http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Pedestrian run over at crosswalk http://www.grantky.com/content/pedestrian-run-over-crosswalk <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic1_187.jpg" alt="The Dry Ridge Fire Department was called to Wal-Mart on April 19 after pedestrian Jerry Younger, 62, of Dry Ridge, was hit by a vehicle driven by 81-year-old William Donnelly of Fort Thomas. Younger is in critical condition at UC Medical Center. Photo submitted." title="The Dry Ridge Fire Department was called to Wal-Mart on April 19 after pedestrian Jerry Younger, 62, of Dry Ridge, was hit by a vehicle driven by 81-year-old William Donnelly of Fort Thomas. Younger is in critical condition at UC Medical Center. Photo submitted." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> A 62-year-old Dry Ridge man is in critical condition after he was hit, run over and then backed over by a vehicle April 20 while walking into Wal-Mart.</p> <p> Jerry Younger was heading from the parking lot to Wal-Mart at the crosswalk in front of the store at noon when a Lexus SUV plowed into him.<br /> The vehicle was driven by 81-year-old William Donnelly of Fort Thomas.<br /> Younger was halfway across the crosswalk when the vehicle first made impact.</p> Dry Ridge to expand police department http://www.grantky.com/content/dry-ridge-expand-police-department <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/police_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> <br /> Dry Ridge will expand its own police department instead of consolidating services with the Grant County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p> The city council unanimously made the decision during its April 20 meeting after previously hearing proposals from Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells and the sheriff&rsquo;s office.</p> GCHS presents ‘Shrek the Musical’ http://www.grantky.com/content/gchs-presents-%E2%80%98shrek-musical%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_141.jpg" alt="CAST: Shrek - Robbie Freeman Fiona - Cassidy Lacey Donkey - Annelise Kinsey Lord Farquaad, King Harold - Noah Gregory Teen Fiona, Mama Ogre, Bluebird - Mackenzie Byrne Papa Ogre, Big Bad Wolf, Guard, Duloc Citizen - Paul Simpson Queen Lillian, Pied Piper, Duloc Citizen - Lorynne Klette Little Shrek - Liza Simpson Gingy, Duloc Citizen - Savannah Lewis Pinocchio, Duloc Citizen - Derek Perkins Mama Bear, Blind Mice 1, Duloc Citizens - Bethany Vance Dragon, Blind Mice 2 - Carley Thomas Sugar Plum Fairy, Blind Mice 3, Duloc Citizens - Sarah Vance White Rabbit - Karie Stamper Fairy Godmother - Madison Meece Wicked Witch - Jade Carrol Papa Bear, Theolonius, Duloc Citizen - Stephen Phillips Captain of the Guard, Bishop - Terrance Kurin Little Pig 1 - Claudia Spratt Little Pig 2 - Cecilia Reed Young Fiona, Little Pig 3 - Abbi Eakins Peter Pan, Guard, Duloc Citizens - Sam Kinsey Ugly Duckling - Serena Epperson Guard, Grumpy Dwarf - Dakota Phelps Baby Bear - Caylee Lacey Mad Hatter, Duloc Citizen - Katrina Byrne PussNBoots - Jessie Ackerman Stage Manager - Breanna Neal Engineer - Victor Brown Directors - Faith Clifton and Cheryl Workman Photos by Mark Verbeck " title="CAST: Shrek - Robbie Freeman Fiona - Cassidy Lacey Donkey - Annelise Kinsey Lord Farquaad, King Harold - Noah Gregory Teen Fiona, Mama Ogre, Bluebird - Mackenzie Byrne Papa Ogre, Big Bad Wolf, Guard, Duloc Citizen - Paul Simpson Queen Lillian, Pied Piper, Duloc Citizen - Lorynne Klette Little Shrek - Liza Simpson Gingy, Duloc Citizen - Savannah Lewis Pinocchio, Duloc Citizen - Derek Perkins Mama Bear, Blind Mice 1, Duloc Citizens - Bethany Vance Dragon, Blind Mice 2 - Carley Thomas Sugar Plum Fairy, Blind Mice 3, Duloc Citizens - Sarah Vance White Rabbit - Karie Stamper Fairy Godmother - Madison Meece Wicked Witch - Jade Carrol Papa Bear, Theolonius, Duloc Citizen - Stephen Phillips Captain of the Guard, Bishop - Terrance Kurin Little Pig 1 - Claudia Spratt Little Pig 2 - Cecilia Reed Young Fiona, Little Pig 3 - Abbi Eakins Peter Pan, Guard, Duloc Citizens - Sam Kinsey Ugly Duckling - Serena Epperson Guard, Grumpy Dwarf - Dakota Phelps Baby Bear - Caylee Lacey Mad Hatter, Duloc Citizen - Katrina Byrne PussNBoots - Jessie Ackerman Stage Manager - Breanna Neal Engineer - Victor Brown Directors - Faith Clifton and Cheryl Workman Photos by Mark Verbeck " align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /> DOWN & DIRTY http://www.grantky.com/content/down-dirty <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jonathan_sanchez.jpg" alt="Jonathan Sanchez get the community gardens ready for planting." title="Jonathan Sanchez get the community gardens ready for planting." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /> Fisherman drowns at Boltz Lake http://www.grantky.com/content/fisherman-drowns-boltz-lake <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic3_125.jpg" alt="Jon Brosky covers his face in shock as rescue personnel begin to search for his good friend Donald Haas II in Boltz Lake. Brosky saw Haas struggling in a torrid rain in the lake and tried to save him. Photo by Bryan Marshall" title="Jon Brosky covers his face in shock as rescue personnel begin to search for his good friend Donald Haas II in Boltz Lake. Brosky saw Haas struggling in a torrid rain in the lake and tried to save him. Photo by Bryan Marshall" align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> When Jon Brosky saw his good friend&rsquo;s boat spinning in the middle of Boltz Lake in a torrid rain on April 9 he knew something was wrong.<br /> Moments later, Brosky witnessed just how much trouble 48-year-old Donald Haas II was in.</p> Voter deadline nears, workers needed http://www.grantky.com/content/voter-deadline-nears-workers-needed <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vote.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> The race for governor and other state offices is quickly approaching as the May 19 primary nears.<br /> With the upcoming election, poll workers are needed and the deadline to register to vote is approaching.<br /> Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons recently sent a letter out to previous election workers to solicit their assistance in the primary.</p> Family Fun, Fitness http://www.grantky.com/content/family-fun-fitness-0 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chloe_beckner_1.jpg" alt="Chloe Beckner exercises her legs in a workout. " title="Chloe Beckner exercises her legs in a workout. " align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /> Lady Demons feel 6-0 loss to Lady Braves http://www.grantky.com/content/lady-demons-feel-6-0-loss-lady-braves <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_1_151.jpg" alt="Lady Demon Jennifer Wyatt" title="Lady Demon Jennifer Wyatt" align="left" hspace="6" width="89" height="85" />