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  • Court seeks parks director

    The open position Grant County Parks and Recreation director could be filled as early as next week.
    “Little League starts March 15 and you have practice and everything,” said Judge-Executive Steve Wood. “We’re going to fill this position by the first of March.”
    The role became vacant after former director Tabatha Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.
    The county advertised the job in January and received about 10 to 12 resumes, according to Wood.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    Two well-respected Black citizens of Dry Ridge were Percy and Maude Porterfield Rice. Percy was born on Feb. 1, 1882 in Utal, Alabama.  When Percy was asked how he happened to come to Grant County, he said he started traveling from Alabama to St. Louis, then to Denver, Colorado, back to Cincinnati and finally ended in Grant County in 1914.  

  • Kiss the Pig
  • WELLS HITS GROUND RUNNING

    A month into office, newly elected Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells hit the ground running in his new role as leader of the city.

    Despite his term not officially starting until Jan. 1, Wells was busy meeting with business owners, council members and residents in December to develop a priority list for the next few months.  

  • Bridge project includes tolls for travelers

    Improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge corridor could be closer to reality, but those improvements likely will come with drivers paying tolls.
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich jointly announced Jan. 28 a goal of creating a cost-savings plan for the project between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
    The bi-state, bi-partisan commitment unveiled includes:
    • Lowering the project’s price tag through innovative solutions in design, construction and financing

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  • May primary field set for state offices

    The filing deadline for statewide constitutional offices ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday. For the most part, big name Democrats remained unchallenged for the May primary.
    For months there was talk of several Democrats putting their names on the gubernatorial ballot, including Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who announced on Monday that she would seek re-election to her current office.

  • Identity sought for Corinth robbery suspects

    Police are seeking information about two suspects involved in a Jan. 29 armed robbery at the Corinth Marathon gas station.

    Dispatch received an alarm drop at 12:20 a.m. and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to the scene.
    Three clerks were on duty when two individuals came inside the store wearing black hooded sweatshirts with their faces covered with bandanas.

  • WHAT 2 WATCH 4

    Ark Encounter- As the tourism project inches closes to reality, several questions remained unanswered?
    The state has reneged and pulled tax incentives based on perceived religious discrimination in the hiring practices for the multi-million dollar attraction.
    Will the state change its mind with support from Sen. Damon Thayer and Rep. Brian Linder on the side of the Ark Encounter?

  • PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE AT COACHES VS. CANCER

    Will Grant County High School Principal Claudette Herald have to kiss a pig on Friday, Jan. 30 or will Williamstown High School Principal Brandy Feagan have the honors?

    It all depends on the school district that raises the most money in the second and final Coaches vs. Cancer game.
    Both school districts have been holding penny wars, T-shirt sales, and lunches to raise money for the Grant County Relay For Life.