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  • High water traps couple

    A Dry Ridge couple and a 14-month-old child escaped injury Oct. 9 after being rescued from high waters during a downpour of rain.

    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call just after 5 a.m. from 29-year-old William Upton, who told the dispatcher that he was caught in the rising water on Elliston Mount Zion Road near KY 467.

    Also in the Toyota Tacoma pickup was Upton’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Elizabeth Rogers, and a baby.

    KSP, along with Dry Ridge and Williamstown fire departments, responded to the scene.

  • Upcoming events

    Entries needed for fall decorating contest

  • Gone to the dogs

    Walking into a fenced in yard while three large German Shepherds are roaming can be frightening.

    “None of my dogs are bite dogs,’ said Melissa Newman of Corinth, the owner of the canines. “One or two of them will bite if I tell them to, but it’s because I told them to.”

    In fact, most the time the dogs, along with a black labrador, chase the shadows of bugs to pass the day.

    They may even eat an occasional walnut that falls from a tree.

  • Dry Ridge man killed in motorcycle crash

    A Dry Ridge man was killed Oct. 11 in West Chester, Ohio.

    Kevin Lemons, 45, and his passenger, Charlene Bunch, 46, of Evansville, Ind., were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said the motorcycle crashed on West Chester Road and that speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

    Lemons was employed by Rumble Trucking in Florence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 280 of Newport.

    Survivors include his father,  a daughter and two sons. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

  • Saddle Club plans challenge, fun show

    The Grant County Saddle Club will be hosting a trail challenge and fun show on Oct. 17 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration can be completed at Tractor Supply.

    Concessions will be available.

    For more information call Lois Shuler at 859-620-4111.

     

  • DRFD plans cruise-in for fire prevention week

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will recognize National Fire Prevention Week with a Fire Prevention Day Cruise In from 3 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Dry Ridge Fire House.

    Special guests include Sparky the Fire Dog. There will be a fire truck slide and fire trucks on display.

    This event is being held in conjunction with Cruisin’ the Ridge, a car show held the second Saturday of the month May through October that is sponsored by the City of Dry Ridge. 

  • Second Sunday offers free fun

    What: Second Sunday of Play

    When: 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11

    Where: in front of Grant County Middle School. The road in front of GCMS will be closed to traffic during this event.

    Schedule of activities:

    • 2 p.m. - Bicycle parade (led by Little Mr. and Miss Grant County Fair/Kentucky State Fair Evan Dunaway and Kasey Hill)

    • 2:15 p.m. Corn Hole Tourney

    • 2:30 p.m. Pet Owner Look-A-Like Contest

    • 2:45 p.m. Pet Costume Contest

    • 3 p.m. 2K Fun Walk/Run

  • School taxes

    Grant County Schools

    Grant County Board of Education voted unanimously to not increase the tax rate levied for schools in the Grant County School District.  

    The tax rate on real and personal property in the Grant County School District for 2008 and again in 2009 is 52.2 cents per $100 of property valuation.

    Last year’s tax rate produced revenue of $5.15 million for the district.

    The 2009 tax rate is expected to bring in $5.14 million — $597,365 from new and personal property.

  • Tax time

    It’s that time of year when property owners in Grant County will receive their 2009 property tax bill. Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills mailed 11,736 bills on Oct. 1 and will continue to collect them through April 2010.  Each tax bill contains a property owner’s assessment with certain amount of the taxes going to the county, state, schools, mental health, health department, library, extension servie and soil conservation.What’s new?

  • Farmers Market to hold sale

    The leaves are starting to fall and the crops are starting to fade.

    The Grant County Farmers Market will be having the end of season sale on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the Williamstown (across from Tractor Supply) and Crittenden (by Whippy Dip) locations and on Oct. 11 at the Second Sunday activities on Arnie Risen Boulevard in Williamstown.

    The produce is locally grown and harvested. Also available are honey, baked and canned goods, pumpkins, gourds and decorative items for fall.

    This is not the final sale of the season, but is the biggest before winter.