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  • Extension office offers ways to prep for lunch

    A new school year is upon us. One of the most challenging daily tasks that goes with back to school is finding something interesting, healthy and tasty for your child to eat if they take their lunch instead of participating in a school lunch program. Here are some tips to simplify the process.
    Planning is essential to the success of packing a healthy lunch. It allows you to prepare well-balanced meals and reduces the amount of rushing to find something to take in the morning.

  • New faces you'll see at Grant County Schools

    Bryanna Owens
    Residence: Independence
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching: Speech language pathology at Dry Ridge/Crittenden-Mt. Zion
    Educational Background: Eastern Kentucky University
    Previous teaching experience: Harrison County School for student teaching
    Describe your approach/philosophy to teaching: Communication is the essence of human life.

    Thomas (TJ)
    Residence: Highland Heights
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching: Second and third grade special education at Crittenden-Mt. Zion

  • You are not good enough!

    That may not be the title that many of us want to hear but it’s the truth. Almost all of us as human beings have this longing to be good enough (or at least to look good enough) but what does the Bible say?
    Truth is that you are not good enough and will never be good enough but many people don’t like this truth.

  • VICE awarded Kentucky Colonel awards

    Jimmy R. Thorne, president of VICE (Volunteers In Community Events), commissioned five new Kentucky Colonels.

    They include Stan and Rachael Gardner, Ann Resing, Johann Schreyer and Ruth Slone. This award is being bestowed due to what they have done and are doing to make Grant County a better and safer place to live.

  • Ballot set for Nov. election

    The ballot is set for local races in the November general election after the passing of the Aug. 9 filing deadline.
    The real story, however, is the lack of candidates and competitive races for city government and school board seats.
    In Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Crittenden, the number of candidates who filed for city council was the same number of seats up for grabs in the election.
    Therefore, each candidate who filed in those races will be on the council beginning in 2017.

  • Will jail close or not?

    Will the Grant County Detention Center really be closing or will the fiscal court’s decision be reversed and the jail’s doors remained open?

    The Grant County Fiscal Court approved July 12 a resolution outlining multiple steps the county must take in the path to shut down the jail within 90 to 120 days,

    Nearly a month later, there has been numerous discussions about the jail, the facility’s issues and finances and what the ultimate conclusion will be to the seemingly never-ending saga.


    The Friends of Sherman Tavern organization is seeking the community’s help in furnishing the historic building as a museum.

    The structure was built by Louis (later changed to Lewis in documents) Myers in 1812, and has had only five different owners in more than 200 years.
    Edna Cummins is the secretary for the group, and can be found most Wednesdays with a handful of volunteers working on the building.

  • Paddle Williamstown set to hit lake Aug. 27

    Grab your canoe, kayak or paddleboard and get ready to take part in the sixth annual Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 27.

    The event is sponsored by the City of Williamstown and takes place on Williamstown Lake, which spreads over nearly 350 acres of placid water, and is Northern Kentucky’s largest lake.

    The deadline to register to rent a canoe or kayak is 11:59 p.m. on Aug.17.
    For those who pre-register before that deadline, the cost is $10 for ages 15 and up, $5 for ages 4 to 14, and it is free for ages 3 and under.

  • Old Dry Ridge gas station holds nostalgia, gets some TLC

    It sits almost in the center of Dry Ridge, at 14 N. Main Street, and in the 1940s, it was a gas station owned by Lee Points.

    In those days, a gas station was a service station, and just like Gomer Pyle on the Andy Grffith show of the 1960s, a station attendant would run out, greet you, wash your windows, check your oil, give your tires a kick, and sometimes hand you S&H Green Stamps. The stamps were part of a rewards program and could be redeemed for products in a catalog.