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Today's News

  • Banana car roars through country on a mission

    No, you’re not seeing things. You really did see a Big Banana Car in downtown Dry Ridge this week.

    Steve Braithwaite, of Coopersville, Pa., pealed into town in a four-passenger banana shaped car and  ended up at Dry Ridge Auto Parts to get directions to the I-75 Camper Village where they planned to spend the night.

  • Pa. woman dies in I-75 wreck

    A Pennsylvania woman died following a crash on Interstate-75 on Friday, June 10.

    The accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 162-mile marker between Dry Ridge and Crittenden.

    Amber Elizabeth Colvin, 32, of Carlisle, Pa. was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    McDaniel said Colvin was wearing a seat belt and her vehicle’s air bag did deploy, but the majority of the damage to her 2002 Ford SUV was on the driver’s side causing multiple trauma.

  • BUDGET WOES

    Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper said he had to “cut down to the bone” in the 2011-12 budget.

    The city council approved the second reading of the budget during its June 6 meeting.

    The budget included $1.66 million in general fund appropriations, $104,950 less than current year’s budget.

    “It’s going to be awfully tight,” Crupper said. “We couldn’t give any raises. We couldn’t do nothing.”

  • Idea blossoms into community garden

    A seed of an idea has grown into a community garden that will help feed those in need in Grant County.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court, Grant County Extension Service, along with the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and the Vineyard Church of Grant County, have joined to plant a more than 1-acre community garden on the grounds of the county maintenance facility on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge.

  • FEEDING THE NEED: Youth center gives back to county

    Juvenile delinquents housed in a Crittenden facility are getting an education while trying to give back to the community.

    The Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center, 675 Eads Road, is now selling plants, flowers and masonry items grown and created by juvenile residents.

  • For the Record 6-16-11

     

  • Police Reports 6-16-11

     

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Get to know your beneficial insects

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 6-16-11

     

    15 Years Ago

  • GCHS STLP competes in state competition

    Grant County High School Student Technology Leadership Program students competed in the state STLP competition at Rupp Arena in Lexington on May 13.
    As part of their showcase, students presented an analysis of Operation Take Charge, where they taught basic computer skills to adults. Their vision was two-fold: to give back to the community and to complete a project that the group proposed at STLP regional competition.
    The showcase team won Best In Region and made it to the top 12 percent in the state.