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  • Rockin’ the Ridge draws crowd, but city sees financial loss

     

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    The third annual Rockin’ the Ridge brought an estimated 15,000 people to Dry Ridge for vendors, fireworks and headliner Gretchen Wilson.

    However, the festival still did not generate nearly enough money to offset the expenses the music-filled day costs the city.

  • Suicides in Grant County already match 2017 level

     

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    With only three months left in the year, Grant County has reached last year’s total in suicides, according to data provided by Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel. 

  • GrandParentCamp held Sept. 15

     

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    With a growing number of grandparents raising grandchildren, Grant County is hosting its first GrandParentCamp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Sherman Elementary School.

    GrandParentCamp uses national organization ParentsCamp’s “Unconference Conference for Families and Communities” as a model, said coordinator Nancy Powell.

  • Local schools receive Dollar General Literacy grant

     

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    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation donated $4,500 to Grant County schools Aug. 28. 

  • School boards set tax rates

     

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    Grant County Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of keeping the real property, tangible property, motor vehicle and utility tax rates the same for the 2018-19 school year during an Aug. 30 meeting. 

  • Grant County Extension Homemakers kick off 2018-19 activities

     

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    About 50 people celebrated the start of the 2018-19 Grant County Extension Homemaker year with a dinner and challenge from homemaker leadership Aug. 30 at the extension office in Williamstown.

  • Annual Explore the Mud run set for Oct. 6

     

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    On your mark, get set, get muddy!

    Once again the Grant County Fairgrounds will be the place to Explore the Mud with a sloppy, adventurous obstacle course race.

  • School threats increase across state

     

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    Grant County Schools investigated a total of eight threats against its schools during the 2017-18 school year following fatal school shootings at Marshall County High School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

  • Local brides featured on ‘Four Weddings’

     

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    Lights. Camera. “I do.”

    Four Dry Ridge friends made national television after each of their weddings were featured on the popular TLC show “Four Weddings,” which first aired Aug. 11 for viewers. 

  • H.O.P.E. to close doors Sept. 26

    For H.O.P.E. (Helping Out People Everywhere) founder and director Kim Haubner, her worst nightmare just become reality. 

    She announced via Facebook that after months of their Dry Ridge building being on the market, it was finally sold, and H.O.P.E. has been unable to find a new home.