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Today's News

  • 1st day jitters

    Anxious students strapped with a backpack and sporting new clothes were not the only ones starting school Aug. 13.

    Kasey Kennedy, 23, of Dry Ridge began her teaching career as a language arts teacher at Williamstown Middle School.

    A 2004 Walton-Verona High School graduate, Kennedy received her degree from Midway College in May.

    She originally started out studying nursing, but she changed her mind soon after.

  • Lady Braves dominate Walton-Verona

    A few moments after their season opener against Walton-Verona, the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team was brimming with confidence and their coach was soaking wet.

    The Lady Braves gave coach Melinda White an ice water bath after their 5-2 victory over the Lady Cats on Aug. 17.

    “I think this game shows the girls that they’re going to win the district,” White said. “They thought Walton-Verona was one of their biggest challenges in the district and beating them 5-2, I think that’s why I’m soaking wet right now.”

  • Barker graduates basic military training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class David A. Barker Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • For the Record 8-20-09

    Civil Suits

    June 19:

    Liquidation Properties, Inc. vs. Diana J. Sizemore, Ronald Sizemore, Kentucky Tax Bill Servicing, Inc. and Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Revenue, Division of Collections, complaint & reformation of mortgage

    Jonathan R. Hughes vs. Robin M. Hughes, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC vs. Douglas Smith and Teresa Smith, default of payment on note

    June 22:

    State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Micah S. Lawson, seeking damages due to an auto accident

  • Robinson-Petty to wed

    Wanda Williams of Astor, Fla., and Gary Robinson of Lexington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Rose Robinson to Eugene Glenn Petty, son of Glenna Whaley of Florence and Bailey Petty of Walton.

    A spring wedding is planned.

    The bride attends Northern Kentucky University and is employed by the city of Dry Ridge.

    The groom is a 1984 graduate of Simon Kenton High School and is employed by DHL at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

  • The Corinth Fire Department is under investigation by the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    The Corinth Fire Department is under investigation by the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    Ronnie Day, executive director of the KFC, confirmed that his office had received complaints about the Corinth fire department not responding to calls.

    “I can say that we’ve received complaints and will be contacting officials to look into some issues,” Day said.

  • Dailey-Ingram set date

    Mike and Kim Newman of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristina Dailey to Christopher Ingram, son of Eddie Ingram of Dunlap, Tenn. and Debra Kinman of Corinth.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. William Church in Williamstown.

    A reception will follow at the church reception hall.

    The bride is employed as a caregiver and the groom is employed by A&P Heating and Air.

  • Great grandmother has passion for pencils

    Dottie Rix said she is the Grandma Moses of Grant County.

    That’s how she describes her artwork. With dancing eyes and a vivacity about her that belies the patience necessary to paint, Rix says she has been drawing since she was in school.

    The Pocono, Pa. native has lived and drawn in Grant County for 20 years. Her latest exhibit was featured in July at the Grant County Tourism Center.

  • Stroke screenings available

    St. Elizabeth Health Care is offering a stroke and cardiovascular screening on Sept. 14 at St. Elizabeth Grant County.

    Stoke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and this simple and quick screening could help avoid a stroke or aneurysm.

    Participants can choose a stroke/carotid artery screening, an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening or a peripheral arterial disease screening.

    The cost is $45 for each or $120 for all three. There is a 5 percent discount for all PrimeWise members.

  • For the Record

    Deeds

    June 10

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Green Tree Servicing, LLC; Scott A. Smith and Peggy S. Smith, husband and wife; and Grant County Kentucky, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Green Tree Servicing, LLC,

    Latimer Lane property, $50,000

    (Quit Claim Deed) Kathleen Guenther, Jean Ranz, Jaime Ranz, Paul F. Guenther, Susan J. Guenther, Jane Guenther-Oka and Thomas J. Oka to Kathleen Guenther and Jean Ranz, lot 2 of Foster Lake Subdivision, $46,000