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Today's News

  • Hunt’s dream comes true

    Basketball has been a major part of Trevor Hunt’s life since he was 4-years-old.

    Now, he begins a new chapter of basketball in his life as he signed his national letter of intent, April 13, to play for Kentucky Christian University.

    “It means a lot to me,” Hunt said. “It means I fulfilled my dream.”

    Hunt, who averaged 18 points per game and seven rebounds last season for the Braves, will be trading in his gold and blue for red and black, which he supported with a red tie and red tennis shoes.

  • The Great Coverup of 2011

    In the continuing saga of my ongoing battle over household decor with my husband, this time it’s the back sliding glass door. But before I get in to that, let me back up to say that in the first 30 years or so of our marriage my husband rarely expressed an opinion about how to decorate the house except for one hard and fast rule, I could choose any color to paint the walls as long as it was antique or Navaho white. Other than that I had free reign and I love to reign. Then he retired and all of a sudden became Mr. HGTV Design Star DIY Guy. With opinions.

  • CHURCH NOTES 4.19.12

    Christ Community
    • The church is looking forward to the National Day of Prayer and also Derby Day with a float and bake sale.
    For more information, call 859-394-2586

    Corinth Baptist
    • Pastor Dennis Jackson
    • April 25 -  Senior Citizen dinner at Corinth Baptist at 11:30 a.m. This is a free lunch and fellowship provided to anyone in the community 55 and older.
    • June 18 – 22 - Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

  • JUMP NAMED CHIEF

    Tom Jump is returning to his roots after being named the new chief of the Dry Ridge Fire Department.

    He was unanimously approved for the position during the March 19 Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

    Jump began his duties April 1.

  • VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 23

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 22 primary is Monday, April 23. Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad will accept voter registration cards until her office closes at 4 p.m.

    Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23.

    Voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by April 23.

    For more information about voting or where your voting precinct is located call 859-824-3321.

  • HONOR FLIGHT

    The Honor Flight Tri-State organization wants to reward veterans by providing free flights to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that honor their service.

    Jouett Faulkner of Dry Ridge lived to see a dream come true when he was whisked away on an airplane last fall to visit the War War II Memorial in Washington.

    The trip and memorial had special meaning for Faulkner because he was part of the 120-man 60th Medical Battalion, Company C, who stormed Omaha Beach during WW II. There were more than 4,000 casualties during that battle.

  • Legislators reflect on 2012 session

    The 2012 session of the General Assembly is winding down as legislators meet this week in a special session to iron out funding for a six-year road plan and discuss a bill involving pill mills.

    From the re-districting battle in the courts to an expanded gaming bill that went down in flames, the regular session has had a lot of action.

  • FIRE STARTER

    Magistrate Brian Linder called it “a step in the right direction” to providing much-needed funding to the county’s five fire departments.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a first reading April 16 of an ordinance for subscriber fees for fire departments.

    The cost of the dues, which residents of Dry Ridge and Williamstown would be exempt from, would be $25 for the first year.

    A property owner who owns multiple real estate parcels will only have to pay fire dues on three of those for a total of $75.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a new program was formed to supplement the health system.The Medical Reserve Corps provides a volunteer pool that can enhance and support public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Since 2002, the program has grown to more than 200,000 volunteers in nearly 1,000 units across the country. Northern Kentucky’s Medical Reserve Corps unit has 382 members, including nine from Grant County.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    Wade Boggs said after speaking to the crowd during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
    Last week, I got to have a one-on-one day with my dad by going to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds on what turned out to be a cool day compared to some of the weather we have had here recently.