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Today's News

  • Free kitchen serves hungry, needs volunteers

    The Free Lunch Kitchen in Dry Ridge is undergoing a few changes, but is not closing its doors.
    Located at U.S. 25 and Broadway in downtown Dry Ridge, the Free Kitchen opened in 2007 and serves meals to 45 to 60 people each weekday.

  • Unidentified woman’s remains unsolved after 28 years

    On May 6, 1988, Kentucky State Police discovered the remains of a young woman – she lie naked in an open field on Highway 330, her face decomposed beyond recognition – the cause of death was determined as strangulation.

    The discovery received little press. A May 12, 1988 edition of the News-Herald reported that an unidentified white female was discovered approximately 18 miles south of Owenton, 27 feet off the roadway.

  • Jailer reflects on dispute, progress

    With your first year in office over, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?  

  • Obstacles didn’t stop mom’s dedication to son

    The Wenderoth home in Dry Ridge is full of laughter, good-natured teasing and most of all expressions of respect and gratitude.

    When Niki Wenderoth Matt was a young mother of 9-month old McKenzie Matt, she went into premature labor at just 24 weeks into her second pregnancy.

  • Thomas enjoys tutoring, flipping pancakes

    A retired school principal in the Fayette County Public School system, James Thomas moved back to his native Grant County in January of 2011.
    Not long after moving back, his sister Carolyn Thompson suggested that he join the Williamstown Kiwanis Club.

    Joining the club opened doors to volunteering in Grant County, especially when a fellow member signed him up to be a part of the reading program, One to One.

  • DR Police adds another officer

    The expansion of the Dry Ridge Police Department continues with a third hire in less than a year.
    Kyle Wallace, a 22-year-old Crittenden resident, was recently sworn in by Mayor Jim Wells during a city council meeting.

    Wallace graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 with a double major in criminal justice and police studies.

    He previously worked with Grant County Parks and Recreation and helped Dry Ridge as a part-time parks director last year.

  • Bottoms up: First alcohol sales on tap

    It was termed a “historic event in Grant County” by Darren Spahr, chairman of the group that petitioned for the Dec. 22, 2015 special election, turning the county from moist to wet. Now, four months since the vote, some people may be asking, where are the changes?

    The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly and there has been a state-required 60-day waiting period after the election. This time allowed for certification of the vote and for government officials to set up guidelines for licensing and fees, and to name Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) administrators.

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  • Man flown to hospital in crash with school bus

    A 63-year-old Dana employee was taken to the hospital by helicopter April 20 after his vehicle collided with a Grant County Schools bus.

  • The story behind the story: Author speaks at Grant County Library

    After hours of planning and much anticipation, best-selling author Jay Asher walked into the Grant County Public Library on April 19. Dressed California casual, carrying a backpack instead of a briefcase, he addressed his audience as if he were greeting new and special friends.

     

    The ages of his audience was a mixture of children, teens, parents and grandparents. Some had read his New York Times young adult bestseller, “Thirteen Reason Why” and some had not.