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Today's News

  • Don’t torture yourself...that’s my job

    While my husband Bud and I were attempting to find something decent to watch on television the other night – and it’s a desert out there, I tell ya – I started thinking that it has been some years since I compiled a list of my favorite movie quotes.

    Although there are more interesting things to write about-I didn’t.
    It is sad to say that there are few quotes worth adding since the last time I updated my list. And it’s sad that two of my favorite quotes include the word “taters.”

  • Grant County News Editor receives LCNI writing award

    The Grant County News captured an award for news writing from its parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers LLC annual awards contest.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, received a second place award for news writing. Her entry consisted of three stories – an Easter tornado in 2011, a Dry Ridge pastor who was charged for pornography and a raid at the former El-Amin Pain Clinic in Dry Ridge.

  • Grant County Circuit Clerk participates in clerks college

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2012 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Summer College that took place June 12-13 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the college and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The college included 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.

  • GRANT COUNTY’S HEALTHY HEROES


    Name: Steven Courtney of Dry Ridge

    What motivated you to live a healthier lifestyle? I wanted to feel better.

    How have you changed your lifestyle in order to be healthier? I work out five days a week, take vitamins and eat healthy.

    What are your favorite fitness activities? I love trying to do harder core work outs and just things that are really hard.

  • Butler named president-elect of KET Friends Board

    Mary Butler of Dry Ridge has been named president-elect of the KET Friends Board, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Butler has been a Friends Board member since 2009 and served as secretary/treasurer in 2011-12.

    Members of the KET Friends Board promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. The board includes representatives from each of 35 districts that together cover all 120 Kentucky counties.

  • BIRTHS

    Brandon and Amber Harris of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their second child. Jordan Andrew Harris was born at 11:05 a.m. on May 3, 2012 at  St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cecil and Peggy Jackson of Crittenden.

    His maternal great grandparents are Johnny and Janet Bryant and Phillip and Thelma Brown.

    His paternal grandparents are Rick and Junell Harris of Williamstown.

  • Crittenden budget passes without cuts

    While most governmental budgets are getting slashed, there are slight increases in estimated revenues and appropriations in Crittenden’s 2012-13 budget.

    The budget, which takes effect July 1, was passed by Crittenden City Council on June 5.

    “Overall, I feel fine about the budget,” said Mayor James Livingood.

    “We feel like we can stay within it. We have no problems with it.”

  • Kinmon receives EPSB reprimand

    Ron K. Kinmon Jr., the former director of operations for the Grant County School District, had his teaching certificate suspended by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for seven days beginning June 15, 2012.

    Kinmon resigned his position from the district on June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

  • New concealed laws take effect July 12

    If you own a home or a business, you won’t need a concealed weapons permit after July 12.

    After the General Assembly passed House Bill 484 86 -5 and the Senate followed by a vote of 36-1, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed the bill into law on April 11.

  • Illegal alien indicted after arrest

    A 34-year-old undocumented alien living in Dry Ridge was indicted June 28 for illegally entering the U.S. for a second time.
    A federal grand jury in London returned an indictment charging Leonel Lopez-Limon with illegal re-entry.

    Lopez-Limon, a Mexican citizen, was previously convicted of committing an aggravated felony on Feb. 22, 2010, in Carroll Circuit Court in Carrollton for theft of a controlled substance and theft of a legend drug.