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  • Stage Right’s 2nd season to feature ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Annie Jr.’

    Stage Right Musical Theatre hope audiences will be “Over the Rainbow” for its second season lineup.
    After a successful inaugural season, Stage Right announced its second year of shows March 10 during the season’s kickoff Gala.

    The Gala at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown featured musical highlights from last season, along with Broadway tunes and a peak into what audiences will see in 2017.

  • Faith to Stand event to address substance abuse epidemic

    The Grant County Drug Task Force and Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County are collaborating to educate, encourage and empower churches and the community to address substance abuse.
    The groups are sponsoring the Faith to Stand event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Grant County High School.
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered participants.
    Workshops will include Sources of Strength, Giving Hope through Biblical Counseling, A Biblical Approach to Addiction and more.

  • Business license fees likely for Grant County

    Grant County Fiscal Court held a first reading on March 13 for a proposed annual business-licensing fee applicable to all businesses in Grant County.

    Businesses would document all of their active employees so the court could have a more accurate idea of how many employees would be contributing to the payroll tax.

  • County adopts 2 percent payroll tax

    Grant County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance to implement a 2 percent payroll tax in a second hearing on March 9 to help avoid impending bankruptcy. The ordinance passed with a 3-1 vote, with Judge-Executive Steve Wood, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron and District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting yes, and District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley voting no.

  • GCHS senior Haley Bryan wins second Poetry Out Loud championship

    Grant County High School senior Haley Bryan won her second state championship at the Kentucky Poetry Out Loud state finals in Frankfort on March 7.

    Bryan won gold at the state poetry competition by reciting poems like “Please Don’t” by Tony Hoagland and “Self-Portrait” by Chase Twitchell as well as her interpretation of “Hap” by Thomas Hardy, which clinched her the title. She will now represent Kentucky at the Poetry Out Loud national finals on April 25-26 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

  • Dry Ridge native, WKU student biking cross-country for Alzheimer’s research

    At 6 a.m. every morning, Conrad Jaconette wakes up to go on a 30-mile bike ride around Bowling Green to prepare himself for the cycling trip of a lifetime – one that will help support a cause near to his heart; Alzheimer’s awareness.

  • DRE students to compete at state robot tourney

    Six Dry Ridge Elementary students will represent Grant County at the upcoming Robo Challenge Xtreme state tournament, putting their problem solving and technical skills to the test.

    The annual statewide robot building competition features students from elementary through high school and focuses on sharpening teamwork skills and emphasizing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

  • Rockin’ the Ridge returns June 24 with free admission

    Rockin’ the Ridge will be back for a second year with an expanded musical lineup, another car show and a firework finish.

  • Grant County Schools building new bus garage beside Sherman Elementary

    Grant County School District recently approved the construction of a new school bus garage that will be built on Sherman Elementary School’s campus in Dry Ridge.

    Scott Shipp, director of operations for the school district, said administrators decided to build the new garage by Sherman Elementary because they have plenty of open acreage, and it prevented them from having to purchase additional property.

    The new garage will be located on the south end of the property, on the other side of the entranceway after turning onto the campus from U.S. 25.

  • Dry Ridge native wins Military Spouse of the Year award

    Dry Ridge native Lindsay Dickey may no longer wear the military uniform, but she still lives the military lifestyle as the wife of an active serviceman. Her loyalty and dedication to her family and the military were recently recognized when she was honored with the Military Spouse of the Year Award at her base in Fort Irwin, California.