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Today's News

  • Vazquez-Berry, boy, Jan. 13

    Matthew and Nadia Vazquez-Berry of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Zeppelin Wolfe Vazquez-Berry was born at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 3.4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Gustavo and Virginia Vazquez of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandmother is Virginia Elkins of Temple, Texas and the late James Alton Garrett of Edmonton, Ky. and Gustavo and Gloriz Vazquez of Spain.

  • Police Beat 7-30-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:27 p.m. on July 24 on Main Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Tony L. Smith, 60, of Crittenden, driving a 2001 Ford van and Edna P. Risen, 77, of Williamstown, driving a 2006 Cadillac.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:03 p.m. on July 18 on Main Street in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Ashley N. Hughes, 19, of Florence, driving a 1993 Mercury and Jacob Sharp, 19, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1991 Dodge.

  • McMullen promoted to president and CEO

    W. Rodney McMullen has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Kroger.

    McMullen, the son of William and Henrietta McMullen of Williamstown, is a 1978 graduate of Grant County High School.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration and accounting in 1981. He received his master’s degree from UK in 1982.

    McMullen has been employed by Kroger for 31 years. He began his career as a store clerk and worked in a variety of jobs through the years.

  • Girls’ golf team plan to qualify for state

    The Grant County High School girls’ golf team barely missed qualifying as a team for the state tournament last season.

    This season, they plan to make up for last season’s finish and are setting a goal of finishing first in the region.

  • Amazing youth bring change to county

    Some people simply amaze me.

    People who drive 20 miles under the speed limit while traffic backs up for miles.

    Celebrities who believe their political opinion means more than anyone else who has a vote.

    Parents who do not care to pay enough attention to their kids and their safety.

    The list of my pet peeves is endless.

    However, two weeks ago I witnessed acts of kindness all over Grant County that amazed me in a positive way more than anything I’ve seen in awhile.

  • Jones’ celebrate 50th

    The family of Tom and Clara Jones are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at First Baptist Church, 53 South Norwich Road, Troy, Ohio.

    The couple were married on Aug. 1, 1959 at the home of the bride’s parents, the late Edgar and Mayme Steers of Dry Ridge.

    Tom is the retired superintendent of the Miami County Schools and Clara is a retired educator from the Troy City Schools.

    All friends and family are invited. The family requests no gifts.

  • Back-to-school information

    Back-To-School events are being planned at various schools in the Grant County School District. Those events include:

    • Crittenden-Mount Zion

    Redi-Fest for all returning students will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 28. Parents/guardians should stop by and review/update personal information on file for each student, pick up supply lists and other school information.

  • For the Record 7-23-09

    Deeds

    May 18:

  • This is an American issue

    When people seek to exploit economic, social, or other ills for purely political purposes the result is inevitably a skewed, oversimplified analysis of the problem, its causes and potential solutions. Such was the case with a recent column that contemptuously mocked the efforts of conservatives – republicans, democrats, and independents alike – to stem the rapidly rising tide of government intervention, control and spending.

  • Quilting queen

    Imagine Kay Bailey’s surprise when she brought home a blue ribbon from the 2008 Grant County Fair.

    It was only her first time to enter and she won first and second place ribbons for the handiwork.

    Bailey of Williamstown began quilting about four years ago in a homemaker club and she’s not stopped.

    “Sometimes it’s just a little project, but I keep busy, even though I am retired,” she said, with a laugh.