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  • 4-H receives State Farm grant

    The Grant County 4-H program benefitted from a $78,863 grant from State Farm Insurance to fund an aquabotics program.

    The program is aimed at getting students interested in technical type jobs involving robotics.
    “When you talk to people in the community why there’s not more employers it’s because the workers aren’t ready,” said Lamar Fowler, Grant County’s Extension Agent for  4-H.

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in I-75 wrecks

    Two separate accidents snarled traffic Nov. 30 on Interstate 75, leaving one dead and injuring two.
    Although the accidents were hours apart, both occurred in nearly the same location on northbound I-75 in Crittenden.
    Kenton County Police were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident at 4:53 p.m. near mile marker 166.5, just north of Crittenden.
    Investigators determined that a 2006 Buick, driven by William Peacher, 75, of Hamilton, Ohio, was traveling northbound on I-75 when he lost control.


    Ninety-year-old Arlene Eckler still picks up a book every day, sometimes reading until 2 a.m. in the morning.
    The Dry Ridge resident may be in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop the Grant County Public Library from coming to her.
    “It’s wonderful,” Eckler said. “Before that somebody would have drive me to the library and put my wheelchair in the car. I’d look over stuff and by the time I got through with the trip I was tired.”

  • Two indicted on murder charge

    Two men alleged to have killed 54-year-old Dry Ridge resident Randall Russ were indicted Nov. 21 by a Fleming County grand jury.
    Charles Black, 50, of Hillsboro, and Kevin Howard, 38, of Owingsville, were indicted on charges of murder, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree robbery, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence.
    Howard also is charged with being a persistent felony offender.
    The indictments stem from a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.

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  • Donations needed for vet wreaths

    Storme Vanover is on a mission – again and it’s all about honoring veterans, a mission that as a veteran she is passionate about.
    When Vanover, of Williamstown, found out that the deadline had passed for Grant County to be part of the Wreaths Across America program, she sprang into action and is attempting to raise $7,200 to buy 720 wreaths to be placed on every veterans grave at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

  • Wallace celebrates 50 years of providing pharmacy service

    Bob Wallace is celebrating 50 years in business in Grant County, but becoming a pharmacist was purely a fluke.
    “I went to college and didn’t declare a major the first year,” he said from his office at Grant County Drugs in Dry Ridge, which he co-founded. “My friend went into pharmacy so I decided to try it myself. I liked it, especially meeting the people.”

  • Crittenden resident is back in Jeopardy

    Crittenden resident and five-time Jeopardy champion Rani Peffer recently got a second shot to play her favorite game show.

    Peffer, who won $70,701 from six episodes in November 2013, was asked to return as part of the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.

    The tournament features the top 15 winners from the Alex Trebek-hosted show since the previous Tournament of Champions.

    Peffer had high hopes she would get an invite, but the corporate finance manager at Procter and Gamble was on pins and needles for about nine months.

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