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    Four-legged Grant County residents will take over Grant County Park in Crittenden on Oct. 17.
    Diana Morgan is passionate about the things she gets involved with and she loves her dog.
    She also hates cancer and as team captain for the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay for Life team looked for a way to combine those two passions. Her solution was to organize the first Bark For Life, a canine event to fight cancer.

  • Lawson becomes Braves’ all-time rushing leader

    Senior running back Hunter Lawson continued to break records Sept. 29 as the Grant County Braves football team notched their third win of the season.
    A third-year starter, Lawson rushed for 119 yards in the game and became the school’s all-time career rushing leader.
    Lawson has rushed for 1,781 yards for the Braves during his tenure, eclipsing former school recorder holder, Mitch Howard.

    Howard ran for 1,708 yards during the 1994-97 seasons.

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  • Same sex marriages

    While Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is out of jail and back to work, the saga of issuing same-sex marriage licenses likely will continue.

    Davis said she would not stand in the way of the deputy clerks as they began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples last week.

    However, legislators who side with Davis’ view anticipate that the General Assembly could tackle the issue to avoid future conflicts between a clerk’s duties and their religious views on same-sex marriage.

  • Maines recalls ‘turning point’ in career

    What seemed like another routine work day turned into a turning point in his law enforcement career.

    Deputy Brian Maines was alone after hours Dec. 27, 2007, at the Grant County Sheriff’s Office filling out an accident report.

    That’s when he heard a call come over the radio: A man armed with a 20-gauge shotgun was next door at the Grant County Detention Center demanding to see the jailer.
    Maines, who had been on the job less than three years, dropped the paperwork and answered the call.

  • Braves shut out in second half, fall 34-27

    Grant County could easily be 4-0 on the season, but a second consecutive tough loss has the Braves with a 2-2 record.

    Despite having a two touchdown lead late in the first half, GCHS fell 34-27 on Sept. 11 to Harrison County.

    The Thorobreds gained 408 yards on the Braves while holding Grant to 254, including only 39 rushing yards.

    “We have to really focus on keeping the intensity we start the game with and finish,” coach Kevin Siple said. “We can’t let up when we have a lead. We must play four quarters.”

  • Lady Demons fall 3-0 to SK
  • Remembering 9/11

    Most people remember exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.
    For Joe McManis, it’s a day he will never forget.
    The Dry Ridge resident worked for 17 years as a corporal with the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police Department.

    On that fateful morning, he was stationed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA — about a half mile from the Pentagon.

    Making his rounds in the center pier of the airport, McManis was suddenly grabbed on the arm by a woman in a business suit.

  • Police veteran recalls fatal shooting early in career

    Captain Dennis Switzer wanted to be in law enforcement since he was in the sixth grade.

    He is now a 17-year-veteran with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Only five months in, Switzer saw first-hand how dangerous and deadly the job could be any given day.

    An Air Force veteran, Switzer was in southern Grant County on Feb. 3, 1999, when the call came across dispatch of an armed robbery in Williamstown.

    The suspect, 53-year-old Kenneth Hutcherson of Frankfort, had just robbed the BP gas station and fled in a maroon 1995 Buick Skylark.

  • Honoring the AMERICAN WORKER

    Cindy Whittamore has worked since she was 16 years old.
    Since November 2004, she’s been greeting customers at the Waffle House in Dry Ridge and she has a hands-on approach to work.
    Her employees consider her a “blessing.”

    “There’s isn’t a job she won’t tackle or try to do. There isn’t a task she expects us to do that she wouldn’t herself. Cindy is a friend to all and gives her best everyday,” said Kim Barber.
    Whittamore, of Dry Ridge, enjoys her customers and employees.