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Today's News

  • Lady Demons feel 6-0 loss to Lady Braves
  • Community garden preps for season, needs volunteers

    Just like the vegetables it harvests, the Grant County Community Garden continues to grow.
    Created in 2011, the garden was established on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge to benefit families and seniors in need.
    Satellite gardens maintained by residents have since been added at Helton Heights and Parkview Manor in Williamstown and Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge.
    New additions are also planned for this year, said Sharon Tepe, Grant County Community Garden coordinator.

  • HIGH (water) & DRY (students)

    Sixteen Grant County students and their bus driver took a trek up a hill and down a blacktopped road to get away from a swollen creek that surrounded their bus on Friday, April 3.
    The students, which included elementary, middle and high school students, along with Thelma Glass, a veteran bus driver, were a little muddy, a little wet, a little cold and tired, but safe.

  • DR council considers police proposals

    Dry Ridge may consolidate police services with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office or expand their own department in an effort to provide around-the-clock patrols.
    The city council heard two potential proposals during its April 6 meeting, although no vote was taken.

    The city currently has a full-time police chief who works from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Police services are then supplemented from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through a contract with Williamstown Police.

  • GCMS gets ‘mad’ in March
  • Train vs. Tractor Trailer
  • WHS Baseball
  • Grant man charged with child porn distribution

    A 27-year-old Grant County man has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography.

    The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, with assistance from KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, arrested Justin T. Hamilton on March 19 with 11 counts of possession and nine counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Teen’s death shocks community

    Dozens of stuffed teddy bears, hand-lettered signs, flowers and wooden crosses dot the lawn in front of 240 Redwood Drive in Dry Ridge marking the place where Courtney Thompson, 14, died.

    Police were called to the neighborhood, off U.S. 25, around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 and found Thompson’s body near the curb.
    It has not been determined if her death was a suicide or foul play.

    “It would appear that it was a suicide, but we are not exactly sure at this point,” said Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel.

  • Snappy Tomato opens in Dry Ridge March 23

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is back!
    The long-standing pizza place in Dry Ridge has re-opened under new ownership.

    March 23 was the grand opening for the new Snappy Tomato Pizza, located at 118 S. Main, next to Gold Star Chili in Dry Ridge.

    Tim Gayhart, owns a total of 11 Snappy Tomato franchises with the closest being in Walton. Gayhart also serves as the Snappy franchiser for the state.

    The new Snappy will employ about 20.