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  • Rush is not on to raise drop out age

    More than 72 percent of Kentucky’s 173 school districts have adopted the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard raising the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18.
    Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools are two districts who are not in any hurry to make the change.

  • Fall Fling
  • 1 YEAR LATER: NO ARRESTS IN PARK ARSON

    It’s been a year since someone torched the Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, a historic, structure inside Grant County Park in Crittenden and Connie Taylor is still mad.
    “I’m still very upset. I’m angry and upset in humankind,” Taylor said.
    She has spent countless hours researching and documenting the history of black families in Grant County.

  • 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.