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Today's News

  • Family offers $10,000 reward in hit-and-run death

    The family of a Dry Ridge teenager killed in a hit-and-run accident last month is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the driver or vehicle involved in the crime.

    Family friend Peggy Adrian said the family combined their resources to offer an incentive for potential witnesses to come forward with information regarding 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper’s death.

  • Fiscal court approves budget, 911 fee

    The Grant County Fiscal Court voted to approve their annual budget as well as the ordinance to implement a countywide unit service fee during their regular meeting on June 19.

    The annual budget passed with a 3-1 vote with District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting no.
    The $36 fee on each residential and commercial dwelling in Grant County will fund the county’s 911-dispatch service, and was approved by the court.

  • Summer Fun
  • Laundry hamper left on stove causes fire

    A laundry hamper left sitting on top of a hot stove caused a kitchen fire at Williamsburg Square Apartments on June 19, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    Whalen said a babysitter and three children were home at the time of the fire, but successfully escaped the unit in time. Firefighters responded at about 1:50 p.m. and subdued the fire within 10 minutes after arriving.

  • Rockin’ the Ridge set for June 24

    Music and fireworks will be Rockin’ the Ridge for a second straight year.
    The City of Dry Ridge’s annual music festival at Piddle Park is set for Saturday, June 24 with country stars Joe Diffie and Colt Ford serving as headliners.

    The biggest news is that admission will be free this year for the day of music-filled entertainment ending with a fireworks display by Casabella pyrotechnics over Lake Pollywog.

  • Fueling the Mind
  • Youth prepare for ‘Annie, Jr.’ at Rising Stars camp

    The sun might come out tomorrow, but the young actors and actresses at the Rising Stars Summer Academy have another week to perfect their upcoming rendition of the musical “Annie Jr.”

    The second annual theater camp, hosted by Grant County’s Stage Right Musical Theatre Company, focuses on building not only the musical and acting skills of aspiring stage stars and starlets, but building character traits that will hopefully last the students a lifetime.

  • Grant County Public Library hosts magic show
  • Construction Coming

    The Grant County Public Library will be expanding by nearly 10,000 square feet after receiving a $1.638 million grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
    The library will receive $81,900 per year from KDLA for the next 20 years through the Public Library Facilities

    Construction Fund grant to assist with debt retirement. The grant is a part of a comprehensive, $20 million investment in library construction across Kentucky. The total budget for the expansion, including furnishings, is $3.8 million.

  • Annual U.S. 25 Yard Sale brings customers to town

    Grant County locals broke out the antique records and vintage comic books for one of the biggest yard sale extravaganzas of the year from June 1 to June 3 during the sixth annual U.S. 25 Yard Sale.

    The annual event incorporates hundreds of yard sales located along 265 miles of U.S. 25 and U.S. 25 West, running from Rocky Top, Tennessee to southern Boone County in Kentucky.
    Judy Wigginton, who originally created the U.S. 25 Yard Sale, said this year’s optimal turnout likely signals an upward trend for participation in the yard sale that crosses state lines.