Today's News

  • Rockin’ the Ridge set for June 24

    Music and fireworks will be Rockin’ the Ridge for a second straight year.
    The City of Dry Ridge’s annual music festival at Piddle Park is set for Saturday, June 24 with country stars Joe Diffie and Colt Ford serving as headliners.

    The biggest news is that admission will be free this year for the day of music-filled entertainment ending with a fireworks display by Casabella pyrotechnics over Lake Pollywog.

  • Grant County Public Library hosts magic show
  • Grant County Church of Christ VBS
  • Beech trees are worthy of attention

    “If the word noble had to be applied to only one kind of tree, the honor would probably go to the Beech.”- James Crockett
    I must agree with Mr. Crockett’s sentiment.  The Beech remains one of my favorite trees.  They make great shade trees with a low canopy, often touching the ground.  Beeches are stately trees that can be easily identified in the fall because of their golden color; and in the winter because the leaves have a tendency to remain attached to the tree. The smooth, elephant-like bark of beeches is a plus in any season.

  • Father’s Day is more special this year

    The past few five months I have been terrified.
    Most nights would be filled with restless sleep and recurring nightmares.

    In February, my dad was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma.
    When my mom told my brother and I over the phone that he had cancer I could barely utter a word.
    Although in shock, I asked all the obvious questions.

    What happens next?
    How bad is it?
    Will they be able to get rid of it?

  • Ode to Psalm 91

    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
    I found an artist on the Etsy website who hand paints scripture verses, white lettering on rustic gray paper.
    Earlier this year, during a particularly rough time in our lives, my husband and I went to see a pastor, and at the end of our meeting, the pastor gave us a prescription: Read Psalm 91 together daily.


     Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Officer David Osborne executed multiple warrants for Logen Abney, 20, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking or disposition contents from vehicle under $500, fraudulent use of credit card under $500 within a six-month period and contempt of court libel/slander resistance order, at 2:30 p.m. May 29 on Broadway Street. Abney was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Library to show patrons ‘How-To’ at new festival

    From making a simple will and dressing for a job interview to playing hopscotch and using chopsticks, the Grant County Public Library will help patrons learn “How-To” during a new event.
    The How-To Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the library.
    Many of the how-to seminars will be 30 minutes long during a particular time on the event schedule, which can be seen in the library’s June and July calendar and online at www.grantlib.org.


    • May 1
    Sharon Osrsburn, 122 Hogan’s Parkway, new home, 3,013 square feet, estimated cost $350,000; permit fee $852.82.
    CDAT LLC, 315 Oakwood Drive, new home, 1,066 square feet, estimated cost $98,000; permit fee $280.92.
    CDAT LLC, 295 Oakwood Drive, new home, 1,066 square feet, estimated cost $98,000; permit fee $280.92.
    • May 2
    Ark Encounter, 1000 Eibeck, smokehouse, 176 square feet, estimated cost $12,000; permit fee $54.17.