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Today's News

  • Moist vote goes to Dry Ridge voters

    Dry Ridge residents will be choosing more than their pick for the next U.S. president or local office on election day.

    Voters will once again decide if they want their city to go moist.

    J.B. Barnes filed a signed petition on Aug. 14 to get the vote on the ballot that, if passed, would make alcohol available by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities with a seating capacity of at least 100 people and which derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

  • Hedger, boy, June 3

    Jimmy Dan Hedger and Tasha Epperson of Dry Ridge, announce the birth of their first child.

    Hagen Cole Hedger was born at 1:50 p.m. on June 3, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Danny and Donna Wright of Owenton.

    His paternal grandparents are James and Carol Hedger of Dry Ridge.

    His paternal great grandmother is Mary Hedger of Dry Ridge.

    Hagen Cole was welcomed home by his sister, Haley Jane.

  • Bakers celebrate 63 years

    Ellis and Mary Baker will celebrate their 63rd anniversary on Nov. 10.

    Ellis and Mary Barker were married by Bro. Bedingar at Walton, Ky.

    The Bakers have six children. Their names are, Ron Baker of Smyrna, Tenn., Pamela Iseral of Dry Ridge, Patty Ingram of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jeff Baker of Dry Ridge and the late Missy and Steven Baker.

    The couple has 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

    Ellis is a retired farmer. His wife, Mary is a retired housewife and farmer.

  • Grant County cross country eyes state berth

    It was a busy week for Grant County’s cross country teams.

    The week started with the middle school regional meet at Scott High School on Oct. 15.

    The girls finished 13th out of 15, while the boys took second out of 13 teams. Courtney Colson led the way, placing 29th.

    “Both teams gave good effort,” coach Marlon Kinsey said. “They are young, so they have more time at the middle school level. Both teams are adding depth to the program. It’s exciting.”

    Justin McGough led the way for the boys, placing 10th.

  • Episcopalian baby in an off-brand world

    As an Episcopalian child I remember living in a far northern rural Indiana community where Episcopalians were as rare as indoor toilets.

    Let me digress. It was 1955 and the community decided to protest higher water rates by flushing all the toilets in town at the same time. I am sure you can appreciate the logistics of accomplishing this and it was carried out 100 percent. The problem was, you can’t make much of a point flushing six toilets and the protest went by un-noticed.

  • Howls, Hounds benefit shelter

    Man’s best friend can dress up in a cape or wear their favorite mask Saturday, Oct. 25, to benefit the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    The inaugural Howls and Hounds 2008 Halloween Dog Walk at Grant County Park will feature costume contests, adoptions, micro-chipping and photos.

  • Senior night success

    Looking to make a little history, Grant County celebrated senior night with a win over district foe Jeffersontown 20-6.

    With the win, the Braves earned their sixth win of the season, tying the mark they set last year. They also set a school record with two district wins in a season. With the win, the Braves secured the three seed in the district tournament, another first in the program’s history.

  • Police Beat

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 1:32 p.m. on Oct. 13 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Salley K. Bruce, 64, of Dry Ridge driving a 1996 Ford and Jeffery L. Humpert, 44, of Plainfield, Ill. driving a 2006 Freightliner.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:10 a.m. on Oct. 14 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Robert J. Breeze, 35, of Independence driving a 2000 Freightliner that struck a parked 2001 General Motors owned by Dennis Bowling of Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Babies of the week: Hannah and Wyatt Brown

    Hi! Our names are Hannah Grace Brown and Wyatt Lee Brown

    We were born on December 24, 2007.

    Our parents are Josh and Meghan Brown of Cordova and Corey and Samantha Brown of Cordova.

    Our favorite thing to do is play together.

  • Gutman, boy, July 11

    Amy and Troy Gutman of Williamstown announce the birth of their fourth child.

    Adam Gutman was born at 1:39 a.m. on July 11, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Betty and Bill Rudd of Springfield, Ky.

    His paternal grandparents are Barbara and Wade Gutman of Dry Ridge.

    Adam was welcomed home by Emma, Ethan and Aaron.