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  • Community garden preps for season, needs volunteers

    Just like the vegetables it harvests, the Grant County Community Garden continues to grow.
    Created in 2011, the garden was established on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge to benefit families and seniors in need.
    Satellite gardens maintained by residents have since been added at Helton Heights and Parkview Manor in Williamstown and Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge.
    New additions are also planned for this year, said Sharon Tepe, Grant County Community Garden coordinator.

  • DR council considers police proposals

    Dry Ridge may consolidate police services with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office or expand their own department in an effort to provide around-the-clock patrols.
    The city council heard two potential proposals during its April 6 meeting, although no vote was taken.

    The city currently has a full-time police chief who works from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Police services are then supplemented from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through a contract with Williamstown Police.

  • HIGH (water) & DRY (students)

    Sixteen Grant County students and their bus driver took a trek up a hill and down a blacktopped road to get away from a swollen creek that surrounded their bus on Friday, April 3.
    The students, which included elementary, middle and high school students, along with Thelma Glass, a veteran bus driver, were a little muddy, a little wet, a little cold and tired, but safe.

  • Put that hammer down

    In my spare time I work as a freelance writer for an online content company writing home improvement articles for several national businesses and also catalog copy for Sears’ and Kmart’s websites.
    So, for more than a year now I’ve been writing about roofing and rain gutters and HVAC systems and energy efficient windows and the pros and cons of heat pumps and solar heating.
    Currently, I’m writing about Craftsman tools for Sears — swivel jaw hose and spark plug pliers, circular levels and No. 12 steel tap wrenches.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    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
    • A new church in the Grant County area. Bible believing, old fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission minded.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Michael A. Roberts, 25, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), at 11:07 a.m. March 30 on Ruark Road. Roberts was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • GCMS gets ‘mad’ in March
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  • FFLAG promotes Worksite Wellness awards

    FFLAG hopes to honor businesses with a real flag for their commitment to a healthy working environment.
    Since 2006, Fitness For Life Around Grant County, known as FFLAG, has recognized 19 businesses with its Worksite Wellness Award.
    The award is designed to honor worksites which have policies, programs and the infrastructure to support and promote healthy practices.
    The awards are visible flags that can be hung outside or displayed indoors, along with a citation from state representatives.