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Today's News

  • Governor’s Award given to Ward family

    Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented Debbie Ward the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law, the late Kentucky State Police Trooper Joe Ward.

    The award was presented on May 24 in Frankfort.

  • Burton named Crittenden fire chief

    Crittenden and Community Fire Department Chief Lee Burton's passion for his job may be as consuming as the fires he fights.

    “I actually started when I was 15, made my first run three days after my 16th birthday,” Burton said. “I've been hooked on this ever since.”

    Burton, who took over as interim chief at Crittenden on April 12 following the resignation of Chief Dave Owens, became Crittenden's official chief on April 24. Although the Crittenden department is staffed with all volunteers,

  • BUDGET BALANCING

    Grant County escaped much of the brunt of a workforce reduction plan unanimously approved June 22 by the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

    A total of 26 full-time equivalent positions are included in the layoff plan with 14 positions currently vacant and  two positions being reduced from full-time to part-time status.

    Eleven people will be receiving layoff notices, said Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of health.

  • KSP AWARDS

    Two officers assigned to Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge received honors at the agency’s annual awards ceremony.

    Sr. Trooper Timothy A. Vinal, left, was named Trooper of the Year for the post and Det. Anthony Gibson, right, was named Detective of the Year. Photo submitted

  • BATON ROUGE BLAST: Racing, BBQ, fireworks top weekend event

    When Kaleb Wells learned how to ride a bicycle when he was 2, that was just the beginning for the Dry Ridge Elementary second grader.

    Forget about losing the training wheels, Wells now straps on a helmet to compete in motocross racing at the ripe age of 7.

    “It’s exciting how fast I can go,” he said. “I go 35 or 40 miles per hour. It’s fun to jump the jumps and race the straight stretch.”

    Wells, who has more trophies than most have in a lifetime, has competed in more than 40 races, 21 of which he placed first.

  • Church Notes: June 30, 2011

    Christ Community
    • Last Sunday, Rhonda spoke on the Passover described in Exodus 12, and the price that Christ Jesus paid for our redemption.
    • Mondays -  “Stepping into Freedom” at 6 p.m. A class for those who need help in becoming free from any bondages that one may be experiencing in life.
    • Wednesdays - Bible study at  7 p.m. in the sanctuary, with Kid Zone and Youth meeting on the lower level.

  • Going to church is exciting!

    As a child, I remember each Sunday getting up and doing what we did each and every Sunday. We went to church. There was an unspoken reality that when Sunday came we would make the journey about 20 miles from our house to the little church I grew up in. Going to church was really a non negotiable. It really wasn’t anything we even discussed.

  • Crittenden starts fiscal year with a surplus

    The Crittenden City Council has taken care of some major business matters for their 2011-2012 fiscal year.
    At their regular meeting on June 5, council and new Fire Chief Lee Burton agreed to a contract for the Crittenden and Community Volunteer Fire Department and council met on June 9 for the second reading of the budget for the new fiscal year.

  • Shigella outbreak reaches Grant County

    At least two Grant County residents are included in an outbreak of Shigella in Northern Kentucky.
    Shigella is a bacteria that infects the bowels and causes the illness Shigellosis, which most often occurs in young children.
    Eighty-seven cases of Shigellosis have been confirmed in Northern Kentucky as of June 17, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.
    In Northern Kentucky, an average of 25 cases of Shigellosis are reported in a typical year.

  • I-75 to be repaired

    A five-mile stretch of Interstate 75 in Grant County is one of 19 emergency maintenance projects Gov. Steve Beshear has authorized for repairs after being damaged by severe weather last winter.
    The repairs will be made on northbound I-75 between the 161 to 166 mile markers north of Dry Ridge to the Grant County line.
    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials anticipate the project will be awarded to a contractor in July with an anticipated start date of late July or early August.