rider looked for a place to hold a wedding reception in 2012, her options were limited.

    She ultimately decided to hold the event close to home, literally her home in the historic Hogan House, and let guests enjoy the lush lawn and property that she and her husband, Mark Cummins enjoy every day.

  • EXPLOSION ROCKS APARTMENT

    An explosion that ripped off the back wall of a Dry Ridge apartment about 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 seriously burned three Grant County men.

    Apparently one of the men forgot about the “No Smoking” sign on the front door of the apartment and lit a cigarette causing the explosion which blasted out a window and blew brick off the foundation.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said the trio are believed to have been “making hash oil” in the bathroom of the Locust Ridge apartment.

  • Board approves 4% tax increase

    The Grant County Board of Education voted 3 to 1 to approve a 4 percent increase to the current tax rate earlier this month.
    The rate goes from 52.9 cents to 56.1 cents per $100 of assessed value. That means a homeowner with a $124,300 home, the median home value in Grant County, will be paying $697.32 or $39.78 more than last year.
    The motor vehicle tax rate will be 55.3 cents and the utility tax rate will be 3 cents. These are the same rates as last year.
    The projected revenue from the real and personal property and tangible tax is $5,511,205.