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  • Maddox fills vacant Dry Ridge Council seat

    It took a vote by Mayor Jim Wells to break a tie, but the Dry Ridge City Council has a new member.
    The council voted Ron Maddox to fill the seat left vacant when council member Joni Pelfrey died at age 54 on July 12 after battling health issues.
    Maddox will serve the rest of Pelfrey’s current term, which ends Dec. 31, 2018.
    “I hope that I can make a difference in the city and hope to hear from the citizens when they have concerns,” Maddox said. “We are their representatives.”

  • Annual Paddle Williamstown to hit lake Aug. 26

    Williamstown Lake will once again be filled with canoes, kayaks and standup paddle boards for a day of safe fun on the water.

    The seventh annual Paddle Williamstown, sponsored by the  City of Williamstown, Grant County Tourism and the Williamstown Lake Association, will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.  
    Fireworks will light the sky above the lake at dark the day the day of the event.

  • Man dies in Owen Co. house fire

    A house fire on Carr Lane killed a 67-year-old man on Aug. 4 in Owen County.
    Larry Carr Sr., 67, of Sadieville, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters responded to a house fire at 4:47 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

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  • Study analyzes local police agencies

    Issues with effective communication and lack of policy manuals were among the concerns identified in a comprehensive academic study on Grant County’s law enforcement agencies.
    The report was performed last year by the Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville, at the request of Judge-Executive Steve Wood. Local government leaders were interested in an independent observer detailing the county’s law enforcement adequacy.

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  • Corinth resident publishes plays by KY prisoners

    Grant County Adult Education has found a new home.
    The program just moved into its new space at 118 South Main Street, unit 6, in Dry Ridge, located behind Gold Star Chili and next to the WNKR radio station.

  • Wynn named administrator of emergency room services in Georgia

    Dr. Brett Noble Wynn, a 1991 graduate of Grant County High School, has been named administrator of emergency room services at Higgins Hospital in Bremen, Georgia. Wynn is an emergency room physician with the Carrollton Emergency Physicians located in Carrollton, Georgia.

    Higgins Hospital is one of three hospitals in West Georgia, which this group of emergency room physicians serves.
    Wynn is a graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky Medical School. Wynn is married to Suzanne Sexton and has two daughters.

  • Livingood excited for new interim role

    Carroll County Schools interim superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., took over the district’s leadership position July 12. He has a one-year contract with the district as the board of education begins the search for a new superintendent.
    Livingood retired in December 2016 after serving as superintendent of Grant County Schools for more than five years.

  • Grammy award-winning singer Steven Curtis Chapman to perform at Ark Encounter Aug. 5

    Fans of Grammy award-winning singer, Steven Curtis Chapman can hear him in Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    Chapman will be the first public Ark Encounter performer since the park’s grand opening last year. Over the course of his three-decade career, he has won five Grammys, 58 Dove awards, and one American Music Award. Chapman has sold nearly 11 million albums and has had numerous No. 1 radio hits, including “Live Out Loud”, “Love Take Me Over” and “Speechless.”