Today's News

  • Busch earns second Sprint Cup win at Kentucky

    SPARTA — In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway, all the talk was about the new package deal that would increase the competitiveness for position that has been lacking at the one-and-a-half mile oval.

    NASCAR got its wish with that change, but there’s no change in who dominates the track.
    Kyle Busch led a race-high 163 laps and took the lead from Joey Logano for good with 18 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night.

  • Fun on the Fourth
  • Honor flight

    It’s been 62 years since Edward Souder returned from Korean soil, but it’s a place he thinks of often, at least once or twice a day.
    Souder, of Corinth, saw a dream come true when he recently participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. where he and other veterans received the red carpet treatment.

    Tears slid from the corners of Souder’s weathered eyes as he recalled the fanfare that surrounded his big day.

    “It’s indescribable,” he said.

  • DR adds 2 police officers

    The Dry Ridge Police Department tripled in size July 1 as two new officers were sworn in to protect and serve the city.
    David Osborne and K.J. Little, both Dry Ridge residents, are now part of the force after being hired to expand the department in an effort to fight drug use and other crimes.

    “We’re looking forward to being able to curb some of these problems that people are complaining about,” said Mayor Jim Wells.

    Chief Rick Kells previously was the sole police officer for the city.

  • Kenner hired as Dry Ridge city clerk

    The City of Dry Ridge soon will have a new clerk and treasurer with the retirement of long-time employee Cindy Harris.

    Amy Kenner, who moved to Dry Ridge three years ago after living in Corinth, was chosen by the city council to succeed Harris during its June 15 meeting.

  • Faith, Fireworks
  • State seeks input on KY 36 road project

    With congested traffic from the Ark Encounter a concern, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will provide information about a project to provide relief.

    The project features the reconstruction of KY 36 at the Interstate 75 interchange in Williamstown, where the entrance to the under-construction Ark Encounter attraction will be when it opens in the summer of 2016.

    KTC will be holding an informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 at the Grant County Public Library.


    Nestled within 800 acres of rolling hills in Williamstown, a creation of biblical proportions is starting to take shape.

    The $90 million life-size Ark Encounter is still at least a year away from opening, but workers have started on the skeleton of the recreation of Noah’s ark.