Today's News

  • Benefits of a raised bed

    One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil. Compacted, clay soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments. One way to off-set the problem is to employ a system of raised beds.  Raised beds are practical for many reasons and they are not just for the clay-challenged.

    Practical practice

  • Turning Back The Clock 4-7-11

    April 4, 1996

  • ‘Amazing Race’ is safe alternative to after prom

    Two years ago when her son didn’t have any place to go after his senior prom, Kim Haubner of Dry Ridge approached leaders at Sherman Church of Christ with an idea.

    The church could host an scavenger hunt based on the “Amazing Race” television show where teens are driven around the community by responsible adults and asked to do challenges such as find their team sign in a hayfield or buy a meal for a less fortunate family. The event was so popular, drawing 17 teams last year, Haubner was asked to organize another such event for this weekend.


    These Another Place In Time photos feature members of the Race family. Pictured are Alvena Jump holding twins Ruby Mae and Wanda Faye Race in 1940 on Shiloh Road (left photo), Everitt Race in 1956 at the UK experimental farm in Owen County (middle photo) and Roy Race in 1905. Thanks to Ruby Race Harris of Dry Ridge for providing the photos and Floyd Race of Crittenden and Larry Stith of Independence for calling in guesses.

  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    I was contemplating what my personal involvement would be for this year’s Relay for Life event. As I drove on U.S. 25 heading for the Hogan House, I remembered the joyful faces of a couple children who had been going through cancer treatments and who had lost all their hair. They were making the best of a terrible situation. The hair loss is a well known part of cancer treatment and people handle it in different ways.

  • Turner-Martin plan ceremony

    Tammy Turner and Jim Hillenbrand and Charlie Turner are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Patti Turner to Bryon Martin, son of Bill and Tyra Martin of Dry Ridge and Pam and Gary Turner of Crescent Springs.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at The Benchmark in Covington.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2009 graduate of Thomas More College. She is employed as an addictions counselor at East Indiana Treatment Center.

  • Henages celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    James Thurman and Billie Jo Arthur Henage will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 14.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 17 at the Violet Ridge Church of Christ, 1000 Violet Road in Crittenden.

    The party is being given by their children, Todd Henage and Nancy Bradley. They also have four grandchildren.

    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Clemons, Hammons students of Emerge Kentucky

  • Jones honored for volunteer work

    Wilma Jones, 86, is a small woman with a big passion for the residents of nursing homes, especially those at Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Over a 12-year-period, Jones has given hundreds of handmade quilts to nursing home residents.

    “The most I gave at once was about 45,” Jones said. “That was at Woodspoint Nursing Home in Florence, when I lived at Rabbit Hash.”

  • Abramson to visit April 12

    Gerry Abramson, who is running for Lieutenant Governor, on the Steve Beshear ticket, will be meeting with Grant County residents at 2 p.m. on April 12 at the Dry Ridge Toyota Community Room.