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  • Kiwanis auction raises money for community projects

    Are you looking for a manicure or pedicure or would you rather get your oil changed? What about a boat motor or tickets to a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game?.

    If you’re in the market for something unusual or even something antique, then the 19h annual Kiwanis auction is for you.

  • FIRE!

    Two Grant County families had to find other accommodations after their homes were heavily damaged in separate fires.
    Nathan Yazell was cooking hamburgers and French fries around 6 a.m. on Jan. 19 after getting off work at Toyota when grease caught his tri-level home on fire.

    When firefighters arrived around 6:20 a.m. smoke and fire were billowing out the windows.
    “There was not a whole lot we could save when we got there,” Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen said.

  • DR man remains identified

    What appeared to be a near certainty after a body was found in a shallow grave in Fleming County three months ago became reality for the family of Randall Russ.

    Using dental records, the Fleming County coroner has confirmed that the buried body discovered is the 54-year-old Dry Ridge man.

  • Clerk’s office gets new look, web site

    Jan. 5 was a big day for Tabatha Clemons.
    Clemons, who spent eight years as Grant County Parks and Recreation director, began a new chapter in her life as county clerk.

    On her first day, she presented her budget for the clerk’s office to the Grant County Fiscal Court and the Grant County Clerk’s Office website — www.grantcountyclerk.org — went live.

  • From the Bench

    Stephen Bates is used to working while working out.
    For the last 29 years, he spent hours on his exercise bike with a circuit court case from Grant, Owen or Carroll counties in his hand.

    Bates, of Dry Ridge, was the longest sitting circuit judge in Kentucky. Last year, he opted not to seek another term.

    As of Jan. 5, he found himself with a lot more time on his hands. But the law and seeing justice served is close to his heart, so he plans to work as a consultant in his son, Stephen Bates II’s law firm and to work as a mediator.

  • Family, friends wait on body ID

    The family and friends of Randall Russ can do nothing but wait more than three months after a body was found in Fleming County.

    While all indications are the body is that of the 54-year-old Dry Ridge resident, Kentucky State Police said they are awaiting DNA results before positively identifying the remains.

  • Flu bug bites; schools bounce back

    Local schools hit hard by the flu before Christmas break appear to be bouncing back as students return to classes in the new year.
    Whether the good news continues or the flu returns with a vengeance is still up in the air.

  • Succulents for indoor bloom

    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle.  I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.  

  • Legislators return to Frankfort for short session

    Lawmakers will soon be heading back to Frankfort for the 2015 legislative session.
    While the General Assembly will only meet for 30 days, there will be lots of issues debated over a short time span.
    The short session begins Jan. 6 and is scheduled to end March 24.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, spoke to the Grant County News about what to expect in the coming weeks.

    What do you see as the biggest issues to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly?

  • Police seek robbery suspect

    Police are looking for a white male who robbed Grant County Drugs in Crittenden in the early afternoon on Jan. 6.

    “The man walked into the pharmacy and produced a note listing his intentions, his demands and the consequences for not complying with those demands,” said Chief Deputy Troy Hagedorn of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

    Once the female pharmacist complied with the demands, the suspect gave the employees instructions of what to do as he exited the building.