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Today's News

  • Dailey-Ingram set date

    Mike and Kim Newman of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristina Dailey to Christopher Ingram, son of Eddie Ingram of Dunlap, Tenn. and Debra Kinman of Corinth.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. William Church in Williamstown.

    A reception will follow at the church reception hall.

    The bride is employed as a caregiver and the groom is employed by A&P Heating and Air.

  • Great grandmother has passion for pencils

    Dottie Rix said she is the Grandma Moses of Grant County.

    That’s how she describes her artwork. With dancing eyes and a vivacity about her that belies the patience necessary to paint, Rix says she has been drawing since she was in school.

    The Pocono, Pa. native has lived and drawn in Grant County for 20 years. Her latest exhibit was featured in July at the Grant County Tourism Center.

  • Stroke screenings available

    St. Elizabeth Health Care is offering a stroke and cardiovascular screening on Sept. 14 at St. Elizabeth Grant County.

    Stoke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and this simple and quick screening could help avoid a stroke or aneurysm.

    Participants can choose a stroke/carotid artery screening, an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening or a peripheral arterial disease screening.

    The cost is $45 for each or $120 for all three. There is a 5 percent discount for all PrimeWise members.

  • For the Record

    Deeds

    June 10

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Green Tree Servicing, LLC; Scott A. Smith and Peggy S. Smith, husband and wife; and Grant County Kentucky, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Green Tree Servicing, LLC,

    Latimer Lane property, $50,000

    (Quit Claim Deed) Kathleen Guenther, Jean Ranz, Jaime Ranz, Paul F. Guenther, Susan J. Guenther, Jane Guenther-Oka and Thomas J. Oka to Kathleen Guenther and Jean Ranz, lot 2 of Foster Lake Subdivision, $46,000

  • AARP Taxaide seeks volunteers

    AARP Taxaide is seeking local volunteers to help prepare tax returns for the 2009 tax season.

    No experience is necessary and training is provided. Last year, AARP prepared more than 80 returns for free for low to medium income families and the elderly in Grant County.

    Volunteers work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays starting Feb. 6 and ending April 10.

    If you are interested in becoming an AARP Taxaide volunteer, call Ed Puralewski at 824-5707.

     

  • How does your garden grow?

    Nicole Hankinson participated in Bonnie’s Third Grade Cabbage Program.

    Hankinson, the daughter of Glen and Debbie Hankinson of Williamstown, grew a cabbage that weighed 16 pounds, 6 ounces.

    She’s hoping the large cabbage will earn her a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants, a plant company from Union Springs, Ala.

    Bonnie Plants provided all third grade students a free cabbage plant. A contest winner will be chosen from each state and given a $1,000 savings bond. The state winner will be selected by a random drawing.

  • Post 6 hosts charity event at Elk Creek Hunt Club

    On Aug. 8, Kentucky State Police Post 6 held a charity event at Elk Creek Hunt Club to raise money for Trooper Island.

    The event included sporting clays, 3D archery, raffles and other events.

  • Reward offered in home invasion

    A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons involved in a home invasion in Dry Ridge on July 23.

    Police said two men armed with guns entered the home at 15 Ellen Kay Drive.

    The men, one who is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall wearing a black sweatshirt with “police” in white letters, tied those inside the home up with plastic zip ties.

    The second man was wearing a mask and a black shirt with”OEM” in white letters.

  • UK names students to dean’s list

    UK names students to dean’s list

    Thirteen students from Grant County have been named to The University of Kentucky’s dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the Dean’s List.

    A total of 4,166 students achieved Dean’s List recognition.

  • Neffs wed July 3 in Independence

    Billie Jo and Robert Stephen Neff Jr. were united in marriage on July 3, 2009 at the Peddicord Estates in Independence. Rev. Steve Hoffman officiated at the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of the late David and Lois Smith of Dry Ridge.

    The groom is the son of Robert S. Neff Sr., of Florence, and Marilyn Neff of Poplarville, Miss.

    The bride was given in marriage by her brothers, David, Glenn and Butch.

    Serving as maid of honor was Caitlyn Cox, daughter of the bride, of Dry Ridge.