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Today's News

  • Satisfying 7th

    When the Grant County High School football team traveled to Boyd County, it was a homecoming for head coach Mike Davis.

    Davis grew up in Boyd County and played for the Lions’ football team, but returning as the Braves head coach, he only wanted one team to walk away with a win. The Braves shutout Boyd County on the Lions’ senior night, winning 23-0.

  • For the love of a duck

    Nineteen sixty eight was a difficult year for Americans. Ultra conservative bullets took the lives of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. American cities were on fire, neighborhoods were burning and ducks and boats did not fare any better.

    The miracle chemical DDT was poisoning the ducks and everything around them and polluted water was poisoning and destroying the boats. If you were a little duck-boat then it was a double whammy with a bigger whammy soon to arrive.

  • Blood fest

    The Grant County Public Library recently provided a helping hand to those who wanted to add to their costume and make themselves look more grotesque for Halloween.

    Jessica Napier organized Friday Blood Fest on Oct. 24 at the Grant County Public Library after attending a library event in June where Amanda Boston, a Northern Kentucky University student who does makeup for the U.S.S. Nightmare haunted boat, taught attendees about theatrical makeup.

  • Thousands raised, spent in campaigns

    State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has raised nearly $240,000 more than his opponent in a bid to be reelected to his 17th district seat.

    After carrying over more than $148,500 from May, Thayer reported having $259,247.20 in total receipts to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance as of Oct. 3.

    His total disbursements for his campaign exceed $82,600.

    Of the 257 contributions made to Thayer, 134 were $250 or less, 58 were between $251 and $500 and 63 of the remaining 65 contributions were for the $1,000 maximum allowed.

  • 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.