http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Family offers $10,000 reward in hit-and-run death http://www.grantky.com/content/family-offers-10000-reward-hit-and-run-death <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/logan_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> The family of a Dry Ridge teenager killed in a hit-and-run accident last month is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the driver or vehicle involved in the crime.</p> <p> Family friend Peggy Adrian said the family combined their resources to offer an incentive for potential witnesses to come forward with information regarding 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper&rsquo;s death.</p> Fiscal court approves budget, 911 fee http://www.grantky.com/content/fiscal-court-approves-budget-911-fee <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/budget_6.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Grant County Fiscal Court voted to approve their annual budget as well as the ordinance to implement a countywide unit service fee during their regular meeting on June 19.</p> <p> The annual budget passed with a 3-1 vote with District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting no.<br /> The $36 fee on each residential and commercial dwelling in Grant County will fund the county&rsquo;s 911-dispatch service, and was approved by the court.</p> Summer Fun http://www.grantky.com/content/summer-fun <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kinley_mann_0.jpg" alt="Kinley Mann cools off in the pool at Eagle Creek Country Club in Dry Ridge. Photo by Camille McClanahan " title="Kinley Mann cools off in the pool at Eagle Creek Country Club in Dry Ridge. Photo by Camille McClanahan " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /> Laundry hamper left on stove causes fire http://www.grantky.com/content/laundry-hamper-left-stove-causes-fire <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fire1_0.jpg" alt="Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen helps his team subdue the flames in a Williamsburg Square Apartments unit." title="Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen helps his team subdue the flames in a Williamsburg Square Apartments unit." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A laundry hamper left sitting on top of a hot stove caused a kitchen fire at Williamsburg Square Apartments on June 19, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.</p> <p> Whalen said a babysitter and three children were home at the time of the fire, but successfully escaped the unit in time. Firefighters responded at about 1:50 p.m. and subdued the fire within 10 minutes after arriving.</p> Rockin’ the Ridge set for June 24 http://www.grantky.com/content/rockin%E2%80%99-ridge-set-june-24 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/diffie.jpg" alt="Headliner Joe Diffie" title="Headliner Joe Diffie" align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> Music and fireworks will be Rockin&rsquo; the Ridge for a second straight year.<br /> The City of Dry Ridge&rsquo;s annual music festival at Piddle Park is set for Saturday, June 24 with country stars Joe Diffie and Colt Ford serving as headliners.</p> <p> The biggest news is that admission will be free this year for the day of music-filled entertainment ending with a fireworks display by Casabella pyrotechnics over Lake Pollywog.</p> Fueling the Mind http://www.grantky.com/content/fueling-mind-1 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/desmond_davis.jpg" alt="Desmond Davis pets the miniature horse at the Grant County Library Fueling the Minds program at Piddle Park in Dry Ridge. Photos by Camille McClanahan " title="Desmond Davis pets the miniature horse at the Grant County Library Fueling the Minds program at Piddle Park in Dry Ridge. Photos by Camille McClanahan " align="left" hspace="6" width="103" height="85" /> Youth prepare for ‘Annie, Jr.’ at Rising Stars camp http://www.grantky.com/content/youth-prepare-%E2%80%98annie-jr%E2%80%99-rising-stars-camp <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/annie1.jpg" alt=" Bianca Dills, left, Chalyana Felts, center, and Olivia Hedges perfect their rendition of “It’s The Hard Knock Life.” Photo by Cheyene Miller" title=" Bianca Dills, left, Chalyana Felts, center, and Olivia Hedges perfect their rendition of “It’s The Hard Knock Life.” Photo by Cheyene Miller" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The sun might come out tomorrow, but the young actors and actresses at the Rising Stars Summer Academy have another week to perfect their upcoming rendition of the musical &ldquo;Annie Jr.&rdquo;</p> <p> The second annual theater camp, hosted by Grant County&rsquo;s Stage Right Musical Theatre Company, focuses on building not only the musical and acting skills of aspiring stage stars and starlets, but building character traits that will hopefully last the students a lifetime.</p> Grant County Public Library hosts magic show http://www.grantky.com/content/grant-county-public-library-hosts-magic-show <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mandy_dodds.jpg" alt="Mandy Dodds gives magician Roger Wayne a high five. Roger Wayne Illusions visited the Grant County Public Library on June 12. " title="Mandy Dodds gives magician Roger Wayne a high five. Roger Wayne Illusions visited the Grant County Public Library on June 12. " align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" />