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    Grant County Cook: Vickie Jump

    Residence: Dry Ridge

    Background: native of Grant County

    Day job: In-home child-care provider for the last 12 years;  for 23 years prior to that worked in banking for Bank of Williamstown and Eagle Bank

    Describe the dish: “This is a special occasion kind of meal. My son, Jordan, requested it after he’d spent a week at camp for the first time.”

    Where’s the recipe from: “Somebody gave it to me and I modified it from there.”

  • Blaze guts DR home

    High winds hampered firefighters efforts in battling a blaze on Tuesday, March 19.

    Firefighters from Dry Ridge and four other fire departments in the county spent nearly four hours in firefighting and overhaul of a home owned by Dave Riley on Greenville Road.

  • Winter weather just won’t fade away

    Punxsutawney Phil must have got his fur crossed.
    Pennsylvania’s most famous rodent did not see his shadow on Feb. 2, which means that spring should be on it’s way.
    The old wives tale is if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, there’ll be six more weeks of winter. The absence of the shadow had people hoping spring was going to be sprung soon.

  • New water pipeline to benefit Grant customers

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission gave a thumbs up for Kentucky-American Water Company to build a pipeline that will connect its customers in it’s northern service area to the company’s plant on the Kentucky River in Owen County.
    Kentucky-American has about 3,900 customers in it’s Northern Division in Grant, Gallatin and Owen counties.
    The PSC found that building the pipeline and related storage tanks is more cost-effective than making improvements to Owenton’s aging treatment facility, which Kentucky-American owns and operates.

  • Sponsors needed for bear project

    It’s not lions and tigers, but bears that will be invading the Dry Ridge Fire House on March 28.
    For the third time, the Dry Ridge Fire Firefighters will join forces with the Dry Ridge Elementary Reading program for the Build-A-Bear Drive.
    Through donations from businesses and individuals, the firefighters along with students and volunteers from Dry Ridge Elementary sponsor and stuff bears for patients at Shriner’s hospitals.
    Last year, 100 bears were distributed to children on Easter morning.

  • Bramblett to remain in jail

    Keith Bramblett will not taste freedom, at least for another 10 years.
    Bramblett admitted to murdering Lawanda Sue Raines in 1989 and hiding her body near the Grant/Owen county line. It took 12 years for him to confess and to show her family where he buried her body under a pile of rocks off Ky. 22.

  • Man hit, killed by train

    A Northern Kentucky man was killed after being struck by a train on March 16.
    Kyle Vallandingham, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene around 5:55 p.m. by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.
    Vallandingham, a former resident of Dry Ridge, was walking south along the railroad tracks near Showplace Landscaping, about a mile south of Crittenden, with a friend, Dustin Orr.
    Police said Orr told them that when the two heard the train’s whistle they jumped from one set of train tracks to the other and that Vallandingham was struck from behind.

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  • Board says ‘I don’t’ to wedding venue

    Dry Ridge-Mt. Zion Road will not be home to an outdoor event venue after the Grant County Board of Adjustments denied a conditional use permit allowing the business in an agriculture zone.
    More than 50 residents turned out on Monday, March 11 and nearly a dozen of them spoke against a request by Larry and Mary Creekmore to operate a place for weddings, reunions, corporate functions and festivals on property the Creekmores own at 242 Boltz Lake Road.
    Gailen Bridges, an attorney for the Creekmores, spoke on their behalf. He distributed several handouts on agritourism.

  • Dropout age could increase from 16 to 18

    Legislation headed to Gov. Steve Beshear for his signature could make it easier to make sure students stay in school.
    School districts in Kentucky will be allowed to raise the minimum dropout age for their students under Senate Bill 97, which cleared the General Assembly on March 11.
    The bill, sponsored by Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, will allow local school districts across the state to increase the compulsory attendance age to 18 for their students beginning in the 2015 school year.